February 06, 2014

School boards group recognizes Roth

California School Boards Association says the state senator supported Local Control Funding Formula and promotes public schools’ interests

BY DAYNA STRAEHLEY | The Press-Enterprise

The California School Boards Association will give State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, its 2013 Outstanding Freshman Legislator award.

The award for promoting the interests of public schools will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Riverside County Office of Education by association President Josephine Lucey and Jesus Holgui­n, association president-elect and a Moreno Valley Unified School District board member.

Roth was an early supporter of the Local Control Funding Formula, which provides school districts extra money for English learners, low-income students and foster youth, said Lucey, a Cupertino Union School District board member.

Roth said in a news release he will continue working hard to help ensure California's more than 6 million school-age children receive the education they need and deserve.


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