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Government Affairs Program Assignments


Monique Ramos, Director, Government Affairs Division

mramos@cde.ca.gov

John Hooper, Federal Policy Liaison

jhooper@cde.ca.gov

  • Federal Issues
    • No Child Left Behind (NCLB)/Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization/Waivers
    • Farm Bill
    • Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
    • Title I, II and III
  • Federal Legislation

Fiscal Policy Office

Linda Hakala: lhakala@cde.ca.gov
Carolyn Nealon: cnealon@cde.ca.gov
Amy Tang-Paterno: atangpaterno@cde.ca.gov
Chris Derr: cderr@cde.ca.gov

  • Budget
  • School Finance
  • Proposition 98
  • Mandates
  • American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
  • Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

Alejandro Espinoza, Legislative Representative

aespinoza@cde.ca.gov

  • Career/Technical Education
    •    Linked Learning
    •    Partnership Academies
    •    ROC/Ps
    •    Specialized Secondary
    •    School-to-Career
    •    Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Adult Education
    • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
    • Citizenship/English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • College Readiness
    • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
    • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    • Advanced Placement (AP)
    • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Higher Education
    • Financial Aid
    • Intersegmental Programs
    • ScholarShare
    • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Charters
  • Facilities
    • Bonds
    • Developer Fees
    • Mello-Roos
    • Multi-Track Year-Round Education (MTYRE)
    • Playgrounds
    • Lead & Toxics
  • Transportation
  • Omnibus
  • Child Nutrition
  • Education Options & At-Risk Youth
    • Expulsion Policies
    • School Attendance Review Board (SARB), Truancy
    • Foster Youth
    • Community Schools
    • Continuation Schools
    • Dropout Prevention
    • Independent Study
    • Juvenile Court Schools
    • Opportunity Schools
    • Parenting Education
    • Teenage Pregnancy & Prevention Grants
  • Desegregation
    • Affirmative Action
    • Anti-Discrimination
    • Student Rights
    • Title IX
  • Extended Learning/Community Schools
    • Before/After School
    • Summer School
    • 21st Century Learning Centers
    • Supplemental Instruction
    • Proposition 49

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Sue Vang, Legislative Representative

svang@cde.ca.gov

  • Standards/Common Core
    • Frameworks
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Reading & Math Standards
    • Science Standards
  • Instructional Materials
  • Curriculum
  • Misc. Curriculum Areas
    • Community Service & Service Training
    • Drivers Training
    • Environmental Education
    • Civic Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Assessments
    • General Educational Development (GED)
    • High School Exit Exam
    • Statewide Assessment (STAR)
    • California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
    • California Measurement for Academic Performance & Progress (CalMAPP)
  • Education Technology
  • English Language Learners
    • Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD)/Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD)
    • Economic Impact Aid
    • Migrant Education
  • Student Health
    • School Nurses
  • School Management
    • Assembly Bill 1200 Fiscal Management
    • Audits
    • Business Services
    • Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)
    • Inter/Intra District
    • Local School Boards
    • District Reorganization
    • School Administrators
  • School Finance
    • Adequacy
    • Apportionments
    • Attendance
    • Instructional Time
    • Longer Day, Year
    • Concurrent Enrollment
    • Lottery
    • Proposition 98
    • Property Taxes/Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF)
    • Vouchers
    • Class Size Reduction
    • Online ADA

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Debbie Look, Legislative Representative

dlook@cde.ca.gov

  • Preschool/Child Care
    • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten
  • Educator Credentialing & Preparation
    • Credentialing & Learning
    • Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA)
    • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)/Assessments
    • Credential Issues
    • Merit Pay
    • Preparation
    • Professional Learning
    • Recruitment
    • Staff Development
    • Tenure
    • Collective Bargaining
    • State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)/Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Classified Employees
    • Paraprofessionals
  • Libraries
  • School Choice
    • Open Enrollment
    • Districts of Choice
  • Parental Involvement
    • Parent Trigger
  • Accountability & School Improvement
    • High Priority Schools
    • Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program Interventions
    • Low Performing Schools
    • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
    • Pupil Promotion/Retention Rewards
    • Academic Performance Index (API)
    • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
    • Parent Empowerment
    • Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA)
  • Local Control Accountability Plans
  • Data
    • California School Information Services (CSIS) &
      California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
    • Teacher Data
  • Student Wellness
    • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Education
    • Drugs Education
    • Healthy Start
    • Proposition 99
    • Sex Education
    • Health Education
  • School Climate
  • Special Education
    • Early Start
    • Mental Health
    • State Special Schools

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Megan Ellis, Legislative Analyst

mellis@cde.ca.gov

  • Williams Settlement
  • Counseling/Guidance
  • American Indian Education
  • Categorical Compliance
  • Private Schools
  • Physical Education
    • Fitnessgram
  • Athletics
    • California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
  • Safe Schools
    • Gang Prevention
    • Law Enforcement
    • School Crime Report
    • School Safety Plans
  • California Department of Education (CDE) Administration/Governance
  • State Board of Education/Waivers
  • General Government
    • Ballot Initiatives
    • Local Elections
    • Open Meeting
    • Political Reform
  • Legislative Reports

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Questions:   Government Affairs Division | DL-GAD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0821
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 20, 2015

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