CCSA Statement on Governor Brown's May Revise of the 2015-16 State Budget

May 14, 2015

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Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), issued the following statement today following the release of Governor Jerry Brown's May Revise:

We applaud Governor Jerry Brown's leadership, recognition and continued support of public education as a top priority in today's May Revise of the state budget. The Governor's proposal to increase funding for K-12 schools by more than $3,000 per student since 2011-12 will ensure the continued and future academic success of California students.

California's 1,184 charter public schools, which serve more than 547,000 students across the state, will also benefit from the over $6 billion increase for education funding, including $53.1 billion in funding for the Local Control Funding Formula in the coming year.

CCSA is grateful to the Governor for including $50 million to support charter school facility needs, and we will also continue to work with the Governor and the California State Legislature to seek additional funding equity for charters as the budget process continues to move forward.

We urge the Legislature to approve the Governor's budget proposals to ensure that all of the state's public schools can utilize these funds for the ongoing development of long-term educational solutions that serve all of our students.

About the California Charter Schools Association

The California Charter Schools Association's vision is to increase student learning by growing the number of families choosing high quality charter public schools so that no child is denied the right to a great public education. Our mission is to ensure a million students attend charter public schools by 2022, with charter public schools outperforming non-charter public schools on every measure. We do this by serving as the advocacy organization that builds the policy environment needed to grow as quickly as possible the number of students attending high quality charter public schools. For more information, please visit our website at