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2022 Budget Act Comparison Chart

As evidenced by the fact that negotiations on this year’s budget went down to the wire, with the Governor signing the final budget agreement mere hours before the start of the new fiscal year, there were a number of areas where the Governor and Legislative Leadership disagreed. For K-12 education, this included the amount by which to increase LCFF base funding, whether to provide attendance relief for the 2021-22 school year, the funding level for the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program, and providing additional funding for the state’s Community Schools Program.

Key Education Bills Remain as Legislature Breaks for Summer Recess

On July 1, the State Legislature officially adjourned for Summer Recess. Members of both the Senate and Assembly have returned home to their districts to spend a month with their families and certainly get a little bit of local campaigning done with just months to go before the November election.

CDE Releases Preliminary ELO-P Funding Entitlements for 2022-23

The California Department of Education (CDE) has released the preliminary entitlements for the 2022-23 Expanded Learning Opportunities Program. While the per unduplicated pupil (UDP) funding amount for LEAs in Tier 2 (LEAs with less than 75% unduplicated pupil percentage) was initially estimated to be around $1,250/UDP, CDE now has that rate at roughly $2,053/UDP. The full list of preliminary entitlements, broken out by LEA, is available here.

Budget Deal Reached – June 27, 2022

Just a few hours ago, Governor Newsom, Senate President Pro Tem Atkins and Assembly Speaker Rendon announced an agreement on a budget framework for the 2022-23 state budget. The press release focused primarily on the inflation relief proposal and infrastructure package, and did not specifically address K-12 funding.

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Budget Deal - Additional Details – June 28, 2022

Following-up on our update from last night, we wanted to provide additional details around some other major education components in the state budget deal. At the end of the update, we have also included links to the relevant budget bills and budget trailer bills, which also provide more information about the various programs listed below.

Congratulations to Imperial Middle School, La Habra!!!!

CAWS is pleased to announce that Imperial Middle School in
La Habra, La Habra City School District has been authorized as the 69th school to offer the IB Middle Years Programme in California. Congratulations on this noteworthy achievement!

CDPH Further Delays Student COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

On April 14, on the heels of Senator Pan pulling his vaccine mandate bill, the Governor’s office announced they will further delay the implementation of the current student COVID-19 vaccination requirement. This means the soonest the new requirement would take effect is July 1, 2023, effectively pushing back implementation to the 2023-24 school year.

COVID-19 legislative proposal

The Legislature continues to focus significant attention on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the COVID related bills that were introduced, we want to bring to your attention the notable policy proposals that would have a direct impact on students, school employees, and school governing boards.

Newsom Drops Masking in Schools Effective March 11

Yesterday, The Newsom Administration announced the state’s requirement for masking in schools will expire on Friday, March 11, allowing students, regardless of vaccination status, to be without a face mask at school beginning Monday, March 14.

Federal Funding Update From IB

Attached please find an updated version of the power point presented at the Association meeting with the IBO Director General regarding the use of federal funds to support IB schools and students.
There are many allowable uses of these funds for IB purposes, as noted in the power point.  We hope that in 2022 the use of this funding will lead to many more students being able to access an IB education.
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