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Published in Print: October 7, 1998, as Legislative Update

Legislative Update

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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.

CALIFORNIA

Governor:

Pete Wilson (R):

FY 1999 state budget:

$75.4 billion

FY 1999 K-12 budget:

$23.85 billion

FY 1998 K-12 budget:

$21.96 billion

Percent change K-12 budget:

+8.6 percent

Estimated enrollment:

5.7 million

Highlights:

  • 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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