Per Pupil Spending K-12

The State of California spends $75.9 Billion ($45.1 billion General Fund and $30.8 billion other funds) for all K-12 Education programs.

The State of California serves 6 million students  in K-12.

That is $12,650 per student.

Why does CUSD only receive $6,773 per student?

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fact checker May 30, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Dawn, you can't keep trying to interpret budgets that you do not understand. It is not as simple as dividing every dollar spent on education by the number of students and assuming that gives you an ADA number. ADA does not include every single dollar spent.
Dawn Urbanek May 30, 2014 at 11:50 PM
I totally understand the CUSD Budget,
Dawn Urbanek May 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM
Cynthia - you are correct which is why Jerry Brown's new Local Control Funding formula is unconstitutional. It deprives students in affluent district of a basic education. By any measure no scholl in the United States can educate a student for $6,500. Since CUSd has less than 10% population of English Language Learners we get the $6,500 Base Grant Plus $273 Supplemental Grant for a total of $6,773. By any measure - it requires a minimum of $9,500 to educate a student today. So Jerry Brown is depriving Districts that affluent school district swith less English Language learners and poor students of even a basic education.
fact checker May 30, 2014 at 11:56 PM
I doubt that Dawn. But irregardless, in this blog you are attempting to interpret the California State Budget. And you are doing it incorrectly.
Dawn Urbanek May 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM
To be Constitutional - the LCFF base grant should be enough to provide every student with a basic education - $9,500 then give additional money to schools with a higher percentage of English Language learners and poor more money on top of that. CUSD is one of the most underfunded school District in the entire United States. It is shameful. The STate should take over this District and be forced to fix our buildings reduce our class sizes and restore our programs. CUSD is being underfunded by $200 million dollars per year- an amount that cannot be made level through fundraising.


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