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.”