|Budget Issue:||Block grant for K-14 mandated activities|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Adopt Governor's May proposal to eliminate roughly half of education mandates and create a block grant for remaining activities. Modify proposal so that (1) block grant activities are required only as a condition of accepting the grant and (2) different types of local educational agencies receive funding based on different per-student rates.|
For more detail on the Governor's May proposal, please see our handout "K-14 Mandates: May Revision Proposal". (Please note that the Governor's proposed trailer bill language now indicates that the "Financial and Compliance Audits" mandate is included in the block grant.)
For more detail on the Governor's January proposal, please see the "Education Mandates" section of The 2012-13 Budget: Proposition 98 Education Analysis.