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May 2020

K-12 Education

K-12 Funding by Source

(Dollars in Millions Except Funding Per Student)

   2018-19 Revised  2019-20 Revised  2020-21 Proposed   Change From 2019-20
    Amount Percent
Proposition 98            
General Fund $48,628 $46,468 $39,975a   -$6,493 -14.0%
Local property tax 20,900 21,830 22,313   483 2.2   
   Subtotals $69,529 $68,298 $62,288   -$6,010 -8.8%
Other State            
Other General Fundb $9,736 $8,508 $7,852   -$656 -7.7%
Lottery 1,305 1,310 1,308   -2 -0.2   
Special funds 81 232 149   -84 -36.0   
   Subtotals $11,122 $10,050 $9,308   -$741 -7.4%
Other Local            
Debt service on local bonds $5,049 $5,650 $5,650   $0 0.0%
Other taxes, fees, and reimbursementsc 6,863 7,244 7,552   309 4.3   
   Subtotals $11,912 $12,893 $13,202   $309 2.4%
Federal Funds            
One-time relief - - $6,352d   $6,352 -  
Other federal funds $8,190 $8,313 8,723   410 4.9%
   Subtotals $8,190 $8,313 $15,075   $6,762 81.3%
      Totals $100,753 $99,554 $99,873   $319 0.3%
             
Studentse 5,922,164 5,895,591 5,858,752   -36,839 -0.6%
Proposition 98 funding per student $11,740 $11,585 $10,632   -$953 -8.2   
Total funding per student 17,013 16,886 17,047   161 1.0   
             
a Includes $1.8 billion deferred from 2019-20 to 2020-21. Excludes $5.3 billion deferred from 2020-21 to 2021-22.
b Consist primarily of state pension payments on behalf of districts, state debt service on school facility bonds, non-Proposition 98 Child Care programs, and operational expenses of the California Department of Education and other state agencies. Includes one-time pension payments of $2.1 billion in 2018-19, $1 billion in 2019-20, and $274 million in 2020-21.
c Includes revenue from property taxes collected in excess of the Local Control Funding Formula allotments, parcel taxes, fees, and local reimbursements.
d Consists of $4 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, $1.6 billion from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, $355 million from the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund, and $350 million provided as an augmentation for the Child Care and Development Block Grant.
e Reflects average daily attendance.