Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget calls for spending about $55 billion for K-12 education in the coming year.
Gabe Ross with the Sacramento City Unified School District says it's too early to say how much the district could receive. But he points out - Sacramento schools have had to deal with a decade of what he calls "brutal" state budget cuts, growing employee healthcare costs and funding cuts because of declining enrollment.
"So, when you talk about new revenue it's off course offset by rising costs to some degree. That being said the process that we're engaging in right now in really working with our stakeholders to get valuable input on how to use resources in our district will be something that will pay dividends, not just this year but in years to come."
~Gabe Ross, Sacramento Unified School District
Like other districts throughout the state, Sacramento City Unified has until this July to show the state how it will spend the extra money to improve student achievement.
The district's public forum will be held 6 PM Wednesday at the "Serna Center" on 47th Avenue.
A few school police departments in California have acquired military armored vehicles, rifles and grenade launchers. That's spawned a new bill in the state Legislature. The bill faces its first committee vote Wednesday.
California schools can start administering the state’s new standardized tests to students. The new math and English language tests use computers and open-ended critical thinking questions – rather than the old “Scantron” bubble multiple-choice tests.
Thousands of juvenile salmon are now swimming down the Sacramento River. They're twice as big as other salmon hatched at the same time after spending the last month hanging out in a Yolo County rice field.
A shortage of teachers in Washoe County has forced the school district to fill vacant positions with more substitute teachers. That is reducing the pool of available substitutes for short-term assignments.
University of California students are getting at least a temporary reprieve from tuition increases scheduled to take effect in the coming academic year.