As pension costs continue to soar, they are taking up a bigger share of the new funding that districts receive each year.
Meeting their pension obligations and other rising costs limits the ability of districts to fund other academic and student support programs or increase pay for teachers, and added to contention in the teacher strikes in Los Angeles and Oakland.
While Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed providing some relief, the longer term burdens will still remain.
Join EdSource's Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald along with leading experts on California's pension system for a live, online discussion on the challenge of rising pensions costs, their root causes and potential solutions. We will also be taking questions from the audience.
Cory Koedel, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri
Grant Boyken, public affairs executive officer at the California State Teachers' Retirement System
Chad Aldeman, senior associate partner with Bellwether Education Partners
Denise Bradford, incoming board member of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, representing pre-kindergarten to 12th grade educators, and an elementary school teacher in Saddleback Valley Unified in Mission Viejo
Whether you are familiar with school districts' pension obligations or are just trying to get a handle on this problem, this webinar is for you. We hope you can join us!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
COST: Free but registration is required and space is limited. Register soon to save your spot!