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California School Boards Association (CSBA) President Dr. Susan Heredia Responds to California’s Education Budget Trailer Bill


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 7, 2021) – "We appreciate that the budget trailer bill contains much needed clarification on the state budget that was adopted at the end of June and that it addresses many areas of need in K-12 education. At the same time, the heavy reliance on one-time funding to create new programs and expand old ones — especially the use of short-term funds for long-term staffing and programmatic purposes — presents major sustainability concerns," said CSBA President Dr. Susan Heredia. "This legislation expands transitional kindergarten and after-school programs while dramatically increasing the scope of independent study with new requirements and expectations, making it more challenging for schools to provide virtual learning opportunities for students in the coming school year." 


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and county offices of education throughout California.