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SB-729 Local control funding formula: school districts and charter schools.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/27/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 27, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 729


Introduced by Senator Portantino

February 22, 2019


An act to add Section 42238.021 to the Education Code, relating to education finance, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. finance.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 729, as amended, Portantino. Local control funding formula: school districts and charter schools.
Existing law establishes a public school financing system that requires state funding for school districts and charter schools to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified. Existing law requires funding pursuant to the local control funding formula to include, in addition to a base grant, supplemental and concentration grant add-ons that are based on the percentage of pupils who are English learners, foster youth, or eligible for free or reduced-price meals, as specified, served by the school district or charter school. Existing law specifies the amount of the base grant in the 2013–14 fiscal year, as provided, and requires that amount to be adjusted for inflation increased by a specified cost-of-living adjustment in subsequent fiscal years. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to compute the supplemental and concentration grant add-ons as certain percentages of the amount of the base grant.

This bill, for the 2019–20 fiscal year, would appropriate $1,000,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to school districts and charter schools based on the proportional share each school district and charter school receives of total moneys appropriated to school districts and charter schools pursuant to the local control funding formula for the 2019–20 fiscal year.

Funds appropriated by this bill would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

This bill, notwithstanding that specified cost-of-living adjustment, would require the amount of the base grant for the 2019–20 fiscal year to be increased by a 5.16% cost-of-living adjustment.
Vote: TWO_THIRDSMAJORITY   Appropriation: YESNO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 42238.021 is added to the Education Code, to read:

42238.021.
 Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 42238.02, for purposes of calculating the grade-span adjusted base grant amounts pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 42238.02 for the 2019–20 fiscal year, the base grant amounts for the 2018–19 fiscal year shall be increased by 5.16 percent.

SECTION 1.

(a)For the 2019–20 fiscal year, the sum of one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to school districts and charter schools based on the proportional share each school district and charter school receives of total moneys appropriated to school districts and charter schools pursuant to Section 42238.02 of the Education Code for the 2019–20 fiscal year.

(b)For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2019–20 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2019–20 fiscal year.

SEC. 2.

This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

In order to ensure that school districts and charter schools receive increased funding to more effectively provide instruction to pupils, it is necessary for this act to take immediate effect.