1. Changes Coming to In-Person Instruction Reporting Requirements

    In addition to the In-Person Instruction and Expanded Learning Opportunity Grants, Assembly Bill (AB) 86 expands the biweekly reporting that
  2. Governor Newsom Signs School Reopening and Expanded Learning Deal

    On Friday, March 5, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom was joined by legislative leaders, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond
  3. Ask SSC . . . Who is Paying for High School Athletic Testing?

    Q. I’ve heard that outdoor high school athletics are in the process of resuming and that certain high-contact sports require regular testing
  4. Ask SSC . . . Will Spring Break Harm Our In-Person Instruction Grant Funds?

    Q. Our district has a scheduled break from March 29 – April 9. We already have board approval for an April 12 start date for hybrid in
  5. Ask SSC . . . My County Just Reached the Red Tier. How Long Do I Have to Reopen My Schools?

    The California Department of Public Health guidance for reopening schools for in-person instruction was recently updated to allow for a
  6. ED Issues Updated Equitable Services Guidance for CARES Act Dollars

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it had dropped its controversial July 1, 2020, Interim Final Rule that
  7. October 15 Deadline to Reduce Deferrals Passes with No Relief Package

    The 2020–21 Enacted State Budget includes language that gives the Director of the Department of Finance (DOF) discretion to avert cuts in
  8. Clarity on Coronavirus Testing Guidelines by CDC

    As with all things related to the pandemic, guidance and information is changing rapidly. In our August 2020 Fiscal Report (see “New
  9. ED Drops Controversial Equitable Services Calculation for CARES Act Funds

    The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently announced that the July 1, 2020, Interim Final Rule (IFR) that applied new equitable services
  10. Governor Proposes Reopening Schools This Summer

    At his daily press briefing on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom expressed cautious optimism that the state is weeks (not