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Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Issues Statement on AB 2774

For immediate release:

SAN DIEGO — Today, Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D. (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding her bill AB 2774.

Over the last few weeks I, along with members of the California Legislative Black Caucus, have met multiple times with Governor Gavin Newsom’s staff on AB 2774 to discuss the chronic absence of adequate attention and resources to our State’s lowest performing students. As a result of potential constitutional issues, AB 2774 will unfortunately not be moving forward. 

I am, however, happy to announce that Governor Gavin Newson and his staff have committed to on-going funding and to work with us, to create a comprehensive policy aimed at improving the academic achievement of students in the lowest-performing groups and the related goal of addressing the needs of Black students. This proposal will be included in the Governor's January 2023 budget.

I am forever grateful to the sponsors and supporters of AB 2774 because without their advocacy, we would not have gotten this far. I am encouraged by Governor Newsoms commitment and look forward to continuing to work with his staff to create a comprehensive proposal to meet the needs of our lowest academically performing students.