Legislative Policy

Legislative Policy Committee Update - Julia Tidball, Region 7 Representative

posted Oct 29, 2017, 9:08 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 9:11 PM ]

The Legislative Policy Committee will meet for the first time this school year at the ACSA Leadership Summit on November 1st. This meeting will be utilized to plan for the legislative session. Bill review meetings will begin in March. Please contact me at jtidball@mtwain.k12.ca.us or 209-736-1858 if you would like me to answer any questions or share your views regarding upcoming legislative action. 
 
Julia Tidball, Superintendent, Mark Twain Union Elementary School District

Legislative Policy Committee Update - Julia Tidball, Region 7 Representative

posted May 1, 2016, 4:32 PM by Kristi Kirsch   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 9:11 PM by ACSA Region 7 ]

Legislative Policy Committee Update
Julia Tidball, Region 7 Representative


On April 12, 2016 the third Legislative Policy Committee meeting was held at the Sacramento ACSA Office. The meeting began with Staff Reports on the following pieces of legislation:

  • AB 491 (Gonzalez) English Learner Reclassification-This bill would push back the requirement for CDE to provide an updated report regarding English language learner proficiency assessments to January 1, 2019. The bill would also require CDE to recommend and for the State Board to adopt by July 2, 2022, best practices for the reclassification of English language learners. Your input is needed. ACSA is requesting feedback from our Region regarding what Districts are currently using as reclassification criteria and what members recommend that the state adopts as criteria. No action was taken.
  • AB 2350 (O’Donnell) English Learner Access to Courses- This bill would require English language development coursework to be taken concurrently with a full course load. It would prohibit the prevention of carrying a full course load while enrolled in an English language development class. The bill would create a statewide mandate. After discussion, the Committee voted to Support AB 2350.
  • AB2680 (Bonilla) Parent Engagement- This bill would allocate one-time funding to LEAs to support meaningful parent and family engagement in schools. As a condition of receiving the funds, LEAs would be required to develop and adopt a plan that addresses the trainings of parents. These additional funds are intended to supplement funds used by LEAs for family engagement and requires these new funds to be used by the 2018-19 school year. After discussion, the Committee voted to “Watch” AB 2680. This bill is a political football with both PTA and CSBA support. The Committee believed that the intent of the policy is solid, but that it would divert Prop 98 funds from the K-12 System and create an addition LEA required plan to create. Staff believes that the 1 Billion appropriation attached to the bill will prevent its passage.
  • SB 1050 (de Leon) College Readiness-This bill would establish the College Readiness Subject Matter Project at UC to provide K-12 public school staff PD to improve “A-G” course completion rates and use one-time funding for a K-12 College Readiness Block Grant for LEAs. The bill would require UCs, as a condition of receiving any enrollment funding in the 2016 State Budget, to increase admissions of low-income, English learner and/or foster youth to schools. After discussion, the Committee voted to “Watch” SB 1050. Members expressed concerns regarding an additional “pull” on Prop 98 monies and the bill’s focus on high schools and the UC system with little attention given to the CSU schools. Staff believed that this bill will get “traction” due to Senator de Leon’s support.
Staff believed that it was important that all members of the Legislative Policy Committee review and agree upon a position for these pieces of legislation rather than relying on the work of a subcommittee. Following this work as a group, members addressed legislation assigned to their sub-committee. You may access each of the three subcommittees reports from the day through the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_Eeg2CABuBqX2VLNGI3SlUzZU0

The day ended with a legislative report on the teacher shortage and a brief review of the number of bills proposed in an attempt to address the issue.

The Legislative Policy Committee will meet again on May 12. I encourage you to share your thoughts or questions regarding any legislation with me so that I can better represent Region 7. You may contact me via email at jtidball@mtwain.k12.ca.us or by phone at 209-736-1858.

Thank you,

Julia
Julia Tidball

Legislative Policy Committee


Legislative Policy Committee Update 2-17-16

posted Mar 2, 2016, 9:58 PM by Kristi Kirsch


Agenda and Attachments for 4-17-15 Committee Meeting

posted Apr 20, 2015, 9:49 PM by ACSA Region 7

April 17, 2015

 

To:       Legislative Policy Committee Members

 

From:   Alysha Heatherly, Legislative Assistant

 

We look forward to our third in-person meeting on April 24th.   All pertinent documents necessary for the committee meeting have been uploaded to our website for your perusal. Please share the bill information for your subcommittee with your region and/or job-alike committee or council in order to solicit feedback prior to our meeting.  

 

Using the links below, please print the agenda and bill reports and bring them to our meeting next week.  If you wish to review and/or print the entire text of any bill within these reports, simply click on the bill number and you will be directed to a popup screen that will provide such an option. Links are also provided within the bill reports for any legislative analyses that may have been published regarding a bill.

 

Click here for: Meeting Agenda

Click here for: LPC Subcommittee Legislative Bill Reports

 

The LPC Review reports list bills that are earmarked for review and discussion at the meeting and are divided by subcommittee. You will only be responsible for preparing bill positions for the bills listed on your subcommittee report. You are, of course, welcome to review the other bill reports and should feel free to discuss any concerns or position suggestions with the appropriate legislative advocate staffing the subcommittee. If you are unable to attend this meeting and have setup an alternate to take your place, please forward this email to your alternate with instructions regarding the positions/comments from your region and/or job-alike committee or council.  One representative per region or committee or council is needed.

