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Things to do in October

  1. California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) information day is October 4th.
  2. CBEDS data is due to the California Department of Education (CDE) by October 31st.
  3. California “ShakeOut” drill (earthquake drill) is scheduled for 10:15am on October 19th. All K-12 schools, colleges and universities are strongly encouraged to participate. Go to for information about participating.
  4. Annual Report of Pupil Transportation due to CDE in mid October.
  5. Present Quarterly Uniform Complaint Report for period of July 1-Sept. 30.
  6. Designate one week, preferably the last week in October, for “Red Ribbon Week” in your district.
  7. Monitor actual student enrollment for possible 2nd semester staffing adjustments.
  8. Review evaluation procedures with administrators for both certificated and classified staff to ensure proper timelines and contractual obligations are followed.
  9. Review all course work completed over the summer by teachers to ensure proper column advancement on the salary schedule.
  10. Engage cabinet in discussion for possible actions to be taken now (2017-18) that will mitigate reduced funding or plan for increased funding in 2018-19.
  11. Begin planning for possible March layoff notices – develop or update your seniority lists.
  12. Administer the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).
  13. PSAT Testing dates are October 11th and October 14th.
  14. CHSPE Testing date is October 21st; late registration deadline is October 6th; emergency registration deadline is October 17th.