FAIRFIELD — The California County Boards of Education on Sunday presented state Sen. Lois Wolk with its legislator of the year award for her ongoing support of public education.
This is the first time the award has been bestowed in years, due to historic budget cuts to education during the state’s economic recession.
Heidi Weiland, California County Boards of Education president, praised Wolk’s efforts on behalf of the Local Control Funding Formula, the Local Control and Accountability Plan and Common Core state standards.
Weiland said the award is reserved for legislators who have an ongoing track record of supporting public education and have worked on legislation to promote better educational opportunities for California children and communities.
“This is a great honor,” said Wolk, D-Davis, in a press release.
Wolk previously taught seventh through 12th grades in both public and private schools.
The California County Boards of Education advocates for the state’s 58 county boards of education and public schools.
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