Leyva charter school accountability and transparency bill passes Senate
Elizabeth Larson / Lake County News
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

"SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate on Thursday passed important legislation authored by Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) that will require charter school governing boards to comply with the same accountability and transparency laws that traditional school district governing boards already follow.

SB 126 specifically ensures that charter school governing boards observe the same open meeting, conflict-of-interest, and disclosure laws as traditional public schools.

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Now advancing to the Assembly, SB 126 is supported by the ACLU, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees / Council 57, Association of California School Administrators, California Association of School Business Officials, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, California Federation of Teachers, California Labor Federation,, California School Boards Association, California State PTA, California Teachers Association, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Public Advocates, Riverside County Office of Education, San Diego Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District, School for Integrated Academics and Technologies, SEIU California, and Small School Districts’ Association."

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