TOMORROW: Governor Gavin Newsom to Sign Charter School Bill

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom will be joined by education leaders tomorrow to sign AB 1505 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach). The bill is the result of an agreement by a wide range of education stakeholders resulting in the first major overhaul to the charter schools law since its enactment 27 years ago, and will address longstanding challenges for both traditional public school districts and charter schools. AB 1505 empowers communities to consider the fiscal impact of new charter schools on existing schools in the neighborhood, increases accountability and transparency for all charter schools, and ensures that high-quality charter schools continue to thrive.

Who: Governor Gavin Newsom, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, California Teachers Association President Toby Boyd, and California Charter Schools Association President and CEO Myrna Castrejón.

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: California State Capitol, Governor’s Office, Sacramento, CA 95814

**​NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must RSVP to govpressoffice@gov.ca.gov.