SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblymember Juan Alanis announced that both of his K-12 education bills, AB 1796 and AB 1871, passed out of the Assembly Education Committee unanimously.

The first bill, AB 1796, requires local educational agencies (LEAs) to notify parents and/or guardians of the specific dual enrollment and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses available at their student’s respective campus.

“This bill aims to boost communication and transparency between schools, students, and parents and guardians,” said Assemblyman Alanis. “If AB 1796 is passed into law, students and their families will be increasingly aware of the dual enrollment, IB, AP, and CTE-related opportunities available on high school campuses.”

The second bill, AB 1871, would add personal finance into the adopted course of study within the social sciences for students in grades 7-12. If passed, personal finance classes would likely be incorporated into existing economics classes.

“AB 1871 is a critical step in ensuring that our future generations have a well-rounded knowledge of personal finance,” said the Assemblymember. “Low financial literacy scores have continued to affect communities of color and contribute to the poverty trap. The least we can do for our younger generations is provide a foundation for learning about taxes, loans, credit, bank accounts, and more.”

AB 1871, in particular, has received bicameral support. Both bills will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for a vote.

Assemblymember Juan Alanis represents the 22nd Assembly District, which includes the communities of Modesto, Turlock, Ceres, Denair, Patterson, Gustine, Newman, Hilmar, Ballico, Snelling, Keyes, Grayson, Crows Landing, Diablo Grande, Stevinson, & Empire.