CASH Alert – Budget Update June 26, 2020 Today, the Assembly approved the bills that form the core of the State Budget and K-12 education funding. The Senate has approved some of these bills, and will approve the remainder on Monday. We know this is the final budget deal because the Assembly has recessed. While…

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Although pleased with the restoration of billions of dollars in cuts Newsom had proposed, education officials are skeptical about whether they’ll be ready to fully reopen schools in August. Major school groups are calling for more help to underwrite expenses for cleaning supplies, masks and other safety equipment. Newsom and the Legislature strongly indicate in…

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Calbright College, on the brink of elimination by the Legislature, will survive in the 2020-21 budget that was agreed to Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. “Calbright will survive and continue to serve students with cuts in ongoing and one-time funding,” said Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee. The…

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A state fiscal agency found “significant evidence” that current and former employees with the Sweetwater Union High School District may have committed fraud, misappropriation of funds or other illegal practices, according to the results of a long-awaited audit report announced Monday night by the San Diego County superintendent of schools. The report also found violations…

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By Dan Walters, CalMatters on June 18, 2020 Drafting a state budget for California is always a difficult process, given the state’s diverse and often conflicting interests, but it became infinitely more so during the century’s first decade. On June 15, both legislative houses passed a version of the 2020-21 budget that is admittedly out…

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The County Office Facility Planners Meeting featured the May Revise as it relates to facilities. CASH members also discussed the developing guidelines for Districts on cleaning, disinfecting and healthy indoor air quality. Click here for the full article…

Californians for School Facilities (CSF) recently offered its members a link to the Government Accounting Office’s (GAO) new report that estimates more than half of America’s public school districts are in need of significant repairs to their school facilities. According to the report, 54{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} of school districts across the country must replace or update major…

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In a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), who chairs the committee, outlined a few of the challenges schools across the country are facing during the coronavirus pandemic, including: Limited space in public schools for social distancing. Rigid rules for district administrators as a result of state, local…

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