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July 29
Chapter 2.5.2 -- Parish Finance Council Guidelines

​The Council of Priests approved, and Archbishop Gomez promulgated, updated guidelines for Parish Finance Councils.  They are included as a resource in Chapter 2.5.2.  Note that the responsibilities of Parish Finance Councils include financial oversight of parish schools.

July 20
Chapter 3 - School Governance

​This Chapter has been fully updated to reflect, among other things, the structural reorganization of the Department of Catholic Schools. ​

June 02
Chapter 8 Health and Safety, Section 8.12.2

​The definition of "close contact" is further clarified to align with various governmental departments

May 26
Chapter 5 - Minimum Wage Chart Updated for July 1, 2022

​local minimum wages in the City of Los Angeles, the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, Malibu, Pasadena, Santa Monica and West Hollywood are increasing effective July 1, 2022.  The chart in the Handbook outlining the increases and the sick pay requirements has been updated.

May 04

​Updated section 8.12.2 regarding COVID-19 to provide the new definition of "close contact" and new quarantine requirements; self screening at home prior to entering the ACC

April 29
Chapter 4 - Catholic Identity and Religious Education

​The entire chapter has been reviewed and, in places, updated. Certain resources were updated.  Before using any resources that may have been printed out, check to ensure that they are the ones in the Administrative Handbook currently.

February 17
Chapter 8; Health and Safety

​Section 8.12.2 has been updated to reflect the latest mask mandates

February 01
Chapter 8, Health and Safety

​Section 8.12.2, all about COVID-19, has been updated to comply with the latest Health Department orders. Included in the updates is a new ADLA Student COVID report form for schools to report student cases to ADLA.

January 27
Chapter 17 - Record Retention

​Effective January 1, 2022, all employment applications for non-hired applicants must be retained for at least 4 years.  This is a change from the former retention period of 2 years.  The change also affects advertisements for job openings.  The retention period is now 4 years, not 2 years.  

January 18
Chapter 5 - Minimum Wage Chart Updated

​Minimum wages in California and the County of Los Angeles, the cities of Los Angeles, Malibu, Pasadena and Santa Monica are $15 an hour, with increases expected in July 2022.  The City of West Hollywood has a new minimum wage ordinance that increases the minimum wage every 6 months from $15.50 an hour in January 2022 to $18.77 as of July 1, 2023.  Various sick leave requirements are also listed in the wage chart.

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