in partnership with Fullerton College present:

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FUNDING 101:  
How the State Funds Your School 

Saturday, October 15, 2011 
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Jonathan Kaplan, Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget Project
Dr. Jose Moreno, Anaheim City School Board & Professor, CSU-Long Beach

California faces an unprecedented education crisis and has cut tens of billions of dollars in investing in students' and families' futures. It is estimated that by 2025, the state will fall short by nearly one million college graduates who are needed to sustain and grow our economy.

Learn how K-12 schools (and community colleges) are faced with increasingly severe budget cuts that will impact California's ability to prepare students for college and careers.

With support from communities all around California, the state can reinvest in K-12 education so we can meet our state's need for college graduates. We must make education our number one priority now. Please join us for an important discussion on California's budget and how it impacts school funding and students' projected earnings. 

Meet other concerned parents, educators, and public school supporters and find out what you can do to save California schools.

Brief welcome:

Mike Matsuda, Trustee, North Orange County Community College District, and Co-Chair, California Coalition for P21

Dr. José Moreno, Anaheim City School Board, and Professor, Chicano-Latino Studies, CSU-Long Beach

Session I: 1:00 - 2:00 pm Jonathan Kaplan, Senior Budget Analyst, CBP

  • CA school funding basics -- sources
  • How schools get & spend dollars
  • CA school funding as compared to other states

- Break -

Session II: 2:30 - 3:30 pm Jonathan Kaplan, Senior Budget Analyst, CBP; Dr. José Moreno, Anaheim City School Board, and Professor, Chicano-Latino Studies, CSU-Long Beach

  • Laws that govern school funding (Prop 98)
  • What's the picture heading into June 30, 2012?
  • Take action at the school & district levels to grow the overall school funding pie