2022-23 First Interim Marin Common Message
The Marin Common Message for First Interim 2022-23 providing the latest guidance on the state budget and the associated changes to Education Code will be released this week. You may access it here.
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 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 as soon as possible.
Early Childhood Education
The Early Learning TK Network meets for their monthly session on November 15, 2022, from 3:00-4:30. This time is set up for TK staff to have a safe and supportive place to learn, play, share, grow, and talk with others who are experiencing the joys and struggles of the TK classroom. TK staff who were unable to attend October’s meeting are invited to attend in November. They should express their interest through the registration link.
The Early Education Teaching Development (EETD) Reimbursement Program is accepting applications. Participants may apply for reimbursement of tuition and required textbooks. Eligible applicants include current and designated TK teachers, as well as district staff who are taking coursework to meet TK teacher requirements. Applicants will be asked to provide verification of eligibility from their district. Questions? Contact Tanya Taylor at email@example.com or (415) 491-6609.
The DRDP Data Exchange project is ongoing for its third and biggest year yet. We currently have over 20 preschool teachers meeting with over 40 TK and kindergarten teachers to share evidence-based data on children as they transition from one class to another. This year, families have been invited to attend these meetings as well and many have joined to connect with their child’s current and former teachers.
The ECE department is also offering ongoing professional development opportunities including Teaching Pyramid, 11 Simple Rules for Thriving Communities, Optimistic Leaders, Powerful Interactions, Trauma Responsive & Resilience Building, and Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Math. For more information on each of the offerings, you can click here.
The Marin County Child Care Commission will be meeting on Zoom on January 10, 2023, from 3-5 pm. For more information, please click here.
The LCAP Technical Trainings are held for technical components of LCAP completion. There will be two Zoom sessions:
Community Engagement - Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 9:00-10:00 am
2023 LCAP Updates - Monday, March 6, 2023 from 9:00-10:00 am
The LCAP Support Office Hours are personalized sessions to meet the unique needs of each district. The sessions are designed to provide differentiated support for district teams. Office hours are Wednsdays from 9:00-10:00 am.
There will be five Zoom sessions:
March 15, 2023
March 22, 2023
March 29, 2023
April 26, 2023
May 3, 2023
Early Learning - Passed Into Law
AB 22: California Early Education Data - Requires the collection of the following data in CALPADS by July 1, 2024
Student enrollment in TK programs separate from kindergarten enrollment
Transitional Kindergartenen staff
LEA-hosted California State Preschool Program staffing
Early Learning - Vetoed
SB 70: Would have expanded compulsory education to include kindergarten by 2024-25
Governor said, "SB 70 is estimated to have Prop 98 General Fund cost impacts of up to $268 million ongoing, which is not currently accounted for in the state's fiscal plan."
AB 1973: Would have required for districts with enrolled unduplicated percentage of 50% or more and provide a kindergarten program at least one full-day kindergarten class that is equivalent to the minimum school day for grades 1 to 3 by the 2027-28 school year.
Governor said, "This bill will create ongoing and one-time costs in the hundreds of millions of dollars to support school facilities and operational costs.
Expanded Learning Opportunities Program
AB 185: ELO Program passed into law Section 29
Guaranteed 3 years of funding (regardless of eligibility threshold after the first year
Tier #1: $2,750 for UPP ≥75%
For at least 30 non-school days, no less than nine hours of in-person expanded learning opportunities per day
Non-school days included extended school year days
Non-school days defined and inclusive of Saturdays
Region 4 ELOP lead: Akilah Byrd, Director of Region 4 Expanded Learning Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Engagement Parent Advisory Committees & Meetings
SB 997 - Parent Advisory Committee and Students
Beginning July 1, 2024, requires any district serving middle school or high school students to either:
Include at least two students as full members of the Parent Advisory Committee to serve for a renewable term of one full school year or;
Establish a Student Advisory Committee
SB 1100 - Disorderly Conduct in Meetings
Allows the presiding member (or designee) of a legislative body conducting a meeting to remove an individual for disrupting the meeting
Requires the removal to be preceded by a warning to the individual by the presiding member/designee of the legislative body
Defines "disrupting" for this purpose
SB 532: Student Group Exemptions
Existing law requires LEAs to exempt certain student groups (Foster Youth, McKinney Vento students, former juvenile court students, children of military families, certain migratory children, certain newcomers) from all graduation requirements that are in addition to the state minimum requirements.
Requires LEAs to consult with the student and their legal guardian regarding the option to remain in school for a 5th year in order to complete all local graduation requirements.
Includes provisions for the acceptance of partial credits for transfer students.
AB 181: Graduation for Students with Disabilities
New graduation pathway for eligible students with disabilities:
LEAs must exempt Special Ed students from all coursework and other requirements adopted by the governing board that are in addition to the statewide coursework requirements and requires the LEA to award the student a diploma of graduation from high school.
Must take the California Alternative Assessment for Grade 11
Must complete state standards-aligned coursework to meet the statewide coursework requirements specified in Ed. Code 51225.3
New IEP Procedural Requirements
Before a student starts Grade 10, the student's IEP team must determine and notify the parent/guardian of the student of whether the student may be eligible to graduate per this new exemption. Reference: Ed. Code 51225.31
Legal Updates for Administrators
General counsel, Jennifer Nix, with School and College Legal Services, will present these virtual training sessions for school and district administrators.
School Administrators 101
8:30 – 10:30 am
Section 504/IDEA/ADA compliance
8:30 – 10:30 am
Materials and Zoom link available upon registration.
Health, Safety and Support
MERA (Marin Emergency Radio Authority) Drill
November 16, 2022 ~ Talk Group #1 All Schools –at 9:30 am
December 14, 2022 ~ Local Talk Group –at 9:30 am
School Narcan Distribution and Training
November 1-4, 2022
MSEPC (Marin Schools Emergency Preparedness Council and Maintenance Directors Collaborative)
November 10, 2022, 8:30 am – 10:00 am via Zoom
SLEP (School Law Enforcement Partnership Meeting)
The goal of the Marin County School/Law Enforcement Partnership, a collaboration of schools, law enforcement and community agencies, is to encourage and support a countywide effort to keep Marin schools and communities as safe and healthy environments for all students and families. We are grateful to our partners in this important endeavor.
November 16, 2022, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at MCOE
Virtual Brief Intervention Training for Substance Using Adolescents
Brief intervention counseling strategy consisting of 2-4 sessions for adolescents who can use alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. This training concerns a specific intervention approach that uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, and the stages of change model to meet the needs of the adolescent.
November 18, 2022, 8:30am – 12:00pm
November 30, 2022, 8:30am – 12:00pm
College and Career Readiness
Job Shadows: Kaiser Permanente Career Exploration Opportunity
Fall 2022 Youth Health Forum details:
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
Location: San Rafael Park Medical Offices
1650 Los Gamos Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
School To Career (STC) fall Board Meeting
November 16, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
The Bill and Adele Jonas Center at the College of Marin