Educators Urge Senate Education Members to Vote for Key Cosponsored Bills
right) Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego) discusses two key CTA cosponsored bills
with three educators, Liz Esquiel Waterman, a fourth-grade teacher at Terra
Bella Elementary in Terra Bella; Chantaine Fauntleroy, a teacher at Bret
Harte Middle School in Hayward; and Deborah Adams Behm, a fifth-grade teacher
at Stone Elementary in Alvord.
representatives of CTA State Council Negotiations and Professional Rights and
Responsibilities Committees met with Sen. Block and talked to six other
senators or staff members about AB 1619 (Gonzalez) a measure to extend the
right to earn permanent status to certificated employees of small districts and
county offices of education, and AB 913 (Chau), which would require charter schools
to meet some transparency and accountability requirements all other public
schools must meet.
1619, which is cosponsored with the California School Employees Association,
and AB 913, which is cosponsored with the California School Boards Association,
were slated for a Wednesday hearing in the Senate Education Committee.