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

May 13, 2016

We thank Gov. Jerry Brown for his continued focus on protecting K-12 education and his unwavering commitment for prudence at the state level to stabilize finances long term. 

Today’s announcement, and recent economic data, reinforces the necessity for stable funding in support of public education. The Governor’s Local Control Funding Formula was an important first step in initiating an equity-based funding model. Los Angeles Unified continues to advocate for adequacy in funding for all students, focusing additional supports for students in poverty, English learners, foster youth and our students with special needs.

Contact: Shannon Haber (213) 241-6766