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Interesting Legislative Updates for Ca effective Jan. 1, 2013

Some interesting bills ….. To read further—–.

Listed below is a brief synopsis of legislative bills that were signed by the governor with an effective start date of January 1, 2013
Assembly Bills: AB 1799- requires a school district in the state of California that request student records to provide this information to another public school district within 10 school days.
AB 2616- allows discretionary authority by the site principal to excuse an absence due to unfortunate circumstances and reduces the fine structure for students who are adjudged a ward of the court due to truancy.
AB 1909- requires a school district to notify the attorney for a foster student who is being recommended for expulsion for a 48915 offense.
AB 1732- – adds additional definitions to 48900(r)bullying which now includes posting to or creating a burn page, false impersonation or false profile of an individual as a discretionary suspension or recommendation for expulsion.
AB 1729- authorizes a school district to document other means of correction and place that documentation in the pupil’s record. Additionally, documents allowable specific types of other means of correction.
AB 1573- deems a foster child who remains in his or her school of origin to have met the residency requirements for school attendance in that school district.
AB 2537- allows possession of physician prescribed over the counter medication or prescription medication as an exception to a mandatory recommendation for expulsion per ed code 48915 . Additionally, possession of an imitation firearm as defined is not an offense for which suspension or expulsion is mandatory but is an offense for which suspension or expulsion may be imposed.
AB 1575-prohibits a pupil from being required to pay a pupil fee, as defined ,for participation in and educational activity as defined ,as specified.
AB 2109- requires a letter of affidavit from a specific practicing health professional indicating consultation for parents, guardians of students who desire not to be immunized due to the fact that the immunization(s) is contrary to his or her beliefs. This bill becomes effective January 1,2014.
AB 733- this bill makes various changes to pupil record provisions to conform them to federal law. Senate Bills
SB 1088- Prohibits a public school from denying enrollment or readmission to a pupil solely on the basis that he or she has had contact with the juvenile justice system as specified.
SB 121- Specifies that foster pupils shall not be referred to, or placed in, a nonpublic, nonsectarian school unless their individualized education programs specify that the placement is appropriate.


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