ACSA Legislative News
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Please see the link below for the Association of California School Administrators Governmental Relations Update for July 2023 Powerpoint presentation.
July 2023 ACSA_GR Presentation.pptx
or read below:
Governmental Relations Update
2023-24 Enacted Budget
- Fully funds statutory 8.22% COLA.
- Reduces the block grant allocations made in the 2022 Budget Act as follows:
- Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant is reduced by $1.6 billion from $7.9 billion to $6.3 billion.
- Arts, Music, and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant is reduced by $200 million from $3.48 billion to $3.28 billion.
LCFF Equity Multiplier
- $300 million distributed to districts with school sites that have a “non-stability rate” greater than 25% and have at least 70% socio-economically disadvantaged students.
- LCAP action items are required for student subgroups in the red on the Dashboard.
- Requiring an LEA who receives equity multiplier funds to provide focused goals.
- Annual LCAP mid-year progress update – on or before February 28.
- Maintains a 1:10 adult to student ratio beginning in 2025-26.
- Extends the 24 ECE unit requirements by two years, to August 1, 2025.
- Allows LEAs to enroll children whose fourth birthday falls between June 2 and September 1.
- Fiscal penalties if classroom requirements are not met.
They are on summer recess but will move quickly when they reconvene.
SB494 (Newman) - Superintendent Dismissals
- Requires any board taking action to dismiss a superintendent or assistant superintendent without cause to do so at a regular public meeting, with at least 72-hours public notice. - sponsor
- SB88 (Skinner) – Driver Requirements
- Prior to amendments, would have imposed bus driver requirements on anyone driving students in regular vehicles (white vans), including coaches and teachers.neutral
SB765 (Portantino) - Staffing Solutions
- Allows CalSTRS retirees to return to work in classroom or administrative positions, without risking their retirement benefits if they earn more than current compensation cap. support
- AB247 (Muratsuchi) - School Facility Bonds
- Provides $14B to TK-14 school facilities needs to support current and future needs for safe, high quality facilities for students and staff. support
- AB 1078 (Jackson) – Maintaining Diverse Curriculum and Instructional Materials
o Creates additional processes to ensure LEAs are providing students with diverse curriculum and instructional materials.
State Board of Education
July Meeting Highlights
o Chronic Absenteeism – CDE will explore modifying the granularity of information collected on chronic absenteeism.
Mathematics Framework – SBE approves the Math Framework. ACSA is advocating that the CTC include the Framework into TPEs for new teachers.
- LCAP – CDE working incorporating the LCAP budget changes.