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Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Introduces Bill That Requires Kindergarten for California Students

Torrance, CA - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 2226, a measure requiring children to attend one year of kindergarten before enrolling in first grade, beginning with the 2026-2027 school year.  This would thereby make kindergarten mandatory, and ensuring children are well prepared to enter first grade

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Assembly Bill 483 to Enable California Schools to Bill for More Federal Medicaid Funding for School-Based Health and Mental Health Services

Torrance, CA - Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 483, which will expand access to school-based health and mental health services by making it easier for schools to participate in the Local Education Agency Billing Option Program (LEA BOP) and receive federal Medicaid reimbursement for health services provided to Medi-Cal eligible students.