For Immediate Release: May 31, 2017
Contact: Lisa Murphy, (916) 651-1979
Senator Newman’s “District of Choice” Measure Passes out of State Senate
10,000 students statewide benefit from DOC program
Sacramento, CA – A bill to allow parents to continue to choose which school district to send their children to has passed the State Senate on a 36-1 vote. Senate Bill (SB) 52 extends the sunset date for the School District of Choice program to July of 2022. The program is set to end in July of this year.
“District of Choice helps to improve the quality of education in all of our local public schools,” said the bill’s author Senator Josh Newman. “This program allows parents to choose the school best suited for their child and in return helps schools be more responsive to students’ unique needs. District of Choice also results in more diverse campuses with more dynamic curriculum.” Continue reading