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SACRAMENTO — This week, three of Assemblywoman Christy Smith’s, D-Santa Clarita, education reform bills advanced from the California State Assembly. Assembly Bills (ABs) 967, 1233 and 1729 garnered strong, bipartisan support and now head to the California State Senate.
· AB 967 would strengthen Local Education Agencies (LEAs) by requiring increased stakeholder engagement, foster youth parent engagement and greater transparency from charter schools.
· AB 1233 would award grants to school districts to lower the cost of AP exam fees from $94 to free of cost for low-income high school students and foster youth.
· AB 1729 would allow a greater number of high school students to enroll in general education community college courses during the summer, helping students get ahead on college course requirements.

“We must address the shortfalls in our education system and promote equity for the success of our children,” Assemblywoman Smith said. “In order to do so, we have to look at unique challenges our students face. I’m proud my series of bills accomplish that and take into account the educational barriers our kids face from all angles.”

Assemblywoman Christy Smith represents California’s 38th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Agua Dulce, Castaic, Santa Susana Knolls and North San Fernando Valley.

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