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AB-514 The Safe Schools for Safe Learning Act of 2013.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 25, 2013


SECTION 1.
 This act shall be known as the Safe Schools for Safe Learning Act of 2013.
SEC. 2.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) Our children have the talent and capacity for greatness, if given the opportunity to thrive and grow in a healthy environment.
(2) Violence has become a fact of life for many children throughout the state, including living in communities with high rates of homicide.
(3) Many children suffer complications from growing up in a violent environment, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, which make it more difficult to become engaged and productive pupils at school.
(4) A school is a place not only for perfunctory instruction but also a place where children learn about humanity, family, and community, free from violence and fear.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to make safety a priority and ensure that our children are kept safe from all forms of violence, especially while children are in school. It is further the intent of the Legislature to create safe and supportive school environments where each child is able to thrive.

SEC. 3.

 Section 234.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

234.5.
 (a)  The Superintendent shall post, and annually update, on the department’s Internet Web site and provide to each school district a list of statewide resources, including community-based organizations, that provide support to youth, and their families,  youth  who have been subjected to school-based discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, including school-based discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying on the basis of religious affiliation, nationality, race, or ethnicity, or perceived religious affiliation, nationality, race, or ethnicity. and their families. The department’s Internet Web site shall also include a list of statewide resources for youth who have been affected by gangs, gun violence, and psychological trauma caused by violence at home, at school, and in the community. 
(b) The department’s Internet Web site shall also include a list of statewide resources for youth who have been affected by gangs, gun violence, and psychological trauma caused by violence at home, at school, and in the community.