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.
January 31, 2023
The clouds appear to be darkening as state revenues are lagging behind budget projections on a consistent basis for the first time in recent memory. Despite slowing revenues, local educational agencies (LEAs) must balance the impact of record inflation and ongoing programmatic needs with . . .
February 7, 2023
California law requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to meet specific instructional time, attendance, and teacher supervision requirements. These requirements are interrelated. Noncompliance can result in fiscal penalties, including the loss of valuable average daily attendance (ADA) and associated ADA-based funding. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)—the largest source of . . .
February 14, 2023
Managing employee leaves has and will continue to be challenging as changes in law and regulation require local educational agencies (LEAs) to carefully track eligibility for leave under federal and . . .
February 21, 2023
This webinar will demystify the state’s independent study requirements and illuminate the ways they can be leveraged by school agencies to provide a high-quality program with . . .
March 7, 2023
Charter school statute has experienced changes over the past several years with additional requirements aimed at providing greater accountability, transparency, and oversight. Most recently, there have also been changes to . . .
March 14, 2023
For many of us, federal compliance falls into the “other duties as assigned” area of our jobs, and is an area that is learned in a trial-by-fire format. Federal compliance requirements are rigorous, tedious, and often very confusing. A lack of compliance can result in significant financial penalties, additional audits, and even . . .
April 11, 2023
The Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) software is the required reporting tool that is used in the State of California for financial reporting. With funding for the K-12 system, inclusive of one-time federal stimulus dollars, exceeding . . .
April 18, 2023
The local educational agency (LEA) human resources (HR) office experiences a myriad of challenges, and it often feels like each new day brings a new complaint that requires our immediate attention. Employee complaints and personnel . . .
May 2, 2023
The 2022-23 fiscal year continues the recent trend of programmatic changes with the amendments to independent study, federal stimulus reporting, and a plethora of state categoricals. The Audit Challenge webinar will provide up-to-date information on . . .
May 9, 2023
Current workplace trends reflect an environment of transitional change, which pressures human resources (HR) departments to flex operations to meet the demands of the workforce. Shifting student and operational needs require local educational agency (LEA) HR departments to be . . .
May 23, 2023
Each of the past two fiscal years have seen an increase in school facilities funding, including money targeted to support facilities for full-day preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten. It is critical that school agencies . . .
June 6, 2023
While local educational agencies (LEAs) have benefited from four years of increased state special education funding, special education programs continue to require substantial resources to cover programmatic costs in personnel, service delivery, and . . .