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2017 CO-SPONSORED CHARTER SCHOOL BILLS

AB 1360: EQUITY AND STUDENT ACCESS AT CHARTER SCHOOLS (Status: This bill was signed into law and took effect January 1, 2018)

Assembly Member Rob Bonta has authored AB 1360, which prohibits discriminatory admissions practices and ensures due process in pupil discipline at charter schools. Read the report from AB 1360 co-sponsors at the ACLU and Public Advocates here and the updated information from 2017 is hereFact sheet | Coalition Letter  | Details 

AB 1478: ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY AT CHARTER SCHOOLS (Status: Last location was Assembly Floor)

Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer has authored AB 1478, which expressly states that charter schools and the entities managing charter schools are subject to the Brown Act (open meetings), Public Records Act (open books), and two laws preventing conflicts of interest: Political Reform Act and Government Code 1090. Read the opinion from Legislative Counsel hereFact sheet | Coalition letter | Details 

SB 808: LOCAL CONTROL AT CHARTER SCHOOLS (Status: Last location was Senate Education)

Senator Tony Mendoza has authored SB 808, which requires that all charter school petitions must be approved by the school board of the school district in which they reside. Read the policy brief from In The Public Interest hereFact sheet | Coalition letter | Details 

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