Governor signs student assessment bill (AB484)

5/4/2015 3:31 pm

As sighted in the article on the CA PTA website: "California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You issued the following statement in response:

AB 484 helps California take a sensible step in the transition to a new assessment system that will align future testing with the Common Core State Standards and foster high-quality teaching and learning in California’s classrooms.

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LCFF, LCAP and AB484 - Find out what they mean for you

5/4/2015 3:16 pm

There is a lot of information about Local Control Funding (LCFF), Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Assembly Bill 484 available. You might be wondering how all this impacts you.

In the past, districts were given money and were told how to spend it (categorical programs/funding). Now districts will receive funding based on demographic profiles of students (LCFF).

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Back to School for Local Property Taxes - Educate our State

5/4/2015 3:07 pm

Educate Our State, a statewide (CA) parent-led volunteer organization committed to improving public education in California, is collecting signatures to put an initiative on the November 2014 ballot. This initiative will return $7 billion every year in local property taxes back to schools, and will prohibit the State from taking schools' property taxes to pay its own debts. This Initiative is called the “Protection of Local Schools Revenue Act of 2014”.

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