Monthly Archives: August 2020

Californians for School Facilities (CSF) advocates for federal funding for school facilities and educates legislators about the importance of clean, safe and modern schools to benefit student academic performance and the workforce of tomorrow. In July, CSF provided an update about federal programs and issues including School Infrastructure, RASA, Senate COVID Aid Bill, HEROES Act,…

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CASH leaders met recently to discuss issues vital to the maintenance and operation of school districts. Topics covered in this month’s update include: Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Update Legislation to limit Covid-19 liability Williams inspections Healthy indoor air quality Virtual Workshops Click here for the document detailing these topics…

West Contra Costa Unified is rethinking what it means to keep students safe after its school board voted in June to end contracts for campus police officers starting next school year. It’s a re-evaluation other California districts are making as well, following protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in…

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Four growing charter school organizations are suing Gov. Gavin Newsom, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and the California Department of Education, charging that the state’s formula for funding K-12 schools during the pandemic will illegally deny payments for additional students in their schools. Their schools are being underfunded by millions of dollars and…

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The CA Supreme Court gave revenue-strapped school districts and other public employers a narrowly tailored win but not the big decision they wanted recently. The court unanimously ruled that the Legislature could eliminate pension “spiking,” in which employees “artificially inflated” their earnings in their last year of work by cashing in the value of accumulated…

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Whether a district is open to in-person learning at the start of the school year or not, educators are preparing for the strong possibility that this year will include at least some period of distance learning for all. That means a need to continue taking action to ensure every household has access to the internet….

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