Governor Vetoes Onerous Fiscal Reporting Measure
At CTA’s urging, Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a CTA-opposed measure that would have put additional strings on funds headed for local school districts, funds they would use to help meet the special needs of their students.
SB 344 by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) would have imposed additional reporting requirements on school districts prior to their receiving supplemental funds for English learners under the Limited English Proficient Students program.
The measure would have changed the process of the newly approved Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) even before its full implementation.
CTA noted that SB 344 would also have preempted the regulatory process that requires the State Board of Education to create accountability measures for the LCFF.
A number of other CTA position bills are on the governor’s desk. State law gives him until Oct. 13 to sign or veto the measures.