Charter Currents: State Leaders Waffle as Governor’s Proposed Reopening Deadline Passes
Published February 01, 2021 12:53
Sacramento, CA — Governor Newsom’s $2 billion proposal to provide grants to schools to reopen for in-person instruction appears dead on arrival in the California Legislature, leaving school leaders across the state to contend with a confusing mix of guidance and no additional funding. Newsom’s proposal, which would have provided varying levels of grant funding to schools for posting reopening plans by either February 1 or March 1, ran into a phalanx of opposition from California’s powerful school employee unions during legislative hearings. Newsom Administration staff concede that some points of their plan are challenging and subject to negotiation.
Unless and until state leaders resolve this stand-off, CSDC notes the following: