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06/12/2024: No state budget deal as deadline approaches
06/05/2024: AEC registration now open
05/29/2024: Prop 98 maneuver update; New CSBA resources
05/22/2024: CSBA rallies against Prop 98 maneuver
05/15/2024: May Revise deep dive; Instructional materials adoption webinar
05/08/2024: County Board Member Services Conference; May Revise webinar
05/01/2024: CSBA sponsored bills; Submit your AEC proposal
04/24/2024: Final Title IX regulations; County boards webinar
04/17/2024: Coast2Coast recap; Collective bargaining webinar
04/10/2024: CSBA’s integration of county board trustees
04/03/2024: Submit your AEC presentation proposals
03/27/2024: CSBA budget letter; Small schools budget workshop
03/20/2024: U.S. Supreme court reinforces trustees’ First Amendment rights
03/13/2024: LEAs advocate for CA schools; Budget and chronic absence resources
03/06/2024: Charter bill explainer; Budget events bring CSBA out into the field
02/28/2024: Register for Legislative Action Week; Resources on instructional materials adoption
02/21/2024: LAO estimates budget deficit has surged to $73 billion
02/14/2024: Storm response and recovery; CSBA County Board Governance Workshop
02/07/2024: Bring your advocacy to Washington, D.C.
01/31/2024: School Board Recognition Month; New CSBA publications
01/24/2024: CSBA AI Taskforce; Updated COVID guidance
01/17/2024: Differing state budget projections; Register for crisis communications webinar
01/10/2024: January Budget Proposal initial reactions, full webinar breakdown
01/03/2024: School Board Recognition Month; Federal updates




12/20/2023: California School Dashboard; 2024 CSBA County Board Governance Workshop
12/13/2023: LAO adjusts budget prediction; Guide for student well-being
12/06/2023: LEA leaders come together at AEC; LAO predicts budget deficit
11/29/2023: Are you ready for AEC?; 2023 ELA report
11/22/2023: AEC is almost here, are you ready?
11/15/2023: CSBA's ELA supports blocking proposed tax measure
11/08/2023: CDPH updates illness guidance; Download the AEC app
11/01/2023: Coast2Coast preview; Important dates for AEC
10/25/2023: Student assessment scores hold steady
10/18/2023: Legislative update; AI general session at AEC
10/11/2023: Status of California education bills; Court cases on parental rights
10/04/2023: New bullying prevention resource
09/27/2023: Legislative updates; ARP spending extension
09/20/2023: Register for AB 1078 webinar; 2023 legislative session wrap-up
09/13/2023: Legislature passes education budget trailer bills; Save money and time with BuyBoard
09/06/2023: Suspense file results; Back to school guidance
08/30/2023: CSBA Gold Star Bills; New Senate leader named
08/23/2023: Tell the Senate Appropriations Committee to vote no on AB 1699
08/16/2023: SB 765 advocacy; CSBA leaders meet with Assembly Speaker
08/09/2023: Legislative session preview; LegislatED video series
08/02/2023: School transportation bill moves forward with amendments; California Schools summer issue
07/26/2023: Golden State Technology Solutions; New CSBA Roadshow dates
07/19/2023: CSBA-sponsored legislation moves forward; Federal funding for FY 2024
07/12/2023: Enrollment-based funding legislation becomes a two-year bill
07/05/2023: Court rules State Board abused authority overturning charter denial
06/28/2023: CSBA advocates for cybersecurity bill at press conference; Budget deal reached
06/21/2023: Legislature passes budget bill; ELA weighs in on social media case
06/14/2023: Education trailer bill; Court upholds SB 1439
06/07/2023: Register early for AEC; CSBA-sponsored bills pass first house deadline
05/31/2023: Preserve funding for juvenile court and county community schools
05/24/2023: Suspense file update; LAO multiyear budget outlook
05/17/2023: May Budget Revision recap; Legislature takes up suspense file
05/10/2023: May Budget Revision preview; new fact sheet available
05/03/2023: Major ed proposals clear first hurdle; Martinez v. Newsom update
04/26/2023: Tracking education bills; Upcoming CSBA Roadshow stops
04/19/2023: Guidance on school closures; CSBA Roadshow continues
04/12/2023: CSBA sponsored bills; Proposed Title IX rules
04/05/2023: 2023 legislative session status report; Register for Coast2Coast
