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CTA-sponsored and co-sponsored legislation for 2009-10 BILL # SECOND-GRADE TESTING Hancock UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE Leno IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATIONS Mendoza CONSEQUENCES OF DROPPING OUT Block COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING Furutani 50% LAW COMPLIANCE Torlakson 75/25 FACULTY RATIO COMPLIANCE Hill AB 581 AB 551 AB 374 Would encourage schools to provide at-risk students with a “consequences of dropping out” notice developed by the CDE. (Co-sponsored bill) Would provide for a permanent backfill of shortfalls in property taxes to California Community Colleges. Would require the California Community Colleges chancellor’s office to conduct annual random audits to ensure district compliance with existing law that requires 50 percent of education dol- lars to be spent on instructors’ salaries. AB 1095 Would ensure full compliance with law that mandates 75 percent of instruction be performed by full-time faculty in California Community Colleges within three years of passage. Sweetwater QEIA Continued from page 29 board members they believe have given up their responsibil- ity for oversight and authority to Superintendent Jesus Gandara by condoning his unprofessional and hostile behavior toward the district’s employees. “By allowing Gandara and other school administrators to treat teachers unprofessionally and uncivilly, they fostered a to- tally unnecessary situation that caused employer-employee rela- tions in this district to hit a low not seen since the teacher strike in 1981,” says Anguiano. “We have always known that these are difficult economic times and that they are likely to continue for several years. This settlement not only protects the integrity of SEA members’ con- tract, but the struggle to achieve it has surfaced new leaders in our association, resulting in a membership strong and unified to face future challenges.” BILL GUY 36 California Educator | NOVEMBER 2009 Continued from page 26 a better education for more children and their families,” says Jo Loss, pres- ident of the California State PTA, which has nearly 1 million mem- bers. “These findings also demon- strate that QEIA can be a crucial tool for closing the achievement gap among students in our state — and that is essential to building an educa- tion system that lives up to its prom- ise for all children.” QEIA is helping schools that are serving more than 500,000 students who are mostly low-income, minor- ity and English learners. All schools deserve adequate resources, but see- ing QEIA funding help the three low-income Chula Vista schools top 800 in API scores is inspiring, says Jim Groth, who works in the same school district and represents the ar- ea on the CTA Board of Directors. “This investment is paying off right now,” says Groth. “It will only reap more and more academic re- wards for our students in the years to come.” MIKE MYSLINSKI *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Vetoed by governor Assembly Appropriations; 2-year bill Assembly Appropriations; 2-year bill Assembly Appropriations; 2-year bill Photo by Glen Korengold AB 132 Would limit the extent to which immigration raids disrupt students’ education. SB 800 Would eliminate second-grade tests in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program effective July 1, 2010. SB 810 Would establish a single-payer health insurance system in California. (Co-sponsored bill) STATUS Senate Education; 2-year bill Senate Appropriations; 2-year bill Vetoed by governor

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