California School Boards Association

05/03/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/15/2017 02:52

CSBA Positions on 2017-18 legislation (Updated 5/3/17)

CSBA POSITIONS ON 2017-18 LEGISLATION (Updated May 3, 2017)

Positions recently adopted by CSBA Legislative Committee on April 28 are noted

AB 10 (Garcia, Cristina D) Feminine hygiene products: school and college bathrooms :shelter services.

Location: 4/6/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law, with certain exceptions, requires every public and private school, as provided, to have restroom facilities that are open as prescribed during school hours, and at all times to keep every restroom maintained and cleaned regularly, fully operational, and stocked with soap and paper supplies. This bill would additionally require public and private schools to keep every restroom stocked with feminine hygiene products.

Position

Disapprove

AB 17 (Holden D) Transit Pass Program: free or reduced-fare transit passes.

Location: 4/25/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would create the Transit Pass Program to be administered by the Department of Transportation. The bill would require the Controller of the State of California to allocate moneys made available for the program, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to support transit pass programs that provide free or reduced-fare transit passes to specified pupils and students.

Position

Support

AB 23 (Ridley-Thomas D) Educational programs: single gender schools and instructional programs.

Location: 3/28/2017-A. THIRD READING

Summary: Current law prohibits discrimination against a person on the basis of, among other things, gender in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution that receives, or benefits from, state financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state student financial aid. This bill would authorize a local educational agency to implement single gender academies and instructional programs if certain requirements are met. The bill would require a local educational agency that implements a single gender academy or instructional program to conduct an evaluation at least once every 2 years, as specified.

Position

Support

AB 24 (Eggman D) Instructional programs: State Seal of Civic Engagement.

Location: 4/27/2017-S. DESK

Summary: Would require the State Board of Education, on or before January 1, 2019, to establish criteria for awarding a State Seal of Civic Engagement to pupils who have demonstrated excellence in civics education and participation and have demonstrated an understanding of the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, and the democratic system of government. The bill would require the state board to consider, among other criteria, the successful completion of history, government, and civics courses, including courses that incorporate character education, and voluntary participation in community service or extracurricular activities.

Position

Disapprove

AB 37 (O'Donnell D) Pupil instruction: visual and performing arts: content standards in media arts.

Location: 4/17/2017-S. DESK

Summary: Would require the Superintendent to additionally recommend visual and performing arts standards in the subject of media arts, and require those recommendations to go through the same development, public review, and approval process for recommended revisions to the visual and performing arts content standards, as specified.

Position

Support

AB 60 (Santiago D) Subsidized child care and development services: eligibility periods.

Location: 3/8/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would require that a family, upon establishing initial eligibility or ongoing eligibility for services under the Child Care and Development Services Act, be considered to meet all eligibility requirements for those services for not less than 12 months, receive those services for not less than 12 months before having its eligibility redetermined, and not be required to report changes to income or other changes for at least 12 months, except as provided. The bill would revise the definition of "income eligible" and provide that the definition applies for purposes of establishing initial income eligibility for services under the act, and would add a definition of "ongoing income eligible" for purposes of establishing ongoing income eligibility for services under the act.

Position

Approve

AB 68 (Mathis R) School facilities: schoolsite acquisition.

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law requires the governing board of a school district, before commencing the acquisition of real property for a new schoolsite in an area designated in a city, county, or city and county general plan for agricultural use and zoned for agricultural production, to make certain findings, including that the school district will attempt to minimize any public health and safety issues resulting from the neighboring agricultural uses that may affect the pupils and employees at the schoolsite.This bill would require a rural school district to make an additional finding that the school district has provided notice to the planning commission having jurisdiction and that the planning commission has approved the acquisition of the property for the schoolsite or for an addition to the present schoolsite in accordance with specified provisions.

Position

Oppose

AB 81 (Gonzalez Fletcher D) English learners: identification: notice.

Location: 4/27/2017-A. CONSENT CALENDAR

Summary: Would require the notice of assessment of a child's English proficiency to include specified additional information, including whether a child is a long-term English learner or is an English learner at risk of becoming a long-term English learner, and would authorize a local educational agency or charter school to send an alternative notice to comply with this requirement, as specified. The bill

would require a school district to provide a notification letter to a pupil's parent or guardian at the time a home language survey is provided that explains the purpose of the home language survey and the procedures for identification and reclassification of English learners.

