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09/22/2021: AB 361 signed, in-person learning tracking tool available
09/15/2021: Managing contentious board meetings; President Biden urges schools to conduct COVID screening testing
09/08/2021: CDPH updates K-12 guidance, CSBA webinar on governing in era of chaos
09/01/2021: Vote no on AB 438; School Emergency Reporting System
08/25/2021: CDPH reinforces K-12 universal indoor masking mandate
08/18/2021: Vaccination order for school workers, Legislature next steps
08/11/2021: CA requires vaccinations or weekly testing of school staff; updated FAQ on masking exemptions
08/04/2021: CA returns to universal masking, free COVID testing for schools
07/28/2021: CDC reverses course on masking, state invests in broadband
07/21/2021: CSBA statement on masking/independent study; SBE update
07/15/2021: CDPH requires universal masking in K-12 schools, allows local control in enforcement
07/07/2021: Education budget trailer bill released, funding for youth with disabilities
06/30/2021: State budget agreement; Cayla J. v. State of California
06/23/2021: Cal/OSHA again revises Emergency Temporary Standards
06/16/2021: Placeholder budget passed, masks still required in schools
06/09/2021: CalOSHA COVID regulations update; Miscalculation of ERAF
06/02/2021: Guidance on use of federal relief funds; CSBA hits the airwaves
05/26/2021: In memory of Suzanne Kitchens
05/19/2021: May Budget Revise recap; Masking requirements eased
05/12/2021: Governor leads up to May Budget Revision with preview of economic recovery package
05/05/2021: $1.8 trillion American Families Plan proposed, Department of Education supports summer school
04/28/2021: CDE 2020–21 data show enrollment decline; CSBA expanded learning series
04/21/2021: CDPH updates guidance on graduation audience attendance
04/14/2021: State receives assessment flexibility, new COVID-19 Handbook released by USDOE
04/07/2021: COVID restrictions lifting, Court holds in favor of district in 1A case
03/31/2021: Federal funds arrive in states, CDPH grad ceremony guidance
03/24/2021: Broadband for All Bond Act announced, physical distancing guidelines reduced
03/18/2021: American Rescue Plan Act signed; SBE approves waivers
03/11/2021: CSBA webinar weighs pros and cons of school reopening bill; updated youth sports guidance
03/03/2021: School reopening deal announced, progress toward vaccine priority
02/24/2021: SB 86 must be amended to aid, not hinder, school reopening efforts; Leg. action week update
02/17/2021: Safe Schools for All plan gets pushback; CSBA provides deep dive into school reopening
02/10/2021: Recent school reopening guidance updates; FCC opens public comment on E-Rate expansion
02/03/2021: Safe Schools plan evolving as first deadline is missed
01/27/2021: Safe Schools for All plan gets pushback; CSBA provides deep dive into school reopening
01/20/2021: CDPH releases updated school reopening guidance; CSBA webinar on reopening schools
01/13/2021: Jan. budget proposal includes increased funding for schools; Court declines to invalidate FPPC regulations
01/06/2021: CA’s Safe Schools for All plan aims to reopen all schools by early spring


12/16/2020: Cal/OSHA board adopts emergency COVID-19 regulations; Assembly budget proposal calls for repayment of deferrals
12/09/2020: Regional stay-at-home orders exempt schools; new legislative session begins
12/02/2020: Homeless student identification down nationwide; More Orientation for New Trustees trainings available
11/25/2020: State revenue increase for K-12 education fuels CSBA advocacy
11/18/2020: Increase in COVID rates impacts school reopening; Get a sneak peek at new virtual AEC platform
11/11/2020: School bonds perform well; education-related propositions do not
11/04/2020: Voters back affirmative action ban; New map details where students are in class or learning at home
10/28/2020: CDE receives mask donation, urges LEAs to use learning loss mitigation funds
10/21/2020: Assembly hearing on digital divide; CSBA releases advisory on labor negotiations
10/14/2020: Nutrition waivers extended for entire school year; new laws report released
10/07/2020: House passes COVID relief package; Gov. Newsom vetoes ethnic studies and LCFF bills
09/30/2020: New Q&A tackles common special ed issues; Brown Act amended to address social media use
09/23/2020: New COVID-19 resources and guidance; Governor signs key legislation
09/16/2020: Cohort guidance clarification provided; Governor wading through bills
09/09/2020: Updated guidance on in-person, small group instruction; CSBA establishes wildfire relief fund
09/02/2020: CA releases new standards for reopening schools and economy; key meal waivers extended
08/26/2020: COVID-19 liability call to action; New CDPH guidance allows in-person instruction for small group cohorts
08/19/2020: Gov. Newsom issues executive order to help close digital divide; forthcoming guidance on students with special needs
08/12/2020: CDE partners with Apple and T-Mobile to offer discounted devices; CSBA Annual Education Conference goes virtual for 2020
08/05/2020: COVID-19 updates: Waiver process clarified; Learning continuity plan template available
07/29/2020: Federal and state stimulus plans emerge; Learning Loss Mitigation Funding application available
07/22/2020: New reopening rules for schools; CSBA webinars cover key COVID-19 issues
07/15/2020: Learning Continuity Plan template available for feedback; Assessment guidance released
07/08/2020: New stimulus bill introduced; lawsuit filed to protect CARES funds
07/01/2020: Governor signs budget, offers clarity; liability legislation introduced
06/24/2020: State budget hoists new challenges upon LEAs; Clarity needed around student masks
06/17/2020: State budget negotiations ramp up; key nutrition waivers extended
06/10/2020: CSBA releases report for reopening schools; joint task force will address systemic racism
06/03/2020: Education Coalition calls for additional school funding, State Senate follows suit
05/27/2020: CDC releases guidelines for reopening schools; Budget advocacy push continues
05/20/2020: May Revision heightens call for member advocacy; important COVID-19 updates
05/13/2020: CSBA launches advocacy toolkit; education funding predicted to fall by billions
05/06/2020: FCMAT issues budget alert; CSBA President launches advocacy press tour
04/29/2020: CSBA calls for $2 billion emergency bond; Governor says school year may start earlier
04/22/2020: Video message from CEO on new COVID-19 resources and webinar series; State and education leaders make headway to close digital divide
04/15/2020: New CDE child care guidance; submit district FEMA applications; Gov. Newsom update on schools
04/08/2020: COVID-19 developments on funding, child care, facilities; legislative news
04/01/2020: New FERPA and virtual learning guidance; COVID-19 waiver and funding updates
03/25/2020: CSBA provides resources, advocacy during pandemic; new guidance on special education and distance learning
03/18/2020: Governor says schools may not reopen by summer; boards may meet via phone or video
03/11/2020: New coronavirus guidance available for schools; majority of local bond measures
03/04/2020: Early returns show school facilities bond measure behind; Legislative Action Day is canceled
02/26/2020: Final push for $15B school facilities bond measure; important coronavirus updates and guidance
02/19/2020: CSBA CEO advocates for Prop 13 school bond measure; ruling on summer unemployment
02/12/2020: Support school facilities bond measure 13; March 15 layoff notices requirements
02/05/2020: 'Public charge rule' doesn't apply to K-12 schools; CSBA President attends State of the Union
01/29/2020: CSBA Online Learning Center launches; support facilities bond measure
01/23/2020: CSBA 2019 Year-in-Review available; Submit a mental health grant application
01/15/2020: Statewide workshops will dive into budget proposal; LCFF transparency bills introduced
01/08/2020: Federal recovery assistance for schools impacted by natural disasters; CA Supreme Court ruling does not protect schools from unfunded mandates