The following is a summary of the fiscal 1999 budget for schools. The total for K-12 education includes money for state education administration, but does not include federal, flow-through dollars.
Pete Wilson (R):
FY 1999 state budget:
FY 1999 K-12 budget:
FY 1998 K-12 budget:
Percent change K-12 budget:
- School aid exceeds minimum levels guaranteed by state constitution for first time since voters passed minimum-spending requirement in 1989.
- Schools will share $180 million in one-time discretionary aid in fiscal 1999. Minimum school grant will be $10,000.
- New funding includes $250 million for textbooks aligned with state standards, $195 million to extend school year to 180 days, $195 million for library equipment, and $50 million for after-school programs.
- Budget includes $105 million for remedial programs as part of legislation that curbs promotion of students who haven't mastered basic skills.
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