Position

Support

AB 155 (Gomez D) Pupil instruction: civic online reasoning.

Location: 5/2/2017-A. APPR.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would require the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the state board to adopt, revised curriculum standards and frameworks for English language arts, mathematics, history- social science, and science that incorporate civic online reasoning, as defined.

Position

Approve

AB 165 (Cooper D) Privacy: electronic communications: exclusions: local educational agencies.

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would specify that a government entity may access electronic device information by means of physical interaction or electronic communication with the device where the owner or authorized possessor of the device is a pupil enrolled in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and the government entity seeking access to the device is a local educational agency, as defined, or an individual authorized to act for or on behalf of a local educational agency seeking a pupil's electronic device information or a pupil's electronic communication information when investigating alleged or suspected pupil misconduct pursuant to specified provisions.

Position

Co-Sponsor

AB 173 (Jones-Sawyer D) School safety: peace officer interactions with pupils and nonpupils.

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would require, on and after January 1, 2019, the governing board of a school district that establishes a school police department, that contracts with or employs peace officers, or that permits a law enforcement agency to assign peace officers or school resource officers to a schoolsite to require the applicable law enforcement agency to report, on a monthly basis, information similar to that reported under the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 on all stops, as defined, made at a schoolsite.

Position

Oppose

AB 189 (Low D) School curriculum: coursework for high school graduation: service learning.

Location: 3/27/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law prescribes the course of study a pupil is required to complete while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school. These requirements include the completion of 3 courses in social studies, including one-year courses in United States history and geography and world history, culture, and geography, and one-semester courses in American government and economics. This bill would express legislative findings and declarations relating to service learning. The bill would additionally require, commencing with the high school class graduating during the 2022-23 school year, and for the high school classes graduating in each

subsequent school year, at least one of the courses completed by a pupil to satisfy the graduation requirements referenced above to have a service learning component.

Position Support if Amended

AB 192 (Medina D) Migrant education: statewide parent advisory council: reports.

Location: 4/20/2017-S. DESK

Summary: Current law requires the statewide parent advisory council to prepare and submit a report to the Legislature, the state board, the Superintendent, and the Governor regarding the status of the migrant education program. This bill would require the statewide parent advisory council to prepare and submit this report every 3 years.

Position

Support

AB 203 (O'Donnell D) School facilities: design and construction.

Location: 4/26/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law requires the State Department of Education to take specified actions relating

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

to the construction of school facilities, including to establish standards for use by school districts to ensure that the design and construction of school facilities are educationally appropriate and promote school safety. This bill would require those standards to also ensure that the design and construction of school facilities provide school districts with flexibility in designing instructional facilities. The bill would require the department to work with the Office of Public School Construction to ensure that specified regulations adopted by the State Allocation Board allow for the funding of flexible instructional facilities, and to develop strategies to assist small school districts with technical assistance relating to school construction and the funding of school facilities.

Position

Support

AB 233 (Gloria D) Pupils: right to wear religious, ceremonial, or cultural adornments at school graduation ceremonies.

Location: 4/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary: Would declare that, notwithstanding any other law, a pupil has the right to wear religious, ceremonial, or cultural adornments, as defined, at school graduation ceremonies. The bill would also declare that nothing in its provisions shall be construed to limit a school district's authority to prohibit an item that is likely to cause a substantial disruption of, or interference with, the ceremony or to expand or diminish any pupil rights established under specified provisions related to school dress codes and pupil freedom of speech.

Position

Oppose

AB 234 (Steinorth R) Student financial aid: Assumption Program of Loans for Education.

Location: 3/15/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would express the intent of the Legislature to restore the funding for the Assumption Program of Loans for Education to its 2011-12 fiscal year level. The bill would require the Student Aid Commission to award 7,200 new warrants for the assumption of loans under the program in the 2017-18 fiscal year. The bill would appropriate $5,000,000 from the General Fund to the commission for the funding of warrants for the assumption of loans under the program for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Position

Support

AB 235 (O'Donnell D) School finance: school district annual budgets: reserve balances.

