AB 599 updates criteria used to identify low-performing schools

Among the education bills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom this year was Assembly Bill 599. Authored by Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), this new law updates the criteria used to identify schools for annual inspection by a county superintendent for purposes of the settlement in Eliezer […]

Legislative update: Education bills on the Governor’s desk as session ends

After an unusually quiet final night of the first year of the 2021—22 legislative session —made possible by COVID-era limits on the number of bills and an ambitious budget that absorbed some of this year’s biggest policy proposals — the Legislature recessed for the rest […]

Legislative Action Week lets board members advocate virtually

More than 370 board members and superintendents representing school districts and county offices of education across the state came together March 15–19 for CSBA’s Legislative Action Week to meet with their state senators and assemblymembers — all from the comfort of their own homes and […]

Legislative update: New session begins with a number of bills addressing broadband access

The California Legislature rang in the 2021–22 session in socially distanced style on Monday, Dec. 7, swearing in members and announcing priorities for the coming year. Senators and Assemblymembers wasted no time in introducing 185 new pieces of legislation for consideration when they return in […]

LAO report fuels CSBA advocacy for increased school revenue and support

New projections from the Legislative Analyst’s Office bring some unexpectedly positive news for California’s education budget. A new analysis of the outlook for school and community college funding in the coming year shows that, despite lags in certain sectors, the state’s economic recovery has exceeded […]