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California School Business News

By: | Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Coronavirus mitigation efforts in schools will cost about $55 per student for materials and consumables, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and up to $442 per student when additional custodial staff and transportation costs are factored in.

Using CDC data, coronavirus mitigation of $442 per student multiplied by nearly 51 million students totals about $22 billion total for all U.S. schools.

By: | Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster, according to Sheldon H. Jacobson, a computer science professor at the University of Illinois and a leader at INFORMS, an association for operations research and analytics professionals. Getting data from the CDC took months, putting schools and other organizations behind in planning and decision-making.

By: Joyce Tribbey, Manager, Communications | Tuesday, January 12, 2021


If you've been thinking about seeking a CASBO certification to enhance your career and become the recognized expert in your local education agency (LEA), and you still need the training to complete your qualifications1, we have a couple of opportunities coming up for you this spring!

By: Joyce Tribbey, Manager, Communications | Tuesday, January 26, 2021


If you're a CASBO individual member in the San Diego/Imperial Section who has been thinking about being considered to serve as your section's State Director, the window of opportunity is closing this Friday, January 29, 2021!

By: | Tuesday, December 15, 2020


People are very generous … if you figure out how to ask for help, that is! And when your request is thoughtful, folks are willing to go even further out of their way to help, according to Wayne Baker at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.

Asking for help also comes with some unexpected benefits. When we seek help as an individual, team or organization, we’re better at learning and problem-solving, more creative, more satisfied with what we do, more efficient, and less stressed and burned out.

By: | Tuesday, December 15, 2020


CommonBond CEO and McKinsey alum David Klein says not all feedback from employees is created equal. In an article in, Klein says there are right and wrong ways to get input about your performance from your employees.

Consider using his suggestions to improve your feedback gathering!

The wrong way

By: | Tuesday, December 15, 2020


There’s no denying that the last nine months have challenged all leaders in all fields. That said, top leaders have been able to guide their organizations through this difficult time because they focused on six effective strategies.

Here’s what executive coach and columnist Marcel Schwantes puts on his list. Tap into these pro tips for effective leadership during the pandemic and in future crises.

Show empathy. Proving to employees that their leaders care about them is fundamental.

By: | Tuesday, December 15, 2020


It can be all too easy for school leaders and vendors alike to run afoul of laws concerning K-12 student privacy like the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and the Children's Internet Protection Act.

The danger’s even more real as distance learning continues, according to a report from Education Dive.

To help navigate what can sometimes be uncertain terrain, experts from Common Sense Media  suggest school leaders consider the following privacy concerns when choosing an education technology tool or resource:

By: | Tuesday, December 15, 2020


As the pandemic requires schools to stick with online learning, addressing trauma and discrimination are a must when it comes to students’ privacy.

A coalition of education, health care, disability rights and civil liberties organizations has provided guidance as districts and individual educators adopt more and more technology to collect things like learning, attendance and health data.

By: | Tuesday, December 15, 2020


A recent poll by the National Education Association (NEA) found that 28% of teachers were likely to leave the profession or retire because of COVID-19.

One in five teachers with less than 10 years’ experience expressed this sentiment, as did 40% of teachers with 21 to 30 years’ experience and 55% of teachers with more than 30 years under their belts.

As you might expect, the reasons include exhaustion and burnout resulting from: