Temecula, CA

Gavin Newsom Announces Positive News For Temecula Parents

Matt Lillywhite

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced a plan to secure textbooks for students in Temecula...

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California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced a plan to secure textbooks for Temecula students so they can access up-to-date textbooks and materials that comply with state law.

"Elementary students in Temecula are slated to begin the school year on August 14, 2023, without proper instructional materials," per a statement by the Governor's office. "This is because of the school board’s 3-2 majority’s repeated decision to reject an updated curriculum."

“The three political activists on the school board have yet again proven they are more interested in breaking the law than doing their jobs of educating students — so the state will do their job for them,” said Governor Newsom. “California will ensure students in Temecula begin the school year with access to materials reviewed by parents and recommended by teachers across the district. After we deliver the textbooks into the hands of students and their parents, the state will deliver the bill — along with a $1.5 million fine — to the school board for its decision to willfully violate the law, subvert the will of parents, and force children to use an out-of-print textbook from 17 years ago.” 

Gavin Newsom is reportedly collaborating with the Legislature and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to pass legislation that would levy fines on school districts that fail to provide adequate instructional materials. California educates and supports approximately 5.9 million students in grades transitional kindergarten through twelve in over 1,000 districts and over 10,000 schools across the state, per data released by Governor Newsom. It's also worth mentioning that education funding is at a record high in California, per Gavin Newsom, totaling $129.2 billion in the 2023-24 budget. 

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