December 8, 2020
Educational leaders in California have an opportunity to leverage our state funding for the programs and services that we value most at the local level. The supplemental and concentration grant funds 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 have flattened and resources for ongoing programs have become scarce, not to mention the reintroduction of cash deferrals. One-time federal funds are a temporary respite, but must be used with care. Combining all of that with school closure and re-opening as a result of COVID-19, local agency finances are more challenging than ever.
This three-part online series will help attendees meet their oversight responsibilities, evaluate new and renewal petitions for charter schools, and understand the ways in which charter schools can access facilities. Employees charged with the review of charter petitions, oversight of charter schools, or those working with charter schools wishing to access district facilities under Proposition 39 (2000) should register and take part in this three-part series.
School Services of California, Inc. and the Fiscal Crisis and Management Team (FCMAT) have teamed up to provide a free online workshop on fiscal solvency.
The number one area for findings in an audit report are those in the area of Associated Student Body. 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.
January 15, 2021
The release of the Governor’s State Budget proposal begins the process for legislative consideration of the State Budget, but it also provides critical information for development of school agency budgets. The Governor’s Budget proposal for 2021–22—especially the specifics for K–12 education—will be of vital importance to the state’s education community. The best way to receive an overview of the Governor’s priorities and to get an explanation of the proposed State Budget’s underlying details will once again be at School Services of California Inc.’s Governor’s Budget Workshop.
January 21, 2021
Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, more than half of all local educational agencies (LEAs) experienced declining enrollment trends. In addition, the current pandemic-induced recession resulted in a precipitous decline in the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee in the middle of 2019–20 that resulted in deferrals in the 2020–21 State Budget. Absent a robust recovery and a vaccine and effective therapies for COVID-19, declining enrollment trends are forecasted to continue and the 2021–22 budget for education is likely to include additional deferrals or spending cuts.