Friday, June 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly passed AB 1220, legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber that would update the state’s teacher tenure law for the first time in decades. The bill received bipartisan support on a 61-4 vote.

“This is an incremental change, but a necessary one,” Weber said. “For some teachers, the current 18-month timeline is not sufficient to develop and demonstrate their classroom skills. AB 1220 provides an extra year for those who need extra time and support before a critical decision is made about their careers.” 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA, May 11, 2017… AB 841 (Weber D-San Diego), a bill to restrict marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages in schools, cleared its first legislative hurdle yesterday. The bill passed the California Assembly Health Committee 5-1, with the support of all Democrats on the committee.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A number of bills authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D- San Diego) have been passed by key Assembly committees, including:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dr. Weber and fifty participants worked with Master Larry Spears on self defense moves at Spears Academy in Lemon Grove.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed four bills today authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego):

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With unanimous bipartisan support, the Assembly Committee on Education passed legislation Wednesday to better ensure the safety of students by addressing the underlying causes of school violence and disruptive behavior. AB 1029, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), would require the inclusion of  one or more individuals with expertise in in social-emotional health issues of children and youth, such as restorative justice practitioner, a community schools coordinator or a mental health professional on a school safety committee.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Elections Committee passed legislation today, authored by San Diego lawmakers Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber and Assemblymember Todd Gloria, that would ensure fairness in the drawing of the County’s Supervisorial districts. AB 801 would require that the County of San Diego Citizens Redistricting Commission be comprised of members who reflect the diversity of the region’s population and be drawn from various parts of the county.

Monday, April 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO — AB 1321 (Weber) was updated today and referred to the Assembly Education Committee. The bill, which is co-sponsored by Children Now and The Education Trust–West requires the reporting of actual per-pupil expenditures down to the school site and the development of state standards for the collection and reporting of this information, in order to track federal, state, and local funds more effectively. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

(Sacramento) - A coalition of California public school teachers joined Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) at a “Teach In” in the State Capitol to launch the Teacher and Student Success Act (AB 1220). This bill would provide teachers the additional time and support they need to develop classroom effectiveness and achieve tenure. “There is consensus among teachers, administrators, and the public that the 18-month timeline is too short for teachers to demonstrate effectiveness,” said Assemblymember Weber.

Monday, March 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California teacher groups have joined forces with Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. to ensure that teachers seeking the professional milestone of tenure have the time and support they need. As California faces a growing teacher shortage, this teacher-crafted policy solution will help ensure that those entering the profession are recognized and rewarded for their hard work and dedication to their students.