Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes $119 Billion for Education

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his $286.4-billion spending proposal Monday. The 2022-23 blueprint includes a record $119 billion in education funding, which comes out to $20,855 per pupil.

“I don’t need to tell you the stress and anxiety our kids have been under over the last few years, particularly as it relates to Covid,” Newsom said at a news conference. “This is serious, and we’re taking it seriously.”

The budget plan includes:

  • A 5.33% cost-of-living increase for the Local Control Funding Formula
  • $2.2 billion in one-time funding for school construction projects
  • An additional $3.4 billion for the Expanded Learning Opportunity Program
  • Expanded child care
  • $1.5 billion over four years to develop high school career pathways
  • An additional $3.1 billion for the the rainy day fund for schools and community colleges
  • $1.5 billion in one-time Prop. 98 funding for grants that will help districts purchase thousands of electric buses
  • $937 million for art and music programs
  • $500 million over five years to train and hire literacy coaches
  • $200 million to create or expand multilingual school or classroom libraries

Read more about the proposal at EdSource and find summaries of the proposal below. 


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