Statement by School Board President Steve Zimmer and Superintendent Michelle King on Gov. Brown’s May Revise Budget

May 11, 2017

We thank Gov. Jerry Brown for his continued focus on fulfilling the commitment to grow K-12 education funding. We are especially grateful for the governor’s efforts to balance fiscal prudence with the needs of all Californians.

Specifically, today’s May Revise announcement demonstrates a commitment to increase the Local Control Funding Formula funding level for every student, including English Language Learner, low-income and foster youth. It also restores essential investments in early education programs, providing additional opportunities to serve our youngest learners. 

The District is also encouraged that the governor remains dedicated to continuing discussions on how best to serve students with disabilities.

The governor’s revised budget reaffirms the State’s commitment to prioritize public education.

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Contact: Shannon Haber, 213-241-6766