California School Business News

California School Business News

By: | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

If you look around, most people are pursuing happiness in their lives, says Darius Forum for Medium.

That’s why we collectively buy stuff we don’t need, engage with people we may not even like and work hard to get the approval of all kinds of people. But here’s the question: How do you achieve happiness?

What really makes Forum happy is being useful. When he creates something that others can use. or even something he can use, he feels happy.

By: | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

Medium’s Rebecca Fishbein offers advice for new managers on the most effective way to deliver feedback during performance reviews. 

By: | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

We feel pressed for time due to our own psychology, not just the tyranny of the clock, says Kira M. Newman of the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley.

When researchers surveyed Americans before 2011, about half said they almost never had time on their hands, and two-thirds said they sometimes or always felt rushed.

By: | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

California legislators are weighing whether to impose strict limits on cellphones in schools. 

Under a bill that the State Assembly’s Education Committee is currently considering, California school districts would have to develop policies that restrict or ban students from using their cellphones at school, with a few exceptions.

By: | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

When it comes to cybersecurity at school districts, it’s random clicks and shares that cause the biggest threat. Specifically, staff and students who inadvertently share information or click on links put districts at the greatest of risk of an attack.

So, what’s the solution? Teachers, faculty and students should be coached on how to avoid unintentionally clicking malicious links or files in phishing emails or sharing information about students or staff, including addresses, social security numbers or school records.

By: | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

Two state senators want to ask voters in 2020 to make it easier for school districts to pass a parcel tax, according to a report from EdSource.

Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) want to lower the threshold needed to pass a parcel tax. It currently requires a two-thirds’ majority; they want to drop it to 55 percent — the same level required for voters to approve a school construction bond.

By: Joyce Tribbey, Communications Manager | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

CASBO staff and member volunteers and leaders are racing the clock to complete preparations for our 2019 Annual Conference & California School Business Expo! We are excited to welcome our members and colleagues this year to the always-popular San Diego Convention Center — it’s going to be a great event in the city on the bay!

Conference is less than a week away, so we'd like to provide you with some important final reminders:

By: Joyce Tribbey, Communications Manager | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

We are pleased to announce the election of Jayne Christakos, associate superintendent of business, facilities and operations for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, as CASBO’s new Eastern Section State Director for 2019-21!

By: Joyce Tribbey, Communications Manager | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

The CASBO 2019 Economic Summit

We’re pleased to announce the return of the Economic Summit at Annual Conference, now in its fifth year! Held during the Third General Session* on Thursday, April 18, this very special session is designed to provide school business professionals with essential information on the current and future economic, demographic and workforce factors that will affect California’s public schools.

The summit features renowned economists:

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