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AB-1880 Pupil safety: teen dating abuse prevention.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 10, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1880


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Lara
(Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Brownley)

February 22, 2012


An act to amend Sections 32228, 32261, 32265, 32270, 32281, 32282, 32283, and 48980 of the Education Code, relating to pupil safety.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1880, as amended, Lara. Pupil safety: teen dating abuse prevention.
Existing law, the Interagency School Safety Demonstration Act of 1985, among other things, requires school districts and county offices of education to be responsible for the overall development of comprehensive school safety plans for its schools operating kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and requires the schoolsite council of certain school districts to write and develop a comprehensive school safety plan, which is required to be evaluated once a year. The act also requires the Department of Justice and the State Department of Education to contract with one or more professional trainers to provide training in the prevention of bullying.
This bill would define teen dating abuse and a dating partner for purposes of the act and would make specified findings and declarations and state legislative intent regarding teen dating abuse. The bill would require middle schools and high schools serving pupils in any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, to do specified things, including, but not limited to, establishing and implementing a policy to prevent and respond to dating abuse as their comprehensive school safety plans are reviewed and updated a comprehensive school safety plan to include the development of procedures and policies to prevent and respond to teen dating abuse in middle and high schools serving pupils in any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, which would be required to include specified actions. The bill would require certain a schoolsite councils council of a middle school or high school serving any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, or a school safety planning committee, to consult with local, state, or national organizations with expertise in teen dating abuse prevention and response in developing the teen dating abuse policy procedures and policies of their comprehensive school safety plan. The bill would require the governing board of each school district to notify the parent or guardian of a minor pupil at the beginning of the first semester or quarter of the regular school term of the teen dating abuse policy procedures and policies, and how to make a complaint or help their child make a complaint of teen dating abuse. The bill would additionally require the Department of Justice and the State Department of Education to contract with one or more professional trainers to provide training in the prevention of teen dating abuse. The bill would also update references to dating violence and teen relationship violence to refer to teen dating abuse. The bill would make its provisions operative on July 1, 2013.
By imposing new duties on schools and school districts regarding the development and notification of the teen dating abuse policy procedures and policies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) A safe, secure, and peaceful school environment is necessary for pupils to learn and achieve.
(2) A substantial number of incidents of teen dating abuse occur in school buildings and on school grounds.
(3) Dating Teen dating abuse, which may also be referred to as teen dating violence, can include physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and technological abuse against a dating partner, and has been linked to other forms of peer-to-peer violence and aggression, including, but not limited to, bullying and physical violence.
(4) Victims of teen dating abuse are at increased risk for low academic performance, truancy, dropout, harmful behaviors such as the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, eating disorders, adolescent pregnancy, and suicide. Victims are also at increased risk for carrying a weapon to school, having been threatened or injured with a weapon at school, and having damaged school property.
(5) Dating Teen dating abuse threatens the safety of all pupils, distracts pupils from a focus on learning, and compromises the overall school climate.
(6) Despite the high prevalence of teen dating abuse, warning signs of teen dating abuse are often missed or misinterpreted by pupils and adults.
(7) Abusive behaviors learned in adolescence can escalate into adulthood. Pupils who are victims in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college, and adolescent perpetrators of teen dating abuse are more likely to abuse their intimate partners as adults.
(8) Because of the negative outcomes and specific dynamics associated with teen dating abuse, pupils, parents, guardians, and school personnel should be informed about teen dating abuse and how to prevent, recognize, and intervene appropriately, including what policies and resources exist for support of and protection for pupils.
(9) If the abuse involves a behavior that qualifies as sexual harassment pursuant to Section 212.5 of the Education Code, then such behavior would be covered by a school’s written policy on sexual harassment pursuant to Section 231.5 of the Education Code.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that schools promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating abuse through age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, comprehensive prevention, early intervention, and response strategies. Dating Teen dating abuse prevention strategies can help to ensure a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for all pupils. Early detection and intervention strategies with pupils exhibiting warning signs of teen dating abuse perpetration or victimization can help to address and redirect that behavior before it escalates and becomes more harmful and dangerous. Response strategies can help to protect the safety of targeted pupils as well as the due process rights of alleged offenders.

