News Room

Friday, September 6, 2019

By Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

It’s back to school time. As a parent, teacher, and your representative in Sacramento, I am committed to ensuring that we invest in our children’s success, which results in a better California. I serve as the Chair of the Assembly Education Committee and am well positioned to ensure that Long Beach and surrounding areas have a voice in how state education policy is shaped while addressing the issues I hear from parents and employers in the Assembly District.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Chair of Assembly Education Committee lauds increased investments for schools and budget reserves

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing the 2019-2020 budget:

“Today’s budget represents a commitment to our student’s success and the future of our state’s economy. It provides more money for education while also paying down debt and living within our means.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

AB 751 Provides Secure and Free College Admissions Exams for Students

(Sacramento) – Yesterday, Assembly Bill 751, the Pathways to College Act, authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), passed the Senate Education Committee. AB 751 would allow school districts to offer free college admissions tests, such as the SAT or ACT, to students at no cost during the school day in lieu of the state required 11th grade assessment.

Friday, June 14, 2019
With then CFT Pres. Joshua Pechalt
With CFT Pres. Jeff Freitas & Pechalt
With members of the CSBA
With members of CAROCP
With CSBA Pres. Holly Edds
CA Trucking Assn. Pres. Joe Giammona

Assemblymember O’Donnell has been honored by a number of statewide organizations in recognition of his commitment to public education, teachers, students and his constituents.

2019 Awards & Recognitions

Assemblymember of the Year, California School Employees Association

Friend of Public Education Award, Association of California School Administrators

Legislator of the Year, California Federation of Teachers

Commitment to Education Award, California Association of School Business Officials

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

O’Donnell & Umberg recognized team members & coaches at the Capitol

(Sacramento) – Yesterday, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) and Senator Tom Umberg (D – Santa Ana) presented a resolution in the State Assembly and Senate congratulating the California State University, Long Beach (CSU Long Beach) men’s volleyball team on their 2019 NCAA championship victory.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

AB 1303 provides students with career options to meet California’s workforce needs

(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 1303, by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) which provides an additional $150 million to K-12 Vocational/Career Technical Education (CTE) programs passed the Assembly on Wednesday 78-0.

Friday, May 17, 2019
Thank you message and package
Registration table and staff
Asm. O'Donnell speaking at podium
Asm. O'Donnell with awardee & family
Asm. O'Donnell with awardee
Asm. O'Donnell speaking to attendees
Asm. O'Donnell with awardee
Asm. O'Donnell with awardee
Asm. O'Donnell with awardee & family
Awardee group photo

Asssemblymember O'Donnell held the 70th District's 2019 Teachers of the Year Awards ceremony.