Legislative News

Legislative News

Our school district has an agreement in place to re-open, but other school districts, especially the largest ones in the state, have not been able to achieve this. Legislators and school officials continue to argue over how to re-open the schools as Senate Bill 86, the latest proposed solution, remains in limbo. Rising tensions, heated words add pressure to reach a deal soon on reopening California schools. Meanwhile, the federal government has confirmed that standardized testing must resume this year despite the pandemic, meaning that unless a waiver is issued, millions of children who are still in remote learning in California will be asked to take standardized tests at home. Schools must give standardized tests this year, Biden administration says

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Legislative News

In an unexpected development, it appears there may be good news in the school finance arena – for the short term at least. The California Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its projections for next year’s budget based on tax revenues and predicts a large surplus. Keep in mind, however, that the first use for any additional funds would likely be to pay off the deferrals which the state imposed on school districts this year – i.e. paying back the money the state owes to the schools. In ‘remarkable’ turnaround, California schools can expect huge one-time windfall next year, LAO says

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