California Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Ensuring Transparency in Charter Schools

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On the other hand, Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell, co-author of SB 126 said the enactment of the bill ensures that transparency and common ethical practices apply to all public schools receiving taxpayers’ money.

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The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) thanked Newsom for his leadership in helping “secure a balanced and comprehensive resolution to this longstanding debate.”

CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón expressed confidence that the governor will remain committed in uniting all public schools stakeholders to embrace accountability and transparency.

The California Teachers Association (CTA) also expressed gratitude to Newsom and the Legislature for ensuring accountability and transparency in charter schools.

CTA President Eric Heins, commented, “The waste, fraud and abuse that has taken millions in much-needed funding and resources from our students has to stop and this new law will help parents and taxpayers know how their money is being spent.”

Heins also noted that there are four new legislative proposals that could fix the existing flaws in laws governing charter schools.