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EDUCATION PROTECTION ACCOUNT (EPA)
Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, approved by the voters on November 6, 2012, temporarily increases the states sales tax rate for all taxpayers and the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers.
The revenues generated from Proposition 30 are deposited into a newly created 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 funding.
EPA is a component of an LEA's total state funding. Accordingly, a corresponding reduction is made to an LEA's total state funding equal to the amount of their EPA entitlement.
Pursuant to Article XIII, Section 36 of the California Constitution, school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts are required to determine how the moneys received from the Education Protection Account (EPA) are spent in the school or schools within its jurisdiction. District must annually post on its website an accounting of how much money was received from EPA and how that money was spent. The annual accounting may be found under Budget Information to the left.