Senate Bill Introduces Free School Bus Program For All California K-12 StudentsA bill introduced last week would establish a state-funded school bus program that would provide free transportation to every K-12 school student in California both to and from school.
Yuba City School Closes Due To 'Escalating' Number Of COVID-19 CasesButte Vista Elementary will be closed from January 14-18 due to 44 positive COVID cases, according to a Sutter County spokesperson.
Getting Answers: Newsom's Emergency Order Makes It Easier To Hire Substitute TeachersWhat does all of this mean for schools? For starters, it allows schools to hire substitute teachers to fill in as many campuses are seeing staff absences grow during this omicron surge.
Department Of Justice Awards More Than $125 Million In Grants Under The Stop School Violence ActThe Department of Justice announced today that the STOP School Violence Act will provide roughly $126 million in funding to improve school safety.
Vaccine Mandates Become 'New Normal' At California Universities, Community CollegesPublic Universities and community colleges across the state have started to mandate coronavirus vaccines for both staff and students. Students and staff only have only two options: Tell the administration they've been vaccinated, or don't show up.
Student-To-Student Misconduct Rising On Digital Platforms Used For EducationThe pandemic has turned the classroom into a virtual experience for millions of kids. While the venue for learning has changed drastically, student-to-student misconduct is still happening.
Back-To-School Could Be Delayed By California Budget CutsThe deep financial hole brought on by the coronavirus is striking home for California schools after Gov. Gavin Newsom released a dramatically revised state budget plan.
Education During Coronavirus Outbreak: Gov. Newsom Suspends Standardized Tests For StudentsOne day after predicting most schools will be closed through the academic year, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to suspend standardized tests.
Gov. Newsom: Most Schools Likely Out Until The FallMost California schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the school year because of the new coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.
California Voters Reject $15 Billion School Upgrade BondCalifornia voters have rejected a $15 billion bond to renovate California's aging schools, the only statewide measure on last week's primary ballot.
California Teachers Could Be Required To Teach About Climate ChangeCalifornia schools may soon be required to teach about the causes and effects of climate change under a bill introduced on Monday.
Ventilation Issues Found In Majority Of California Classrooms With New HVAC SystemsNearly 85 percent of HVAC units recently installed in California K-12 schools do not provide adequate ventilation, according to research done at UC Davis and the Berkeley Lab, and it is up to schools, not the state, to test for issues.
Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Full-Day Kindergarten In California School DistrictsCalifornia will not require school districts to offer at least one full-day kindergarten class.
School Districts Could Need Millions Of Dollars If Plan To Push Back School Start Time PassesThe average school start time for California middle and high schools is 8:07 am and a proposal to push that back to 8:30 am for high schools, and move it up to 8 am for middle schools is getting closer to going to the Governor's desk.
California Schools May Be Banned From Suspending Students For 'Willful Defiance'Starting next school year principals and administrators may be banned from suspending students for "willful defiance" of teachers, staff, and administrators.