Bernard Benson is enrolled in the new Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program. His deductions began in August and will continue through June. The state will match his savings up to a dollar for dollar in July.
“It would be ludicrous for me not to participate,” explained Benson. “Where else can I set aside $200 a month for 11 months and make a 100 percent return on my investment?”
Classified employees should take special note of Assembly Bill
1808, an omnibus education trailer bill. Along with dozens of
AB 1808 increased the state budget for staff training and
other classified programs by $100 million.