GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: May 11, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) PandemicRecon

GovWin's SLED Coronavirus Recon, produced by Deltek's SLED Market Research team, is designed to support awareness and understanding of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by state, local, and educational (SLED) entities and the contractors that support them.

General

Funding & Economic Impact 

Higher Education

K-12 Education

  • AP Testing to Begin, Amid Controversies
    • With AP tests being important for high school students for finishing out the school year, they are important for college admissions as well.
    • Some of the changes that the College Board make are that the AP exams will only include material that most teachers cover in their courses by March and this year’s tests will be shorter at 45 minutes instead of the usual three hours.
  • Colorado School Districts Look To Trim Millions, Meaning Less Pay, Possibly Fewer Schools And Fewer Schooldays
    • State income and sales tax have fallen through the floor and the state faces as much as a $3 billion dollar hit.  So school districts across the state are preparing for years of budget cuts, with the hardest hits expected two to three years down the road, according to state forecasts.
    • Funding is likely to be cut by 15-20% which is more than double the school district’s worst year during the Great Recession.
    • Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, is considering the following options pay freezes, across-the-board salary cuts, furloughs, dipping into reserves, consolidating smaller schools, and adjusting bell time to save money.

Health Care

Social Services 

  • (Virginia) More eyes needed to keep children safe during coronavirus outbreak
    • The Fredericksburg Department of Social Services is encouraging essential workers, such as restaurant and delivery workers, to report any physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children that they notice while working. The agency is disbursing flyers with this message on it throughout the county.  
  • UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS CLING TO FRAGILE PANDEMIC SAFETY NET
    • While the state has distributed more than $4.6 billion to 1.6 million out-of-work New Yorkers between the middle of March and April 30, many lower-income workers won’t get as substantial a benefit.
  • (California) New state child care website comes up short
    • The state's new child care portal to help essential workers find child care during the pandemic lacks key information, including many providers' names, available slots, violations and cost. But a more elaborate site is to launch in July.
  • Despite old mainframe, Oklahoma's unemployment system holding up
    • While a majority of states’ unemployment systems writhe beneath an avalanche of claims, officials in Oklahoma say they’re weathering the increased demand thanks to a new software platform that makes the application process more transparent both to applicants and the state itself.

Justice/Public Safety

Transportation

Public Utilities

  • Securing relief amid COVID-19: 4 considerations for utilities
    • In light of the unprecedented socioeconomic consequences of COVID-19, as well as the essential nature of gas and electricity services, utility companies and regulators are also taking unique steps to see that customers receive service whether or not their energy bills are currently paid.