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Superintendent's Message - February 2020 - California remains shockingly low in funding for education
Posted 1/30/20

On January 10th, California Governor Gavin Newsom presented his proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. While his proposal includes some promising news for K-12 education, there is still a long road ahead to make up the over $25 billion needed to adequately fund public schools in California.

Despite boasting the world’s 5th-largest economy, California remains shockingly low in funding for education. Among the 50 United States, California is 48th in student-to-teacher ratio, 45th in percent of taxable income spent on education and 46th in per-pupil spending. These numbers cannot remain as the indicator of the value we place on our children’s education.

To that end, Fremont Unified will join the East Bay Coalition for Public Education, as well as school districts across the state, in recognizing Fund Education Now Week from February 3-7, 2020. I ask you to join us in advocating for full and fair funding in California, reaching out to state legislators and learning more about current ballot measures and other initiatives dedicated to bring more funding directly into our classrooms. You can learn more about funding initiatives on the District website

Our students deserve every opportunity and every resource to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom. I thank you for your partnership and continued support in sending a clear message to Sacramento to Fund Education Now. 

East Bay Coalition for Public Education

Fund Education Now Week webpage (Resources for School Districts - February 3-7 Alameda County Office of Education)