June 23, 2020
Calbright, California’s fledgling online community college, will be funded for the upcoming fiscal year, according to the budget state lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom agreed to Monday.
However, the college will lose about $45 million in funding, most of which is from a one-time allocation, EdSource reported. Lawmakers could vote as early as Friday.
The decision comes about two weeks after a state Assembly report called for defunding the experimental program. The college launched last fall.