Monday, January 3, 2011

Important Information Regarding AB 3632 Mental Health Funding

A message from Lorrie Davis, CAC chairperson:

In October 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger cut our AB 3632 Mental Health funding which pays for children to receive entitled and necessary mental health services by county mental health agencies. This loss of funding/service means Mt. Diablo School District is now responsible for providing the mental health services without additional revenue to cover the cost. One residential treatment program for a student can cost over $300,000 a year.

Mt. Diablo School District currently has 15 students in residential programs which means an additional cost to our district of $4,856,379. Our district budget cannot handle a hit of almost $5 million dollars. Jerry Brown will be presenting his budget plan on January 10 which is only a week away. Parents NEED to contact their legislators NOW.

Below is a list of The Big Five and links to find your Senators/Assembly Members. PLEASE contact your legislators ASAP and ask that they restore the AB 3632 Mental Health Funding.

California Legislators Contact Info.
California State Senate
California State Assembly
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The Big Five

The Honorable Jerry Brown
Governor of California
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

Assembly Speaker
John Perez (Democrat-Los Angeles)
State Capitol, Room 219
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 319-2046 Phone
(916) 319-2146 Fax

Assembly Minority Leader
Martin Garrick (Republican-Solana Beach)
State Capitol, Room 3104
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 319-2074 Phone
(916) 319-2174 Fax

Senate President pro tempore
Darrell Steinberg (Democrat-Sacramento)
State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4006 Phone
(916) 323-2263 Fax

Senate Minority Leader
Bob Dutton (Republican-Rancho Cucamonga)
State Capitol, Room 5094
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4031 Phone
(916) 327-2272 Fax

Thank you.
Lorrie Davis
CAC Chairperson
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