Gov. Brown Acts on Student-Related Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed bills to mandate kindergarten and tinker with aspects of the state’s new school funding formula, and he signed bills providing more protections for student privacy as he rushed to review a sea of bills this week to meet the Sept. 30 deadline for acting on legislation.

He also signed bills that would:

  • Give voters a chance to rescind much of Proposition 227, the 1998 initiative that replaced bilingual education with English immersion classes (Senate Bill 1174, by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens).
  • Give funding priority to K-8 schools that provide year-round learning for students, which in most cases would be after-school and summer programs. SB 1221, by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, also sets new quality standards for all out-of-school programs.

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