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2020 Updates: Annual Notice of Parental Rights and Responsibilities

California school districts and county offices of education are required annually, at the beginning of each school year, to provide written notice of parental rights and responsibilities.

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CARES Act – Federal Funding for COVID-19 Prevention

In the midst of the emergency surrounding the novel coronavirus and its associated respiratory disease (COVID-19), the federal government passed a two trillion dollar spending bill.

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Special Considerations for Students with Exceptional Needs Related to School Closures Due to COVID-19

The following information expands on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) issued on March 12, 2020 and March 25, 2020, which provided general guidance for K-12 school districts in responding to the needs of students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Major Changes Announced for Spring 2020 AP, SAT, and ACT Exams

The administering of high school advanced placement (AP) exams, as well as the SAT and ACT college admission exams, has been altered for Spring 2020 in response to COVID-19.

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California Department of Education Provides Grading and Graduation Guidance for Local Educational Agencies During School Closures

Last week, the California Department of Education (CDE) released its highly-anticipated guidance to school districts, county offices of education and charter schools (collectively, LEAs) regarding course grading and graduation requirements as LEAs proceed with delivery of their educational programs through distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Framework for Labor-Management Collaboration Jointly Issued by Governor and Statewide Organizations

On April 1, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California labor and management organizations have jointly agreed to a framework for collaboration during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

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Governor Newsom Signs Two Bills Aimed to Assist Local Educational Agencies During COVID-19 Crisis

On March 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills, Senate Bill (SB) 117 and SB 89, into law which provide for emergency funding to help fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and help to clarify the law as it relates to school districts.

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Important Update: The deadline to file the Annual Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) has been extended from April 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has announced it is allowing a 60-day extension for those required to file a 2019 Annual Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700).

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How to Address COVID-19 with Your Governing Board: Brown Act Reminders

With growing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many public agencies are closely monitoring guidance and updates from health and science officials.

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