SCHOOL FUNDING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Amends State Constitution by establishing a minimum level of state funding for school and community college districts; transferring to such districts, within limits, state revenues in excess of State's appropriations limit; and exempting excess funds from appropriations limit. Adds provisions to Education Code requiring excess funds to be used solely for instructional improvement and accountability and requiring schools to report student achievement, drop-out rates, expenditures per student, progress toward reducing class size and teaching loads, classroom discipline, curriculum, quality of teaching, and other school matters. Contains other provisions. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: Meeting the required minimum funding level for schools and community college districts will result in state General Fund costs of $215 million in 1988-89. No excess state revenues are expected in 1988-89 for transfer to schools and community colleges. Local administrative costs are estimated to be $2 million to $7 million a year for preparation and distribution of School Accountability Report Cards. No fiscal effect can be identified for the required prudent reserve fund.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 4689737; A: 50.7; N: 4500503; B: 49.3
Initiative constitutional and statutory
County of Los Angeles v. Sasaki: 23 Cal. App. 4th 1442: 29 Cal. Rptr. 2d 103, 1994; California Teachers Ass'n v. Hayes: 5 Cal. App. 4th 1513: 7 Cal. Rptr. 2d 699, 1992; Hayes v. Commission on State Mandates: 11 Cal. App. 4th 1564: 15 Cal. Rptr. 2d 547, 1992; League of Women Voters v. Eu: 7 Cal. App. 4th 649: 9 Cal. Rptr. 2d 416, 1992; Salinas Union High Sch. Dist. v. Honig: 4 Cal. App. 4th 357: 5 Cal. Rptr. 2d 626, 1992
Code Sections Affected
Amended Cal. Const. art. XIIIB, sections 5.5 and 2, Amended Cal. Const. art. XVI, section 8, Added Cal. Const. art. XVI, section 8.5, Added Cal. Educ. Code sections 33126, 35256, 41300.1, 14020.1, 14022, and 41302.5
Ed Foglia, President, California Teachers Association; Helen H. Lindsey, President, California State PTA
George Deukmejian, Governor; George Christopher, Chairman, California Commission on Educational Quality; Richard P. Simpson, Executive Vice President, California Taxpayers' Association
Rebuttal Against Author
Bill Honig, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Ray Tolcacher, President, Association of California School Administrators
School Funding California Proposition 98 (1988).