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Senate Appropriations Approves Streamlined Teacher Dismissal Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Sept. 12 approved AB 375, a CTA-supported bill by Assembly Education Chair Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) that would streamline the teacher dismissal process while protecting the rights of educators.

The measure, which is co-authored by Sen. Padilla (D-Pacoima), ensures that employees faced with serious accusations have a fair process to clear their name. AB 375 is now headed to the Senate floor, where action is expected by Friday. 

The Appropriations Committee acted on the bill by an unofficial 4-0 vote. That approval came a day after the bill cleared the Senate Education Committee.

During the Education panel hearing, Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and representatives of CTA, the California PTA, and other unions gave compelling testimony about the importance of the bill to the keeping students safe while safeguarding the profession and protecting the rights of educators.

Click here for more information about AB 375 (Buchanan).

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