Press Releases

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.

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.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Media Advisory

WHAT: Long-time teacher and Assembly Education Committee Chair Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) will host his 5th Annual Distinguished Teachers of the Year Ceremony. Selected from a pool of nominees submitted by community members of the 70th Assembly District, the honorees will be celebrated and recognized for their commitment to student success inside and outside the classroom.

This is a private event for invited guests and media only.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Chair of Assembly Education Committee calls for increased funding for schools

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement Thursday in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year:

“The Governor’s revised budget takes a balanced approach that increases the state’s rainy day fund while increasing funding for schools.  I share his perspective that California must pay down debt and live within its means.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

AB 751 Provides Secure and Free In-School College Admissions Exams for All Students