Monday, October 7, 2019
Asm. O'Donnell addressing press
Gov. Newsom signing legislation
Gov. Newsom addressing press
Press members in attendance
Asm. O'Donnell with Gov. Newsom
Group photo with Gov.'s signature

Governor Newsom signed AB 48 during press conference at Ethel Baker Elementary in Sacramento.

Monday, October 7, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019

AB 1505 Will Strengthen Accountability and Oversight of Charter Schools

Sacramento - Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 1505:

“AB 1505 is a long overdue reform of the state’s charter school law.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday a comprehensive rewrite of the charter school law that will expand the authority of local school boards to reject new charter schools while requiring that they more clearly justify their reasons for doing so.

Newsom’s staff negotiated the revisions during weeks of tense discussions with organizations that for years have been battling over the growth of charter schools in California. But at the signing ceremony for Assembly Bill 1505, the leaders of the two main antagonists, the California Teachers Association and the California Charter Schools Association, stood side by side next to him, smiled appreciatively and thanked the governor for a compromise that contains elements they like.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Asm. O'Donnell and Gov. speaking
Sharing a light moment with Gov.
Gov. signing AB 1505
Gov. speaking to press
Gov. thanking Asm. O'Donnell
Asm. O'Donnell speaking to press

Governor Newsom signed Assemblymember O'Donnell's AB 1505 into law in the presence of Assemblymember O'Donnell and other co-authors and stakeholders.