The SAB meets monthly to apportion funds to the school districts, act on appeals, and adopt policies and regulations. The SAB membership is comprised of the Director of Finance, the Director of the Department of General Services, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, three members of the Senate, three members of the Assembly, and one appointee…

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A new CA law that went into effect Jan. 1 allows state regulators to shut down jobsites that expose workers to an imminent hazard of COVID-19 infection, while eliminating a previously required 15-day rebuttal period for contractors to respond to any alleged “serious violations” related to COVID-19. The state’s AB 685 law codifies much of…

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While districts are allowed to require employees to be vaccinated, they should consider a variety of factors before making the decision, legal and other experts say. Can you require a COVID-19 vaccine? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws, released guidance in December specific to the coronavirus pandemic. Legally, there is…

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By Carl Cohn, former executive director of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, a member of the California State Board of Education, and former superintendent of the San Diego Unified and Long Beach Unified school districts. The governor deserves praise for his recent budget and school reopening proposals, but schools aren’t going to reopen anytime…

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The Annual Conference on School Facilities is CASH’s largest annual event and draws more than 2,000 school facility professionals from around the State. Full-Conference Registration includes access to more than 70 concurrent education sessions, three general sessions, trade show with 200+ exhibitors and the NextGen Experience simulated classroom space. Attendees will find a wealth of…

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California is the fifth largest economy in the world and the wealthiest state in the nation. The Golden State is home to countless tech giants, an enormous entertainment industry, major agricultural regions, and many other successful industries. California households earn a median income of $71,000 per year, more than $10,000 above the national average. However,…

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The Del Mar Union School District must address three outstanding environmental issues before continuing on with its Del Mar Heights School rebuild, according to a recent ruling in the lawsuit against the district by Save the Field. Save the Field’s lawsuit centers on the belief that the district’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process was…

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