Governor's Budget Workshop

 About the Workshop

The State Budget is a document of policy, priorities, and competition for resources. And while the 2020–21 State Budget will be Governor Gavin Newsom’s second opportunity to demonstrate his education priorities, it is his first with sufficient planning time to unveil significant changes. As a first-year Governor, Newsom had a compressed timeline for the 2019–20 proposed State Budget; this year will be different, and we expect noteworthy proposals in special education funding, computer science, and potentially much more. We will also see whether Governor Newsom plans to continue minimally funding the Local Control Funding Formula or make progress towards more adequate targets.

While state revenues continue to grow at a moderate pace, there is growing concern that the current economic recovery may be coming to an end. At the same time, local educational agencies (LEAs) are coping with ever rising costs for employee compensation, retirement costs, and general operating expenses.

The release of the Governor’s State Budget proposal begins the process for legislative consideration of the State Budget, but it also provides critical information for development of school agency budgets. The Governor’s Budget proposals for 2020–21—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 School Services of California Inc.’s (SSC) 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 LEAs to project their revenues for 2020–21—and for the balance of 2019–20—in accordance with the 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 on 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, superintendents, superintendent’s cabinet members, chief financial officers, fiscal directors/budget officers, public affairs/legislative officers, negotiators and human resources staff, charter school officials, and others in educational leadership positions.


SSC Clients:

$250 per attendee
$350 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, 2020   Ontario Convention Center  
January 16, 2020   McClellan Conference Center - Sacramento - AM  
January 16, 2020   McClellan Conference Center - Sacramento - PM  
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