The advocacy team wanted to take a second and provide you with a very important legislative update.
Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) has introduced a bill that would allow districts to deny new and renewing charter schools based on the so-called negative impact on district budgets. The impact of this bill would be a charter school moratorium, similar to Senate Bill 808 (Mendoza). It is supported by CTA and CSBA.
Senate Bill 1362 (Beall) would cripple California’s charter public school movement by making it easy for hostile authorizers to stop new schools from opening, despite parent demand, and close existing charter schools, despite strong academics.
We cannot stop this bill without your direct advocacy. Legislators need to hear your first-hand stories about how this change would impact the students and families you serve.
Please share this information with your parents on parents square. It is imperative that they stay informed on these issues and that we create an urgency for advocacy parent involvement. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.