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ERIC Number: ED506638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Local Revenues for Schools: Limits and Options in California
Perry, Mary; Edwards, Brian
With K-12 schools representing the single largest expenditure in the state budget, education funding has been a central issue throughout the chaos that has recently characterized California's budget process. School districts throughout California have endured deep cuts in state funding, and more cuts are looming. But state law severely limits the revenue-raising authority of school districts and local communities. At the same time, the results of local bond and parcel tax elections indicate that Californians want better funding for their local schools and are willing to tax themselves to achieve that. Ultimately, the state cannot fix its fiscal woes without addressing funding for public education and a discussion about local revenue options ought to be part of that process. This report provides background on California school districts' current options for raising their own revenues and describes some of the ongoing discussions about ways to allow communities to raise more funds for their schools. (Contains 1 figure.) [This report was supported by Full Circle Fund.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: EdSource
Identifiers - Location: California