Read more about Is there assistance for school meals for families that have been impacted by the fires?

If a student becomes homeless, even temporarily, due to wildfires or another state/federally declared natural disaster, a verbal confirmation of homelessness from a student, or the student’s family, is all that is required for LEAs to certify the student as eligible... Read MoreRead more about Is there assistance for school meals for families that have been impacted by the fires?

Read more about Our district facilities were used as shelters during the wildfires. In addition, many district resources, such as buses, were utilized to get people to safety during the crisis. We have seen a sharp increase in our operating costs. Will these costs be reimbursed? If so, where and how do we apply to be reimbursed?

All districts should track all expenses incurred, including those related to sheltering and transportation. CDE will provide more information as it becomes available. Read MoreRead more about Our district facilities were used as shelters during the wildfires. In addition, many district resources, such as buses, were utilized to get people to safety during the crisis. We have seen a sharp increase in our operating costs. Will these costs be reimbursed? If so, where and how do we apply to be reimbursed?

Read more about Will we face any penalties for exceeding class size requirements if our classes have to expand to accommodate displaced students?

The maximum enrollment for a class, grade, and school is a local decision and is determined by school district board policy. Local fire regulations (i.e., maximum occupancy rules) are also a factor. While there is nothing in the Education Code (EC) that establishes... Read MoreRead more about Will we face any penalties for exceeding class size requirements if our classes have to expand to accommodate displaced students?

Read more about How do I apply for federal assistance through the Project SERV? How much money is available? What can the funds be used for?

The School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) grant is dedicated federal funding used to provide education-related services to local education agencies (LEA) in which the learning environment was disrupted due to a traumatic crisis. The CDE is applying for... Read MoreRead more about How do I apply for federal assistance through the Project SERV? How much money is available? What can the funds be used for?