1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. By the Way . . . FEMA Extends Due Date to Request Public Assistance

    As local educational agencies (LEAs) across the state struggle to meet the instructional demands of students and work to keep staff healthy
  7. Critical Deadlines—Extended

    At School Services of California Inc. we are in awe of the flexibility and adaptability exhibited by school leaders and school employees
  8. Ask SSC . . . Which Districts Qualify to Receive Funding from the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bill?

    Q. My district closed schools due to COVID-19 with a plan to re-open after Spring Break—will we qualify to receive funding from the
  9. Legislature Passes Emergency Legislation Related to COVID-19

    On March 16, 2020, the California State Legislature introduced emergency legislation to address the state of emergency that Governor Gavin
  10. COVID-19 and School Agency Impact: An Editorial

    To our educational partners around the state in school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education, the School Services of