Our Event Calendar has been updated to include all currently scheduled PD opportunities through March. In addition, all popular CAEP-related conferences have been posted to the calendar for the remainder of the school year. As you review the calendar, if there are other conferences or PD events that you feel should be added please send me the information and I will include those on the calendar.
Governor Newsom is still addressing the media and his live stream audiences regarding his 2024-25 Budget Proposal but the biggest news is that he claims the deficit number the state is facing is just under $39 Billion. The calculations for this figure remain to be seen but he has based his 24-25 budget around this deficit amount.
The news for education funding is not nearly as bad as many were fearing. Although the state financial challenges legally lower the Prop 98 funding figure for CA schools, the Governor is proposing a number of transfers, funding shifts and deferrals to offset some of the funding shortfalls.
The CAEP funding is proposed to receive a 0.76% COLA for 2024-25, in line with the COLA proposed for the LCFF, County Offices and Community Colleges.
The professional organizations will hopefully announce reactions to the budget and more precise implications for education, but it’s important to note that this is just the beginning of the budget process for the state, and what the Governor releases in May will provide a much clearer picture of what is in store for us in 2024-25.
If there are any critical updates, they will be posted here.
If you are interested in reading the budget document for yourself you can access it here: January 2024-25 Budget Proposal .
Governor Newsom is scheduled to release his proposed state budget tomorrow at approximately 10:30 a.m. I will post an update here as soon as the details are published.
If you are interested in watching the budget release live, the available live stream options can be found within the following link:
Our Event Calendar is complete for next week. Please review the calendar for PD opportunities that may be of interest to you or to members of your staff.
Registration for OTAN’s TDLS in March is now open. Both in-person and online attendance options are available, but limited.
You can access the registration page here: TDLS Registration .
The registration link has also been added to the TDLS dates posted on our Event Calendar.