Location: 4/27/2017-A. CONSENT CALENDAR

Summary: Current law, unless the school district is granted an exemption, limits the amount of the combined assigned or unassigned ending fund balance contained in a school district's annual budget in any fiscal year immediately after a fiscal year in which a transfer is made into the Public School System Stabilization Account, and establishes a formula for calculating the maximum amount allowable for school districts with less than 400,000 units of average daily attendance, and a formula for school districts with more than 400,000 units of average daily attendance, as specified. This bill would instead make that limitation applicable in a fiscal year immediately after a fiscal year in which the moneys in the Public School System Stabilization Account is equal to or exceeds 3% of the combined total of General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts and allocated local proceeds of taxes, as specified, for that fiscal year.

Position Support if Amended

AB 236 (Maienschein R) CalWORKs: housing assistance.

Location: 3/8/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: As part of the CalWORKs program, a homeless family that has used all available liquid resources in excess of $100 is eligible for homeless assistance benefits to pay the costs of temporary shelter if the family is eligible for aid under the CalWORKs program. This bill would provide that homeless assistance is available to homeless families that would be eligible for aid under the CalWORKs program but for the fact that the only child or children in the family are in out-of-home placement pursuant to an order of the dependency court, if the family is receiving reunification services and the county determines that homeless assistance is necessary for reunification to occur.

Position

Support

AB 273 (Aguiar-Curry D) Child care services: eligibility.

Location: 3/8/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: The Child Care and Development Services Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer child care and development programs that offer a full range of services for eligible children from infancy to 13 years of age. Existing law establishes eligibility requirements and requires families to meet at least one requirement in each of 2 specified areas. This bill would include in the area relating to need, as a requirement that may be satisfied for purposes of eligibility, that the family needs the child care services because the parents are engaged in an educational program for English as a second language learners or to attain a high school diploma or general educational development certificate.

Position

Approve

AB 304 (Eggman D) Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: intervenor compensation.

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law provides compensation for reasonable advocate's fees, reasonable expert witness fees, and other reasonable costs for participation or intervention in any proceeding of the Public Utilities Commission. Current law specifies that no state, federal, or local government agency, publicly owned public utility, or entity that, in the commission's opinion, was established or formed by a local government entity for the purpose of participating in a commission proceeding is eligible to receive that compensation, except as specified. This bill would authorize public school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts, and the authorized representatives of those entities, to receive that compensation.

Position

Support

AB 318 (Caballero D) Pupil instruction: independent study.

Location: 2/21/2017-A. ED.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Current law authorizes a school district, charter school, or county office of education, commencing with the 2015-16 school year, to provide independent study courses for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in accordance with prescribed conditions. Current law requires certificated employees and each pupil to communicate in person, by telephone, or by any other live visual or audio connection no less than twice per calendar month to assess whether each pupil is making satisfactory educational progress. This bill would instead require certificated employees and each pupil to communicate in person or by a live visual connection, no less than once per week, to assess whether each pupil is making satisfactory educational progress.

Position Support if Amended

AB 328 (Lackey R) Juvenile records. Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Notwithstanding specified provisions, current law specifically requires the court to provide specified written notice, within 7 days, to the superintendent of the school district of attendance of a juvenile who has been found by the court to have committed certain offenses. This bill would require the parole officer or probation officer to provide notice to a superintendent under those provisions, if the minor is returned to a school district other than the one from which the minor came or to a public school within the school district from which the minor was enrolled prior to removal, within 7 days of the minor's return,and would require this written notice to include the offense found to have been committed by the minor and the disposition of the minor's case.

Position

Support

AB 340 (Arambula D) Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program: trauma

Position Adopted 4/28/17

screening.

Location: 3/21/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would require, consistent with federal law, that screening services under the EPSDT program include screening for trauma, as defined by the bill and as specified. The bill also would require the Department of Health Care Services, in consultation with the State Department of Social Services and others, to adopt, employ, and develop, as appropriate, tools and protocols for screening children for trauma and would authorize the department to implement, interpret, or make specific the screening tools and protocols by means of all-county letters, plan letters, or plan or provider bulletins, as specified.

Position

Support

AB 341 (Frazier D) School field trips: expenses.

Location: 2/21/2017-A. ED.

Summary: Current law authorizes the governing board of a school district or the county superintendent of schools of a county to conduct field trips or excursions in connection with courses of instruction or school-related social, educational, cultural, athletic, or school band activities to and from places in the state, any other state, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country for pupils enrolled in elementary or secondary schools. Current law prohibits school districts from paying expenses of pupils participating in a field trip or excursion to any other state, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country with school district funds. This bill would delete that prohibition.

