BREAKING: Gov. Newsom signs bill to speed up reopening of CA's public schools


Friday Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill aiming to speed up the reopening of public schools.

It provides $2 billion for campuses that offer in-person instruction by March 31 to the youngest students.

Thursday, state lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the plan to push schools to reopen by offering them financial incentives.

The Governor tells CBS San Diego the bill also set aside more than $4 billion in additional funds for school districts to help students catch-up.

Critics including many parents groups say the bill doesn't go far enough because it doesn't require schools to resume in-class instruction.

The bill does not mandate schools to reopen.

Newsom says signing the bill was a "great day for women."