SEC. 2.

 Section 32228 of the Education Code is amended to read:

32228.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that public schools serving pupils in any of grades 8 to 12, inclusive, have access to supplemental resources to establish programs and strategies that promote school safety and emphasize violence prevention among children and youth in the public schools.
(b) It is also the intent of the Legislature that public schools have access to supplemental resources to combat bias on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, as defined in subdivision (r) of Section 12926 of the Government Code, and to prevent and respond to acts of hate violence and bias-related incidents. Sexual orientation shall not include pedophilia.
(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that schoolsites receiving funds pursuant to this article accomplish all of the following goals:
(1) Teach pupils techniques for resolving conflicts without violence.
(2) Train school staff and administrators to support and promote conflict resolution and mediation techniques for resolving conflicts between and among pupils.
(3) Reduce incidents of violence at the schoolsite with an emphasis on prevention and early detection.
(4) Provide age-appropriate instruction in domestic violence prevention, teen dating abuse, as defined in Section 32261, prevention, and interpersonal violence prevention.

SEC. 3.

 Section 32261 of the Education Code, as amended by Section 2 of Chapter 732 of the Statutes of 2011, is amended to read:

32261.
 (a) The Legislature hereby recognizes that all pupils enrolled in the state public schools have the inalienable right to attend classes on school campuses that are safe, secure, and peaceful. The Legislature also recognizes that pupils cannot fully benefit from an educational program unless they attend school on a regular basis. In addition, the Legislature further recognizes that school crime, vandalism, truancy, and excessive absenteeism are significant problems on far too many school campuses in the state.
(b) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the establishment of an interagency coordination system is the most efficient and long-lasting means of resolving school and community problems of truancy and crime, including vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership, gang violence, teen dating abuse, and hate crimes.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to support California public schools as they develop their mandated comprehensive safety plans that are the result of a systematic planning process, that include strategies aimed at the prevention of, and education about, potential incidents involving crime and violence on school campuses, and that address the safety concerns of local law enforcement agencies, community leaders, parents, pupils, teachers, administrators, school police, and other school employees interested in the prevention of school crime and violence.
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to encourage school districts, county offices of education, law enforcement agencies, and agencies serving youth to develop and implement interagency strategies, in-service training programs, and activities that will improve school attendance and reduce school crime and violence, including vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership, gang violence, hate crimes, bullying, including bullying committed personally or by means of an electronic act, teen dating abuse, and discrimination and harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment.
(e) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter that the School/Law Enforcement Partnership shall not duplicate any existing gang or drug and alcohol abuse program currently provided for schools.
(f) As used in this chapter, “dating “teen dating abuse,” which may also be referred to as teen dating violence, means physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or technological conduct by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control a dating partner, regardless of whether that relationship is continuing or has concluded or the number of interactions between the individuals involved.
(g) As used in this chapter, “dating partner” means a person, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, who is involved in a relationship with another person, where the relationship is primarily characterized by social contact of a romantic or intimate nature, whether casual, serious, short term, long term, or as otherwise defined by either person.
(h) As used in this chapter, “bullying” has the same meaning as set forth in subdivision (r) of Section 48900.
(i) As used in this chapter, “electronic act” has the same meaning as set forth in subdivision (r) of Section 48900.

SEC. 4.

