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AB-1448 Home-to-school transportation: funding.(2011-2012)

As Amends the Law Today

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) All pupils should be provided with equitable educational benefits.
(2) Reductions to programs affecting access to schools, such as home-to-school transportation, disproportionately and negatively impact low-income and disadvantaged pupils in their ability to equally participate in school.
(3) The California Constitution requires the state to bear the responsibility for ensuring that pupils receive equal educational opportunities and free adequate educational services.
(4) Federal and state law require school districts to provide transportation for pupils with disabilities if those services are necessary to provide the same level of educational benefit as other pupils.
(5) Providing California’s youth with safe routes to school helps to ensure their school participation, public safety, and well-being.
(b) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to fund home-to-school transportation at the level approved in the Budget Act of 2011.

SEC. 2.

 Section 41857 is added to the Education Code, to read:

 Commencing with the 2012–13 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the Legislature shall not reduce funding for home-to-school transportation below the amount established in Item 6110-111-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2011 (Chapter 33 of the Statutes of 2011).