Full and Fair Funding for Public Education


The DJUSD Board of Education supports the California School Boards Association's efforts in calling on the Legislature to raise school funding to the national average by 2020 and to the average of the top 10 states by 2025.

Find out more by visiting FullandFairFunding.Org.

Despite boasting the fifth-largest economy in the world and the highest gross domestic product of any state, California sits near the bottom nationally in nearly every significant measure of school funding and school staffing.

Adjusted for cost of living, California ranks 41st in per-pupil funding. We’re 45th in the percentage of taxable income spent on education, 45th in student-teacher ratios, and 48th in staff per student; a status that threatens the prosperity of California, the strength of its communities, and directly affects K-12 students.

California is the home of innovation and opportunity and has never been content with average. To meet the needs of 6 .2 million public school students and prepare them for an increasingly competitive, complex, and technological world, we simply must do more. We must secure Full and Fair Funding for public schools, including those in the Davis Joint Unified School District.

Every California student deserves a high-quality education and the resources needed for success in college, career, and civic life. While California lags behind most of the country in public school funding, school districts and county offices of education are facing increased financial pressure from rapidly rising costs.

Davis Board of Education Resolution
On May 16, 2019, the Board of Education approved a resolution that urges the State Legislature to end decades of underinvestment in public schools and provide the resources needed to offer all students a high-quality education and to fund California's public schools at the national average or higher by the year 2020, and at a level equal to or above the average of the top 10 states by 2025.

View Resolution No. 42-19 - Calling for Full and Fair Funding of California's Public Schools.