Call on the Budget Conference Committee to ensure funds for ELD and Bilingual Teacher Shortage are included June 2, 2016 by Claudia Vizcarra Budget Item 6110-125-0890 Issue: 816 It’s that time again! The legislative Budget Conference Committee is at work reconciling differences in actions taken by the Assembly and the Senate Budget Committees specific to the May Revision State Budget 2016-17. Your help is needed NOW!! Please call and click on the link that say “Click here to Email Legislator” at the bottom of this action alert to send the letter Senate Members on the Budget Conference Committee to: Support the Assembly version of allocating $1.246 million of Federal Title III carryover funds to the California Department of Education for the development of professional development video series specific to: ELD (integrated and designated) across content areas & designing courses for the middle and high school grades that are also ELA courses that would allow EL pupils to accrue credit toward graduation. Include addressing the bilingual teacher shortage in the budget trailer bill specific to the proposed Center on Teaching Careers language. These requests are made in order to provide to teachers and school districts critically necessary resources so that EL pupils can be given quality ELD instruction and the opportunity to graduate and graduate on time!! Call or fax: Senator Mark Leno, Vice-Chair; State Capitol, Room 5100; Sacto CA 95814. Capitol Office: 916-651-4011 Fax: 916-651-4911 Senator Ricardo Lara, Member; State Capitol, Room 5050; Sacto CA 95814.Capitol Office: 916-651-4033 Fax: 916-651-4933 Senator Loni Hancock, Member; State Capitol Room 2082 Sacto CA 95814. Capitol Office: 916-651-4009 Fax: 916651-4909 For those of you who prefer to fax a letter, attached is a sample letter. PLEASE CONTACT THEM NOW!!