Chair of Assembly Education Committee Supports Governor’s Call to Pause State and Federal Tests
The Legislature hurriedly approved emergency financial relief to help school districts cope with the costs of the coronavirus on Monday before adjourning for a month to comply with state and federal orders limiting gatherings to stem the spread of the contagion.
California lawmakers set aside up to $1.1 billion Monday for health care needs, homelessness services and school cleaning to help the state deal with crushing costs being brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, said he would carry a bill giving schools more flexibility on how they make up the instructional time lost while they are closed.
Assembly Bill 3120 Will Ensure Students Do Not Fall behind in their Education
Schools Must Remain Fully Funded in light of COVID-19 Pandemic
(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement in support of the Governor’s executive order regarding school closures and funding:
Chair of Assembly Education Committee Supports School Closures to Limit the Spread of COVID-19
(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement in support of school closures:
AB 2088 Aims to Prevent Voter Confusion
(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) has been joined by Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R – Hesperia) on Assembly Bill 2088 to halt the use of the number 13 (Proposition 13) on future ballot measures.
One of the biggest surprises of the March primary was that California voters rejected the proposed $15-billion bond measure that would have paid for school construction and much-needed maintenance around the state. It’s the first time in a quarter of a century that a statewide school bond measure failed.
But did voters really want to stiff kids and schools? Or was the bond tanked, at least in part, by its name: Proposition 13? Anecdotal evidence suggests it may have been.
California’s lone statewide ballot measure appears headed for defeat and the bill’s author thinks that its fate rested on its designated number, one that he hopes the state legislature will agree to retire after introducing legislation to permanently put 13 to bed.
Legislation Will Prevent Voter Confusion
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) announced that he will introduce legislation to retire the use of the number 13 (Proposition 13) on future ballot measures.