Monthly Archives: November 2021

Michael Smolens, Columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune It’s enough to make you want to slam your head against the wall. A private school in Florida ordered students who get vaccinated to be quarantined at home for 30 days after each dose. School officials made the false claim that vaccinations make those students, rather than…

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Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 438 into law modifying the Education Code’s classified layoff statutes by providing classified employees with the same notice and hearing rights afforded to certificated employees. AB 438 will have extensive impacts on school and community college districts both in staffing and budgeting classified positions going forward. It is likely…

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School board races are usually quiet contests centered around local issues like budgets. But this year, many of these boards are engulfed in nationalized, cultural hot-button fights over issues like mask mandates and teaching critical race theory. Anger at school boards has resulted in heated meetings and threats of violence — and federal intervention. Judy…

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School business is constantly changing, and that’s never been more true than it is today. The best way to keep up? Engage in some lifelong learning at CASBO 2022! Join us in Sacramento for: 150 in-depth technical workshops, partner-presented sessions and Professional Council lunches The state’s largest school business expo, with over 350 exhibitors and…

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San Jose’s South Bay voters overwhelmingly passed ballot measures to extend parcel taxes for two local school districts. Only 27% of voters in the two boundaries of Berryessa and Los Gatos Union school districts turned out for the special election About 7 out of 10 voters in the Berryessa Union School District approved Measure A,…

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LEAs that receive and spend federal funds are familiar with the term “maintenance of effort,” which is known by its acronym, MOE. Specifically, LEAs see the term “MOE” come into play for special education funds and federal funds allocated under the umbrella of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The advent of one-time stimulus funds…

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The next priority funding filing period for the School Facility Program (SFP) will begin Wednesday, November 10, 2021, and the 30-day window closes on December 9, 2021. Any requests for funding received during this period will be valid from January 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, and eligible for the next bond sale. Until such…

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CASH Maintenance Network (CMN) Web-Shop – Beyond MERV 13: What’s New for School Maintenance? COVID-19 and state requirements related to air, water and energy use have put school maintenance departments front and center in the effort to ensure K-12 learning environments are clean, safe, healthy and resilient. This CMN Web-Shop focuses on timely, substantive updates…

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With teachers across the country complaining of extreme burnout, school districts are trying out big changes, including longer holiday breaks and shorter days. Educators and experts say teachers’ severe burnout is raising concerns about turnover — and more broadly, the state of education. Nearly one in four teachers said they were likely to leave their…

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