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Federal Government Acts on Paid Leave for COVID-19

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Mar 19, 2020

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides additional sick leave to employees for certain coronavirus-related reasons through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), until December 31, 2020. The benefits under the Act appear to apply to employees prospectively upon the effective day of the Act, which is to be determined when it takes effect.

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CDE and CHHS Releases Guidance on COVID-19

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Mar 18, 2020

Today, March 18, 2020, The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a webinar to discuss the Department of Education, State Board of Education, and California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) guidance documents required by the Governor's Executive Order N-26-20 on school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Thurmond to Host COVID-19 Guidance Webinar on March 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Mar 17, 2020

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the Department of Education guidance documents required by the Governor's Executive Order on school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Governor Newsom and Legislature Act to Combat COVID-19

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Mar 16, 2020

Today, March 16, 2020, Governor Newsom requested and the Legislature adopted emergency legislation to amend the 2019 Budget Act and appropriate $500 million for disaster response to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with additional authority for the state to provide a total appropriation of $1 billion.

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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Ensure State Funding for School Districts is Available to Address the Novel COVID-19 Outbreak

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Mar 13, 2020

This afternoon, March 13, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an executive order to ensure school districts will continue to retain state funding during school closures due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Executive Order N-26-20 states that a school district, county office of education, and charter school that closes its schools to address the spread of the virus, will continue to receive state funding to support the following activities:

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A Deep Dive into Governor Newsom’s 2020-21 Proposition 98 Education Proposals

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Mar 2, 2020

Last month, Governor Newsom released the proposed statutory changes that conform with his January budget proposals, known as trailer bill language. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the major education proposals and highlights recommendations made by the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

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