Position

Support

AB 365 (Muratsuchi D) Pupil instruction: coursework and graduation requirements: children of military families.

Location: 4/27/2017-A. CONSENT CALENDAR

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Current law requires a school district to exempt a pupil in foster care, a pupil who is a homeless child or youth, or a former juvenile court school pupil who transfers between schools any time after the completion of the pupil's 2nd year of high school from all coursework and other requirements adopted by the governing board of the school district that are in addition to certain statewide coursework requirements unless the school district makes a finding that the pupil is reasonably able to complete the school district's graduation requirements in time to graduate from high school by the end of the pupil's 4th year of high school. Current law requires the school district to take specified actions if it determines that the pupil is reasonably able to complete the school district's graduation requirements within the pupil's 5th year of high school. This bill would extend these provisions to a pupil who is a child of a military family, as defined.

Position

Support

AB 385 (Chu D) School accountability: local control and accountability plans: visual and performing arts.

Location: 4/27/2017-A. THIRD READING

Summary: The state's delineated priorities include, among others, the extent to which pupils have access to, and are enrolled in, a broad course of study that includes all of the subject areas described in specified provisions of the Education Code, including visual and performing arts. This bill would encourage, and not require, a school district to highlight in its local control and accountability plan the access to required instruction and course offerings, as applicable, in visual and performing arts for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, as applicable, when discussing the state priority described above.

Position

Approve

AB 406 (McCarty D) Charter schools: operation.

Location: 3/23/2017-A. ED.

Summary: The Charter Schools Act of 1992 provides for the establishment and operation of a charter school and authorizes a charter school to elect to operate as, or be operated by, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, as specified.This bill, on and after January 1, 2019, would prohibit a petitioner that submits a charter petition for the establishment of a charter school or a charter school that submits a charter renewal or material revision application from operating as, or being operated by, a for-profit corporation, a for-profit educational management organization, or a for-profit charter management organization.

Position

Support

AB 410 (Cervantes D) Teacher credentialing: beginning teacher induction programs: fees.

Location: 3/16/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would, commencing with hiring for the 2017-18 school year, and each school year thereafter, prohibit a school district, county office of education, or charter school from charging a fee to a beginning teacher to participate in a beginning teacher induction program that is approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Superintendent, and would define a beginning teacher for purposes of that provision to include a teacher with a preliminary multiple or single subject teaching credential, or a preliminary education specialist credential.

Position

Oppose

AB 418 (Chau D) Elementary and secondary education: Computer Science Education Grant Pilot Program.

Location: 3/16/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would establish the Computer Science Education Grant Pilot Program under the administration of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Under the program, eligible local educational agencies, as defined, could apply to receive grants, not to exceed 2 years, to establish and maintain computer science courses in underserved areas and among pupils from groups historically underrepresented in the field of computer science, and to provide professional development for teachers to teach computer science, either as a stand-alone course or as integrated into other courses.

Position

Neutral

AB 424 (McCarty D) Possession of a firearm in a school zone.

Location: 4/6/2017-A. THIRD READING

Summary: Would delete the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position

Disapprove

AB 445 (Cunningham R) Career technical education: the California Career Technical Education Grant Program.

Location: 4/6/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law requires applicants for grants under the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program to demonstrate that they have local matching funds, as specified. Current law specifies that no applicant may receive a renewal grant under the program for the 2018-19 fiscal year. This bill would change the name of the program to the California Career Technical Education Grant Program. The bill would increase to $300,000,000 the General Fund appropriation to the State Department of Education for this program for the 2017-18 fiscal year, and would further provide for an appropriation to the department in this amount for the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 fiscal years.

Position

Support

AB 446 (Bigelow R) Instructional materials: disposal of obsolete instructional materials.

Location: 4/20/2017-S. DESK

Summary: Would authorize the State Board of Education, the governing board of a school district that is contiguous with an adjoining state, or a county office of education of a county that is contiguous with an adjoining state to dispose of surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials in its

possession that are usable for educational purposes by donation to children or adults in that adjoining state for the purpose of increasing the general literacy of the people.

Position

Support

AB 448 (Daly D) Local governments: parcel taxes: notice.

Location: 4/26/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would require a local agency to provide notice of a new parcel tax to any owner of record of a parcel affected by the tax, if that owner of record does not reside within the jurisdictional boundaries of the taxing entity. The bill would also require the notice to be made within 30 days of the

certification of the election approving the new parcel tax. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position

Oppose

AB 463 (Salas D) Student financial aid: Assumption Program of Loans for Education.

