Monday, July 10, 2017

Author strips key parts of bill requiring more transparency in school spending | EdSource

Author strips key parts of bill requiring more transparency in school spending | EdSource:

Author strips key parts of bill requiring more transparency in school spending

The author of legislation that would have required school districts to detail how much state funding they give to each school has stripped that language from the bill.
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, agreed to change Assembly Bill 1321 amid increased resistance from groups representing districts and a potential veto by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The Assembly had passed the bill 77-0, and two student advocacy groups that co-sponsored it, Children Now and Education Trust-West, lined up dozens of groups behind it. But groups representing county superintendents, school administrators and business officers, which had been silent in Assembly hearings, subsequently registered their opposition in a letter to the Senate Education Committee. After meeting with opponents and measuring the resistance, and likely opposition from the Brown administration, Weber and co-sponsors agreed last week to gut the bill of its strongest language. Groups including the California School Boards Association (see letter) and the Association of California School Administrators
, in turn agreed to support the revised bill.
The bill had continued a running debate over the question: What information does Author strips key parts of bill requiring more transparency in school spending | EdSource:

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