Chair of Assembly Education Committee is pleased that the state is living within its means while prioritizing funding for schools
(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement Friday in response to the 2018-19 budget agreement adopted by the Budget Conference Committee:
“I support the budget agreement that enables the state to live within its means and fully funds the reserve accounts while prioritizing funding for our schools. As a member of the Budget Committee, I look forward to voting on a budget that substantially increases funding for K-12 schools and increases college enrollment.
“As a parent, a teacher, and Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, I applaud the allocation of $150 million for K-12 vocational/career technical education programs. The Career Technical Incentive Grant program is set to expire this year and the Legislature has successfully saved this program with these funds. Vocational/career technical education programs not only reduce drop-out rates, but strengthen the California workforce and economy in the long term.”
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District, which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.
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June 8, 2018 (562) 429-0470