Guest author Lisa Mori from F3 partners with SSC to write this article on how operations are impacted by SB 95, which expands COVID-19 supplemental sick leave. The Governor recently signed SB 95 creating uniform, statewide policy to ensure employees have access to COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through September 30, 2021. SB 95 reinstates…

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Six school districts that profited from one of CA’s largest cases of charter school fraud must repay $1 million to the state, a judge ruled recently. The school districts were paid millions in oversight fees by A3 charter schools, yet the districts failed to hold A3 accountable, said San Diego Superior Court Judge Frederick Link….

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School system leaders are cautiously optimistic that the 2021-22 school year will see more students learning in-person and that the school day will resemble pre-pandemic routines, but with safety protocols in place. Increased vaccine administration for adults and the hope of childhood vaccines this fall, winter or early in 2022 are helping drive this confidence….

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Many long-standing processes and procedures were turned on their heads as a result of the pandemic, and attendance record keeping was no exception. Prior to the final months of the 2019–20 school year, distance learning was an undefined term, and the most comparable instructional model came in the form of independent study. The advent of…

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An administrator at the California Department of Education was put on paid leave Thursday while department officials investigate allegations that he authored books and articles about conspiracy theories and used anti-Semitic rhetoric. The department began an internal investigation of Craig Heimbichner, who was promoted in January to the position of education administrator in the charter…

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After COVID-19 forced the nation’s schools online, thousands of districts scrambled to partner with internet service providers to cover the cost of broadband for low-income students. The result was a patchwork of temporary agreements that connected millions of families, often via innovative public-private partnerships. Now, though, many of those deals face looming expiration dates—with no…

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