The bill was suspended on Wednesday because of a committee technicality that requires any bill with associated costs of more than $150,000 be sidelined for further review, Scott said. The bill is expected to cost about $700,000 he said.
"We've gotten a good response from the Department of Finance that they will recommend that the governor sign this," Scott said.
Under the existing stipend program, 92% of teacher aids that have received the grant have gone on to teach, he said.
Teachers association makes endorsements
The Glendale Teachers Assn., which represents teachers throughout Glendale Unified School District, endorsed Vahe Peroomian and Christine Rodriguez for the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees on March 19. For the Glendale City Council, the association endorsed candidates John Drayman and Rafi Manoukian.
Both recommendations were determined by a vote of the association's Representative Council, which consists of elected representatives from each school site. In total, the association has approximately 1,400 members.
Before the vote, the association interviewed candidates in both races.
"I think the process that we have in place filtered these candidates out of the other candidates," said association board member Sarkis Poladian.
For the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees, the association looked for candidates who view the college as a whole, Poladian said.
At the City Council level, the association looked for candidates that showed a long-term commitment to the post.
"We like to endorse candidates who don't like to use the city council as a stepping stone," Poladian said.
The election is April 3.
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