Saluting trustees during School Board Recognition Month

This January during School Board Recognition Month, CSBA salutes local educational agency boards and encourages communities around California to do the same. Roughly 5,100 California school board trustees — the largest group of elected officials in the state — aid in supporting student success by […]

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 […]

Commission on State Mandates finalizes decision completing CSBA’s legal challenge to protect school funding and autonomy

The Commission on State Mandates adopted its Decision and Parameters and Guidelines Amendment regarding Graduation Requirements on July 23, 2021, partially approving the Department of Finance’s request to use existing funding as offsetting revenue to pay for state mandates on local educational agencies. The commission’s […]

Budget trailer bill creates new programs and requirements

2021–22 Education Budget Trailer Bill Summary On Monday, July 5, the Legislature introduced this year’s education omnibus budget trailer bill (Assembly Bill/Senate Bill 130), containing greater detail on what California’s schools can expect from the 2021–22 Budget Act. Budget trailer bills address remaining points of […]