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Trailer Bill Details Newsom’s Proposed LCFF “Equity Multiplier,” Burdensome LCAP Expansions, and TK Training Mandate

Sacramento, CA—Late last week, the Newsom Administration released its “trailer” legislation for their 2023-24 budget proposal with details on the proposed Equity Multiplier, additional mandates related to the Local Control and ...

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February 05, 2023

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Newsom Quietly Backs Off COVID Vaccine Mandate for Schools

Sacramento, CA—Governor Newsom reportedly is quietly backing away from a prior plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for school children according to reports in several sources, including the Los Angeles Times and CalMatters. Newsom had ...

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February 05, 2023

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Congratulations, the other members of the governing board have elected you to be the board chair for the upcoming year. You switch seats, pick up the gavel, and wonder, “...Now what?”

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February 02, 2023

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Sacramento, CA—Late last week, the Newsom Administration released its “trailer” legislation for their 2023-24 budget proposal with details on the proposed Equity Multiplier, additional mandates related to the Local Control and Accountability Plan, and dozens of other substantive and technical changes.  This article builds on our recent Governor’s Budget Webinar and provides a summary of the key proposals in the 114-page bill as they would affect charter schools.

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February 05, 2023

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Sacramento, CA—Governor Newsom reportedly is quietly backing away from a prior plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for school children according to reports in several sources, including the Los Angeles Times and CalMatters.  Newsom had announced back in October of 2021 that California would be the first state in the nation to mandate COVID-19 vaccines and that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) would use long-standing regulatory authority to mandate them.

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