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"If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much."

-Marian Wright Edelman


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» High-Quality Public Education for All of California’s Children Parent-led group “Support California Kids” Joins Forces with “Educate Our State” (New)

» California School Finance Litigation Robles-Wong v. California. Case Summary (New)

» Education Issues Brief (New)

» February Newsletter (New)

Previous News:

» PPIC California Budget
» Educate Our State
» Brown Says California Voters Should Get to Vote on His Tax Extension Plan
» Challenging Times: California Schools Cope with Adversity and the Imperative To Do More
» December Newsletter
» School Finance Reform
» NBC News Education Nation
» Participate in Support CA Kids Survey
» Budget Watch & Related Information in the News
» Mandates
» Proposition 98
» Proposed Budget Cuts USD Budget Watches
» Race to the Top
» EGUSD Resolution No. 69, 2009-2010: Support CA Kids


California’s adopted budget will have a significant financial impact on all Californian school districts. For example the Elk Grove Unified School District based on the most current information will need to reduce its operating expenses by approximately $42 million by the 2010-2011 school year. Proposed budget reductions include:

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Budget Watch & Related Information in the News

We will continue to add budget watch and related information in the news as it becomes available:

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Bullet California won't get 'Race to the Top' school money
Bullet State defers schools, welfare program payments
Bullet Steinberg: New federal school money can benefit budget
Bullet California budget tardy again, and here's why
Bullet Sacramento schools end up on fiscal early warning list
Bullet California gets $416M to turn around failing schools



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Proposition 98

Bullet Webcast: The Basics of Proposition 98, a Tutorial for State Policymakers
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Proposed Budget Cuts
Unified School District Budget Watches

Center Unified School District:

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Elk Grove Unified School District:

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Folsom Unified School District:

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Bullet Superintendent's Tentative Budget Reductions

Sacramento Unified School District:

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Bullet Sac City schools chief details plan to close $30 million deficit

Natomas Unified School District:

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Twin Rivers Unified School District:

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Bullet Twin Rivers Unified 2010/11 Adopted Budget

*Disclaimer: Numbers are approximate.

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