Category Archives: new law

New Laws for California Schools: AB 1353, classified employee probationary period

8 Nov
0
CSBA’s “New Laws for California Schools” series highlights new laws signed in 2019 affecting K-12 education. New laws are effective Jan. 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted. The What’s New for 2020 report on all new laws affecting education is available at www.csba.org/whatsnewfor2020. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Assembly Bill 1353 (Wicks, D-Oakland) will shorten the maximum probationary period for classified school district employees from the current maximum period (not exceeding one year) to a period not exceeding six months, or 130...

New Laws for California Schools: AB 413, use of ‘at-promise’ vs. ‘at-risk’

1 Nov
0
CSBA’s “New Laws for California Schools” series highlights new laws signed in 2019 affecting K-12 education. New laws are effective Jan. 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted. The What’s New for 2020 report on all new laws affecting education is available at www.csba.org/whatsnewfor2020. The term “at-risk” has long been used to describe students coming from precarious situations or circumstances that increase their chances of academic failure. The term is often used to refer to those from disadvantaged backgrounds, which can include...

New Laws for California Schools: AB 1666, 2020 Census info for schools

25 Oct
0
CSBA’s “New Laws for California Schools” series highlights new laws signed in 2019 affecting K-12 education. The What’s New for 2020 report on all new laws affecting education is available at www.csba.org/whatsnewfor2020. Assembly Bill 1666 (Reyes, D-San Bernardino) requires the California Complete Count – Census 2020 office to partner with local education agencies to make information about the 2020 Census available to students and parents. Providing information to local schools is already one of the key focus areas of California Complete Count;...

New Laws for California Schools: SB 223, administration of medical cannabis at school sites

18 Oct
0
CSBA’s “New Laws for California Schools” series highlights new laws signed in 2019 affecting K-12 education. New laws are effective Jan. 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted. The What’s New for 2020 report on all new laws affecting education is available at www.csba.org/whatsnewfor2020. Senate Bill 223 (Hill, D-San Mateo) is nicknamed “Jojo’s Act,” named for a teenager in South San Francisco who suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that causes debilitating seizures. Lennox-Gastaut is one of a number...

New Laws for California Schools: AB 272, student smartphone use

6 Aug
0
CSBA’s “New Laws for California Schools” series highlights new K-12 education laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2019. New laws are effective Jan. 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted. The 2019 legislative year ends on Sept. 13; Gov. Newsom then has until Oct. 13 to sign or veto all bills passed by the Legislature. CSBA’s ‘What’s New for 2020’ report will be available in October. Assembly Bill 272 (Muratsuchi, D-Torrance), signed into law by Gov. Newsom on July 1, allows...

Legislative Update: CSBA co-sponsored bills on the move as key deadline approaches

21 May
0
On May 16, both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees held their respective suspense file hearings, determining which bills that require an appropriation of funds will continue to advance this year. CSBA co-sponsored bills passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee and sent to the Assembly Floor include: Assembly Bill 39 (Muratsuchi, D-Torrance), which would increase the Local Control Funding Formula base grant targets equivalent to the national average in per-pupil funding; AB 751 (O’Donnell, D-Long Beach), the “Pathways to College...

AB 2826 changes to interdistrict transfers: What you need to know

4 Mar
0
students taking test
Wide-ranging changes took effect on Jan. 1, 2019, regarding the law governing the procedures for student transfers from one school district to another – known as “interdistrict transfers.” Some of the changes made by Assembly Bill 2826 simply streamline and/or clarify existing requirements, but others are new and quite significant. Below are details of some, but not all, of the major changes. Significant changes: Perhaps the most significant changes of AB 2826 are those related to the new requirement that...

Charter school transparency bill passes Senate, on fast track to Gov. Newsom’s desk

19 Feb
0
UPDATE: Charter school transparency bill SB 126 passes Senate 34-2, sent to Assembly Senate Bill 126, a charter school transparency measure, passed the Senate Floor today (Thurs., Feb. 21) with a 34-2 vote after passing the Senate Education Committee in a unanimous 7-0 vote on Feb. 19. The bill was immediately sent to the Assembly, where it now awaits hearing. Senate Bill 126, authored by the two chairs of the Senate and Assembly Education Committees (Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino and...

New Laws for California Schools: Assembly Bill 2449

12 Nov
0
governance meeting
This new, weekly feature from CSBA will highlight a new education law signed by the Governor in 2018. All laws are effective Jan. 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted. The full What’s New for 2019 report on all new laws affecting K-12 education is available at www.csba.org/whatsnewfor2019. AB 2449, Governing board elections; beginning date of board member terms Assembly Bill 2449 (Arambula, D-Fresno) changes the seating date for newly elected school district and county board of education members to the second Friday in December...

New Laws for California Schools: Assembly Bill 406

5 Nov
0
This new, weekly feature from CSBA will highlight a new education law signed by the Governor in 2018. All laws are effective Jan. 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted. The full What’s New for 2019 report on all new laws affecting K-12 education is available at www.csba.org/whatsnewfor2019. AB 406, for-profit charter schools The long-running legislative kerfuffle over for-profit charter schools reached its conclusion in September, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 406 (McCarty, D-Sacramento), officially prohibiting for-profit charter schools in California....