Santa Cruz’s Robert Chacanaca recently testified for CFT-sponsored AB1126 before the Assembly Education Committee. The legislation, carried by Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), would require public schools to post reports of annual heating, ventilation, and air conditioning inspections on the school’s website. AB1126 drew strong bipartisan support, as shown by unanimous approval. The bill passed the Assembly and moved to the Senate, where it awaits referral to committee.

Chacanaca also spoke to the committee about a long-time CFT demand: installing hardware in school doors that can be locked from the inside. Even though union-sponsored AB677 (Dodd, D-Napa) was amended to allow schools to use money from future bond measures for door lock installation, the bill was held in the Appropriations Committee.

Union bills

AB 1126 requires annual HVAC inspection reports to be posted on the school website.
AB 677 requires door hardware that locks from inside.