Don’t miss the bus: Students, educators and legislators urge support for AB 2933 at CSBA event

CSBA and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) held a press conference today in support of Assembly Bill 2933 at Westmore Oaks K-8 School in West Sacramento’s Washington Unified School District. The CSBA-sponsored bill would hit the brakes on decades of underinvestment and fully fund home-to-school […]

Supreme Court decision limits recovery for emotional distress in Title VI and Title IX discrimination claims

In Cummings vs. Premier Rehab Keller PLLC, the Supreme Court held that damages for emotional distress are not available for discrimination claims based in four federal statutes. In the 6-3 opinion, the Court specifically reviewed a claim of disability discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act of […]

School Boards in Action: 5 questions with Maimona Afzal Berta, Franklin-McKinley School District

CSBA knows the challenges school communities continue to face and the hard work school boards across the state are putting in to ensure students receive the academic and social-emotional supports they need. District and county offices of education have implemented innovative solutions to address a host […]

CSBA advocacy on COVID attendance relief and LCFF base increase rewarded in May Revise

Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed his May Budget Revision May 13, proposing a $300.6 billion spending plan as the state budget surplus continues to rise to a record-breaking $97.5 billion. Among the key education proposals were major wins for CSBA’s budget advocacy work on investing in […]

That’s a wrap! Inclusion film camp in Solano County

By Lisette Estrella-Hernandez, Solano County Office of Education superintendent The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) successfully partnered with the North Bay Regional Center to bring an Inclusion Film Camp to local neuro-diverse students at no cost to participants. For two weeks during the summer, […]

School trustees join CSBA to show the real costs of state disinvestment

CSBA hosted a virtual press event outlining the association’s budget advocacy and priorities on May 11. The event set the stage for the Governor’s May Budget Revision announcement and illustrated how high-leverage investments in the state budget can make a difference for students at the […]

California schools awarded federal Green Ribbon status

The U.S. Department of Education on Earth Day (April 22) announced the 2022 U.S. DOE Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability awardees. Across the country, 27 schools, five districts and four postsecondary institutions were honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental […]