URGENT: Contact your legislators today at 1-888-724-8903
to urge their support for AB 388
Tell lawmakers that as we face a teacher shortage, students need stability and educators deserve equal opportunity, basic professional rights
CTA is sponsoring AB 388 (Medina) to ensure that all teachers have an equal opportunity to a pathway for permanent status. For decades, certain educators – adult education teachers, career technical instructors, and teachers working for smaller districts or county offices of education with 250 students or less – have lacked the permanent status and basic professional rights afforded to the rest of their credentialed colleagues.
At a time when many districts have billions in federal and state resources to help students recover from this pandemic, many districts do not have enough fully qualified teachers to fill regular classrooms, let alone launch new academic programs.
Now more than ever, California’s students deserve a stable school community and experienced teachers.
AB 388 will bring long-overdue parity for these educators who have been left behind. By allowing these teachers to achieve permanent status after the successful completion of a two-year probationary period, like the majority of their credentialed colleagues, not only will it help guarantee a more stable workforce, it will also give these educators basic due process rights if they are dismissed.
We have worked for many years on legislation similar to AB 388 and are closer than we ever have been to get this bill passed by the Legislature. We need your help getting this bill across the finish line.
LAWMAKERS NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU THAT AB 388 IS CRITICAL FOR ENSURING STABLE SCHOOL COMMUNITIES.
Don’t believe what the opposition is saying. Nothing in this bill impacts school districts’ local control or prohibits districts from laying off certificated employees due to workforce needs.
AB 388 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 26. Please call 1-888-724-8903 today to let legislators know that AB 388 is critical as California faces a teacher shortage and students recover from the pandemic.
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