Secretary of State No.
EDUCATIONAL FUNDING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Eliminates use of property tax to support publicly funded education after 1981-82 school year. Limits public expenditures for schools through 1986-87 based on 1979-80 costs. Creates three types of publicly funded common schools: public, independent public, and family choice. Gives parents right to enroll children in any type, with cost paid by redeemable certificates. Authorizes lottery selection where applications exceed school enrollment limit. Sets average cost per pupil in independent and family choice schools at approximately 90% of public school cost. Permits legislative repeal or modification by 2/3 vote, ten years after program fully implemented. Financial impact: No net state costs or savings. Effect on individual school districts will vary depending on number of new schools of each type established and number of students who enroll in each type of school. Could result in significant reductions in funds of local public school districts.
Mr. John E. Coons, 58 Domingo Avenue, Berkeley, Ca 94705 (415) 654-0588 (415) 642-0130
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Educational Funding California Initiative 206 (1979).