03/29/2023: Register for CSBA safety webinar; Key 2023 bill positions
03/22/2023: Legislative Action Week in review; State Digital Equity Plan developments
03/15/2023: Legislative Action Week in full swing; proposed federal budget
03/08/2023: CSBA-sponsored legislation advocacy at Legislative Action Week
03/01/2023: Legislative Action Week priorities; New Title IX guidance
02/22/2023: CSBA’s Roadshow returns; Legislative Action Week budget advocacy
02/15/2023: CSBA events: Trauma-informed education webinar and Legislative Action Week
02/08/2023: Budget trailer bill breakdown; State of the Union
02/01/2023: CA’s plan for new teacher recruits; Register for Legislative Action Week
01/25/2023: School Board Recognition Month wrap-up; attend a budget workshop
01/18/2023: Education Legal Alliance sues State Board of Education; CSBA budget webinar
01/11/2023: Breaking down the Governor’s proposed budget
01/04/2023: CSBA Year in Review available online; CSBA budget advocacy priorities


12/21/2022: CA School Dashboard release; Brown Act requirement amendments
12/14/2022: Education Department guidance; New legislative session begins
12/07/2022: AEC breaks records; Register for 2023 trainings
11/30/2022: AEC starts tomorrow – Download the app
11/23/2022: Budget deficit impact on Prop 98; Opioid resources
11/16/2022: Election updates; AEC panel on top education issues
11/09/2022: CDE grants, Delegate Assembly nominations open
11/02/2022: What's New in 2023; AG opinion on board vacancies
10/26/2022: State and national assessment results show pandemic's impact
10/19/2022: State revenues underperform; Register for safety webinar
10/12/2022: AEC registration; Federal mental health staffing grants
10/05/2022: CSBA-sponsored bills among major K-12 proposals signed into law
09/28/2022: Newsom vetoes kindergarten bills, sign SB 490; school facilities fee challenges
09/21/2022: COVID-19 relief funding report; Gov. signs more bills
09/14/2022: State rescinds school employee COVID vaccination, testing requirements
09/07/2022: CSBA-sponsored election reform legislation awaiting Governor's signature
08/31/2022: Brown Act amendment; Make your voice heard on SB 490
08/24/2022: CSBA-sponsored election reform bills; labor and governance legislation updates
08/17/2022: 2022 School Boards in Action campaign; New CDC COVID guidance
08/10/2022: CSBA sponsored bills; School Boards in Action
08/03/2022: Addressing student mental health; New state of emergency
07/27/2022: Proposed Title IX changes; Leadership Institute recap
07/20/2022: Independent Study update; Clean School Bus Program
07/13/2022: CSBA COVID relief funding report webinar
07/06/2022: CSBA releases COVID relief funding report; CDPH 2022–23 K-12 guidance
06/29/2022: Budget trailer bills respond to CSBA advocacy; Supreme Court rulings
06/22/2022: Legislation would change kindergarten requirements in California
06/15/2022: Preview of report on LEAs' use of COVID relief funds; Legislature approves budget bill
06/08/2022: Budget Advocacy Alert; 2022 Leadership Institute
06/01/2022: CSBA-sponsored bills on the move
05/25/2022: School shooting statement and resources; Budget advocacy
05/18/2022: May Revise summary and resources; Leadership Institute workshops
05/11/2022: Register for May Budget Revision webinar
05/04/2022: CSBA-sponsored bills pass key committees; Register for Leadership Institute
04/27/2022: 2022 Leadership Institute; School Boards in Action
04/20/2022: California pauses COVID-19 student vaccine mandate; Register for Leadership Institute
04/13/2022: UTK planning resources for LEAs; CSBA co-sponsoring AB 2034
04/06/2022: New guidance for students exposed to COVID; CSBA TK webinar and resources
03/30/2022: Cardona, Newsom making efforts to keep all students learning in classrooms
03/23/2022: Legislative Action Week impact; LEA Medi-Cal billing
03/16/2022: Legislative Action Week underway, CSBA releases Fast Facts on public education
03/09/2022: State to release independent study guidance; Home-to-school transportation
03/02/2022: School mask mandate expires March 11
02/23/2022: CSBA advocates for COVID exit strategy for public schools  
02/16/2022: Education workforce housing; Student vaccine mandates
