Education Protection Act – Spending Plan

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Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, approved by the voters on November 6, 2012, temporarily increases the states sales tax rate for all taxpayers and the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers.

The new revenues generated from Proposition 30 are deposited into a newly created state account called the Education Protection Account (EPA). School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools (LEAs) will receive funds from the EPA based on their proportionate share of the statewide revenue limit amount. A corresponding reduction is made to an LEA’s revenue limit EPA entitlement. LEAs will receive EPA payments quarterly beginning with the 2013-14 Fiscal Year.

Proposition 30 provides that all K-14 local agencies have the sole authority to determine how the funds received from the EPA are spent, but with these provisions:

  • The spending plan must be approved by the governing board during a public meeting.
  • EPA funds can not be used for the salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs.
  • Each year, the local agency must publish on its website an accounting of how much money was received from the EPA and how the funds were expended.

 

The Museum School entitlement for 2012-2013                          $208,803

Museum School entitlement for 2013-2014                                $207,392

Museum School entitlement for 2014-2015                                $206,973

At a public meeting held on Monday, October 21, 2013 the Board of Directors of the Museum School Collaborative approved that 100% of EPA funds be used to cover salary costs of non-administrative certificated and classified staff.

2013-14

Est. 2013-2014 Annual Salary Cost for Certificated and Classified Staff                      $819,958.09

Percentage of Annual Cost for Certificated and Classified Staff covered by EPA                 25.2%

Update – 2014-2015

At a public meeting held on June 23, 2014, the Museum School Collaborative Board of Directors approved that 100% of 2014-15 EPA funds shall be used to cover salary costs of non-administrative certificated and classified staff.

Annual Salary Cost for Certificated & Classified Staff     – $811,404

Education Protection Account Funds dedicated to non-administrative salary costs – $206,973

Percentage of non-administrative salary cost paid for with EPA funds – 25.5%

Update 2015-16 

At a public meeting held on May 26, 2015, the Museum School Collaborative Board of Directors approved that 100% of 2015-16 EPA funds shall be used to cover salary costs of non-administrative certificated and classified staff.

EPA Revenue (net of 14/15 adjustments) for 2015-16 School Year – $103,487

Update 2016-17

At a public meeting held on May 31, 2016, the Museum School Collaborative Board of Directors approved that 100% of 2016-17 EPA funds shall be used to cover salary costs of non-administrative certificated and classified staff.

Estimated EPA Funds for 2016-17 School Year – $104,809