Wednesday, November 28, 2007

CSBA sues State of CA over mandated costs

The California School Boards Association and several districts have sued the state for nearly $1 billion, saying the state's deferral of payments for 38 mandatory programs violates the state of California's constitution. The lawsuit claims that districts are forced to divert limited educational funding to support state-mandated programs such as student health screenings and attendance-figure reporting.

Physical education and health educators may be interested in the following items included in the suit:
AIDS Prevention Instruction ($3,968,036)
Physical Education Reports ($3000)
Physical Performance Tests ($1,437,872)
Pupil Health Screenings ($ 3,949,640)
Scoliosis Training ($2,304,813)