From teachers unions to school administrators, there's wide relief over the potential of an extra $2.7 billion for K though 12 schools.
The governor also proposed changing the school funding formula so that more money goes to schools with more low-income students or English language learners.
Dean Vogel, President of California Teachers Association, says he's glad that Brown recognizes it costs more to educate some students.
Vogel: "We're very interested in the concept around this new formula and we've got a lot of questions, and we're hopeful as we move through this budget process we'll address those."
A similar funding proposal from Brown stalled last year.
But the California School Boards Association says this one gives school boards more authority to decide how to fund economically-disadvantaged students.