California State PTA is celebrating Governor Newsom’s May revised budget proposal that makes significant investments in California State PTA equity and priority issues, fueled by unexpectedly large tax receipts.
The checklist below gives you a quick summary of major investments:
PTA “WISH LIST” GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET
Universal transitional kindergarten – YES
Community schools – YES
After school and summer programs – YES
Supplemental funding for counselors,
nurses and other student supports – YES
Support programs for teacher/staff
training and retention – YES
Additional support for special education – YES
Additional cost-of-living adjustments – YES
Better funding for student nutrition – YES
More funding for at-risk students – YES
Supplemental funding for foster and
homeless youth – YES
Distance learning options – PTA is looking for more
These all are part of a five-year plan to provide greater wrap-around services for students.
The formal budget will be announced Friday. We’ll give you more details after that. But we are so excited about the extra investments in children that we wanted to give you a heads-up.