Educators Commend Gov. Newsom for Keeping the Promise for Public School Funding
SACRAMENTO — The following statement was issued Tuesday by California Teachers Association (CTA) President E. Toby Boyd:
“Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget keeps the promise of equitable access to a quality public education and resources for all California students.
“CTA commends the Governor for prioritizing public education, students and families in the face of a $22.5 billion budget shortfall. The governor’s continued prioritization of education and the state’s resilient budget means that local school districts will be able to focus on implementing the recent investments in education, expand learning opportunities for all students and continue to recover from the pandemic. The proposed 8.13 percent cost-of-living increase to the Local Control Funding Formula will provide much-needed resources to students and communities.
“Governor Newsom has continued his commitment to support California’s public schools from the historic investment in Community Schools and Transitional Kindergarten to providing more resources for special education, school meals and social/emotional support. These investments will provide comprehensive support for our students with a “whole child” approach.
“CTA looks forward to working with the Legislature and Governor in the coming months to finalize a budget that reflects the will of California voters, educators and parents to prioritize public schools and colleges.”
The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.