How the federal government and LEAs are preserving and celebrating Native American culture

Federal agencies and California schools are making efforts to celebrate Native American culture this November for National Native American Heritage Month. On Nov. 15, the United States Departments of the Interior, Education and Health and Human Services announced an initiative aimed at preserving, protecting and […]

2022–23 Fiscal Outlook estimates schools will see $20 billion for new commitments

The Legislative Analyst’s Office released its annual Fiscal Outlook report on Nov. 17, revealing an estimated $31 billion surplus fueled by rapidly rising revenues and a projected surge in funding for schools in the next budget cycle. Released every fall, the fiscal outlook gives the […]

Klamath-Trinity Joint USD program provides strong support for Native American students

CSBA is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with stories of people and programs that uplift Native American students. Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District, located in the Six Rivers National Forest in the far reaches of northwest California, comprises just over 1,000 students attending seven […]

CDE continues conversation on mental health investments

Following September’s “Investing in Mental Health” webinar, the California Department of Education hosted a second meeting to continue discussing ways to support students, school staff and families amid disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oct. 28 event included representatives from the California Department of […]

PPIC report considers effectiveness of Local Control Funding Formula

As local educational agencies receive record-high funding through the Local Control Funding Formula — money that could play a major role in an equitable recovery following learning disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic — a new report is examining the finance system’s effectiveness. “Targeted […]

Child Tax Credit payments largely used on necessities, including education costs

About 40 percent of low-income families nationwide reported using expanded Child Tax Credit payments on education-related expenses including after-school programs, tutoring services, transportation to school, tuition, books and other supplies, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Over 90 percent of families with […]

Charter school employees prohibited from serving on county boards of education in counties where employing schools are

On Nov. 2, 2021, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued an advisory opinion (No. 20-102) concluding that executive directors and other charter school employees — like employees of traditional public schools — may not serve as members of the county board of education in the […]