May 26, 2006
A proposed state law initiated by the Long Beach Unified School District would require underperforming students to participate in supplemental instruction such as tutoring and summer school. The bill passed the state Assembly and now heads to the Senate.
"We’re pleased that the Assembly has supported our Board of Education’s initiative to hold all students to high standards," said Chris Steinhauser, Superintendent of Schools for the school district. "We look forward to the Senate’s approval of the bill."
The bill would require students to participate in additional instruction, or interventions, when they are not meeting standards in basic subjects. Required Saturday school, summer school and extra class periods would be options available to the school district.