CCSA Issues Statement on Governor Brown Signing AB 948 into Law

September 30, 2014

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Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), issued the following statement today:

CCSA applauds Governor Jerry Brown on signing AB 948 into law and securing safe, reliable school facilities for more students attending California charter schools. Additional students, particularly low-income students attending charter schools, will have more access to funding for facilities and to high quality learning environments.

The law once enacted on January 1, 2015, will allow more charter schools to be able to apply for the SB 740 program which provides facility rent and lease cost reimbursement to schools serving some of the neediest student populations. The result is that AB 948 will allow schools to spend more money in the classroom and not on the classroom.

This victory attests to the power of charter school parents, teachers, school leaders and supporters, who sent hundreds of letters, emails and faxes to the legislature urging support for AB 948 and for the Governor to sign the bill.

On behalf of the 514,000 California students that attend the 1,130 charter school students in the state, we thank the Governor, Assembly Member Olsen and other legislators for their leadership on this important issue.