On today’s episode, the yo-yo of school reopening continue between Districts and the equity index plus San Francisco Mayor London Breeds latest comments. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley launches battle against California Teachers Union informing membership that union dues do not need to be paid. We also get into new proposed laws that apparently showcase a soft spot for death row inmates by aiming to reduce sentences and could put more criminals back on the street.
- San Ramon Valley Unified School District Announces Hybrid Reopening Schedule
After months of planning, preparation, and collaboration, we are pleased to announce that we are very close to reopening schools, for elementary and Special Day Classes, for hybrid in-person instruction as soon as this week. We are also bringing a recommendation to the Board to include our 6th graders, in their core classes, as well.
- SF Mayor London Breed says students won’t likely return to classrooms this year
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said she doesn’t believe public schools will reopen this year, even as she pushes for a return to in-person learning. She also announced the city will begin administering vaccines to teachers on Feb. 24.
- Assemblyman Kiley Urges Teachers to Opt-Out of Paying Union Dues
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) defended a tweet he made Sunday encouraging teachers in the California Teachers Association (CTA) to stop paying union dues. In his tweet, Assemblyman Kiley explained that teachers have a constitutional right to opt-out of paying union dues and that organizations such as the California Policy Center can help teachers stop paying.
- Escondido Schools Quarantine 188 students, staff so far this month
Two days after the Escondido Union School District returned to hybrid-model in-classroom teaching, 81 students and 18 staff members at four schools have been quarantined
- Chicago teachers vote to resume in-class instruction
The Chicago Teachers Union has approved a deal with the nation’s third-largest school district to get students back to class during the coronavirus pandemic, union officials announced early Wednesday.
- Conejo Valley Unified, teachers union negotiate COVID-19-related stipends for teachers
Conejo Valley Unified educators are getting their own version of “hazard pay” in the form of stipends based on an agreement between the teachers union and school district.
- California panel urges changes to reduce criminal sentences
California lawmakers unveiled a proposal today that could give some criminals on death row or facing life without parole an opportunity to be resentenced. State Senator David Cortese is hoping to bring an end to life without parole for those convicted of felony murder with special circumstances.
- OCReg: California Panel Urges Changes to Reduce Criminal Sentences
SACRAMENTO — California should allow all but death row inmates and those spending life behind bars without the chance of parole to request lighter sentences after they serve at least 15 years, one piece of a dramatic overhaul of the state’s sentencing laws that an advisory committee to Gov. Gavin Newsom recommended Tuesday.
- San Jose passes mandatory $3-an-hour pay raise for grocery workers
The San Jose City Council voted 7-3 Tuesday night to pass new legislation requiring corporate grocery stores, chain supermarkets and retail stores that sell groceries and employ at least 300 people nationwide to pay workers an additional $3 an hour on top of their regular wages. Small businesses and franchises with less than 300 employees are exempt from the ordinance.
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