AB 1495 aims to ensure that teachers who are struggling in the classroom get needed support to improve professional skills while also ensuring that student achievement is factored into job evaluations of both teachers and school administrators Read More
Chronic absences – missing 10 percent or more of school - especially in the lower grades, impair a child’s critical reading and math skills. Read More
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SACRAMENTO – AB 2548, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), which would establish a statewide accountability system for California schools based on multiple measures of student performance, was approved by the State Assembly earlier today. The bill will be heard next in the Senate Education Committee.
Hearing Date: Wednesday, May 25 at 9:30 am, Room 126 of the State Capitol
SACRAMENTO – Amid growing concern about the disproportionate growth of middle management at California State University, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) will request a key legislative committee to direct the State Auditor to investigate the system’s hiring and compensation practices.
The request will be made at a State Capitol hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) on Wednesday, May 25 at 9:30 am in Capitol Room 126.
(San Diego) - California State Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) convened the third Select Committee on “Campus Climate” hearing at UCLA on Friday, May 6, 2016. The issues focused on “Freedom of Expression” and “Freedom of Speech” that impacts diverse California campus student life. The committee cross-examined existing campus policies and proposals that successfully address issues of freedom of expression. Assembly Committee members Bloom and Medina were also present. Learn more in the Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate, has announced that the committee will hold an informational hearing on Friday, May 6th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the James West Alumni Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Students and the public are invited to attend.
The topic of the hearing is freedom of expression on California’s publicly-funded college and university campuses.
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) convened a legislative briefing at the State Capitol in Sacramento to address her legislation, Assembly Bill 2590 – the Restorative Justice Act. Instead of relying solely on incareration, restorative justice allows an offender to accept responsibility for a crime and try to make amends. AB 2590 is a modest step to shift away from punishment only and encourages the Department of Corrections to provide opportunities for education and rehabilitation for all inmates, not just non-violent offenders. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear some of Assemblymember Weber’s comments at the legislative briefing, as well as testimony from some of the experts who attended.
(San Diego, CA) – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) gave her third annual State of the District Address recapping legislative accomplishments and district events that took place in the 79th Assembly District. In addition to giving an overview of what has happen on the State level, Weber gave updates on her work on as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, as well as a preview of the legislative goals and district initiatives. Learn more in this Assembly Access video.
Bill and Letter Address $30 Million Jump in School Energy Rates
Sacramento – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) has introduced legislation, AB 2120,that would allow county offices of education and community college districts to receive intervener compensation when participating in a proceeding before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
Currently when participating in negotiations with the CPUC, entities representing consumers or subscribers of any electrical, gas, telephone, or water corporation, also known as interveners, may be compensated for reasonable fees and costs of participation in a proceeding. However, school districts are not eligible to receive intervener compensation related to CPUC proceedings.
(Sacramento, CA) – A group of legislators team up with California’s largest anti-human trafficking non-profit organization, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), to protect survivors of human trafficking.
Assemblymembers and Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Nora Campos (D-San Jose) have each introduced bills as part of a comprehensive legislative package to address the complex issue of human trafficking. Citing the dual needs to address this issue on all fronts, including both sex and labor trafficking, this package aims to identify and protect the victims of modern-day slavery.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Budget Chair Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-2017 Budget Proposal.
“I am happy to say we continue to see improvement in the state’s fiscal health. That’s a testament to the collaborative efforts of Democrats in both houses of the Legislature, the public and the Governor. I agree overall with the Governor’s vision of ensuring the state’s continued fiscal stability through changes in the business cycle. I am also heartened in the proposed investment in K-12, higher education and funding for the courts.
However, as can be expected, there is room to improve, especially on addressing some of the outstanding critical issues facing the state’s most vulnerable populations, including how we compensate care providers for developmentally disabled Californians and addressing the counterproductive restrictions in the CalWORKs Maximum Family Grant. I believe we can be optimistic about seeing some progress on these issues this year.”