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San Mateo Cty, CA: Education costs continue to rise; SPED costs "outpace revenue"

May 12, 2018, San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal: Governor’s revise sparks calls for more spending—Lawmakers peg homelessness, education for additional funds https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/governor-s-revise-sparks-calls-for-more-spending/article_bad6e374-559f-11e8-bc04-5bc598305ed1.html San Mateo County lawmakers were left wondering how a larger portion of the unanticipated revenue padding California’s budget can be dedicated toward homelessness and education after Gov. Jerry Brown included upticks in the state revenue and surplus in his revised state budget Friday. … Mullin was joined by Berman, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo in pegging education programs for additional funds in the coming weeks. For Hill, advocating for increased funding for K-12 schools so students are prepared to join the local economy is expected to be a priority, noting even fully funding schools today is not keeping pace with their rising costs. “We’re giving them more money, but their costs have gone up faster than their revenue when you look at the pension costs they are saddled with and the special education [programs], costs have outpaced the increased revenues,” he said.