Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District should prepare for a more than 10 percent decline in student enrollment by 2029, according to consultants hired to analyze the district’s demographic data. And two Valley schools should brace for a more than 20 percent drop in numbers over the next 10 years. The decline could result in…

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By School Services of California, Inc. on September 20, 2019 The Census Day for the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Fall 1 collection is October 2 this year. Census Day requires each agency to take a snapshot of students enrolled as of that day and report specific information about the demographics and eligibility…

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By Colleen Patterson, K-12 Consultant & EH&A Associate I recently worked with a District who had a 100{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} pass on ALL ITEMS included in the California School Nutrition Program. Congratulations to them, quite an excellent job! There was just one nagging United States Division of Agriculture benchmark item they missed. It seemed that the State…

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By Eric Hall, President of EH&A A comprehensive facility bond recently passed the state Legislature and has been forwarded to the Governor for his signature. If signed, this proposition will place a $15B state school facilities bond on the March 3, 2020 primary ballot for voter approval. Assembly Bill 48 (O’Donnell), Public Preschool, K-12, and…

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Focusing on “positive outlier districts,” a new report from the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) highlights seven CA districts in which black, Latino and white students are earning higher-than-predicted English language arts and math scores on state assessments, after taking socioeconomic status into consideration. The authors focus on the role that districts play in contributing to…

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School administrators announced recently that all classes in Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona would be canceled for the day following the discovery of a ransomware infection on district computers. Administrators of the 16 K-12 schools and more than 11,000 students said that the cyberattack had “impacted the ability of FUSD schools to operate normally.”…

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To address safety and efficiency concerns that come with student transportation, school districts are exploring several trends that can make school buses more secure and the time spent on them more productive. Some school buses that are WiFi-enabled are becoming mobile study halls. As more students use computers and tablets to complete schoolwork, the use…

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States’ spending to build, upgrade, and equip school buildings has fallen over the last decade, exacerbating budget challenges many schools already face, an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds. Thirty-eight states cut school capital spending as a share of their overall economy between 2008 and 2017, according to the latest data…

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