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Now archived for viewing—CSBA’s Back-to-School Webcast

24 September 2014 - “All of you out in the field, don’t lose heart—it’s going to take several years to craft this,” were CSBA’s Dennis Meyers’ closing words of advice for governance leaders who, at the start of the new school year, are in the process of implementing, assessing and fine-tuning their first LCAPs. Meyers, assistant executive director of governmental relations at CSBA, was joined by CSBA Senior Director of Policy & Programs Teri Burns, Director of the Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd Jannelle Kubinec and Superintendent of Corona-Norco Unified School District Michael Lin in the first segment of last Thursday’s two-hour live webcast, moderated by CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy.

Brown signs education legislation

17 September 2014 - In the past two weeks, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed multiple bills that affect education. Last Wednesday, Gov. Brown signed AB 1522 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego), which will provide three paid sick days to most Californians—excluding those under a collective bargaining agreement and In-Home Support Services employees— who work 30 or more days in a year with an accrual rate of one hour per every 30 days worked.