Senate Bill 590 - School Reserve Cap Repeal

February 27, 2017

Legislative Discussions

State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson discusses the importance of local school board control on school reserves.

Support Letters


Senate Bill 590 would repeal Education Code Section 42127.01, which places a cap on the amount of reserves (assigned and unassigned account balances) that a school district is legally able to maintain. By restricting districts’ abilities to save for economic uncertainties, this cap on reserve funds impairs schools’ abilities to budget wisely, and as a result, is harmful to California’s youth.


Eric Dietz, Legislative Director; 916-651-4037