Monthly Archives: April 2019

EH&A’s Debi Deal conducted a training session April 23rd at the Los Angeles County Office of Education to assist district finance professionals with maximizing and enhancing LCFF revenues. The training covered critical timelines for data collection; best practices for data management; latest information about student privacy laws and new regulations, and how CALPADS information is…

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Democratic leaders in Congress said on Thursday they would seek President Donald Trump’s support in coming weeks for legislation to invest up to $2 trillion to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, including roads, bridges and schools. House and Senate Democratic leaders said they would try to revive an effort that sputtered early in Trump’s presidency for major…

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Return on investment (ROI) is an oft-cited goal in K12 arenas, but it is achievable? Morgan County School District found out how to do it. The dynamic needs of Morgan County’s students are not going away. The key to solving this complicated equation was to put into place a system that captured, tracked, and managed…

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Oakland Unified recently attracted statewide attention when its teachers won higher pay, smaller classes and more staff support after a seven-day strike. As attention turns to how to pay for the four-year contract, Oakland is again in the spotlight for the unprecedented help it has received from the Alameda County Office of Education to overhaul…

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The desk-chair combination most often associated with school is growing closer to obsolescence as classroom furniture manufacturers discontinue models with in-demand flexible features like adjustable heights and wheels, making them easier to move around the room. As districts build and update existing schools, they’re considering modern approaches to classroom design that reflect future work environments…

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Seven state legislators are backing a proposal to make it easier for school districts to raise parcel taxes. The proposal would lower the threshold to pass a parcel tax for schools from the current two-thirds majority vote to 55 percent. Statewide, about two-thirds of school districts are anticipated to see budget deficits over the next…

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Escondido Union School District is considering forming a special tax district to help pay for upgrades to its aging schools. The funding system, called a Mello Roos or community facilities district, would start with 95 new homes planned for construction in the central area of the city, but could add more homes as they are…

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