Patrick O’Donnell

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Author: Asia Morris 

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, whose district includes Long Beach, introduced AB 312 this week, which seeks to strengthen California’s support for students with disabilities, it was announced.

The bill would create a state funding source for special education preschool services and address long-standing special education funding inequities, according to the announcement.

“California’s public schools must support all students, and that includes our children with disabilities,” said O’Donnell, chair of the Assembly Education Committee and teacher, in a statement. “AB 312 will address a fundamental issue of fairness in funding, while providing critical special education services that empower students to achieve their full academic potential.”

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