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.
The Sacramento area unemployment rate increased last month. July's jobless rate was 5.2 percent, up from 4.8 percent in June. Analysts with the state Employment Development Department attribute the increase to seasonal cutbacks at schools.
Some Folsom High School students are planning to launch a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon into the path of the solar eclipse next Monday. The balloon will have four cameras on it.
A new state law that kicked in last summer requires shots for public school children. Some families are still adjusting to the law.
UPDATE, July 12, 4:27 p.m.: A bill that would have allowed California school districts to add another year of probation to teachers before extending tenure will not become law this year.
The California Community College system is out with an online video targeting Dream Act students. Those are students who have been in California for at least three years and graduated from a California High School.