Location: 4/19/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law establishes the Assumption Program of Loans for Education, administered by the Student Aid Commission, under which any person enrolled in a participating institution of postsecondary education, or any person who agrees to participate in a teacher trainee or teacher internship program, is eligible to enter into an agreement for loan assumption, to be redeemed pursuant to a prescribed procedure upon becoming employed as a teacher if he or she satisfies certain conditions. This bill would, among other things, require a program participant to demonstrate financial need, remove references to the Academic Performance Index, revise the information that the Superintendent is required to furnish to the commission annually regarding the program, and make conforming changes.

Position

Support

AB 481 (Thurmond D) California Mental Health Planning Council: name change.

Location: 2/27/2017-A. HEALTH

Summary: Current law establishes the California Mental Health Planning Council for the purpose of fulfilling certain mental health planning requirements mandated by federal law. This bill would rename the council as the California Behavioral Health Planning Council, including for purposes of the Bronzan- McCorquodale Act, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and mental health managed care.

Position

Support

AB 500 (Gomez D) Employee codes of conduct.

Location: 2/27/2017-A. ED.

Summary: Would require a local educational agency, as specified, or a person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation offering or conducting private school instruction at the elementary or high

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

school level, as specified, that maintains an employee code of conduct with pupils to, commencing July 1, 2018, provide a written copy of the code of conduct to the parent or guardian of each enrolled pupil at the beginning of each school year and, commencing January 1, 2018, to post the code of conduct, or provide a link to it, on each of its schools' Internet Web sites, or, if a school of a local educational agency does not have its own Internet Web site, on the local educational agency's Internet Web site, in a publicly accessible manner.

Position

Approve

AB 567 (Quirk-Silva D) School facilities: drinking water fountains: spigot for filling water bottles.

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would require a school district, on or after July 1, 2018, to ensure that every drinking water fountain at each school under its jurisdiction is equipped with both a water fountain and a spigot, or a combination water fountain and spigot, for filling water bottles. Because the bill would impose new duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position

Approve

AB 616 (Aguiar-Curry D) Pupil instruction: California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science: funding: tuition.

Location: 4/27/2017-A. CONSENT CALENDAR

Summary: Current law establishes the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science to provide academic development to enable pupils with demonstrated academic excellence in mathematics and science to receive intensive educational enrichment in these subjects. Current law requests the Regents of the University of California to operate the summer school. Current law, until January 1, 2018, requests the regents to set a tuition fee for the summer school. This bill would no longer request the regents after January 1, 2018, to set a tuition fee within a range that corresponds to actual program costs, up to but not exceeding $1,000 per session in the year 2000 and to increase this fee by an amount of up to 5% each year thereafter.

Position

Support

AB 617 (Gomez D) English learners: school district and school advisory committees: pupil members.

Location: 2/27/2017-A. ED.

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would authorize a school district advisory committee on programs and services for English learners and a school advisory committee on programs and services for English learners to each include a pupil member who is an English learner.

Position

Support

AB 643 (Frazier D) Pupil instruction: abusive relationships.

Location: 4/19/2017-A. APPR.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Current law, the California Healthy Youth Act, requires school districts to ensure that all pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, receive comprehensive sexual health education and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education, as specified. This bill would require the information included in the instruction about adolescent relationship abuse and intimate partner violence to also include the early warning signs thereof. To the extent that this requirement would impose additional duties on school districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position

Support

AB 667 (Reyes D) Pupil discipline: suspension: informal conference.

Location: 3/23/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law requires a suspension by the principal, the principal's designee, or the district

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

superintendent of schools to be preceded by an informal conference conducted by the principal, the principal's designee, or the district superintendent of schools between the pupil and, whenever practicable, the teacher, supervisor, or school employee who referred the pupil to the principal, the principal's designee, or the district superintendent of schools. Current law requires a pupil, at the conference, to be informed of the reason for the disciplinary action and the evidence against him or her, and given the opportunity to present his or her version and evidence in his or her defense. This bill would require a pupil, at the conference, to also be informed of the other means of correction that

were attempted before the suspension.

Position

Support

AB 677 (Chiu D) Data collection: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Disparities Reduction Act.

