Hagman's Bill Passes State Assembly
Curt Hagman's Assembly Bill 1988 passed the Assembly last week and if passed by the state Senate and signed by the Governor, will eliminate the $8 million penalty the state Department of Education can charge the Chino Valley Unified School District for an accounting error during the 2008-2009 school year. The error occurred when two elementary schools, Doris Dickson and Rolling Ridge did not correctly account instructional time required for students. The instructional time was short 170 minutes over a period of 34 days. Curt's Bill will cut the makeup time to 10 days rather than 34 days thus absolve the district's penalty. The Board of Education denied the district's attempt to make up the missed time by requiring the students to attend summer school or do study time at home last year. District officials are also appealing the Board of Education to minimize the penalty.