SACRAMENTO – on June 21, 2021, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) issued the following statement in support of AB 104, which passed the Assembly floor on a vote of 76-0. The bill would allow parents to request that a student be retained at their 2020-21 grade level for the 2021-22 academic year.

“If the past year has shown us anything, it is that right now, parents need options for their students to help them navigate the learning loss suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AB 104 gives parents an important tool in their toolkit to determine what is best for their child’s education, and request that the student may redo their 2020-21 academic grade level. This is especially important for rural areas with virtually no broadband access like my district, where some students had extreme difficulty navigating distance learning. Those students deserve another chance at the year they lost due to COVID-19 and AB 104 gives them that choice.”

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle represents the 1st Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes portions of Butte and Placer counties, along with Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, and Siskiyou counties.