 

The Consent report lists bills that we either want to watch as they progress or we believe that the position we have recommended is straight forward, but LPC members are welcome to pull the Consent items off consent if you believe that discussion is needed.

 

Just a reminder that if you can’t attend this meeting, please have an alternate attend on your behalf, prepared to discuss your region and/or job-alike committee or council’s input with your subcommittee. Also, please inform, Alysha Heatherly (aheatherly@acsa.org) of the alternate’s name and email address by the morning of Thursday, April 23rd.

 

We appreciate your service on the Legislative Policy Committee; your involvement is instrumental in directing our lobbying efforts in 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact Alysha Heatherly ataheatherly@acsa.org.  We look forward to seeing you again on April 24th.

 

 

Alysha S. Heatherly
Legislative Assistant, Governmental Relations
Association of California School Administrators
1029 J Street >> Suite 500 >> Sacramento, CA >> 95814
voice 916.329.3841 >web http://www.acsa.org

Leg Action Day

posted Apr 19, 2015, 5:30 PM by Kristi Kirsch   [ updated Apr 19, 2015, 5:46 PM ]

LAD15 Team,

I can't thank you enough for taking time out of your busy schedule to participate in such a meaningful event. Without YOU walking the halls and sharing your stories it would not have been successful. I've attached some photos that represent the fun we had. If you have any pictures, please share them with the team.

As I start preparing for LAD16 at 4:30 this afternoon with a conference call to debrief, I'd like to pass along your thoughts. If you have any highs, lows, or suggestions please let me know.

Thank you again for your time and energy!

-Tierra


4-17-15 Committee Meeting

posted Apr 17, 2015, 4:10 PM by ACSA Region 7

April 17, 2015

 

To:       Legislative Policy Committee Members

 

From:   Alysha Heatherly, Legislative Assistant

 

Re:       Agenda and Attachments for Committee Meeting

 

We look forward to our third in-person meeting on April 24th.   All pertinent documents necessary for the committee meeting have been uploaded to our website for your perusal. Please share the bill information for your subcommittee with your region and/or job-alike committee or council in order to solicit feedback prior to our meeting.  

 

Using the links below, please print the agenda and bill reports and bring them to our meeting next week.  If you wish to review and/or print the entire text of any bill within these reports, simply click on the bill number and you will be directed to a popup screen that will provide such an option. Links are also provided within the bill reports for any legislative analyses that may have been published regarding a bill.

 

Click here for: Meeting Agenda

Click here for: LPC Subcommittee Legislative Bill Reports

 

The LPC Review reports list bills that are earmarked for review and discussion at the meeting and are divided by subcommittee. You will only be responsible for preparing bill positions for the bills listed on your subcommittee report. You are, of course, welcome to review the other bill reports and should feel free to discuss any concerns or position suggestions with the appropriate legislative advocate staffing the subcommittee. If you are unable to attend this meeting and have setup an alternate to take your place, please forward this email to your alternate with instructions regarding the positions/comments from your region and/or job-alike committee or council.  One representative per region or committee or council is needed.

 

The Consent report lists bills that we either want to watch as they progress or we believe that the position we have recommended is straight forward, but LPC members are welcome to pull the Consent items off consent if you believe that discussion is needed.

 

Just a reminder that if you can’t attend this meeting, please have an alternate attend on your behalf, prepared to discuss your region and/or job-alike committee or council’s input with your subcommittee. Also, please inform, Alysha Heatherly (aheatherly@acsa.org) of the alternate’s name and email address by the morning of Thursday, April 23rd.

 

We appreciate your service on the Legislative Policy Committee; your involvement is instrumental in directing our lobbying efforts in 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact Alysha Heatherly ataheatherly@acsa.org.  We look forward to seeing you again on April 24th.

 

 

Alysha S. Heatherly
Legislative Assistant, Governmental Relations
Association of California School Administrators
1029 J Street >> Suite 500 >> Sacramento, CA >> 95814
voice 916.329.3841 >web http://www.acsa.org

2/19/15 Agenda

posted Feb 28, 2015, 4:53 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 4:54 PM ]

Dear Jeff and Region 7 Leadership,


I had the pleasure of attending the first meeting of the Legislative Policy Committee yesterday as the Region 7 Representative yesterday. The focus of the meeting was to provide an orientation for new members, such as myself, to the roles, responsibilities and procedures of the committee. I have attached the agenda for your review. I have requested to serve on Subcommittee 1 which will focus on the following issues: Accountability, Adult Education, Assessment/Testing, CCEE, CALPDS, Common Core, Community Schools, Curriculum & Instruction, English Language Learners/Reclassification, Equity, Graduation Requirements, Homeless Youth, Instructional Materials, LCFF/LCAP Accountability, Online Learning, QEIA, Standards, and Supplemental Instruction.

 

As you are aware, all bills must be submitted by February 27 and the Committee will not meet again untilMarch 27. ACSA Staff anticipates providing Committee Members with links to all submitted bills by March 21with their current recommended positions. At that time, I will share the information with Region 7 membership and request their feedback before the next Committee meeting (short turnaround time is noted!). We were asked to encourage everyone to participate in Legislative Action Day (March 15-16)

 

Please let me know if you would like more information regarding the Committee Meeting. I am looking forward to serving on the Committee!

Julia

 

Julia Tidball

Superintendent

Mark Twain Union Elementary School District

PH: (209)736-1855

jtidball@mtwain.k12.ca.us



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