August 18, 2023
In the 2022-2023 school year, the CA legislature increased ongoing funds to TK-12 by 13.26%. While 6.56% was COLA, another 6.7% increase was to the local control funding formula (LCFF). The Legislative Analyst Office predicts an increase in funding in the 23-24 year by over 8%.
Did you know? The District’s Reserve increased 17.6 times more than salaries did between 2013-14 and 2021-22. In other words, for every 1% that salary increased the reserve grew by 17.6%. This was by far the most in the county, and well above the average of 3.4.
The District's unwillingness to commit to improving learning conditions, teacher retention, and recruitment has led to impasse. GTA files for impasse with PERB. March 2023
GTA is fighting for what LCFF intended - smaller class sizes in K-3. Additional funds were provided starting in 2013-14 to reduce class size in K-3. Smaller class sizes in K-3 benefit everyone, not just elementary educators, by providing earlier support and intervention, positive relationships with schools, and more. Student learning conditions are educator working conditions!
The District’s First Interim Financial Report is an important document used to assess the District’s fiscal health now and in the future. According to the report, the District has a historically robust budget showing record revenues and reserve levels.