Turning crisis into opportunity: Resources for board members in planning for the 2021–22 year and beyond

By Jeremy Anderson CSBA’s Delegate Assembly met on May 16, 2021 to discuss one of the most significant and scrutinized issues in the history of California public schools: the return of full-time, in-person instruction statewide. Nearly 250 Delegates were organized into 14 breakout rooms to […]

Californians unsatisfied with distance learning, worried schools won’t reopen by fall

Sixty-five percent of Californian adults approve of the way their local school district handled closures caused by the COVID-19 crisis, according to April’s Public Policy Institute of California statewide survey. The 17th annual survey, conducted online in multiple languages between April 1 and 14 of […]

Newsom sets tentative reopening date; resources for ventilation upgrades discussed at CDE webinar

With hospitalizations on the decline and more than 20 million vaccine doses administered, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California’s next steps in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic on April 6. If vaccine supply is sufficient for all residents 16 and older who wish to be inoculated […]

CDC and CDPH updates physical distancing guidelines for students, youth sports rules revised

As has become the norm, this week brought more changes to the procedures educators and students are being asked to follow. The California Department of Public Health on March 20 updated its operational guidance for K-12 schools. The update recommends a new spacing standard for […]

San Diego court decision granting temporary reprieve from CDPH framework has statewide implications

On March 15, 2021, Superior Court Judge Cynthia A. Freeland issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in A.A. v. Newsom, et al, a lawsuit brought by several students against six school districts in San Diego County, Gov. Gavin Newsom and key members of his COVID-19 […]

CSBA President participates in panel discussion on reopening schools

As the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 86, which includes $2 billion for local educational agencies that are able to offer in-person instruction for students by April 1, California School Boards Association President Suzanne Kitchens participated in a panel discussion on reopening schools. Part of […]

Safely, collaboratively opening schools in Larkspur-Corte Madera

By Jill Sellers and Brett Geithman Amid the swirl of politicized rhetoric around the return to site-based instruction during the coronavirus pandemic, the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District began its journey back to in-person learning nearly simultaneous to our immediate roll out of distance learning in […]

New CSBA guidance for reopening schools addresses challenges faced by governance teams

As new information about COVID-19 and guidance for the reopening of schools in the 2020–21 academic year is released at a breakneck pace, CSBA has released a document that speaks directly to the needs of its members during this time. The Uncertain Road Ahead: Reopening […]