Press Releases

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Chair of Assembly Education Committee provides answers to frequently Asked questions during COVID-19 pandemic

As a parent, teacher and Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, I would like to share with you frequently asked questions and answers regarding California schools during this crisis:

Q: What has the Legislature and Governor done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Friday, March 20, 2020

Senators Gonzalez, Umberg, Asm. O’Donnell Urge Governor Newsom to Expedite Emergency Funds for reopening of the Community Hospital of Long Beach to treat COVID-19 pandemic patients

(LONG BEACH) — As cases in Los Angeles County continue to rise, California Senators Lena A. Gonzalez and Tom Umberg, and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D- Long Beach) sent a letter urging Governor Newsom expedite Emergency Funds to the Community Hospital of Long Beach in an effort to treat COVID-19 patients in the region.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Chair of Assembly Education Committee Supports Governor’s Call to Pause State and Federal Tests

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) asked state and federal school officials to postpone all required student testing for the current school year. This is in response to lost instructional time from school closures across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Assembly Bill 3120 Will Ensure Students Do Not Fall behind in their Education

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) announced he would forward legislation to give school districts, county offices of education and charter schools more flexibility to make up missed instructional days. This bill is in response to the school closures across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will apply to current and future school years.

Friday, March 13, 2020

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:  

Friday, March 13, 2020

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: 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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.