Today, March 5, 2021, Governor Newsom signed AB 86 (Committee on Budget) providing $2 billion for safe in-person instruction support and $4.6 billion for expanded academic, mental health and social-emotional support. The virtual signing ceremony included Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and others educational leaders.

The signed legislation comes after several months of discussions and deliberations and will take effect immediately. We anticipate the California Department of Education to have estimates of how much LEA’s will be receiving in the coming weeks.