Prop 30 (EPA)

About the Education Protection Account…

With the passage of Proposition 30, which temporarily increases the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers and the sales tax rate for all taxpayers, the state officially established the Education Protection Account (EPA). Revenue generated from the increased taxes are deposited into the EPA and later distributed to districts and charter schools.

While funds from the EPA are part of a district’s or charter school’s general purpose funding, Proposition 30 specifies that EPA funds may not be used for salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs.

FY 2015-16 Education Protection Account Expenses

Allocation: $616,451

Teacher Salaries: $511,183
Benefits: $105,268
TOTAL: $616,451

FY 2016-17 Education Protection Account Spending Plan

In FY 2016-17, EPA funds are estimated to be 25% of a school’s base rate funding entitlement. For Crown Prep Academy, this equates to $590,175. The spending plan for Crown Prep allocates these funds to support teacher salaries.

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