New CSBA-supported legislation will address infrastructure needed to close the digital divide

With the 2020–21 school year right around the corner and a state order mandating that about 90 percent of students begin the academic year solely with distance learning, there is an immediate need to close California’s digital divide. To do so, 700,000 students will need […]

Federal legislation proposes free meals for all children, extension of waivers

New federal legislation would allow all children to access breakfast, lunch and after-school snack programs either in school or through “grab and go” and delivery options during the 2020–21 school year. House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) introduced the […]

State issues updated guidance on reopening school waiver process

On the evening of Monday, Aug. 3, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidance for reopening California schools. The updated guidance outlines the waiver process through which local educational agencies in counties on the COVID-19 monitoring list can seek to resume in-person instruction at […]

CSBA legal webinar explores challenges of serving students with disabilities in the new school year

When schools closed for in-person instruction in the spring to prevent the spread of COVID-19, students with disabilities were among those most negatively impacted by the loss of face-to-face interaction with teachers, specialists and aides. To aid board members and local educational agencies, CSBA recently […]