Education Protection Account
The Educational Protection Account (EPA) was created after California voters approved a temporary increase in state sales tax and an increase in upper-income tax rates, with the purpose of funding education in a way that would be controlled entirely by local education agencies. Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, which created the EPA, was approved by voters on November 6, 2012.
School districts, county education departments, and some charter schools receive funds proportional to their share of general educational funding starting in the 2013-14 school year. Connect will receive EPA funds.
EPA funds must be spent on non-administrative salaries, spending plans must be publicly approved, and schools must publish their plans and actual spending on their web sites.