12 July 2011 – Under AB 114, districts are being told to pretend that there is no possibility of a midyear budget cut, even though another bill in the budget package clearly specifies that schools would be cut by nearly $2 billion if revenues come in below estimates.
Even though the primary focus of attention in Sacramento has been the state budget, important K–12 policy issues are also being actively debated.
CSBA has joined business groups, lawmakers and other education advocacy organizations that are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to rescind his recommendation to suspend work on the state’s beleaguered student and teacher data collection systems.
Our responsibility is to support our schools and advocate for what they need in order to achieve the standards and meet the expectations that the state of California has set for us.
CSBA and its Education Legal Alliance will press their case at a hearing before the 1st District Court of Appeal in September.
Teacher evaluation is covered from a different angle in the summer issue of California Schools magazine.
CSBA has nearly 850 member fans on Facebook, 500 followers on Twitter and thousands of views on YouTube.
CSBA’s California Schools Business Affiliate program offers school-related businesses the chance to publicize their goods and services while supporting public education.
This is the fifth year CSBA is offering the Back-to-School Webcast over the Internet.