Basic Facts About Proposition 28

Disclaimer: The information below has been extracted from the measure 28 language passed by California voters in November 2022 and an analysis of the measure from the Legislative Analyst's Office. Certain aspects of the measure must be determined by the various entities named in the measure and therefore remain unknown at this point.


Measure 28 adds The Arts and Music in Schools— Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act to the California Education Code to provide a minimum source for annual funding to “supplement arts education programs” for pupils attending K–12 public and charter schools.

Beginning with fiscal year 2023–24, funds will be allocated by the California Department of Education (CDE) to each local educational agency (LEA). The distribution will be based on preschool and K–12 enrollment.
  • 70 percent will go to schools based on their share of statewide enrollment.
  • 30 percent will go to schools based on their share of low-income students enrolled statewide.
  • Up to 1 percent may be used by local governing boards for administrative expenses.
The actual amount of funding will be published by the Director of Finance in the annual May revision of the Governor’s budget.

LEAs must
  • Submit an annual board-approved report “in a manner determined by the Superintendent”
  • Post how funds were spent on their websites.

Prop 28 Discussion Opportunity
Attend the upcoming TCAP Regional Network meetings, as they have had Prop 28 as a topic at each one. Also, there is time for them to talk within regions to hear from others in their areas.

Proposition 28 Planning

Step 1  Find your school’s or district’s Prop 28 estimates.
Step 2  Read the Proposition for more clarity.
Step 3  Review Funding percentages and what these can be used for.
Step 4  Make a plan

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