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Our educational funds for our K-12 needy students (categoricalprograms) were cut by
compared to a general aid cut of
In 2008-09 the K-12 cut from 2007-08 was $7.3 billion. In 2009-10the cut was $6.6 compared to 2007-08. In 2010-11, the cut from the2007-08 funding levels was $6.6 billion.
total three year K-12 cut
billion from the 2007-08funding levels (please note, this is not a cumulative cut). That is howmuch was taken away from us over those three years to fund other programs. This is equivalent to a cut of $3,400 per student. Our studentsdid not receive $3,400 per student during the three year time period. Thisdoes not include the increases from 2007-08 that we should havereceived.
This does not include
$7.4 billion of deferrals for K-12
$832 million of deferrals for the Community Colleges
. The totaldeferrals is $8.2 billion. The state is transferring its cash flow problems toour children!
This year the
$8.2 billion or 23% of our Proposition 98state funds
must be used to pay for services that we have alreadyprovided in the prior year. There are already threats that things will getworse in 2011-12 and that the deferrals will increase by at least $2.5billion perhaps as early as this year!
The LAO is projecting that K-12 Proposition 98 will
$1.9 billion in 2011-12
. That is a total
decrease of $8.5 billion
from the 2007-08 levels.
On the other hand, the LAO is projecting that non K-14 stateprograms will
INCREASE BY 20.5%.
(see Figure 1 on page 6)
Once again it looks like we are the only program that will getcut.
Comparing the 2010-11 Level of Funding to 2007-08
It is extremely distressing to compare the decrease of K-14 funding from
to the funding change for the other state programs.
For the enacted 2010-11 Budget Totals, our K-14 Proposition 98amount decrease from 2007-08 was 12%, the decrease for other stateprograms was only 7.5%.
For the actual or
2010-11 Budget Totals, our K-14 decreasewas once again
, however, the decrease for other state programs was