San Mateo Daily Journal
The state Assembly on Wednesday passed a labor-backed bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire teachers accused of misconduct.
Lawmakers approved AB375 by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, on a 51-12 vote, sending it to the Senate.
The bill would speed up the appeals process after a teacher is fired and add homicide charges to the list of offenses that can prompt a teacher’s removal. It would allow school districts to immediately remove a teacher accused of child or sexual abuse from the classroom.