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Government Affairs Division

Amy Tang-Paterno, Division Director

atangpaterno@cde.ca.gov
916-322-6630

Legislative Affairs Office

Blake Johnson, Legislative Representative

bjohnson@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0521

  • Accountability
    • California School Dashboard
    • Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
  • Adult Education
  • American Indian Education
  • Assessments
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • Charter Schools
  • Community Schools
  • Curriculum Standards, Frameworks and Instructional Resources
  • Education Options
    • Continuation & Court Schools
    • Drop-out Prevention/Expulsion Policies
    • Chronic Absenteeism
    • Truancy/School Attendance Review Boards (SARBs)
  • Educator Credentialing/Preparation
  • Employment/Human Resources (HR)
    • Public School Employees
      • California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
      • California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
    • Classified Employees/Paraprofessionals: Labor
    • Compensation/Merit Pay
  • Foster Youth & Homeless Youth
  • Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
  • Nutrition
  • Omnibus Bill
  • Parent Engagement
  • Professional Learning/Staff Development & Recruitment
  • Safe Schools
  • Teacher Induction
  • School Climate
  • Taxes

Michelle Warshaw, Policy Analyst

mwarshaw@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0638

  • After School Programs
  • Athletics/California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
  • Average Daily Attendance (ADA)
    • Instructional Time
  • California Department of Education Administrative Governance
  • Data
    • California School Information Services (CSIS)
    • California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
    • P20 Data System
  • Education Equity Issues
    • Gender Equity/Title IX
    • Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)
  • Education Technology/Digital Divide
  • General Government
  • Multilingual, Bilingual Education, & Migrant Education
  • Legislative Reports
  • School Choice
    • District of Choice/Open Enrollment
  • Special Education
    • School-based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (SMAA)
    • Local education agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Programs (LEA BOP)
  • State Board of Education Waivers
  • State Special Schools
  • Student Health & Wellness
    • School Nurses & Mental Health Professionals
  • Williams Act

Sara Noceto, Education Fiscal Policy Consultant

snoceto@cde.ca.gov

  • Early Learning and Care
  • Emergency/Disaster Relief
  • Facilities
  • Higher Education/College Readiness
    • Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Enrollment
    • University of California (UC) Regents and California State University (CSU) Trustees

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Federal Policy Office

Joseph Saenz, Federal Policy Liaison

jsaenz@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0570

  • Civil Rights/Desegregation
    • Gender Equity/Title IX
    • UCP
  • Federal Accountability
  • Federal Budget
  • Federal Issues
    • Child Care and Development Block Grant
    • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    • Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
    • Perkins Act
    • Public Charge
    • Waivers
  • Federal Legislation
  • Emergency/Disaster Relief

Robyn Altamirano, Education Programs Assistant

raltamirano@cde.ca.gov
916-591-6244

Amber Hiris, Education Programs Assistant

ahiris@cde.ca.gov
916-591-4943

  • K-12 COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Funds
    • Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER), Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) I, ESSER II, ESSER III
      • Reporting and Allowable Uses Technical Support
      • Capital Expenditure Pre-Approval Review
      • ESSER III Maintenance of Equity (MOEquity)
      • ESSER III LEA Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan
      • ESSER III LEA Expenditure Plan
    • Federal Policy Support

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Fiscal Policy Office

Daniel Merwin, Education Fiscal Policy Consultant

dmerwin@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0658

Sara Noceto, Education Fiscal Policy Consultant

snoceto@cde.ca.gov

  • Budget
  • School Finance
    • Adequacy
    • Apportionments
    • ADA:
      • Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Enrollment
      • Emergency/Disaster Relief
      • Instructional Time
      • LCFF
      • Lottery
      • Mandates
      • Property Taxes/Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF)
      • Proposition 98
      • Vouchers
  • School Management
    • Audits
    • Business Services
    • District Reorganization
    • Fiscal Management
    • Local School Boards
    • School Administrators
  • Transportation

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Questions:   Government Affairs Division | GAD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0821
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 28, 2022
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