 Section 32265 of the Education Code is amended to read:

32265.
 (a) The partnership shall sponsor at least two regional conferences for school districts, county offices of education, agencies serving youth, allied agencies, community-based organizations, and law enforcement agencies to identify exemplary programs and techniques that have been effectively used to reduce school crime, including hate crimes, vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership and gang violence, truancy, and excessive absenteeism.
(b) The conference may include, but need not be limited to, information on all of the following topics:
(1) Interagency collaboration between schools, agencies serving youth, law enforcement agencies, and others.
(2) School attendance.
(3) School safety.
(4) Citizenship education.
(5) Drug and alcohol abuse.
(6) Child abuse prevention, detection, and reporting.
(7) Parental education.
(8) Crisis response training.
(9) Bullying prevention, including the prevention of acts committed personally or by means of an electronic act.
(10) Threat assessment.
(11) Conflict resolution and youth mediation.
(12) Dating Teen dating abuse.
(13) Discrimination and harassment reporting and prevention, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment reporting and prevention.
(14) Hate crime reporting and prevention.
(15) Reporting and prevention of abuse against pupils with disabilities.

SEC. 5.

 Section 32270 of the Education Code is amended to read:

32270.
 (a) The partnership shall establish a statewide school safety cadre for the purpose of facilitating interagency coordination and collaboration among school districts, county offices of education, agencies serving youth, allied agencies, community-based organizations, and law enforcement agencies to improve school attendance, encourage good citizenship, and to reduce school violence, school crime, including hate crimes, vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership and gang violence, truancy rates, bullying, including acts that are committed personally or by means of an electronic act, teen dating abuse, and discrimination and harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment.
(b) The partnership may appoint up to 100 professionals from educational agencies, community-based organizations, allied agencies, and law enforcement to the statewide cadre.
(c) The partnership shall provide training to the statewide cadre representatives to enable them to initiate and maintain school community safety programs among school districts, county offices of education, agencies serving youth, allied agencies, community-based organizations, and law enforcement agencies in each region.

SEC. 6.

 Section 32281 of the Education Code is amended to read:

32281.
 (a) Each school district and county office of education is responsible for the overall development of all comprehensive school safety plans for its schools operating kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(b) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (d) with regard to a small school district, the schoolsite council established pursuant to former Section 52012, as it existed before July 1, 2005, or Section 52852 shall write and develop a comprehensive school safety plan relevant to the needs and resources of that particular school.
(2) The schoolsite council may delegate this responsibility to a school safety planning committee made up of the following members:
(A) The principal or the principal’s designee.
(B) One teacher who is a representative of the recognized certificated employee organization.
(C) One parent whose child attends the school.
(D) One classified employee who is a representative of the recognized classified employee organization.
(E) Other members, if desired.
(3) The schoolsite council shall consult with a representative from a law enforcement agency in the writing and development of the comprehensive school safety plan.
(4) In the absence of a schoolsite council, the members specified in paragraph (2) shall serve as the school safety planning committee.
(5) The schoolsite council of a middle school or high school serving any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, or the school safety planning committee, shall consult with local, state, or national organizations with expertise in teen dating abuse prevention and response in developing the teen dating abuse policy procedures and policies of their comprehensive school safety plan pursuant to subdivision (g) (a) of Section 32282.
(c) Nothing in this article shall limit or take away the authority of school boards as guaranteed under this code.
(d) (1) Subdivision (b) shall not apply to a small school district, as defined in paragraph (2), if the small school district develops a districtwide comprehensive school safety plan that is applicable to each schoolsite.
(2) As used in this article, “small school district” means a school district that has fewer than 2,501 units of average daily attendance at the beginning of each fiscal year.
(e) (1) When a principal or his or her designee verifies through local law enforcement officials that a report has been filed of the occurrence of a violent crime on the schoolsite of an elementary or secondary school at which he or she is the principal, the principal or the principal’s designee may send to each pupil’s parent or legal guardian and each school employee a written notice of the occurrence and general nature of the crime. If the principal or his or her designee chooses to send the written notice, the Legislature encourages the notice be sent no later than the end of business on the second regular work day after the verification. If, at the time of verification, local law enforcement officials determine that notification of the violent crime would hinder an ongoing investigation, the notification authorized by this subdivision shall be made within a reasonable period of time, to be determined by the local law enforcement agency and the school district. For purposes of this section, an act that is considered a “violent crime” shall meet the definition of Section 67381 and be an act for which a pupil could or would be expelled pursuant to Section 48915.
(2) Nothing in this subdivision shall create any liability in a school district or its employees for complying with paragraph (1).
(f) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), a school district or county office of education may, in consultation with law enforcement officials, elect to not have its schoolsite council develop and write those portions of its comprehensive school safety plan that include tactical responses to criminal incidents that may result in death or serious bodily injury at the schoolsite. The portions of a school safety plan that include tactical responses to criminal incidents may be developed by administrators of the school district or county office of education in consultation with law enforcement officials and with a representative of an exclusive bargaining unit of employees of that school district or county office of education, if he or she chooses to participate. The school district or county office of education may elect not to disclose those portions of the comprehensive school safety plan that include tactical responses to criminal incidents.
(2) As used in this article, “tactical responses to criminal incidents” means steps taken to safeguard pupils and staff, to secure the affected school premises, and to apprehend the criminal perpetrator or perpetrators.
(3) Nothing in this subdivision precludes the governing board of a school district or county office of education from conferring in a closed session with law enforcement officials pursuant to Section 54957 of the Government Code to approve a tactical response plan developed in consultation with those officials pursuant to this subdivision. Any vote to approve the tactical response plan shall be announced in open session following the closed session.
(4) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to reduce or eliminate the requirements of Section 32282.