Location: 3/29/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Disparities Reduction Act requires specific

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

state departments, in the course of collecting demographic data directly or by contract as to the ancestry or ethnic origin of Californians, to collect voluntary self-identification information pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity, except as specified. Current law prohibits state departments from reporting demographic data that would permit identification of individuals or would result in statistical unreliability and limits the use of the collected data by these state departments, as specified. This bill would expand the list of state entities that must comply with these reporting

requirements, and would require those entities to comply as early as possible, but no later than July 1, 2019.

Position Support if Amended

AB 692 (Chu D) Schoolbuses: passenger restraint systems.

Location: 4/18/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would require, on or before January 1, 2020, the State Department of Education, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, and any other appropriate or necessary entities to form a stakeholder workgroup to formulate and report to the Legislature a plan for school districts to have their entire schoolbus fleets equipped with passenger restraint systems on or before January 1, 2023. The bill would encourage a school district to comply with the January 1, 2023, passenger safety restraint plan either through retrofitting existing schoolbuses or purchasing new schoolbuses.

Position

Neutral

AB 699 (O'Donnell D) Educational equity: immigration status.

Location: 4/24/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law requires the State Department of Education to assess whether local educational agencies have taken certain actions related to educational equity, including adopting a policy that prohibits, and adopting a process for receiving and investigating complaints of, discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on those actual or perceived specified characteristics. This bill would expressly include immigration status in the specified characteristics for purposes of those provisions.

Position Support if Amended

AB 716 (O'Donnell D) Magnet schools.

Location: 3/23/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would express legislative findings and declarations related to magnet schools. The bill

would establish a magnet school grant program, to be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, under which an applicant school district may apply to the Superintendent for a grant, not to exceed $575,000 per school district, for the one-time costs associated with the startup of a new magnet school, as defined, in accordance with specified conditions and requirements. The bill would specify that funding provided for purposes of the program in the annual Budget Act or other legislation shall be used to allocate grants.

Position

Support

AB 735 (Maienschein R) Swimming pools: Automated External Defibrillators.

Location: 4/3/2017-A. APPR.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would require public swimming pools that are required to provide lifeguard services and that charge a direct fee to additionally provide an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during pool operations. The bill would also require every K-12 school with a swimming pool onsite to provide an AED during pool operations. Because the failure to comply with these provisions would be a crime, and by imposing additional duties on local entities, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.

Position

Approve

AB 738 (Limón D) Pupil instruction: Native American studies: model curriculum.

Location: 4/6/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would require the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the State Board of

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

Education to adopt, modify, or revise, a model curriculum in Native American studies, and would encourage each school district and charter school that maintains any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, that does not otherwise offer a standards-based Native American studies curriculum to offer a course of study in Native American studies based on the model curriculum.

Position

Support

AB 746 (Gonzalez Fletcher D) Public health: potable water: lead testing: schoolsites and campuses.

Location: 4/26/2017-A. APPR.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would require a local educational agency, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the Trustees of the California State University to test for lead in the potable water system at every schoolsite or campus within their respective jurisdictions at least once a year or once every 3 years, depending on whether a building was constructed before or after January 1, 1986.

Position Support if Amended

AB 760 (Arambula D) Pupils: minimum schoolday: concurrent enrollment: joint powers agreement.

Location: 3/2/2017-A. ED.

Summary: Current, which becomes inoperative July 1, 2017, and is repealed on January 1, 2018, establishes, commencing with the 2008-09 fiscal year, 180 minutes as the minimum schoolday for a pupil concurrently enrolled in regular secondary school classes and classes operating pursuant to a joint powers agreement, as specified. This provision specifies the methods for including these pupils in the computation of the average daily attendance of the affected school district. This bill would delete the language that renders this provision inoperative on July 1, 2017, and repeals it on January 1, 2018, thereby extending the operation of this provision indefinitely.

Position

Approve

AB 761 (Mullin D) Pupil assessment: history-social science assessments.

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Current law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to submit to the State Board of Education recommendations on expanding the CAASPP to include additional assessments, including a history-social science assessment. This bill would require the Superintendent to develop, and the state board to adopt, a history-social science assessment, as specified.The bill would require, before developing the history-social science assessment, the Superintendent to develop, and the state board to adopt, the purpose of a history-social science assessment.

Position Oppose Unless Amended

AB 776 (Harper R) School district elections: school bond measures.

