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Governor Newsom Releases the May Revision Budget: State Surplus of $97 Billion, Economic Growth Expected to Continue at Slower Rate Than Projected in January

Elizabeth Esquivel & Andrea Ball
May 13, 2022

Today, May 13, 2022, Governor Newsom released the May Revision, which projects revenues nearly $55 billion above his January budget proposal. The Legislature has until June 15, 2022, to adopt a state budget. Read the details here.

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Challenges Emerge With State’s CalPADS System

Elizabeth Esquivel & Andrea Ball
May 11, 2022

Recent upgrades to CalPADS resulted in changes that are negatively impacting LEAs. Here's an overview of the emerging concerns and how CDE is addressing them.

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Senate Releases Budget Priorities and Legislature Meets First Policy Deadline

Elizabeth Esquivel
May 2, 2022

On April 27, 2022, the Senate released their revised budget position based on the latest information of stronger than expected state revenues. Here is a breakdown of impacts to education and CASBO's positions.

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CDPH Releases Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Timeline

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Apr 18, 2022

On April 14, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statement regarding the state’s implementation timeline for adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required vaccinations to attend school until the 2023-24 school year.

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Top 2022 Legislative Bills to Watch; Update to Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Mar 3, 2022

The California Legislature has introduced 2,113 measures since Jan. 3. Here's our report on this first round of proposals, highlighting the major issues and CASBO positions.

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Update on State’s COVID-19 Response for Schools

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Feb 28, 2022

Today, California HHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly released an update on the state’s mask requirements, effective March 1, 2022. Read more to see how this affects your local education agency.

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