Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposed 2017-18 Budget From Superintendent Michelle King and School Board President Steve Zimmer

We are grateful to Gov. Jerry Brown for his prudent budget, which continues his commitment to realizing the full implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula but is tempered with a dose of measured caution. We appreciate his willingness to open a broader discussion to address much-needed reforms in funding special education and early education so we can effectively support and determine locally what is best for all L.A. Unified students.

The Local Control Funding Formula targets funds to help educate low-income students, English-learners and children in foster care. These dollars are making a difference in a District where more than 80 percent of students are eligible for these targeted funds.

We look forward to receiving additional details as more information becomes available.