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The Voice of School Business
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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

2021-07-0601:02:09

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 they are dealing with, and the big news from Sacramento this week on the deal reached to continue no-cost meals for all students next year.Guests:Jennifer Marrone, Food & Nutrition Services Business Manager, San Diego Unified School District, CASBO State DirectorRalph Peschek, Chief Business Officer, William S. Hart Union High School District, CASBO Legislative Committee MemberDominic Machi, Director of Food & Nutrition Services, Mt. Diablo Unified School District, CASBO State Nutrition Services Professional Council Chair
May Revise

May Revise

2021-05-2155:46

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 OfficerElizabeth Esquivel,  CASBO Senior Director of Policy & Governance
Unemployment Blues

Unemployment Blues

2021-04-2751:42

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 school funding.Find your Legislator - Enter your Zip Code in the "Find your elected officials" boxSample Letter to Legislator - Halt UI Rate IncreaseGuests: Richard De Nava, CASBO President and Assistant Superintendent of Business, San Bernardino County Superintendent of SchoolsDarrin Watters, Deputy Superintendent of Business Services, Hemet Unified School DistrictSara Bachez, CASBO Chief Governmental Relations Officer
Negotiations 2021

Negotiations 2021

2021-04-1456:41

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 Phillips, Director, Management Consulting Services, School Services of CaliforniaWilliam Diedrich, Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo,
Bills! Bills! Bills!

Bills! Bills! Bills!

2021-03-0801:07:14

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 Governmental Relations Officer Jeffrey Vaca as they discuss strategies for working with elected officials to advance, modify and kill bills.Guests:Enrique Ruacho, Ed.D., Director of Government Relations, San Diego Unified School DistrictJeffrey A. Vaca, Chief Governmental Relations Officer, Riverside County Office of EducationAmanda Dickey, Director of Government Relations, Santa Clara County Office of Education
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 Information Technology Joe Ayala talk to two experts on steps districts should take to prevent attacks, recognize when you’re being exploited and recover from an incident.Guests: Terry Loftus, Assistant Superintendent & CTO, San Diego County Office of EducationJoe Ayala, Director of Information Technology, Santa Clara Unified School DistrictRegister for the CASBO Technology SummitFriday, February 26, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Registration Open Through February 23
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, Vice President, School Services of CaliforniaMichelle McKay Underwood, Vice President, School Services of California
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 EducationGrant Schimelpfening, Chief Business Official, Lindsay Unified School District
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 OfficerElizabeth Esquivel,  CASBO Senior Director of Policy & GovernanceCASBO Newsbreak 1/8/2020 - Governor Newsom Releases the 2021-22 State Budget Proposal
The Cliff

The Cliff

2020-12-1654:19

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 action to hold districts harmless from this unexpected consequence of the pandemic. Guests: Christina Aguilar, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Downey Unified School District Alvaro Meza, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services/CBO, Gilroy Unified School District
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 DistrictDawn Perfect, Board Member, Ramona Unified School District
Election Recap

Election Recap

2020-11-0852:20

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 EdSourceTimothy McLarney, Ph.D., President at True North Research, Inc.Bonnie Moss, Principal at CliffordMoss
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Trailer

2020-11-0501:59

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