Sac City Unified Advocates for School Funding and Other Important State Legislation

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Superintendent Jorge Aguilar was at the State Capitol this week advocating for school funding in the state budget, legislation that would help school districts recruit high quality teachers in their local communities and the Pathways to College Act.

These legislative proposals are just a few of the many initiatives that the Sacramento City Unified School District is supporting and advocating for in the state legislature this year to help make sure our state government is adopting policies that will help ensure every student has an equal opportunity to graduate with the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options.

This week Superintendent Aguilar provided testimony on behalf of the district on the following proposals that will help our schools improve student achievement:

AB 1951 Pathways to College Act – This bill provides local educational agencies the option to administer a nationally recognized high school assessment (e.g., SAT or ACT) in place of the state-required Smarter Balanced assessments to 11th grade students. 

AB 2547 California Teacher Corps Act of 2018 - This bill authored by local Sacramento Assembly Member Kevin McCarty, will help school districts establish, maintain, or expand teacher residency programs that will assist districts in their efforts to recruit qualified credentialed teachers.

In addition to these legislative proposals, Superintendent Aguilar provided testimony to the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance to discuss the importance of school funding through the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and ways in which our school district is using these funds to address inequities. 

In the coming weeks the Board of Education’s policy committee will be reviewing, adopting and releasing the district’s 2018 legislative agenda. Click here to learn more about the Board’s efforts to develop and adopt policies to meet the needs of our students.