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Governor Gavin Newsom and State Leaders Issue Statement on Charter School Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced that an agreement has been reached on Assemblymember O’Donnell’s AB 1505:

“We are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached on AB 1505 – legislation that significantly reforms the Charter Schools Act to address longstanding challenges for both school districts and charter schools. This agreement focuses on the needs of our students. It increases accountability for all charter schools, allows high-quality charter schools to thrive, and ensures that the fiscal and community impacts of charter schools on school districts are carefully considered. We are grateful that leaders on both sides of this conversation worked hard to reach this agreement, as it is foundational to continuing to work in the interests of all California students.”