This week’s legislative discussion with Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan and PSBA CEO Nathan Mains centers on the state budget and the strategies. The possibility of a six-month budget, as opposed to a full-year one, is still on the table. Callahan talks about PSBA’s Campaign to Support Public Schools, a resolution school boards can adopt that requests a mandate waiver for schools. The requested mandate relief saves schools money at no additional cost to the state. Additionally, the charter school funding resolution has been signed by more than 220 members. John also gives an update on the school reopening task forces that have been discussing what considerations schools should have.