Both Houses voted unanimously today for the budget trailer bill package which includes a provision for mandated, annual CA K-2 screening for reading difficulties, including risk of dyslexia. The budget trailer bill package now heads to Governor Newsom for signature.
Decoding Dyslexia CA has excerpted the text in the proposed budget trailer bill package regarding K-2 screening for your convenience.
“Today is a major milestone in the path to enacting legislation requiring K-2 annual screening for reading difficulties, including risk of dyslexia. DDCA has been advocating for state legislation on universal screening since 2014. We are thrilled by today’s vote in the legislature”, stated Lori DePole, Co-State Director.
Thank you to Governor Newsom for making universal screening a priority and to Senator Portantino for his tenacity and continuous advocacy on this important issue. In addition, special thanks to EdVoice, California State PTA, and the over 50 supporting organizations that have demonstrated their support through letters, phone calls and public comments at various legislative hearings. And last but not least, thank you to all of our individual DDCA supporters!