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EPA Spending Account Information

Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, approved by the voters on November 6, 2012, temporarily increased the states sales tax rate for all taxpayers and the personal income tax rates for upper income taxpayers.

Proposition 30 provides that all K‐14 local agencies have the sole authority to determine how the funds received from the EPA are spent, but with these provisions:

  • The spending plan must be approved by the governing board during a public meeting.
  • EPA funds cannot be used for the salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs. (See the list of functions on the CDE website referenced below for which EPA funds may be used.)
  • Each year, the local agency must publish on its website an accounting of how much money was received from the EPA and how the funds were expended.

The revenues generated from Proposition 30 are deposited into a state account called the Education Protection Account (EPA). School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools (LEAs) will receive funds from the EPA based on their proportionate share of the statewide revenue limit amount. A corresponding reduction is made to an LEA’s revenue limit EPA entitlement. LEAs received EPA payments quarterly beginning with the 2013‐14 Fiscal Year.

Below are the details of the Education Protection Account for each of our charters.

Expenditures for the 2014-15 School Year

Empire Springs Charter School           Harbor Springs Charter School          River Springs Charter School

Plan for the 2015-16 School Year

Empire Springs Charter School            Harbor Springs Charter School          River Springs Charter School





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