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Aug 17, 2017, 3:15 PM
Both CalSTRS and CalPERS had strong investment returns for the 2016-17 fiscal year. CalSTRS closed the year with a return of 13.4%, while CalPERS earned a return of 11.2%. Unfortunately, the strong returns will have no immediate impact on school employer pension contribution rates.
Aug 16, 2017, 3:15 PM
The Governor recently signed ACSA supported AB 170 (O’Donnell) to allow universities to design education majors for prospective teachers. AB 170 will become law on January 1, 2018.
Aug 16, 2017, 3:15 PM
On August 11, the CDE released a document in tracked changes format that shows the revisions made to the May 2017 draft of the ESSA State Plan that shows exactly how the State Plan has changed based on stakeholder input and direction from the SBE.
Aug 16, 2017, 3:10 PM
With the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, SPI, election on the horizon (June 2018), ACSA staff and executive committee members have started moving forward with the endorsement planning process.
Aug 16, 2017, 3:00 PM
ACSA’s Accountability and Continuous Improvement Task Force, chaired by Ralph Porras, met on August 2 in Sacramento to continue discussions with the State Board of Education, California Department of Education and California Collaborative for Educational Excellence staff on various topics.
Aug 16, 2017, 10:47 AM
ACSA has been working with CSBA, CASH, Small School Districts Association and CA School Nutritionists Association, to educate Cal EPA about the impact of their recycling regulations on school districts.
Jun 29, 2017, 3:47 PM
The Governor has signed AB 119 into law requiring public employers to provide our new employees an orientation including participation by our local exclusive representatives. See an overview and FAQs by Lozano Smith Attorneys at Law.
Jun 9, 2017, 10:47 AM
As anticipated, the Budget Conference Committee completed its budget deliberations and reached a compromise on the 2017-18 state budget Thursday evening.
Jun 9, 2017, 10:47 AM
The United States Senate is proposing changes to healthcare, including the Medicaid program. Among the many changes in the American Health Care Act, AHCA, is a significant cut to Medicaid, cutting funds for our most vulnerable students. Earlier today, ACSA was contacted by California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office seeking your help. Senator Feinstein is asking ACSA members to send a letter to her in opposition of the proposed cuts to Medicare.
Jun 9, 2017, 10:47 AM
Just in time to meet the constitutional deadline, on June 15th the California Legislature adopted a state spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Governor Brown now has 12 working days to sign the budget.

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