Governor's Budget Workshop

About the Workshop

First, we at School Services of California, Inc., (SSC) would like to be among the first to congratulate Governor-elect Gavin Newsom on his electoral victory. We look forward to understanding and presenting his vision for the future of California’s public education system.

The release of the Governor’s Budget on January 10, 2019, will be the first official indication of the Governor’s priorities for the state as a whole and for K-12 education specifically. This document could in fact be the road map for the next four years. Unlike Governor Jerry Brown, who faced an unprecedented fiscal challenge upon taking office eight years ago, Governor-elect Newsom has been granted an opportunity to invest in education rather than implement severe cuts and pursue new revenues to maintain the state’s fiscal solvency.

Governor Brown leaves office able to point to a long list of successes. He steered California through the Great Recession and restored the state’s credit rating from the worst in the nation to among the best. In education, he implemented and then reversed the apportionment deferrals.  He provided billions of dollars in one-time discretionary grants. Not only did he persuade the Legislature to adopt his vision of education reform with the enactment of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), thanks to booming state revenues he was able to achieve full implementation of this funding model two years earlier than planned.

Governor Brown’s goal for the LCFF, however, was modest—restoration of funding to the pre-recession level of 2007-08. We now look to Governor-elect Newsom to pick up the torch from here. However, until Governor-elect Newsom submits his state spending plan for 2019-20 to the Legislature, it will remain a mystery whether he will continue Governor Brown’s priority of funding the LCFF and resisting the Legislature’s penchant to create new categorical programs.

The Governor’s Budget proposals for 2019-20—especially the specifics for K-12 education—will be of vital importance to the state’s education community. The best place to receive an overview of the new Governor’s priorities and to get an explanation of the proposed State Budget’s underlying details will once again be at SSC’s Governor’s Budget Workshop.

As always, the Workshop will focus on the major policy issues and funding proposals of the Governor, and it will provide sufficient detail for local educational agencies (LEAs) to project their revenues for 2019-20—and for the balance of 2018-19—in accordance with the new Administration’s Budget recommendations and fiscal assumptions. The Workshop will also offer SSC’s insights and advice on what LEAs should do now to prepare for the upcoming year. We look forward to joining you in this important journey.

Who Should Attend?

This half-day Workshop is intended for California’s education leaders responsible for policy and budget decisions, including board members, district superintendents, superintendent’s cabinet members, chief financial officials, fiscal directors/budget officers, public affairs/legislative officers, negotiators and human resources staff, charter school officials, and others in educational leadership positions.



SSC Clients:

$225 per attendee
$325 per attendee

AM Program
Program Begins:
Program Ends:

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 PM

PM Program
Program Begins:
Program Ends:

12:45 PM
1:30 PM
4:30 PM

Dates and Locations
January 15, 2019   McClellan Conference Center - Sacramento - AM - FULL  
January 15, 2019   McClellan Conference Center - Sacramento - PM  
January 16, 2019   Ontario Convention Center - AM - FULL  
January 16, 2019   Ontario Convention Center - PM  
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