Legislation

California to Spend Additional $650M On Special Education

California’s method of funding special education will become streamlined and a little more equitable, thanks to a…


School Medicaid Programs Make a Shift @ DHCS

On September 3, 2019, California DHCS sent this message to its school Medicaid stakeholders: "In an effort to align the…


New Push in California for Later Middle, High School Start Times—EdSource

The author of a previously vetoed bill last year proposing starting middle and high school later to give teens more…


Pending CMS Guidance on Medicaid Block Grants: Executive Overreach Strikes Again—Center for Children and Families

It has been reported that CMS is developing guidance to encourage states to pursue a new “block grant” or “per capita”…


2017 California Legislation: What Passed & What Didn't

In September, several bills with possible implications for school health programs under consideration by the California…


Why ACA Repeal Efforts Hurt Schools & How to Get Involved

Efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, continue to make headlines as members in…


Bills We're Tracking: 2017 California Legislation

Two bills have been introduced in the California Legislature for the 2017-18 session that directly relate to the…


New Laws Impacting California's School Medicaid Programs

Throughout the year, Paradigm tracks various state bills that have the potential to impact California's school-based…


Governor Vetoes Senate Bill 123, SMAA Program Improvements

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed Senate Bill 123, a bill authored by Senator Carol Liu to legislate recommendations by…


List of Legislative Districts by California Public School District Published

Every two years, the California Department of Education (CDE) posts a listing of legislative districts by California…