The 2018-19 State Budget was approved by the Legislature on Thursday, June 14, along with the first batch of trailer bills. More budget trailer bills will be signed next week, and we will report those changes when they become available. The following is a highlight of what was included, and of interest to the school facilities community.
The 2018-19 State Budget provides increased support for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and one-time funding for discretionary purposes. For the school facilities community, this is an opportunity to fund critical maintenance and school safety priorities by participating in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and highlighting on-going local capital needs, and using one-time funds for one-time needs.