California Department of Public Health releases updated school reopening guidance for 2020–21 school year

The California Department of Public Health today released an update to its “COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020–2021 School Year.” The document notes the new version consolidates content from other CDPH COVID-19 and school-related guidance […]

Gov. Newsom’s January budget proposal includes record-breaking Proposition 98 guarantee

Officially opening the budget season, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 8 released the 2021–22 budget proposal, which includes significant investments in school reopening and learning loss mitigation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the ongoing crisis, higher-than-expected revenues will allow for the paying down of most […]

Cost estimates to reopen schools safely within reach in California

As school districts across the United States consider how to safely reopen schools, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has provided indicators to help local educational agencies evaluate the risks associated with reopening schools for in-person instruction, including the level of community transmission. Other […]

Gov. Newsom plan proposes to open all schools by “early spring 2021”

On the morning of Dec. 30, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan to incentivize the reopening of California public schools. During a 10 a.m. virtual press conference, Gov. Newsom outlined his administration’s “Safe Schools for All” plan, which contains a variety of funding and technical […]

Education relief receives $82 billion in COVID-19 stimulus package

Late on Dec. 21, Congressional leaders passed a roughly $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package, with $54.3 billion dedicated to public K-12 schools. $82 billion in education relief funds While substantially less than the funding requested by education stakeholders or the amount proposed by either version […]

Butte County Office of Education makes inroads on diverse teacher pipelines

The Butte County Office of Education has a long history of managing and implementing teacher pipeline programs that support rural and underserved populations, particularly migrant students. Since 1967, Butte COE has managed the statewide Mini Corps program, which brings together college students with rural migrant […]

New CSBA partner provides around-the-clock crisis communication services

CSBA has partnered with the Donovan Group to offer around-the-clock urgent and crisis communication services to public schools and districts across the state. Through this service, school leaders and board members gain access to school communication experts to help them quickly respond to difficult situations […]

Appellate court finds plaintiff may still recover for violation of public bidding requirements after completion of the school construction contract

On Nov. 24, 2020, a California appellate court held in Davis v. Fresno Unified School District that the plaintiff’s claim that a contract for school construction violated public bidding requirements was not moot after construction was completed, because the plaintiff could still recover by having […]