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AB 1316 Fails to Pass the State Assembly

Good Morning, Blue Ridge Families,

Last week, AB 1316 was placed on the inactive file by the author on the Assembly Floor. Being placed on the inactive file means the measure will not move forward this year.

The bill faced a Friday legislative deadline, the house of origin deadline. By June 4th all Assembly bills needed to be voted out of the Assembly and all Senate bills needed to be voted out of the Senate. The bill did not receive the votes it needed to continue and will not be moving forward at this time.

As we have shared, this bill has several provisions that, if approved in its current form, would severely impact charter schools throughout CA. AB 1316 limits the operation of non-classroom based charter schools but all charter schools would have been impacted by the legislation. Click here for an overview of the proposed legislation. To read the full bill click here.

The administration also amended their education trailer bill to extend the current moratorium on non-classroom based charter schools for three more years. This means that new charter schools cannot be created, but it does not affect Blue Ridge Academy’s ability to continue to support students in its current manner. Though the moratorium was extended, defeating AB 1316 was a major victory for education reform advocates. It represents what we can accomplish with our collective voices.

Since 2021 is the first year of the two-year legislative cycle, the bill’s author will have the month of January 2022 to once again try to move the bill to the State Senate. Under legislative rules all measures that failed the house of origin deadline will have that opportunity to move onto the other house. We will ask you to stay vigilant and will keep you posted on new education developments in the future.

School Facts At a Glance

2016

Established by parents and community members

7100

Students enrolled in TK-12

296

Certified Teachers

Blue Ridge Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school serving transitional kindergarten through 12th grade students in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Kern Counties. We take great pride in being able to offer our students flexible personalized learning experiences through our many unique and dynamic programs.

Open Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is NOW OPEN! Open Enrollment will remain open from April 1st at 8:00 AM until April 30th at 4:30 PM.

Click on this link if you are interested in joining Blue Ridge Academy.