2021-22 First Interim Marin Common Message
The Marin Common Message for First Interim 2021-22 providing guidance on the State Adopted budget and the associated changes to Education Code has been released and is attached. Click here to view or download the 2021-22 Marin Common Message First Interim Report. The 2021-22 Marin Common Message First Interim has been distrtibuted to district business officials.
ESSER III Expenditure Plans
Board approved Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III plans should be forwarded to our office within five days of adoption or by October 31, 2021. The plans are subject to review and approval by the County Superintendent of schools. We anticipate communicating the results of our review by the end of this calendar year.
Preparation for First Interim Budget
Weekly budget work sessions will continue through November focused on the first interim budget. Technical notes for the 2021-22 Adopted Budgets and for the 2020-21 Unaudited Actual review have been provided to the school district chief business officials. Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) revenue estimates and other first interim budget guidance including P-1 Property Taxes will be provided by November 15th.
Special Education Annual Financial Reporting
Special Education maintenance of effort forms for both 2020-21 compliance and 2021-22 eligibility have been updated for technical corrections and have been provided to chief business officials with an updated subsequent year rule worksheet for your review and approval. Federal excess cost reports have also been provided to chief business officials for the district's review and approval by both the district business official and special education director. Please return the signed subsequent year rule worksheet and the signed federal excess cost report no later than November 5th.
The cybersecurity surveys completed by all MSIA members reveal a number of areas that could be strengthened county-wide:
- All districts would be well advised to implement a cybersecurity training program
- All districts should consider implementing two-factor authorization
The information technology team at MCOE stand ready to provide support in these areas.
Legislation / JLAC
Legislation / Joint Legislative Advisory Committee (JLAC)
Parent-Student Protests Associated with Governor Vaccination Mandate
The purpose of this Legal Update is to summarize the free speech rights of students, free rights of employees, address student walkouts, and address campus safety issues.
Mandatory Employee Trainings
While there are many available trainings offered to school employees, only some are mandated by law. This Legal Update provides a list of trainings that are mandated by law for school employees, the frequency by which they must be completed, and the relevant legal citation.
Two New Measures to Standardize Process for Local Educational Agencies to Identify Homeless Students
The purpose of this Legal Update is to summarize the two measures (AB27 and SB 400) that relate to Local Educational Agencies (LEAS) in an effort to coordinate efforts between schools and county and state agencies to facilitate an integrated, centered response to the problem of homelessness among California's K-12 students and their families.
SB270 Increases Employer Penalties for Failure to Provide Union with Employee Contact Information
On September 27, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB)270 into law. SB270 authorizes public employee unions to file an unfair labor practices charge before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) against public employers that fail to comply with existing laws requiring disclosure of employee information to public employee unions. Changes to SB270 are outlined. Effective Date of SB270 is July 1, 2022.
New Obligation for Schools Regarding Menstrual Products - Grades 6 through 12
The Governor signed AB 367, Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021, on October 8, 2021, which adds Education Code section 35292.6. Effective July 1, 2022, and no later than the start of the 2022-2023 school year, public schools that maintain any combination of classes from grades 6 through 12, inclusive:
1. Shall stock the school’s restrooms at all times with an adequate supply of menstrual products, available and accessible, free of cost, in all women’s restrooms, and all-gender restrooms, and in at least one men’s restroom; and
2. Shall post a notice regarding the requirements of this section in a prominent and conspicuous location in every restroom required to stock menstrual products, available and accessible, free of cost, pursuant to this section. This notice shall include the text of this section and contact information, including an email address and telephone number, for a designated individual responsible for maintaining the requisite supply of menstrual products. A sample notice is included with this Legal Update.
Three New Laws Affecting Student Mental Health Issues: SB14, SB224 and AB309
Three bills were recently enacted into law to address the mental health issues of students: Senate Bill (SB) 14; SB 224; and Assembly Bill (AB) 309. This Legal Update will summarize these new laws. Please note that SB 14 and SB 224 will require updating of client policies.
Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)
2021-22 LCAP and other Plans District Work Sessions Schedule - Save the Dates
Marin County Office of Education LCAP Review Team have scheduled district work sessions on the following dates from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Topics to be discussed during each work session are fortcoming.
- December 8, 2021
- January 26, 2022
- March 3, 2022
- March 24, 2022
- April 28, 2022
Pediatric Vaccination Questions & Answers Presentation on Wednesday, November 3 starting at 6:00 P.M.
A presentation from local health experts dedicated to answering questions related to Pediatric Vaccinations will be held on Wednesday, November 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Live Spanish translation will be provided.
The virtual meeting details are below:
Dial In: 408-638-0968 | Webinar ID: 810 2545 0050 | Passcode: 101024
SchoolsRule Distribution Event - October 27, 2021
SchoolsRule celebrated its 10th year raising funds for every child in every public school throughout Marin. Each year funds are distributed to the school foundations (or school district) on a per student basis and are to be used in the areas of literacy, arts, technology and health. This year, the SchoolsRule Distribution event was held at the Marin's Community School courtyard, at 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael. The Press Release on the SchoolsRule Distribution Event and Distribution totals is attached.
Special Education / SELPA
Legal - School and College Legal Services: Common Special Education Mistakes Leading to Litigation - November 16th 9:00 a.m. (virtual)
Speech Pathology Group: Therapy Strategies and Materials for a Diverse Caseload - November 17th 3:00 p.m.