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January 1, 2000 - We recommend various modifications to the method and level of funding for K-12 special education facilities. These include establishing a uniform facility grant for all pupils, establishing a separate facility grant for county offices of education in recognition of the special education pupils served at county facilities, and requiring county offices of education to provide local matching funds except in financial hardship cases.
October 27, 1999 - We outline our concerns with the staff supplemental analysis prepared for the Commission on State Mandates (COSM) October 28, 1999 meeting. This letter is a follow-up to our 10/13/99 analysis in which we reviewed legislative intent related to the special education funding system.
October 13, 1999 - We review the special education funding system and the legislative intent during the years before and after enactment of the state's Master Plan for Special Education: Chapter 797, Statutes of 1980 (SB 1970, Rodda).
August 26, 1999 - We recommend that the Legislature not endorse a multiyear funding plan for UC and CSU. Instead, we recommend that it continue to use mechanisms already present in the annual budget process to express its policy and budget priorities and hold the segments accountable for performance.
May 11, 1999 - In our view, a K-12 master plan is needed because the state role in K-12 education has changed significantly over the last 25 years from a system that was primarily local in nature to one that is heavily controlled by state decision making. The elements of our suggested master plan revolve around identifying the appropriate responsibilities of the state and local schools and districts.
May 5, 1999 - The participation rate is at an all-time high in the three segments of California higher education for adults between the ages of 18 and 24. We examine how this and other measures of participation in California public higher education have changed. (Cal Update)
April 27, 1999 - We recommend that the Legislature enact legislation to replace the current uniform revenue limit COLA with a sliding-scale COLA that would provide an ongoing form of equalization for revenue limits.
February 16, 1999 - Economic Development Program
February 16, 1999 - Partnership for Excellence Program