Community Representatives are an important liaison between schools and the community. They serve a key role as problem-solvers in our schools. In the past, Community Representatives were essentially treated like temporary employees. So in 2018, we put forth Assembly Bill 2261 to address these issues. Here's what we've won with AB 2261.
Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2261 (Friedman) into law. AB 2261 lifts the arbitrary cap on the 720 hours a year that Community Representatives can be paid for, as defined in the California Education Code (Section 45258). This change will allow schools to invest in keeping their parent centers open and accessible for more time during the school year, and makes the Community Representative position a permanent, classified position.