02/09/2022: CSBA advocates to fund the base; DA ballots due March 15
02/02/2022: Year in Review released; Register for Legislative Action Week
01/26/2022: CSBA guide on independent study; Dr. Heredia appointed to CTC
01/19/2022: CDPH updates school tracing guidance; March 15 layoff notice
01/12/2022: Newsom’s January Budget Proposal; 2020–21 student data released
01/05/2022: Updated COVID isolation guidelines; CSBA budget priorities


09/22/2021: AB 361 signed, in-person learning tracking tool available
09/15/2021: Managing contentious board meetings; President Biden urges schools to conduct COVID screening testing
09/08/2021: CDPH updates K-12 guidance, CSBA webinar on governing in era of chaos
09/01/2021: Vote no on AB 438; School Emergency Reporting System
08/25/2021: CDPH reinforces K-12 universal indoor masking mandate
08/18/2021: Vaccination order for school workers, Legislature next steps
08/11/2021: CA requires vaccinations or weekly testing of school staff; updated FAQ on masking exemptions
08/04/2021: CA returns to universal masking, free COVID testing for schools
07/28/2021: CDC reverses course on masking, state invests in broadband
07/21/2021: CSBA statement on masking/independent study; SBE update
07/15/2021: CDPH requires universal masking in K-12 schools, allows local control in enforcement
07/07/2021: Education budget trailer bill released, funding for youth with disabilities
06/30/2021: State budget agreement; Cayla J. v. State of California
06/23/2021: Cal/OSHA again revises Emergency Temporary Standards
06/16/2021: Placeholder budget passed, masks still required in schools
06/09/2021: CalOSHA COVID regulations update; Miscalculation of ERAF
06/02/2021: Guidance on use of federal relief funds; CSBA hits the airwaves
05/26/2021: In memory of Suzanne Kitchens
05/19/2021: May Budget Revise recap; Masking requirements eased
05/12/2021: Governor leads up to May Budget Revision with preview of economic recovery package
05/05/2021: $1.8 trillion American Families Plan proposed, Department of Education supports summer school
04/28/2021: CDE 2020–21 data show enrollment decline; CSBA expanded learning series
04/21/2021: CDPH updates guidance on graduation audience attendance
04/14/2021: State receives assessment flexibility, new COVID-19 Handbook released by USDOE
04/07/2021: COVID restrictions lifting, Court holds in favor of district in 1A case
03/31/2021: Federal funds arrive in states, CDPH grad ceremony guidance
03/24/2021: Broadband for All Bond Act announced, physical distancing guidelines reduced
03/18/2021: American Rescue Plan Act signed; SBE approves waivers
03/11/2021: CSBA webinar weighs pros and cons of school reopening bill; updated youth sports guidance
03/03/2021: School reopening deal announced, progress toward vaccine priority
02/24/2021: SB 86 must be amended to aid, not hinder, school reopening efforts; Leg. action week update
02/17/2021: Safe Schools for All plan gets pushback; CSBA provides deep dive into school reopening
02/10/2021: Recent school reopening guidance updates; FCC opens public comment on E-Rate expansion
02/03/2021: Safe Schools plan evolving as first deadline is missed
01/27/2021: Safe Schools for All plan gets pushback; CSBA provides deep dive into school reopening
01/20/2021: CDPH releases updated school reopening guidance; CSBA webinar on reopening schools
01/13/2021: Jan. budget proposal includes increased funding for schools; Court declines to invalidate FPPC regulations
01/06/2021: CA’s Safe Schools for All plan aims to reopen all schools by early spring


12/16/2020: Cal/OSHA board adopts emergency COVID-19 regulations; Assembly budget proposal calls for repayment of deferrals
12/09/2020: Regional stay-at-home orders exempt schools; new legislative session begins
12/02/2020: Homeless student identification down nationwide; More Orientation for New Trustees trainings available
11/25/2020: State revenue increase for K-12 education fuels CSBA advocacy
11/18/2020: Increase in COVID rates impacts school reopening; Get a sneak peek at new virtual AEC platform
11/11/2020: School bonds perform well; education-related propositions do not
11/04/2020: Voters back affirmative action ban; New map details where students are in class or learning at home
