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Government Affairs Division


The Government Affairs Division (1) develops legislation to promote departmental goals; (2) determines the position of the CDE on state legislation pertaining to public education, represents the CDE on such matters, and maintains state legislative liaison; (3) represents the CDE in regard to federal legislation and maintains congressional liaison; (4) facilitates communication between the State Superintendent and stakeholder groups; (5) initiates and maintains contact with public interest groups concerning the CDE's goals and programs; and (6) monitors the CDE’s implementation of legislative requirements.

Elly Garner, Director

Phone: 916-319-0821
Fax: 916-319-0156


The Government Affairs Division is part of the Office of the State Superintendent.

State Resources

Government Affairs Program Assignments

Education Budget

Federal Resources

The Federal Report

Legislative Reports

Legislative Reports Web Page

Questions:   Government Affairs Division | GAD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0821
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 7, 2020