A Look at How Public Schools Fared Over the Last 13 Budgets
Michael Hulsizer, head of legislative affairs for the office of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, compiled the following comparison of the state’s general fund revenue growth and public school spending from July 1, 1998 through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.
There is also a percentage comparison of the increase in public school spending compared to other areas of the budget for the same period.
This information may be of value to the special two-house conference committee working to reconcile differences between the Senate’s proposed budget and that of the Assembly.
The findings might also be informative for lawmakers of both parties as they prepare to eventually vote on the contents of the conference committee’s completed work.
Hulsizer’s principle sources, which are listed at the bottom of each chart, are the Legislative Analyst, the governor’s proposed budget and the Department of Finance.
Below is the same comparison for the years of the Schwarzenegger administration, beginning with the fiscal year starting July 1, 2004.
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