10/28/2020: CDE receives mask donation, urges LEAs to use learning loss mitigation funds
10/21/2020: Assembly hearing on digital divide; CSBA releases advisory on labor negotiations
10/14/2020: Nutrition waivers extended for entire school year; new laws report released
10/07/2020: House passes COVID relief package; Gov. Newsom vetoes ethnic studies and LCFF bills
09/30/2020: New Q&A tackles common special ed issues; Brown Act amended to address social media use
09/23/2020: New COVID-19 resources and guidance; Governor signs key legislation
09/16/2020: Cohort guidance clarification provided; Governor wading through bills
09/09/2020: Updated guidance on in-person, small group instruction; CSBA establishes wildfire relief fund
09/02/2020: CA releases new standards for reopening schools and economy; key meal waivers extended
08/26/2020: COVID-19 liability call to action; New CDPH guidance allows in-person instruction for small group cohorts
08/19/2020: Gov. Newsom issues executive order to help close digital divide; forthcoming guidance on students with special needs
08/12/2020: CDE partners with Apple and T-Mobile to offer discounted devices; CSBA Annual Education Conference goes virtual for 2020
08/05/2020: COVID-19 updates: Waiver process clarified; Learning continuity plan template available
07/29/2020: Federal and state stimulus plans emerge; Learning Loss Mitigation Funding application available
07/22/2020: New reopening rules for schools; CSBA webinars cover key COVID-19 issues
07/15/2020: Learning Continuity Plan template available for feedback; Assessment guidance released
07/08/2020: New stimulus bill introduced; lawsuit filed to protect CARES funds
07/01/2020: Governor signs budget, offers clarity; liability legislation introduced
06/24/2020: State budget hoists new challenges upon LEAs; Clarity needed around student masks
06/17/2020: State budget negotiations ramp up; key nutrition waivers extended
06/10/2020: CSBA releases report for reopening schools; joint task force will address systemic racism
06/03/2020: Education Coalition calls for additional school funding, State Senate follows suit
05/27/2020: CDC releases guidelines for reopening schools; Budget advocacy push continues
05/20/2020: May Revision heightens call for member advocacy; important COVID-19 updates
05/13/2020: CSBA launches advocacy toolkit; education funding predicted to fall by billions
05/06/2020: FCMAT issues budget alert; CSBA President launches advocacy press tour
04/29/2020: CSBA calls for $2 billion emergency bond; Governor says school year may start earlier
04/22/2020: Video message from CEO on new COVID-19 resources and webinar series; State and education leaders make headway to close digital divide
04/15/2020: New CDE child care guidance; submit district FEMA applications; Gov. Newsom update on schools
04/08/2020: COVID-19 developments on funding, child care, facilities; legislative news
04/01/2020: New FERPA and virtual learning guidance; COVID-19 waiver and funding updates
03/25/2020: CSBA provides resources, advocacy during pandemic; new guidance on special education and distance learning
03/18/2020: Governor says schools may not reopen by summer; boards may meet via phone or video
03/11/2020: New coronavirus guidance available for schools; majority of local bond measures
03/04/2020: Early returns show school facilities bond measure behind; Legislative Action Day is canceled
02/26/2020: Final push for $15B school facilities bond measure; important coronavirus updates and guidance
02/19/2020: CSBA CEO advocates for Prop 13 school bond measure; ruling on summer unemployment
02/12/2020: Support school facilities bond measure 13; March 15 layoff notices requirements
02/05/2020: 'Public charge rule' doesn't apply to K-12 schools; CSBA President attends State of the Union
01/29/2020: CSBA Online Learning Center launches; support facilities bond measure
01/23/2020: CSBA 2019 Year-in-Review available; Submit a mental health grant application
01/15/2020: Statewide workshops will dive into budget proposal; LCFF transparency bills introduced
01/08/2020: Federal recovery assistance for schools impacted by natural disasters; CA Supreme Court ruling does not protect schools from unfunded mandates