California Budget Crisis
Governor’s 2009-10 proposed budget. Not available online.
This reading summarizes the Governor’s proposed budget for state education agencies in 2009-10.
This section includes news briefs from the California Department of Education regarding State Superintendent Jack O’Connell’s denunciation of the Governor’s plan to cut the state-wide education budget by $1.3 billion this school year and $4 billion next school year. The following materials are included:
CA Department of Education. (2009, May 29). Schools chief Jack O’Connell issues statement on newly proposed education cuts. Not available online.
CA Department of Education. (2009, June 2). Schools chief Jack O’Connell responds to governor’s budget speech. Not available online.
CA Department of Education. (2009, June 3). State schools Chief Jack O’Connell highlights impact of budget cuts to education. Not available online.
Sanstead, W.G. Possible funding sources to support RTI initiatives. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Not available online.
This reading summarizes nine possible funding streams that could be used to support RTI initiatives. These sources include funds from: a) Federal Title I, Title IIA, and Title V, b) Rural Education Achievement Program Initiative (REAP), c) Transferability, d) IDEA Part B, e) Program Improvement, f) Small Rural Schools Achievement Program through REAP, g) General district funds, h) Pooling district resources, and i) Reallocated Title I funds.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
US Department of Education. (2009, April 24). American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA funds to drive school reform and improvement. Available at http://www.ed.gov/recovery
This document includes framing questions for decision making and examples of potential uses of ARRA funds to improve educational outcomes from early learning through high school.
California Department of Education. Distribution timeline of ARRA funds to LEAs. Not available online.
This is a timeline of distribution of the first portion of ARRA funds to California LEAs, through the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF), Title I, and IDEA Part B programs.
California Department of Education. (2009, May 29). Funding preK-12 estimates. Not available online.
This document displays US Department of Education estimates (as of 2/19/09) for ARRA funds to go toward specific education programs—such as Title I—federally and specifically in California.
Learning Point Associates. (2009, March). Highlights of ARRA funding opportunities for districts. Not available online.
This document highlights funding streams and tax incentives available to districts through existing programs and new funding streams created under the State Stabilization Fund.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Secondary Schools
Alliance for Excellence. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Implications for secondary schools. Not available online.
This document briefly describes the education-related sections of ARRA and the stimulus provisions that will affect secondary schools.
Rutenberg, D. (2009). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Opportunities for high school improvement. (Draft). National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research. Available at http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED507612
This draft briefly reviews the major provisions of ARRA that can be used for funding high school improvement initiatives and highlights DOE suggestions of ways to spend the funds. It also provides schedules of distribution and best practices related to these suggestions.
(2009). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Opportunities for High School Improvement Summary Table. (Draft) National High School Center. Available at http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED507611
This summary table provides information on best practices and resources related to the ARRA primary funding streams that can be used for high school improvement initiatives.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and English Learners
ELL Working Group (2009, March 20). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners. Available at http://www.stanford.edu/~hakuta/ARRA/ELL%20Stimulus%20Executive%20Summary.pdf
This document offers a set of recommendations targeting specific opportunities for improving ELL outcomes through ARRA allocations to Title I, IDEA and special education, education technology, statewide data systems, improving teacher quality grants, early childhood education, the National Science Foundation, and state stabilization grants.
**This document is considered a priority reading.