California Supreme Court Watch

Apr 26, 2018
#18-61 California School Boards Assn. v. State of California, S247266. (A148606; 19 Cal.App.5th 566; Alameda County Superior Court; RG11554698

#18-61 California School Boards Assn. v. State of California, S247266. (A148606; 19 Cal.App.5th 566; Alameda County Superior Court; RG11554698.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part to the denial of a petition for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does the state violate article XIII B, section 6, of the California Constitution when it identifies general education funding it already provides to school districts and county offices of education as “offsetting revenue” for the purpose of reimbursing state mandates? (2) Does the state violate separation of powers principles when it allows general education funding or special education funding to be identified as offsetting revenues for state-mandated programs?

Review granted: 04/18/2018

See the California Court of Appeal opinion