Repeal the Reserve Cap

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“Let schools save as much money as they can… The truth is that the state has no business telling a
local school district it can’t save money for its own fiscal stability.”
-San Francisco Chronicle, 8/19/16


CALL OR EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATORS: Ask them to support a fix of the reserve cap in 2016.

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Phone numbers of your representatives’ offices in the Senate and Assembly are provided.

GreenBulletEmail Your Representatives about the reserve cap

A pre-written email message is provided, which can be edited to provide information specific to your district.

LISTEN: New Reserve Cap Radio Spot (August 2016)

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S.F. Chronicle: Governor should give schools more budget flexibility

L.A. Times: California lawmakers have some very big ‘to dos’ on their list

S.F. Chronicle: California’s fiscally reckless restraint on schools

San Diego Union-Tribune: Tweak awful school district reserve law – at the least

EdSource: School groups pursue compromise on budget reserves

Capitol Weekly: Targeting the schools’ ‘reserve cap’

San Francisco Chronicle: School districts should be able to build reserves

Bakersfield Californian: Fix law discouraging schools from saving for a rainy day

Los Angeles Daily News: California lawmakers should lift cap on school district reserves

Ceres Courier: Adam Gray worked to help school districts

Modesto Bee: Sacramento takes up reforms on savings cap looming for schools

Contra Costa Times: State lawmakers should lift cap on school district reserves

San Mateo Daily Journal: Sen. Hill working to raise capacity of districts’ rainy day fund

Sacramento Bee: New push to end school district reserve cap

Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters – School cap once again on agenda

Marin Independent Journal: Fix law that puts a limit on schools’ rainy day funds

Pleasanton Weekly: Legislation would allow school districts to store more money for hard times

Sacramento Observer: Legislators join hands in fight to protect school district budget reserves

L.A. Times: Ditch the school reserve cap

San Diego Union Tribune: Schools still can’t save for a rainy day

Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Let’s not block schools from saving for a rainy day

KEYT (Santa Barbara): Local school districts fight to keep rainy day funds

Monterey Herald: Monterey County school officials want local budget cap repealed

San Bernardino County Sun: Educators seek change in new state cap on ‘rainy day’ funds

San Diego Union-Tribune: Limit on school reserves an awful law

L.A. Times: Time for California lawmakers to repeal cap on school reserves

Contra Costa Times: State should repeal school district budget reserve cap

Los Angeles Daily News: Brown’s cap on school reserves has to go

Bakersfield Californian: State lawmakers should restore budget control to school boards

Orange County Register: Union-backed threat to school finances