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Acsa gr speaks on state budget lcff state ballot initiatives and advocacy Acsa gr speaks on state budget lcff state ballot initiatives and advocacy Presentation Transcript

  • ACSA GR Speaks on State Budget, LCFF, State Ballot Initiatives and Advocacy ACSA Superintendents Symposium Portola-De Anza Ballroom Monterey, CA January 29 , 2014
  • Today’s Moderator & Presenters • Sherry Griffith, Director Governmental Relations • Adonai Mack, Legislative Advocate • Kimberly Rodriguez, Legislative Advocate • Laura Preston, Legislative Advocate • Sal Villasenor, Legislative Advocate
  • What We Will Cover Today • State Budget Elements and Impacts • LCFF and the LCAP • State Ballot Initiatives • Advocacy Local and State
  • 2014-15 State Budget: K-12 Proposal - Overview • K-12 overall Prop 98 funding of $61.6 billion • $5 billion in ongoing funding for categorical programs outside LCFF • K‐12 Deferrals - $5.6 billion to eliminate remaining inter-year funding deferrals • LCFF - $4.5 billion for school district and charter implementation and $25.9 million for COE implementation (fully funds COEs) • COLA Increases - provides .86% increase to LCFF base grants and some remaining categorical programs
  • 2014-15 State Budget: K-12 Proposal - Overview • Prop 39 energy efficiency - $316 million for the second of a 5year program • $46.5 million increase for state testing programs • Independent study reform • School facility finance - funds shifts and reform • Special Education - adjustments for growth and COLA • Emergency Repair Program - increase of $188.1 million (one‐ time)
  • Proposed Constitutional Amendments • Governor proposes to strengthen Prop 58 (2004) and ACA 4 (Nov 2014) Rainy Day Fund – Deposits into account when capital gains are more than 6.5% of total General Fund revenues – Doubles maximum size of fund to 10% of revenues • Prop 98 reserve – Also tied to variations in capital gains
  • Something’s Missing • No funding for Common Core Implementation • Adult Education Consortium • MOE for CTE/ROCP • STRS Unfunded Liability • California Collaborative for Education Excellence • Special Education Taskforce
  • LCFF and LCAP • SBE unanimously approved emergency LCFF spending regulations and the LCAP template. • Regulations allow districtwide and schoolwide expenditures of supplemental and concentration grant funds, provided school districts explain these expenditures in their LCAP. – The level of detail in your explanation depends on the number of unduplicated pupils enrolled districtwide or schoolwide. • The LCAP is a district-based document. Unique schoolsite services and goals must be included.
  • Next Steps in LCFF Implementation • Over the next year, the SBE will conduct a permanent regulatory process and begin designing the evaluation rubric. The following are issues for consideration as part of this process: – Better alignment between the LCAP Template and other state/federal planning requirements. – Creating a “user-friendly” LCAP Template. – Elements of the evaluation rubric. 9
  • Next Steps in LCFF Implementation • California Collaborative for Education Excellence (CCEE) - $10 million allocated in the 2013-14 Budget Act – What is the mission/goal? – What should the governance structure be? 10
  • 2014 State Ballot Initiatives • Numerous ballot initiatives circulating impacting various policy matters including state pensions, charter schools, teacher evaluations and education funding. • Many of them have sponsors and resources for qualifying and making it to the ballot while others will likely not qualify. • Millions of dollars required to circulate for signatures and passage.
  • 2014 State Ballot Initiatives • Public Employees. Pension and Retiree Healthcare Benefits. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Cleared for Circulation (Mayor Chuck Reed SJ) • State School Funding. Timing of Distributions to Schools. Initiative Statute. Cleared for Circulation • School Employees. Dismissal or Suspension for Egregious Misconduct. Initiative Statute. Cleared for Circulation (Ed Voice)
  • 2014 State Ballot Initiatives • Protection of Local School Revenues Act of 2014. Pending Review by Attorney General. • The Stop Corporate Exploitation of Charter Schools Act. Pending Review by Attorney General. (CTA) • High Quality Teachers Act of 2014. Pending Review by Attorney General. (Students First) • The Highly Qualified Charter School Administrator and Teacher Act. Pending Review by Attorney General.(CTA)
  • 2014 State Ballot Initiatives • The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act. Pending Review by Attorney General. • Stop the $100 Billion Dollar High-Speed Rail and Reinvest in Education Act. Pending Review by Attorney General. • Referendum to Overturn Non-Discrimination Requirements for School Programs and Activities (Repeal of AB 1266) Signature Verification Due Feb. 24, 2014
  • Major Policy Implications Within These State Ballot Initiatives • CalSTRS • School Funding • Charter Schools • Teacher Evaluations • Tenure and Seniority • Dismissals • Student Gender Rights
  • Advocacy Regional & Statewide • ACSA One Voice Initiative Areas – Improving Student Outcomes by Implementing Common Core and 21st Century Learning Schools – Creating Human Resource Processes that Support Meeting the Needs of Students – Creating a Stable Funding System
  • Advocacy Across Regions and The State • Use ACSA and its resources to build relationships and influence local and state policy – – – – – – – Legislation ACSA is supporting/Capwiz ACSA PAC – Candidates & Issues Legislative Action Day Advocate in your local community Participate in local media events Special Lobby Days Testify in Sacramento • Effective advocacy is a year-round job • Make a habit of advocacy
  • Questions? For copies of this presentation: www.acsa.org