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Government Affairs Division

Amy Tang-Paterno, Division Director

atangpaterno@cde.ca.gov
916-261-3431

Legislative Affairs Office

Blake Johnson, Legislative Representative

bjohnson@cde.ca.gov
916-206-1551

  • Accountability
    • California School Dashboard
    • Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
  • American Indian Education
  • Assessments
  • Charter Schools
  • Community Schools
  • Curriculum Standards, Frameworks and Instructional Resources
  • Education Options
    • Chronic Absenteeism
    • Continuation & Court Schools
    • Drop-out Prevention/Expulsion Policies
    • School Choice/District of Choice
    • Truancy
  • Family Engagement
  • Foster Youth & Homeless Youth
  • Nutrition
  • Retirement Systems
    • California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
    • California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • Safe Schools
  • School Climate

Sara Noceto, Legislative Representative

snoceto@cde.ca.gov
916-639-2378

  • Adult Education
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • Early Education
    • Child care
  • Facilities
  • Higher Education/College Readiness
    • Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Enrollment
    • University of California (UC) Regents and California State University (CSU) Trustees
  • School Finance
    • Average Daily Attendance (ADA)
    • Instructional Time
    • Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
  • State Special Schools
  • Student Health & Wellness
    • Health Education
    • School Nurses
  • Transportation

Michelle Warshaw, Legislative Representative

mwarshaw@cde.ca.gov
916-203-8124

  • Athletics/California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
  • California Department of Education Administrative Governance
  • Classified Employees/Paraprofessionals
  • Data
    • California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
  • Education Equity Issues
    • Gender Equity/Title IX
    • Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)
  • Education Technology/Digital Divide
  • Educators
    • Credentialing/Teacher Preparation
    • Professional Development & Learning
    • Recruitment
  • Expanded Learning
    • Before- and After-School Programs
  • General Government
  • Mental Health
  • Multilingual, Bilingual Education, & Migrant Education
  • School Management
    • District Reorganization
    • Local School Boards
    • School Administrators
  • Special Education
    • School-based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (SMAA)
    • Local education agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Programs (LEA BOP)
  • Williams Act

Mason Diab, Policy Analyst

mdiab@cde.ca.gov

  • Legislative Reports
  • Omnibus Bill
  • State Board of Education Waivers

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Federal Policy Office

Joseph Saenz, Federal Policy Liaison

jsaenz@cde.ca.gov
916-591-6391

  • Civil Rights/Desegregation
    • Gender Equity/Title IX
    • UCP
  • Emergency/Disaster Relief
  • 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

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)
    • 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
    • Reporting and Allowable Uses
    • Technical Support

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Fiscal Policy Office

Daniel Merwin, Education Fiscal Policy Consultant

dmerwin@cde.ca.gov
916-591-4025

Shazleen Khan, Education Fiscal Policy Assistant

skhan@cde.ca.gov
916-639-3197

  • Audits
  • Budget
  • Emergency/Disaster Relief
  • Gann Limit
  • Regulations
  • School Finance
    • Adequacy
    • Apportionments
    • Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Enrollment
    • Mandates
    • Property Taxes/Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF)
    • Proposition 98
    • Vouchers

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Questions:   Government Affairs Division | GAD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0821
Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 8, 2022
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