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July 6, 2021 62 min

While most of California has moved "Beyond the Blueprint," it is anything but business as usual for schools.  This summer, we will highlight the challenges in different areas of school business as we prepare for full reopening this fall.  In Nutrition Services, in-person service will continue under the current USDA waivers.  We talk to three CASBO members about what this will mean for their programs, what logistics issues t...

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Following a week of good news for education, the governor released the May Revision to his 2021-22 budget proposal. CASBO's advocates, Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel discuss the highlights in the budget and the outlook for increased funding and programs.

Guests:
Sara Bachez, CASBO Chief Governmental Relations Officer
Elizabeth Esquivel,  CASBO Senior Director of Policy & Governance

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April 27, 2021 51 min

This is a Call to Action!  Unemployment Insurance rates charged to school districts in 2021-22 will increase by 2,400% and divert over $550 million dollars meant for students to the Economic Development Department of California.  Learn how the new rates will siphon off school funding in this episode.  Follow the links below to see the potential impact on your school district and contact your legislator to take action to preserve sc...

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April 13, 2021 56 min

In a normal year, and even with good relations, negotiating sessions with our labor partners can be challenging. Then the pandemic came along and we've been negotiating ever since. In this episode, we talk with two seasoned negotiators about their experience in the last year, what issues are on the horizon as we reopen schools, and how to make the best use of state and federal funding over the next school year.

Guests:
Matt Phill...

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March 8, 2021 67 min

In this episode, we'll go behind the scenes to talk about the school reopening bill and run through the highlights of this year's proposed legislation with three leading education advocates who work directly for school districts and county offices of education. Join Santa Clara COE Director of Government Relations Amanda Dickey, San Diego USD Director of Government Relations Enrique Ruacho, and Riverside COE Chief Governmen...

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February 21, 2021 52 min

School district networks are critical systems that support student and financial information, human resources and instructional media. They’re also under constant attack by insiders and outsiders hoping to gain access to sensitive information, deny service or extort for ransom. In this episode, San Diego County Office of Education Assistant Superintendent & CTO Terry Loftus and Santa Clara Unified School District Director of In...

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The cost to deliver a high quality education for students with disabilities is far higher than the funding provided by the state and federal government. School districts must navigate a complex funding system that is inadequate and inequitable and cover the shortfall. In this episode, we'll talk about how the funding system was designed, what the cost pressures are, and where the funding model is headed.

Guests:
Brianna Garcia, V...

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January 25, 2021 44 min

The Governor's Budget proposal for 2021-22 was released two weeks ago. LEAs have been busy reviewing the proposal in preparation for budget development. CASBO's President Jaime Dial and the Chair of CASBO's Legislative Committee, Grant Schimelpfening will share CASBO's reaction to the proposal.

Guests:
Jaime Dial, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Kings County Office of Education
Grant Schimelpfening, Chie...

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January 11, 2021 50 min

The Governor has released his initial budget proposal for 2021-22.  We discuss the key funding proposals and how they will support schools as they prepare for reopening with CASBO advocates Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel in less time than it will take you to read the 380 page proposal or listen to the three-hour press conference. 

Guests:
Sara Bachez, CASBO Chief Governmental Relations Officer
Elizabeth Esquivel,  CASBO Senior Di...

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December 16, 2020 54 min

State funds provided to serve low income students are at risk for districts throughout California. The pandemic has made it more difficult for districts to gather information from low income families which is used to generate Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funds even while the needs for these students are even greater. The unexpected drop in these counts will impact districts for several years if the state does not take actio...

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November 30, 2020 32 min

New board members will be sworn in this December and shortly after, those new elected officials must consider and approve the district's interim budget report.  What does a new board member need to know about the budget and how does a superintendent work with new and experienced board members on budget issues.

Guests:
John Garcia, Ph.D., Superintendent, Downey Unified School District
Dawn Perfect, Board Member, Ramona Unified Scho...

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November 8, 2020 52 min

This episode will cover the election recap, including Prop 15, Local bond and parcel tax elections, and the National election. With special guests:

  • John Fensterwald, Editor-At-Large at EdSource
  • Timothy McLarney, Ph.D., President at True North Research, Inc.
  • Bonnie Moss, Principal at CliffordMoss
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