Governmental Relations

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  • ACSA 2019 School Dashboard Recommendations

    ACSA 2019 School Dashboard Recommendations

    Recommendations for providing a comprehensive portrait of school performance on the California School Dashboard.

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  • Bill to push back school start times advances

    Bill to push back school start times advances

    Despite opposition, the Senate Education Committee voted April 24 to advance Senate Bill 328, prohibiting secondary schools from beginning the school day before 8:30 a.m.

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  • 2019 California Employer/Employee Legislation

    2019 California Employer/Employee Legislation

    A comprehensive list of 2019 Employer/Employee Legislation in the California State Assembly and Senate.

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  • District uses Prop. 56 funds to combat student vaping

    District uses Prop. 56 funds to combat student vaping

    In an effort to address this new epidemic, the Las Virgenes USD has been aggressive in its efforts to educate students, parents and staff, while enforcing rules and regulations on vaping.

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  • Members advocate for education at state Capitol

    Members advocate for education at state Capitol

    More than 400 members walked the halls of the state Capitol to advocate for ACSA’s key issues for 2019: increased LCFF base funding, mental health, and equitable funding for special education.

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  • Educators rally to support AB 39

    Educators rally to support AB 39

    Teachers, administrators, classified employees, school board members, students, parents and elected officials gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to rally full and fair funding.

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  • ACSA News: Legislative Action Day 2019

    ACSA News: Legislative Action Day 2019

    Hundreds of ACSA members gathered at the State Capitol to advocate for the needs of California's 6.2 million public school students. #ACSAadvocates

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  • Campaign pushes for ‘full and fair’ funding

    Campaign pushes for ‘full and fair’ funding

    ACSA and the California School Boards Association have partnered to launch a Full and Fair Funding campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about school funding and staffing.

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  • ACSA's 2018 Legislative Year-End Report

    ACSA's 2018 Legislative Year-End Report

    The highlights of ACSA’s advocacy work in 2018.

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  • ACSA | CTA Joint Janus Advisory Q&A

    ACSA | CTA Joint Janus Advisory Q&A

    CTA and ACSA provide joint guidance regarding Janus’ meaning and recent legislation related to union membership.

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  • ACSA's Top 5: What you need to know about the 2019-20 Budget Proposal

    ACSA's Top 5: What you need to know about the 2019-20 Budget Proposal

    Gov. Gavin Newsom has been steadfast in his goal of strengthening California’s public school system.

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  • ACSA launches school violence toolkit

    ACSA launches school violence toolkit

    ACSA has taken a proactive role in school safety with the creation of the Fatal School Violence Toolkit.

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  • Ninth Circuit affirms legislative prayer exception does not apply to school board meetings

    Ninth Circuit affirms legislative prayer exception does not apply to school board meetings

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal district court ruling that school-sponsored prayer, Bible readings and proselytizing at school board meetings are unconstitutional.

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  • California passes groundbreaking data privacy law with an expansion of consumers’ privacy rights

    California passes groundbreaking data privacy law with an expansion of consumers’ privacy rights

    The CCPA introduces significant changes to existing privacy law and will force many companies to change the way that they do business in California.

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  • New law squeezes local ballot measures for bonds

    New law squeezes local ballot measures for bonds

    A new law will require local public agencies to include additional information in summary statements for local ballot measures that raise taxes, including district general obligation bond measures.

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  • Lawmakers extend limits on disruption and defiance discipline, expand use of uniform complaint procedures

    Lawmakers extend limits on disruption and defiance discipline, expand use of uniform complaint procedures

    State lawmakers have indefinitely extended previously approved limits on disciplining students for defiance and disruption and have expanded the list of issues that may be addressed through the UCP.

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  • FDA approves marijuana-based drug for pediatric epilepsy

    FDA approves marijuana-based drug for pediatric epilepsy

    On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex to treat two types of pediatric epilepsy.

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  • Lozano Smith Janus Toolkit

    Lozano Smith Janus Toolkit

    Overturning a longstanding precedent, the United States Supreme Court has held in Janus v. AFSCME that public employees may not be compelled to pay mandatory agency fees, or “fair share” fees.

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  • In Janus v. AFSCME decision, Supreme Court rules agency fees unconstitutional

    In Janus v. AFSCME decision, Supreme Court rules agency fees unconstitutional

    In a blow to unions across the nation, the Supreme Court has ruled that public sector agency fee arrangements violate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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  • SB 395 — New law enforcement protections for students

    SB 395 — New law enforcement protections for students

    AALRR Law Corporation offers information on Senate Bill 395.

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