Education Protection Act

Education Protection Act

With the passage of Proposition 30 in November 2012, Californians temporarily raised tax rates to help prevent more than $5 billion in education cuts and restore the fiscal health of schools. This new transparency tool was created to help taxpayers track every dollar raised for K-12 and community college agencies, where it was allocated, how it will be spent, and whether it was used in accordance with the law. 

2017-18 July 1 Education Protection Act Expenditures
2016-17 Education Protection Act Expenditures
2015-16 Education Protection Act Expenditures 
2014-15 Education Protection Act Expenditures
2013-14 Education Protection Act Expenditures
2012-13 Education Protection Act Expenditures

The revenues generated from Proposition 30 are deposited into a newly created account called the Education Protection Account (EPA).  EPA funds are based on the proportionate share of the statewide Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) amount.  A corresponding reduction is made to the local education agency's LCFF equal to the amount of their EPA entitlement.  LCFF is now comprised of three funding sources:  State aid, EPA, and property taxes.  The addition of a new funding sources does not increase the amount of the revenue due to the district.  The state aid portion is decreased accordingly.