Location: 5/2/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: If a school measure qualifies for the ballot, existing law requires the county counsel or

district attorney to prepare an impartial analysis of the measure. Existing law prescribes the manner in which a school bond measure is to appear on the ballot, and it specifies information to be included in the statement of the proposition. This bill would require the ballot label containing the statement of a school bond measure to include an estimate of the total cost of the bond to taxpayers and an estimate of the increase to taxpayers' annual property taxes.

Position

Oppose

AB 830 (Kalra D) High school exit examination.

Location: 4/27/2017-A. THIRD READING

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would eliminate the high school exit examination and would remove it as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation or a condition of graduation from high school. The bill would also make clarifying, conforming, and nonsubstantive changes.

Position

Support

AB 834 (O'Donnell D) School-based health programs.

Location: 4/20/2017-A. APPR.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would require the State Department of Education to, no later than July 1, 2018, establish an Office of School-Based Health Programs for the purpose of, among other things, administering health-related programs under the purview of the State Department of Education and advising on issues related to the delivery of school-based Medi-Cal services in the state. The bill would authorize the office to develop a workgroup for the purpose of assisting the office's efforts that shall be representative of the diversity of California LEAs and include representatives of specified entities involved in the delivery of school-based Medi-Cal services, as specified.

Position

Support

AB 842 (Gipson D) California community schools.

Location: 4/27/2017-A. APPR.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would establish the California Community Schools Act, which would require the State Department of Education to make grants available to qualified schools to plan and operate community schools. The bill would require the department to establish an Office of Community Schools to oversee the implementation of the community schools program. The bill would require the department to provide technical assistance to applicants and would allocate $5,000,000 to the department for that purpose, subject to appropriation of those funds by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute.

Position

Approve

AB 882 (Arambula D) Pupil health care services: School Nursing and Pupil Health Care Services Task Force.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Location: 4/26/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would establish the School Nursing and Pupil Health Care Services Task Force consisting of 18 members, appointed as specified. The bill would specify that the main task of the task force shall be to identify model school health care services programs and practices that directly serve pupils that can be used by county offices of education and school districts to provide support and technical assistance to schools within each jurisdiction in order to improve the safety and quality of health care services to pupils.

Position

Support

AB 885 (Rubio D) Pupil health: drinking water: lead.

Location: 4/27/2017-A. APPR.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would require a community water system, as defined, to test, on or before July 1, 2019, and every year thereafter, for the presence of lead at a sample of water outlets used for drinking or cooking at each school, defined to include a public elementary school, a public secondary school, a

public preschool located on public school property, and a public day care facility located on public school property, constructed before January 1, 1993, within the boundaries of the community water system.

Position Oppose Unless Amended

AB 950 (Rubio D) Charter schools. Location: 4/26/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law, the Charter Schools Act of 1992, authorizes a charter school petitioner, if the

governing board of a school district denies a petition for the establishment of a charter school, to submit the petition to the county board of education, and, if the county board of education denies the petition, to then submit the petition to the State Board of Education. A charter school that is granted its charter through an appeal to the state board is required to submit a petition for renewal of the charter to the governing board of the school district that initially denied the charter. This bill would instead authorize the petitioner to submit a petition for renewal to either the governing board of the school district that initially denied the charter or directly to the state board.

Position

Oppose

AB 1029 (Weber D) Comprehensive school safety plans.

Location: 4/18/2017-A. APPR.

Position Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Current law requires a schoolsite council or a school safety planning committee comprised of specified members to write and develop a comprehensive school safety plan relevant to the needs

and resources of a particular school, and exempts a small school district from this requirement if certain conditions are met. Current law authorizes a school district or county office of education to elect to have the portions of the plan that include tactical responses to criminal incidents to be developed by the administrators of the school district or county office of education in consultation with law enforcement officials. This bill would require the comprehensive school safety plan to be aligned with the school climate state priority and the local control and accountability plan.

Position

Approve

AB 1035 (O'Donnell D) Pupil assessments: interim assessments: content standard reporting.

Location: 4/26/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education,

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

and any other entity or individual designated by the Governor to participate in the Common Core State Standards Initiative consortium or any related interstate consortium, as specified. Current law requires the State Department of Education to acquire, and offer at no cost to local educational agencies, interim and formative assessment tools for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, as provided through membership in that consortium. This bill would require those interim assessments to be designed to provide timely feedback to teachers that they may use to continually adjust instruction to improve pupil learning.

