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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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You’ve Been Elected Charter School Board Chair… Now What?

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?”

Taking on the role and the work of the board ...

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February 02, 2023

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Can Public Charter School Board Meetings Take Place via Zoom? It Depends.

In CSDC’s California Charter Schools 2022 New Laws To-Do List, we highlighted a new law that could impact how charter school boards make their meetings accessible to members of the public.

Assembly Bill 2449, which was authored by ...

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January 25, 2023

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Have You Heard of California’s Form 700?

Are you required by law or your school’s conflict of interest code to fill it out?

In the aftermath of Watergate (1974), California voters passed the Political Reform Act and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created to ...

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January 25, 2023

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Highlights from CSDC's January 18 State Budget Webinar

Shortly after Governor Newsom released a summary of his 2023-24 state budget proposals on January 10, CSDC published our preliminary remarks, which included initial details on a large 8.13% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), a new Local Control ...

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January 18, 2023

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New Year, New Laws: Your Compliance Checklist is Here

CSDC is excited to announce the release of its annual new laws compliance checklist: the California Charter Schools 2022 New Laws To-Do List.

Every year there are multiple changes to state law that affect California charter schools. This ...

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January 11, 2023

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Newsom Proposes Continued K-12 Program Expansions, Large COLA Despite Plummeting State Revenues

Governor Newsom released a summary of his 2023-24 state budget proposal this morning, proposing to continue massive K-12 program expansions and funding a large cost-of-living adjustment, all despite plummeting state revenues. The ...

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January 10, 2023

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From Superintendents with Disaster Experience: Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid

On January 4, Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency and mobilized the state ahead of winter storms. CSDC joined a statewide meeting with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education (CDE), and the ...

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January 05, 2023

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Getting Ready for the 2023-24 State Budget Cycle

Just after the holidays, Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to provide his proposals for the 2023-24 California state budget before the January 10 statutory deadline.

A number of questions will loom large for the Governor and State Legislature ...

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December 15, 2022

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