Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:00 – 11:30 AM The 2021 CASH Webinar series began in January, with school district leaders sharing their districts’ plans for serving students in the year to come amidst the pandemic. CASH will continue to provide perspectives from school district directors as we continue to navigate the progression of COVID-19, new…

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By Julie Arthur, CASH Chair As the discussion on how and when to reopen schools has become the focus at the federal, state and local levels, CASH understands that school facilities and maintenance plays a significant role in this critical issue. CASH continues to focus on providing resources to K-12 school districts and county offices…

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that 27 schools throughout the state were recognized as Model Continuation High Schools (MCHS) for 2021. Each of the schools honored offer various opportunities for their students to pursue academic and social success. Vista Unified School District’s Major General Raymond Murray High School was one of…

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CASBO 2021 is the premier “can’t miss” event in California school business — one that’s been proven to benefit anyone working in today’s K-14 education industry. CASBO 2021 is the ultimate learning classroom where, no matter what discipline you work in, you’ll enhance job performance, efficiency, and accuracy. Click here for the full article…

Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill 86, the bill containing the school reopening package. The bill allows for the expenditure of funds prior to resuming on-campus instruction so schools can more effectively prepare for the return of students; educator vaccination provisions have been expanded from teachers only to include all school staff working with students,; language…

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Last year’s Executive Order provided COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave in CA to certain food sector workers, and subsequent state legislation expanded the employees eligible to receive the leave to some non-food sector employees until December. In addition, federal law established the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) last year, which also required certain employers…

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School facilities finance is one of the most important educational strands of workshops that will be provided at the upcoming CASH Annual Conference on School Facilities. With project applications for Proposition 51 state funds exceeding available bond authority, CASH is closely following two new school facilities bond bills: AB 75 the Kindergarten-Community Colleges Public Education…

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By Gary Jones, EH&A Senior Associate and retired Superintendent Arguably the best fiscal tool to assist you in preparing your school district’s or charter school’s interim reports and annual budgets is The Common Message. CCSESA’s Business and Administration Steering Committee (BASC) researches and writes The Common Message in partnership with the Department of Finance (DOF)…

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A new study from the University of Notre Dame finds a correlation between increased internet access spending in school districts and improvements in academic performance — as well as potential disciplinary consequences. In their examination of data from more than 9,000 public schools, the study’s coauthors found a $600,000 increase in annual internet access spending,…

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Teacher shortages were a problem prior to the pandemic, but the issue has grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic and threatens to jeopardize districts’ ability to reopen safely in California, according to a report from Learning Policy Institute. The results show shortages in smaller rural districts are more severe, especially in math and science, and…

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