The 2017-18 budget again departs from the statutory Proposition 98 split of 10.93 percent and proposes a split of 10.87 percent for California Community Colleges. If approved, community colleges - which currently have the lowest per-student rate in California, will received about $44 million fewer resources - further widening the gap in per-student funding.
The League is highlighting this sensitive observation not to argue that K–12 education has been overfunded. Our key point is that modest increases in funding to education should not come at the expense of the state’s community colleges. A copy of our full analysis, Why the Split Matters to Colleges, is available here.