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  • 08/21/2023 11:36 AM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)

    ACSA Legislative News

    Explore the latest content on legislative policy and advocacy news in education at the Association of California School Administrator's Resource Hub.  Be sure to check out the weekly ACSA Legislative Lunch Break every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on ACSA Facebook and YouTube.

    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.
    • Accountability;
    • 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.

    Transitional Kindergarten

    • 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.

    Looking Forward

    • LCAP – CDE working incorporating the LCAP budget changes.

  • 08/16/2023 1:32 PM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)

    California Department of Education (CDE) 

    Current news releases from the California Department of Education's (CDE) Communications Division.

  • 08/16/2023 1:28 PM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)

    California School Board Association (CSBA)  

    Check out the California School Board Association's (CSBA) "What's New in 2023" Legislative Report.  This report provides a comprehensive list of new legislation signed into law in 2022 that impacts TK-12 education in California.

  • 08/16/2023 1:24 PM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)

    Education Week  

    Interested in the latest education news, analysis, and opinion about the legislation, guidance, policies and people involved in federal and state government, rely on Education Week Policy and Politics

  • 08/16/2023 1:10 PM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)

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