ICYMI: The Shocking Report Shared at the CASBO CBO Symposium
It was a powerful three days at CASBO’s CBO Symposium kicked off by a preconference presentation led in part by School Service of California. We collaborated with School Services as they shared pivotal data on the trends in declining enrollment and attendance in context of a predicted fiscal cliff for school districts. Specifically, we prepared an update to our ongoing statewide chronic absence report for the CA Dept. of Ed. Our report supports the need for conversation on the future of school funding in California as the ADA hold harmless sunsets. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in this case, I think this picture leaves most speechless as to the magnitude of the statewide attendance crisis in public education.