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          AB 280 (Alejo)
          As Amended  May 15, 2013
          Majority vote 

           EDUCATION           6-0                                         
          |Ayes:|Buchanan, Campos, Chávez, |     |                          |
          |     |Nazarian, Weber, Williams |     |                          |
          |     |                          |     |                          |
           SUMMARY  :  Provides that the governing board of a school district  
          shall not grant a paid voluntary leave of absence to a district  
          superintendent, deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent,  
          or associate superintendent of schools unless the paid voluntary  
          leave of absence is approved by the governing board of the  
          school district at a public meeting.  Exempts leaves for jury  
          duty, to appear as a witness in court other than as a litigant,  
          and to respond to an official order from another governmental  
          jurisdiction for reasons not brought about through the  
          connivance or misconduct of the employee from this requirement.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  None.  This bill is keyed non-fiscal by the  
          Legislative Counsel.

           COMMENTS:   This bill is in response to a situation in a school  
          district in the author's legislative district in which the  
          district superintendent was given an extended paid leave of  
          absence prior to leaving the district's employment.  According  
          to the author's office, the reasons for the paid leave of  
          absence were never publically disclosed.

          As it was heard in the Assembly Education Committee, the bill  
          also reduced the size of the cash settlement that could be  
          provided to top district administrators when the contract is  
          terminated prior to its fulfillment.  Committee amendments  
          removed these provisions, and, as a result, all of the bill's  
          opponents removed their opposition.

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Rick Pratt / ED. / (916) 319-2087 


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