Statement from California State PTA President on Governor’s Proposed 2020-2021 Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif., – January 10, 2020 – “In this budget, the Governor continues to demonstrate his commitment to children and families through his priorities in education, efforts to reduce child poverty, and health and welfare funding.”

“His initial proposal dedicates $84 billion for K-14 public school students. We commend the Governor for his commitment to expanding special education funding by $576 million, and to reducing pension costs using one time-funds. PTA applauds the Governor’s focus on the youngest Californians, including proposed steps toward expansion of paid family leave, preschool for all income-eligible 4 year olds, and programs assisting families in poverty. The Governor is also strategically looking ahead by dedicating funding to create a long-term longitudinal education data system. In order to continue this progress we urge the Governor and Legislature to support funding initiatives that will bring us closer to the national average in per-pupil funding for public education.”

Celia Jaffe
President, California State PTA

Media Contacts:

Ignacio Barragan, Assistant Executive Director | (916) 440-1985 x 106

Heather Ippolito, Vice President for Communications

About California State PTA: California State PTA connects families, schools and communities. We are part of the foundation of our public-education system and a trusted messenger to millions of members, parents, families, educators and allied agencies throughout the state. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. For more information: