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Statement on the 2019-20 California State Budget from CSBA President Dr. Emma Turner


SACRAMENTO, Calif., (June 10, 2019) – “This is a strong budget for public schools and an important step on the road toward providing California’s 6.2 million students with the resources needed for a high-quality education. The investment above the minimum Proposition 98 guarantee proves that Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leadership understand the need to increase per-pupil funding in a state which ranks 41st nationally in that department. Much work remains, but we’re pleased that the budget fully funds a cost-of-living adjustment, increases special education funding and provides immediate and long-term relief on pension costs. Other investments in career tech, teacher training and early learning are significant as well.”

~Dr. Emma Turner

President, California School Boards Association (CSBA)





CSBA is a nonprofit association representing nearly 1,000 PreK-12 school districts
and county offices of education throughout California.