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Record Contributions Continue in Tight SPI Race
The race to succeed Tom Torlakson as Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) continues to see record contributions pour into the contest, primarily from charter school advocates who favor Marshall Tuck and organized labor groups who back Assembly Member Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond). The latest camp...
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Governor's Budget Workshop
January 2019

The release of the Governor’s Budget on January 10, 2019, will be the first official indication of the priorities of our new Governor for the state as a whole and for K-12 education specifically. This document could in fact be the road map for the next four years. Unlike Governor Jerry Brown, who faced an unprecedented fiscal challenge upon taking office eight years ago, our new Governor will be granted an opportunity to invest in education rather than implement severe cuts and pursue new revenues to maintain the state’s fiscal solvency.

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Accountability in California--The LCAP and So Much More
October 2018

The State Board of Education continues to develop and refine the state’s accountability system. Smarter Balanced Assessments are in their fourth year, the California School Dashboard (Dashboard) has been implemented, and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), built upon the guiding principles of subsidiarity and transparency, continues to be the accountability system’s cornerstone. To be successful under this accountability system, local educational agencies (LEAs) must meaningfully engage with stakeholders in the thoughtful review of student needs and the development of LCAP goals and actions, be transparent regarding the achievement gaps that exist in their schools, and use the resources provided to ensure that the neediest students are receiving increased and improved services.

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Hot Topics Workshop - NEW!
October 2018

Introducing a new annual workshop to focus on the hottest issues that your district will grapple with going into the new year. The SSC Governmental Relations Team will help you operationalize and understand state policy changes and anticipate the major education debates of 2019 and beyond. Hear our experts discuss the potential changes ahead for education under a new Administration and with a changing political landscape.

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Unraveling the Mystery of School Finance
October 2018

Never before have educational leaders in California been provided such an opportunity to leverage our state funding for the programs and services that we value the most at the local level. Most of the categorical programs of the past have been combined into supplemental/concentration grants that can have broad application to support our children with the greatest needs. And, after several years of significant funding increases, today’s decisions are even more critical as revenues are projected to flatten and resources for ongoing programs are likely to become more scarce.

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Local Control Funding Formula Workshop
November 2018

We are in an environment of continuing change, with the full implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and recent developments in our accountability system. In light of regulatory requirements and in concert with our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), how do we ensure that we are appropriately calculating and managing our LCFF revenues, and how does full implementation of the LCFF affect our operations?

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Associated Student Body
Online

NOTE: As of May 2017 the content of this workshop has been verified as current (we periodically review our online workshops to ensure relevancy and applicability to current requirements and practices).

The number one area for findings in an audit report are those in the area of Associated Student Body (ASB). It is critical that district- and site-level staff receive training in this area on a regular basis to ensure that the district, as well as the employees, are being protected.

This online format will allow school agencies to build capacity within their organizations by expanding the number of employees that receive training who are involved in the handling of ASB funds.

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Fiscal Aspects of Negotiations
Online

As many districts struggle with time and budget constraints, School Services of California, Inc., (SSC) has made a commitment to provide some of its foundational workshops through various modes of delivery.  SSC hopes to make these workshops more accessible and meet the varying needs of school districts across California. As such, the “Fiscal Aspects of Negotiations” workshop is now available in both a face-to-face format and as an online offering.

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