California’s Governor Proposed Budget for 2023-24
Every January the California budget process is kicked into high gear when the Governor announces his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget for 2023-24 was announced on Tuesday, January 10. This budget includes high-level details for proposed spending with additional details to be sorted out in the coming months. Access the budget summary, the K-12 education summary, and the K-12 budget detail.
Governor Newsom made it clear that his budget would maintain strong support for schools:
“This stability is critical to the ongoing implementation of the California for All Kids plan—a whole child framework to close opportunity gaps by accelerating learning and investing in the educator workforce while providing universal access to early learning, before and after school care, and comprehensive nutrition services. The plan also provides for high-poverty communities having access to community schools that enable family and community engagement in the provision of a wide range of academic, health, and social services that support students’ learning.”
The Budget and ELO-P
Funding for the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) is proposed to stay level at $4 billion.
This proposed level funding would provide stability for implementation of ELOP within school districts/Local Education Agencies (LEAs) as well as the investment in Technical Assistance through support to the County Offices of Education within the System of Support for Expanded Learning.
Other Expanded Learning Budget Updates
The After School Education and Safety (ASES) program is also proposed to maintain level funding with a $10.18 daily reimbursement rate.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program, including both Elementary/Middle and High School (ASSETs) funding, is also expected to sustain the current daily reimbursement rates.
Next Steps in the Budget Process
Budget subcommittees will hold overview hearings and then in the month of May, the governor will release the revised state budget (also known as the May Revise). By June 15 the legislature must pass a balanced budget that then goes to the Governor for signature. The budget is accompanied by Budget Trailer Bills that will provide details for the implementation of the budget. Access resources to learn more about the budget process.
Stay tuned for additional details on the budget and advocacy opportunities!