Asbarez: Portantino Authors Bill to Help GCC Offset April 24 Closure Costs

Wednesday, June 19 2019

Anthony J. Portantino introduced legislation to help the college offset revenue losses associated with closing on April 24th. This date is important to the Armenian community as it commemorates the Armenian Genocide.

The Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Community College close on this day. The problem is that under current education code, the GUSD does not lose funding as it can substitute another school day to cover the Average Daily Attendance and revenue losses. GCC, however, cannot afford to close on this day due to the negative budgetary impact. Senator Portantino hopes to resolve this issue through legislative efforts.

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