Gavin Payne June 2023 Legislative Update

June 2023 Update


29 June 2023


TO: IB Coordinators, Teachers, Administrators, and Interested Parties


Robin Oliver, CAWS Executive Director

Gavin Payne, CAWS Strategic Advisor


With that said, the Governor and Legislature did agree on a set of numbers and finalized a budget this week, just ahead of the July 1 start of the next fiscal year. The good news is that K12 schools get a full 8.22% COLA under LCFF for the next year. Here are the highlights:

  • 8.22% COLA for LCFF and some categorical programs;
  • $300 million for Equity Multiplier and accompanying LCAP reform;
  • $1.6 billion reduction to the Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant, which will reduce the amount districts receive by about 20%;
  • $200 million reduction to the Arts, Music, Instructional Materials, Discretionary Block Grant, which means districts can expect a second apportionment that is about 10% less than the first one;
  • $2 billion (non-Prop 98) for the School Facilities Program.

There is a lot of nuanced information embedded in the bullets above, as well as other detail egarding existing programs (i.e. PreK, Tk and Charter Schools), so if there are questions, please let us know and we will be glad to respond.

As always, we track budget, legislative, and administration activities closely on your behalf -- as the Executive Director of CAWS, and as your Strategic Advisor in Sacramento, with decades of experience in navigating state and local policy and budget decisions, we stand ready to answer your questions and address your concerns.


With Best Regards,

Robin and Gavin.



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