Secretary of State No.
STATE FUNDING OF EDUCATION - INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Requires full state funding by July 1, 1981, without use of real estate or personal property tax moneys to provide equal educational opportunity for all students attending accredited private or public kindergarten, elementary, secondary schools and community or junior colleges of parents' or adult student's choice. Establishes commission to accredit schools and establish admission standards for participating community and junior colleges. Provides funds for accredited schools through state-issued vouchers used by parents or adult students. Limits first year state expenditures. Provides standards for setting maximum appropriations thereafter. Prohibits local taxation to support education. Financial impact: Would reduce local property taxes by $7 billion to $8 billion in 1981-1982 and would produce a net increase in state costs of between $5.6 billion and $6.6 billion in 1981-1982. Impact on state revenues is unknown. After 1981-1982, state costs will grow by an unknown amount.
Richard L. Mudgett, 170 Acacia Way, Coronado, California 92118
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State Funding Of Education California Initiative 174 (1978).