Monday, January 24, 2011

Recap and Update on AB 3632 Funding

A message from Lorrie Davis, MDUSD CAC Chairperson


In October 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger cut the AB 3632 Mental Health funding which pays for children to receive mental health services from County Mental Health Agencies. This loss of funding means school districts, as the payer of last resort, are responsible for providing and paying for these services without additional revenue to cover the cost. For the Mt. Diablo School District, this is estimated to cost $5.4 million dollars a year and is NOT currently in their budget.


Our new Governor, Jerry Brown, has proposed new funding to begin for next year; however, nothing has been set in stone. Meanwhile, the Mt. Diablo School District is responsible to cover the cost for the remainder of this school year which is estimated at $2.4 million dollars.


We NEED to contact our legislators NOW and ask them to support reinstatement of the AB 3632 Mental Health funding. Below is contact information for the Big Five and Local Legislators. We need to send letters weekly so this funding is restored and not forgotten.

Governor of California

Jerry Brown

State Capitol Building, Suite 1173

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 445-2841 Phone

(926) 558-3160 Fax

http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php


Assembly Speaker

John Perez

State Capitol, Room 219

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 319-2046 Phone

(916) 319-2146 Fax

Email speaker.perez@assembly.ca.gov


Assembly Minority Leader

Martin Garrick

State Capitol, Room 3104

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 319-2074 Phone

(916) 319-2174 Fax

http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/74/


Senate President pro tempore

Darrell Steinberg

State Capitol, Room 205

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 651-4006 Phone

(916) 323-2263 Fax

Email senator.steinberg@senate.ca.gov


Senate Minority Leader

Bob Dutton

State Capitol, Room 5094

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 651-4031 Phone

(916) 327-2272 Fax

http://cssrc.us/web/31/contact_me.aspx


Senator:

Mark DeSaulnier

Local Office

1350 Treat Blvd, Suite 240

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

(925) 942-6082 Phone

(925) 942-6087 Fax

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 2054

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 651-4007 Phone

(916) 445-2527 Fax

Email Senator.desaulnier@sen.ca.gov

Can also send a message to him on his website http://dist07.casen.govoffice.com/


Assembly Member

Susan Bonilla

Local Office

2151 Salvio Street, Suite 395

Concord, CA 94520

(925) 521-1511 Phone

(925) 602-1537 Fax

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 2188 OR PO Box 942849

Sacramento, CA 94249-0011

(916) 319-2011 Phone

(916) 319-2111 Fax

Can send a message to her on her website http://asmdc.org/members/a11/


State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tom Torlakson

1430 N Street, Suite 5602

Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

(916) 319-0800 Phone

Email Superintendent@cde.ca.gov


Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

Karen Mitchoff, District IV Supervisor

2151 Salvio Street, Suite R

Concord, CA 94520

(925) 521-7100 Phone

(925) 646-5202 Fax

http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/emailpage.aspx


Thank you,
Lorrie Davis
MDUSD CAC Chairperson


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