Good news for early childhood centers: The California budget passed a few hours ago (and 100 days late) includes most the funding for child care that the governor had proposed to cut — a threat around which many school districts built their budgets.
Now, districts will have to figure out how to rebuild the programs they cut around a worst-case scenario budget assumption.
The upshot for Oakland: Based on its initial reading of the budget, OUSD expects to receive $9 million more than it planned for its K-12 program and at least $13 million more for its pre-k and school-age child care programs, according to spokesman Troy Flint.
The catch: It won’t get much of that K-12 money until July, the next fiscal year.
The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office came out with a timely summary that shows how the state bridged it $18 billion shortfall this time. (Hint: About two-thirds of the problem will crop up again in the future.)
You can find more details about how the budget affects schools, colleges and state universities in the full Tribune story.