|Budget Issue:||The Governor's budget continues to provide $402 million in state funding for the Quality Education Investment Act school improvement program while providing no plan for spending $650 million in federal School Improvement Funds (SIF).|
|Program:||California Department of Education|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Recommend Legislature create a budget plan for federal SIF monies that ensures all available federal funds are used during the allotted period while also minimizing overlap among state and federal school improvement programs. Aligning state and federal efforts would save $231 million in state funding each year for the next three years.|
Please see the "Federal School Improvement Funding" section of The 2010-11 Budget: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education report.