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  • Schools to prepare for the worst as cyberattacks increase

    (S.C.) Panic set in after a third school called its district office to report that staff couldn’t access  email, online digital content, assessment tools or network and cloud-based storage. The decision was made to shut down the district’s 600 servers in an attempt to stop the spread of malware spreading through 52 schools, but it was too late.

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  • Contaminated drinking water threatens California schools

    A report released last month that identified more than 1,000 California schools impacted by unsafe drinking water provides evidence, lawmakers say, that the state must intervene and provide resources to help make sure students have access to clean, safe drinking water.

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  • Energy board to broaden Prop. 39 eligibility rules

    (Calif.) As a deadline nears for schools to request funds for energy-efficiency projects, the state agency responsible for administering the grant program is considering a rule change to extend eligibility to districts that have found themselves shut out of the process.

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  • Developer fees for school building OK’d, impacts abound

    (Calif.) The state panel charged with overseeing school construction funding gave the green light to districts last week to level maximum fees on housing developers – the first time this step has been taken since the program was created 30 years ago.

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  • Emergency loan pool proposed for school construction needs

    (Calif.) School construction officials are set today to consider a new loan program for districts in dire need of building capital once provided through state bond funds which are no longer available.

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