Monthly Archives: October 2018

New resource to inform all stakeholders about school finance issues In an effort to support school leaders in their decision-making roles, the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) has prepared a new guide, “School Business and Finance in California: What Every Board Member and Candidate Should Know.” This valuable resource identifies important “must know”…

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by Melinda Pure, Associate If your Kindergarten classrooms are undersized, lacking restrooms, or otherwise don’t meet Title 5 design requirements, a new state grant program could provide funding for retrofitting or new classroom construction to provide districts with Title 5-compliant Kindergarten classrooms. The program is a matching program that will fund the upgrading (40{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} match)…

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A recent report from Stanford University and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) concludes that for California’s elementary and secondary schools to reach academic performance goals, the state should expand education into early childhood, prior to kindergarten, and raise overall school spending by 32 percent. The report said that “while public schools in California spent…

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has unfunded liabilities of at least $168 billion, meaning it has just more than two-thirds of the funds needed to provide promised pensions — and that’s based on projections of future investment earnings that outside experts see as far too optimistic. Given this grim picture, one would assume…

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Beginning next year, teachers and district personnel assigned to serve students with disabilities (SWD) will be restricted in the use of physical or mechanical restraint and seclusion, under legislation signed by the governor earlier this week. AB 2657 limits the use of seclusion and restraint to only situations where student behavior presents an imminent danger…

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