SEC. 7.

 Section 32282 of the Education Code, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 732 of the Statutes of 2011, is amended to read:

32282.
 (a) The comprehensive school safety plan shall include, but not be limited to, both of the following:
(1) Assessing the current status of school crime committed on school campuses and at school-related functions.
(2) Identifying appropriate strategies and programs that will provide or maintain a high level of school safety and address the school’s procedures for complying with existing laws related to school safety, which shall include the development of all of the following:
(A) Child abuse reporting procedures consistent with Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 11164) of Chapter 2 of Title 1 of Part 4 of the Penal Code.
(B) Disaster procedures, routine and emergency, including adaptations for pupils with disabilities in accordance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.). The disaster procedures shall also include, but not be limited to, both of the following:
(i) Establishing an earthquake emergency procedure system in every public school building having an occupant capacity of 50 or more pupils or more than one classroom. A district or county office may work with the California Emergency Management Agency and the Seismic Safety Commission to develop and establish the earthquake emergency procedure system. The system shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(I) A school building disaster plan, ready for implementation at any time, for maintaining the safety and care of pupils and staff.
(II) A drop procedure whereby each pupil and staff member takes cover under a table or desk, dropping to his or her knees, with the head protected by the arms, and the back to the windows. A drop procedure practice shall be held at least once each school quarter in elementary schools and at least once a semester in secondary schools.
(III) Protective measures to be taken before, during, and following an earthquake.
(IV) A program to ensure that pupils and both the certificated and classified staff are aware of, and properly trained in, the earthquake emergency procedure system.
(ii) Establishing a procedure to allow a public agency, including the American Red Cross, to use school buildings, grounds, and equipment for mass care and welfare shelters during disasters or other emergencies affecting the public health and welfare. The district or county office shall cooperate with the public agency in furnishing and maintaining the services as the district or county office may deem necessary to meet the needs of the community.
(C) Policies pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 48915 for pupils who committed an act listed in subdivision (c) of Section 48915 and other school-designated serious acts which would lead to suspension, expulsion, or mandatory expulsion recommendations pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 48900) of Chapter 6 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2.
(D) Procedures to notify teachers of dangerous pupils pursuant to Section 49079.
(E) A discrimination and harassment policy consistent with the prohibition against discrimination contained in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 200) of Part 1.
(F) The provisions of any schoolwide dress code, pursuant to Section 35183, that prohibits pupils from wearing “gang-related apparel,” if the school has adopted that type of a dress code. For those purposes, the comprehensive school safety plan shall define “gang-related apparel.” The definition shall be limited to apparel that, if worn or displayed on a school campus, reasonably could be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment. Any schoolwide dress code established pursuant to this section and Section 35183 shall be enforced on the school campus and at any school-sponsored activity by the principal of the school or the person designated by the principal. For purposes of this paragraph, “gang-related apparel” shall not be considered a protected form of speech pursuant to Section 48950.
(G) Procedures for safe ingress and egress of pupils, parents, and school employees to and from school.
(H) A safe and orderly environment conducive to learning at the school.
(I) The rules and procedures on school discipline adopted pursuant to Sections 35291 and 35291.5.
(J) Procedures and policies to prevent and respond to teen dating abuse in middle and high schools serving pupils in any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, which shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following actions:
