Fiscal Challenges of Declining Enrollment in California Schools
About the Program
California’s public K–12 school system may be entering a long period of declining enrollment. Districts with declining enrollment face financial pressures, as state funding declines along with the number of students they serve. Lower enrollment also has important implications for the state budget. PPIC researcher Paul Warren will outline the findings of a new report on declining enrollment, and a panel of experts will offer state and local perspectives.
11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch
12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, vice president of government affairs and chief data officer, PPIC
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Paul Warren, research associate, PPIC
12:20 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Julien Lafortune, research fellow, PPIC
Renee Arkus, executive director of fiscal services, Long Beach Unified School District
Sara Bachez, assistant executive director of governmental relations, California Association of School Business Officials
Claudia Davis, associate superintendent, Calaveras County Office of Education
Mike Fine, chief executive officer, Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
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The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Speaker Series on California’s Future
The Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.
Sutton Family Speaker Series
The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.
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