Track Prop. 30

Notice to Our Website Visitors - Due to server maintenance at our website host (the state’s Office of Technology Services), the Controller’s Track Prop 30 application may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes, Friday, May 27, 2016, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. Pacific Time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will update this message if this schedule changes. – The Controller’s Web Support Team

Holding the State and Schools Accountable for Prop. 30 Monies

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.

Questions this site answers:

How much money did your school district receive?

How can the money be spent?

How does your district plan to spend it?

What does Prop. 30 do?

How much money will be raised?

Where is the money coming from?

How can we be sure money is spent properly?

Is your school district in good financial health?

Is your school district’s financial history showing any trends?

Proposition 30 was approved by voters in November 2012 and provides financial support for California public schools

So far, the measure has generated more than

$13.1 billion*

* Projection of $13,052,687,990 from 1/1/2012 to present. Information provided by the Department of Finance.

According to the provisions of Proposition 30, revenues raised must be sent directly to schools for classroom expenses, and may not be used for administrative costs. The revenue transfer cannot be suspended or withheld no matter what happens with the state budget. All revenues from this measure are subject to audits at the local level and by the Controller.

How does Prop 30 Funding Work?


Proposition 30 money is put in the State Education Protection Account quarterly and then routed to county offices of education, K-12 school districts, charter schools and community college districts.


County offices of education, K-12 school districts, charter schools and community college districts spend Proposition 30 money according to their adopted spending plans, which must be made public.


After the close of each fiscal year, Proposition 30 spending is audited to determine if the money was used according to law.

Prop 30 Timeline

(Timeline denotes traditional school year.)

Prop 30 Timeline

More About This Website

The Track Prop. 30 website promotes transparency and accountability by offering a one-stop resource where you can follow the monies generated by this voter-approved initiative, determine if the monies are being used lawfully, and even view key data demonstrating whether your school district, charter school and community college district is fiscally stable.

Data updates will be done annually at least through 2019, the year Proposition 30’s temporary taxes expire.

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Comments? Suggestions?

This website is a work-in-progress, and we look to you for feedback on how we can make it more user-friendly and informative. Please feel free to email any comments or ideas you have as we expand and improve this site.

Our Partners

This website was created and will be updated through a partnership involving the California State Controller’s Office, California Department of Education and California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

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