- Prohibits school districts from spending more than five percent of funds from all sources for costs of general administration, instructional resources supervision, and supervision of instruction, beginning fiscal year 1999-2000.
- Requires State Board of Education to fine districts failing to comply.
- Requires districts to publish percentage of funds expended on administrative costs annually, report expenditure information to State Board of Education, and undertake performance audits and fiscal efficiency reviews every five years.
- Requires districts to develop systems which indicate the intended contribution of each projected expenditure to the achievement of specific performance objectives.
- This measure would require school districts to reduce administrative costs (as defined by the measure) by up to $700 million. To comply with this requirement, districts could more accurately account for administrative costs, move operations from central locations to school sites, and reduce administrative spending.
- The measure also would result in costs of around $10 million annually for performance based budgeting, and around $20 million every five years for auditing requirements.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- School districts could
spend no more than 5 percent
on central administrative costs.
The remaining money, at least
95 percent of total funds, would
have to be spent on direct
services to students, school site
employees, and school facilities.
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- School districts
would continue to decide
what portion of their
budgets is spent on central
administration and direct
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 223:
- Our tax dollars must be spent at our
schools where our children are educated,
not on administrators at central offices.
Currently, non-school site administration
averages 9% statewide, with some
districts spending as much as 20%. The
national average is 4.8%. Proposition 223
puts the money where the kids are!
Full Text of Argument In Favor,
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 223:
- Takes money from local school
districts and redirects this funding
to larger districts, principally the
downtown Los Angeles Unified
School District. This measure is
sponsored by the LA teacher's
union. Strongly opposed by the
California PTA, California School
award-winning teachers, and the
California Taxpayers Association.
Recommendation: Vote no.
Full Text of Argument Against,
- Contact FOR Proposition 223:
- Tyrone Vahedi
903 Colorado Ave.,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 223:
- Parents, Teachers and
Educators for Local
400 Capitol Mall,
Sacramento, CA 95814
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