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Longtime Top State Schools Official Tells Local Education Leaders Funding Situation Is Stabilizing

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2013 7:45am

One of the biggest statewide issues California voters faced last November was whether to pass Proposition 98, which promised to stabilize education fund.

Voters stepped up, and approved it.

But, educators at the local level here, in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties are still trying to figure out exactly what it means, especially as they work on budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.

A man who served as a state assemblyman, and state senator for the South Coast for two decades, and then two terms as the state’s top elected education official says it’s going to provide some financial stability for local school districts for the first time in years.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco caught up with Jack O’Connell is Santa Barbara, as he was preparing to brief educators in the County about the state funding outlook for local districts.

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