• AB 1871 - Charter Schools: Free and Reduced Price Meals

    Commencing with 2019–20 school year, this bill requires a charter school to provide each eligible student with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each school day. For a charter school that offers non-classroom based instruction, the school must provide a meal for any eligible student on any school day that the student is scheduled for educational activities for at least two or more hours at a school site, resource center, meeting space, or other satellite facility operated by the charter school. The bill requires a charter school that becomes operational on or after July 1, 2019 to implement these requirements no later than July 1 of the school year after becoming operational, and to provide written notice of the period of time that the charter school will not provide those meals.

    Senate Bill (SB) 820 and Senate Bill (SB) 1343 - Sexual Harassment Prevention Legislation

    Effective on January 1, 2019, SB 820 states that settlement agreements may not include a provision that prevents the disclosure of factual information related to a claim filed in a civil action or a complaint filed in any administrative action regarding any of the following issues: sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex discrimination. SB 1343 requires public employers to provide all employees, not only supervisory employees, with sexual harassment training every two years in addition to the preexisting requirement of training within the first 6 months of employment.

    AB 2291 - School Safety: Bullying

    Effective January 1, 2019, AB 2291 School Safety: Bullying, became law. This bill required local educational agencies to adopt, on or before December 31, 2019, procedures for preventing acts of bullying, including cyberbullying.

    AB 1747 - School Safety Plans

    Effective January 1, 2019, AB 1747 School Safety Plans, became law. This bill requires that during the writing and development of the comprehensive school safety plan (CSSP), the school site council or safety committee consult with a fire department and other first responder entities in addition to currently required entities. The Bill requires that any updates made to the CSSP be shared with the law enforcement agency, the fire department, and the other first responder entities. This bill requires the CSSP to include procedures for conducting tactical responses to criminal incidents.