A new California budget, hammered out by Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislators over several weeks, makes it easier for teacher candidates affected by coronavirus-related school and test center closures to complete credential and permit requirements.
The new budget, announced Monday, restores funding to K-12 school districts cut in the governor’s proposed May budget. To make up for revenue lost due to the coronavirus epidemic, the governor had proposed cutting funding by $6.4 billion and deferring payment of $5.7 billion to school districts until later in the year. The cuts were rescinded, but late payments will now total $11 billion.
The changes affecting teacher candidates were spelled out in trailer bills to the budget made public Tuesday.