News Break

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Thursday, May 21, 2020

Today, CASBO released its response letter to Governor Newsom’s May Revision, noting that the proposed state funding for public education will create new barriers to safety, educational attainment and access, yet understanding that schools are critical to reopening the economy that has been severely impacted.

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Wednesday, May 20, 2020

On May 19, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines for reopening and resuming schools and child care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic. The CDC recognizes that schools will determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials to the extent possible, whether and how to implement these considerations while meeting their local needs.  

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Thursday, May 14, 2020

Today, May 14, 2020, Governor Newsom released a significantly revised state budget amid the coronavirus pandemic, which projects General Fund revenues decline over $41 billion over the current and budget fiscal years, and when combined with COVID-19 expenses, the projected budget deficit of about $54 billion that will need to be addressed.

The Administration is proposing a combination of actions to address the projected state deficit:

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Thursday, May 7, 2020

Today, May 7, 2020, the Department of Finance released a fiscal update indicating that California is facing a $54 billion budget deficit, which results in a lower required funding level by $18.3 billion to Proposition 98 General Fund as a result of the economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Wednesday, May 6, 2020

On May 5, 2020, the California Department of Education released the COVID-19 Operations Written Report template, which was developed as an optional tool for local educational agencies (LEAs) to meet the requirements established by Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-56-20 (April 22, 2020).

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Wednesday, April 29, 2020

On April 28, 2020, Governor Newsom and Dr. Sonia Y. Angell, the California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer, provided an update to the state’s roadmap to reopen the economy and public services, including schools, in a phased-in approach.

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Friday, April 24, 2020

Yesterday evening, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-56-20, which extends the deadline to submit the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the budget overview for parents until December 15, 2020, on the following conditions:

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Monday, April 13, 2020

Today, Governor Newsom announced a $42 million investment over three months, to support foster youth and reduce child abuse. In his press release, the Governor expressed that, “Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable and nurturing environment free from fear, abuse and neglect.”

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Thursday, April 9, 2020

On April 3, 2020, the California Department of Education released an updated FAQ webpage on the recently signed legislation, SB 117 (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2020), which provides that the average daily attendance (ADA) used for the second period and the annual period apportionment includes all full school months from July 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 for all local educational agencies (LEAs).

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Monday, April 6, 2020

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-45-20 and sent out a press release to expand child care access to essential workers.

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