February 12, 2022

Tina Daigneault

We are very pleased to announce that Tina Daigneault, with over 30 years of experience working with school business and finance, has joined EH&A and MGT consulting and will be providing support with fiscal services for both school districts and county of education offices. In the past, Tina has worked as an accountant, fiscal services…

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If the Assembly’s Democratic leaders have their way, next year’s state budget will dedicate $10 billion out of a projected $30 billion surplus to repair and expand K-12 school districts’ facilities. The money would put a big dent in building needs that have grown since voters defeated a $15 billion bond for K-12 schools and…

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At conventions, on Zoom calls, and in casual conversation, it’s the only thing contractors talk about anymore. Everyone wants to know how everyone else is dealing with the rapid escalation of material prices, a crisis that revved up last spring and shows no signs of slowing down for at least another year. COVID-19-related disruptions devastated…

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A new proposal to continue high levels of funding for California school districts would, if enacted, remove incentives for the public schools to improve themselves. State Sen. Anthony Portantino, chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, recently proposed SB 830, which would switch the way public schools are funded, from the current average-daily-attendance calculations to…

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A significant pain point for many school districts across the state has been declining enrollment, and the resulting declining ADA. While the state has experienced a decline in enrollment, the rate of the decline was accelerated significantly in 2020-21 when the K-12 population decreased from 6.2 million to 6 million—a single year decline of more…

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In what they called a “historic vote,” Clovis Unified school psychologists and mental health support professionals will now be represented by a union following a vote Friday. The group is backed by the California Teachers Association and National Education Association. The Public Employment Relations Board announced the vote at their Sacramento headquarters on Friday. The…

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) recently posted an addendum to the Schools Pool Actuarial Valuation report as of June 30, 2020, and corresponding employer and employee contribution rates. The June 30, 2020, Schools Pool Actuarial Valuation report (including community colleges) sets the current year (2021-22) employer contribution rate at 22.91%, but it does…

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Some school leaders worry that last month’s surge in COVID-19 infections that prompted numerous student absences will cost districts millions of dollars in state funding, with no plans for relief. In January schools saw huge increases in the number of absent students and staff, many who were sick with COVID or in quarantine because they…

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