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New! Guidelines On Student Records Order Form June 2017 Edition
Student Records Order Form 2017.pdf
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New! CASCWA Legislative Update - June 2017
A brief synopsis of legislation that is going through the legislative process to become law if approved by the California State Assembly, Senate and Governor
Legislative Update - June 2017.pdf
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New! 2017 Guidelines on Expulsion Handbook Order Form
2017 Guidelines on Discipline, Due Process, Suspension & Expulsion
Expulsion Handbook Order From 2017.pdf
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Foster Youth Education Toolkit
California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (“LCFF”) marks the rst time any state has included foster youth in its school accountability and funding system and focuses much needed attention on the education outcomes of foster youth.
FosterYouthEducationToolkit_v3.pdf
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What schools and parents need to know about the new vaccination law
EdSource | Jane Meredith Adams

https://edsource.org/2015/what-schools-and-parents-need-to-know-about-the-new-vaccination-law/82242

In School On Track 2016
Executive Summary - Attorney General's 2016 Report on California's Elementary School Truancy & Absenteeism Crisis
2016 Truancy Absenteeism Crisis Executi[...]
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School Attendance and Review Board (SARB) Handbook 2015
A Road Map for Improved School Attendance and Behavior
2015-04-14-state-SARB-handbook (1).pdf
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Residency Requirements & Foster Youth   Students/Homeless Students - NEW!

Good Day: Just a brief alert that two legislative bills were signed by the governor on August 11,2015

 

AB 1101- Pupil School enrollment- Bonilla

This bill, if a school district elects to undertake an investigation as to the student’s residency as specified, require the governing board of the school district to  adopt a policy regarding the investigation of a pupil to determine whether the pupil meets the residency requirements for school attendance in the school district before investigating any pupils. This bill would require the policy to, among other things, identify the circumstances upon which the school district may initiate the investigation, describe the investigatory methods that may be used, including whether the school district will be employing the services of a private investigator, prohibit the surreptitious photographing or video-recording of pupils who are being investigated, as provided and provide for an appeal process. This requires that the policy be adopted at a public meeting of the governing board of a school district.

 

AB 1166- Pupils in Foster care: Pupils who are homeless children or youth: school transfer: exemption from local graduation requirements

This bill, if the school district fails to provide notification to homeless and foster youth of exemption from local graduation requirements if eligible, declare the effected pupil eligible for the exemption from local graduation requirements once notified, even if that notification is received after the termination of the court’s jurisdiction over the pupil or after the pupil is no longer a homeless child or youth, as applicable, if the pupil otherwise qualifies for the exemption.

 

Requires if a pupil who is a homeless child or youth is exempted from local graduation requirements, that the exemption continues to apply after the pupil is no longer a homeless child or youth while he or she is enrolled in school or if the pupil transfers to another school district.

 

IF YOU DESIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THIS LAW, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME HERE. THANKS.

Transitional Kindergarten Law Amended - NEW!

Good Day to All:
AB 104 was signed by the governor last week (education omnibus trailer bill) 
AND IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

One of the provisions of the bill relates to transitional kindergarten:
Ed code 48000 was amended effective immediately with the new following language:
 
For the 2015-2016 school year and each school year thereafter, a school district or charter school may at any time during the school year admit a child to a transitional kindergarten program who will have his or her fifth birthday AFTER December 2 but during the same school year, with the approval of the parent or guardian subject to the following conditions:
 
(i). the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school determines that the admittance is in the best interest of the child
(ii).The parent or guardian is given information regarding the advantages and disadvantages and any other explanatory information about the effect of this early admittance.
3.Not withstanding any other law, a pupil admitted to a transitional kindergarten program pursuant to clause (i) shall not generate average daily attendance for purposes of Section 46300, or be included in the enrollment or unduplicated pupil count pursuant to Section 42238.02 until the pupil has attained his or her fifth birthday regardless of when the pupil was admitted during the school year.
 
IF YOU DESIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THIS LAW, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME HERE. THANKS.

Vaccine Bill Becomes Law - NEW!

Good Day to All:
If you have not been informed, SB 277 ( school age vaccinations) has become law. The governor signed the bill this week which
BECOMES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016.
Provisions of the law are as follows:
1. Students who are currently under an exemption MUST adhere to the new law as of
July 1,2016.
2. Exemptions are as follows:
    A. Students with a medical exemption signed by a physician.
    B. Students enrolled in independent study.
    C. Students who are being home-schooled.
 
IF YOU DESIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THIS LAW, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME HERE. THANKS.
CASCWA INTERCOM September 2014.pdf
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