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    DATE: February 23, 2006 On January 10, the Governor released his proposed 2006-07 budget. The California State PTA will provide on-going information alerts
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 24, 2006

      DATE: February 23, 2006

      On January 10, the Governor released his proposed 2006-07 budget. The California State PTA will provide on-going information alerts highlighting important issues that affect California's children. This alert focuses on the education budget. Future alerts will focus on the health, safety, and welfare issues in the non-Prop. 98 portion of the budget.

      Education Budget

      The Governor's proposal for education is a step in the right direction but still falls short in fulfilling the promise made to California's schools and school children in 2004.

      Highlights:

      -- Proposition 98 per pupil funding in the proposed 2006-07 is $8,052, up from $7.428 from the past year. The change in per pupil spending includes $428 million for after school programs that were not in the budget last year. (PROPOSITION 49)

      � Funds statutory and discretionary growth and COLAS for this year but does not fully restore COLAS owed from past years.

      � Proposes funding for teacher recruitment, retention, and training in low performing schools ($165 million); school arts grants ($100 million); physical education ($85).

      � Provides approximately $1.7 billion to reduce the state's maintenance factor to restore education funding.

      The budget fails to address more than $3 billion or approximately $500 per pupil still owed to schools for 2004-05 and 2005-06. The Governor has a constitutional obligation to fully fund Proposition 98. The CSPTA will be working with the Education Coalition on this issue as one of our top priorities.

      The California State PTA supports (i) full restoration of the funds owed to our schools pursuant to his promise and (ii) funding for  PTA's priority programs in the arts and physical education.

      We applaud the Governor's recognition of the need for arts, music and physical education programs through his budget proposal. These have long been priorities of the California State PTA

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      Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 03:46:53 -0000

      From: "san_francisco_pta" <cgrannan@...>

      Subject: PTApositions on proposed legislation

      LEGISLATION INFORMATION ALERT

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      DATE: February 23, 2006

      Legislation Action Report

      The California State PTA Legislation Action Committee met on February 22, 2006. At this meeting, 30 bills were considered and positions were taken on the 27 bills listed below:

      AB 569 (Garcia), Pupil Nutrition: food service Watch�Health

      AB 606 (Levine), Safe schools: discrimination and harassment Support�Community Concerns

      AB 918 (Wyland), California State University: recognition of career technical education courses Watch�Education

      AB 1782 (Mullin), Lottery act: multistate lottery: distribution of revenues Watch�Education

      AB 1778 (Lieber), Pupil records: release of information: military recruiters Watch�Community Concerns

      AB 1836 (Daucher), Education Facilities Bond Acts Seek Amendments�Education

      AB 1837 (Daucher), School Accountablity Report Card: standardized template: review and revisions Seek Amendments�Education

      AB 1873 (Torrico), Child protection: safe surrender Seek Amendments�Community Concerns

      AB 1896 (Coto), High schools: curriculum requirements Watch�Education

      AB 1934 (Hancock), Seismic safety upgrades Approve�Community Concerns

      AB 1950 (Lieu), Instruction economics Support�Education

      AB 2009 (Wolk), Charter schools: governing law: waivers: high school graduation requirements Support�Education

      ACR 99 (Cohn), Domestic Violence Awareness Month Support�Community Concerns

      ACR 109 (Montanez), Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week Support�Community Concerns

      ACR 117 (Niello), National Anthem Project Support�Education

      SB 1118 (Figueroa), Health Care Insurarnce For All Children Act Watch�Health

      SB 1124 (Torlakson), Teachers: recruitment, training and retention Seek Amendments�Education

      SB 1164 (Runner), Education Facilities Bond Act Seek Amendments�Education

      SB 1180 (Migden), Alcoholic beverages Support�Community Concerns

      SB 1193 (Bowen), Pupil attendance: precinct board membership Support�Education

      SB 1209 (Scott), Teacher Credentialing: out of state teachers: Professional growth program Seek Amendments�Education

      SCA 24 (Torlakson), Education funding: before and after school programs Watch�Education

      SCR 64 (Scott), Arts Education Month Support�Education

      SCR 67 (Speier), Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week support�Health

      SCR 73 (Torlakson), California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness Support�Health

      SCR 82 (Alquist), Day of the Teacher Support�Education

      SCR 90 (Torlakson), 10 Steps to a Healthy California Support�Health

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