Position

Support

AB 1082 (Burke D) Transportation electrification: electric vehicle charging infrastructure: schools.

Location: 4/26/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would require an electrical corporation to file with the PUC, by July 30, 2018, a program

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

proposal for the installation of vehicle charging stations at schoolfacilities, giving priority to schools located in disadvantaged communities, as defined. The bill would require the PUC to review and approve, or modify and approve, the program proposal filed by the electrical corporation by December 31, 2018. The bill would authorize the use of these charging stations by faculty, students, and parents before, during, and after school hours at those times that the school facilities are operated for purposes of providing education or school-related activities, and by others present for those activities.

Position Support if Amended

AB 1090 (Cunningham R) Marijuana use: location restrictions.

Location: 4/25/2017-A. APPR.

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

Summary: Would prohibit the possession, smoking, or ingesting of marijuana around a school, day care center, or youth center, as specified, regardless of whether children are present. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position

Support

AB 1106 (Weber D) Child care and development services: alternative payment programs: military families.

Location: 4/3/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: The Child Care and Development Services Act requires the State Department of Education to expand existing alternative payment programs and fund new alternative payment programs to the extent that funds are provided by the Legislature. This bill would require an alternative payment program, with certain exceptions, to have no less than 36 months to expend funds allocated to that program in any fiscal year, and would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a process that provides alternative payment programs no less than 36 months to expend funds

allocated to that program in any fiscal year.

Position

Support

AB 1110 (Burke D) Pupil health: eye and vision examinations.

Location: 4/18/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Would require, during the kindergarten year or upon first enrollment or entry at an elementary school, including a charter school, a pupil's eyes and vision to be examined by a physician, optometrist, or ophthalmologist in accordance with specified provisions, unless the pupil's parent or guardian submits a written waiver to the school or charter school. The bill would require, in a pupil's kindergarten year or upon first enrollment or entry at an elementary school that is not a charter school, the pupil's vision to be appraised in accordance with the above-specified provisions only if the pupil's parent or guardian fails to provide the results of the eye and vision examination.

Position

Approve

AB 1124 (Cervantes D) Juvenile court school pupils: graduation requirements and continued education options.

Location: 4/20/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law provides that if a pupil completes the statewide coursework requirements for graduation while attending a juvenile court school, a county office of education is required to issue to the pupil a diploma of graduation and shall not require the pupil to complete coursework or other requirements that are in addition to the statewide coursework requirements. This bill would, notwithstanding the above requirement, permit the pupil, upon agreement with the pupil, if the pupil is 18 years of age or older, or, if the pupil is under 18 years of age, upon agreement with the person holding the right to make educational decisions for the pupil, to take coursework or other requirements adopted by the governing board of the county office of education, and to defer the granting of the diploma until the pupil is released from the juvenile detention facility.

Position

Support

AB 1176 (Mullin D) High school equivalency tests.

Location: 4/19/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide the general

Position

Adopted 4/28/17

educational development test to, among others, persons confined in certain hospitals or correctional institutions. Current law authorizes the Superintendent to grant a waiver to a county office of education to provide a general educational development test preparation program, not to exceed one hour per schoolday, as part of any other instructional program during the regular schoolday to certain of these confined persons. This bill would no longer limit that program from exceeding one hour per schoolday. The bill would replace all references in the Education Code of the "general educational development test" to a "high school equivalency test."

Position

Approve

AB 1194 (Dababneh D) Elections: local government measures: ballot text.

Location: 5/2/2017-A. APPR.

Summary: Current law requires local government agencies, when submitting for voter approval bond measures that will be secured by an ad valorem tax, to provide the voters, along with a sample ballot, a statement that includes estimates of tax rates and debt service in connection with the measure. This bill would require that statement to also include a table that shows examples of the estimated tax liability property owners could incur if a local bond measure is approved. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

Position

Oppose

AB 1196 (Harper R) School bonds: term of bonds: furnishing and equipping classrooms.

Location: 4/20/2017-S. DESK

Summary: Would specify that a bond issued for projects that include the furnishing and equipping of classrooms shall have a weighted average maturity that does not exceed 120% of the average reasonably expected economic life of the furnishings and equipment. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position Oppose Unless Amended

AB 1223 (Caballero D) Construction contract payments: Internet Web site posting.