(i) Define teen dating abuse using the definition in Section 32261 and describe warning signs of teen dating abuse perpetration and victimization.
(ii) Prohibit teen dating abuse by any pupil on school grounds, while traveling to and from school or a school-sponsored activity, during the lunch period, which may be on or off campus, and during a school-sponsored activity.
(iii) Specify procedures for responding to warning signs and incidents of teen dating abuse. Procedures for responding to incidents shall consider the context, intent, and effect of the abuse and include protocol for working with the targeted pupil, including providing possible safety, health, and educational accommodations. The procedures shall also include protocol for working with the alleged offender and for enforcing any civil and criminal protection orders for or against pupils.
(iv) Designate one or more persons as the primary contact persons who are responsible for integrating the teen dating abuse policy with existing policy and programs.
(v) Ensure that the school has staff who are informed about the dynamics of teen dating abuse and are prepared to prevent, recognize, intervene, and respond appropriately to teen dating abuse.
(vi) Specify a protocol for monitoring and assessing teen dating abuse incidents and responses, as well as teen dating abuse prevention and intervention activities.
(vii) Collaborate with organizations with expertise in teen dating abuse prevention and response in implementing the dating abuse procedures and policies. This collaboration may include, but not be limited to, efforts to prevent teen dating abuse through age-appropriate curricular and extracurricular activities and school climate improvement activities that are in alignment with current research and best practices.
(viii) Pursuant to Sections 48980 and 48985, provide annual written notice to parents and guardians of pupils of the teen dating abuse procedures and policies, and how to make a complaint or help their child make a complaint of teen dating abuse.
(ix) Display the notice provided pursuant to clause (viii) prominently in school common areas, classrooms, and health services offices, including school-based health centers where applicable, with information about the teen dating abuse procedures and policies and contact information for appropriate school personnel, including counselors and health service providers, hotline numbers, and service organizations, including domestic violence and teen dating abuse service providers or social and emotional learning experts.
(x) Include a copy of the teen dating abuse procedures and policies in school district and school handbooks.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that schools develop comprehensive school safety plans using existing resources, including the materials and services of the partnership, pursuant to this chapter. It is also the intent of the Legislature that schools use the handbook developed and distributed by the School/Law Enforcement Partnership Program entitled “Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action” in conjunction with developing their plan for school safety.
(c) Grants to assist schools in implementing their comprehensive school safety plan shall be made available through the partnership as authorized by Section 32285.
(d) Each schoolsite council or school safety planning committee in developing and updating a comprehensive school safety plan shall, where practical, consult, cooperate, and coordinate with other schoolsite councils or school safety planning committees.
(e) The comprehensive school safety plan may be evaluated and amended, as needed, by the school safety planning committee, but shall be evaluated at least once a year, to ensure that the comprehensive school safety plan is properly implemented. An updated file of all safety-related plans and materials shall be readily available for inspection by the public.
(f) As comprehensive school safety plans are reviewed and updated, the Legislature encourages all plans, to the extent that resources are available, to include policies and procedures aimed at the prevention of bullying.

(g)As comprehensive school safety plans are reviewed and updated, middle schools and high schools serving pupils in any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, shall do all of the following:

(1)Establish and implement a policy to prevent and respond to dating abuse, which shall do all of the following:

(A)Define dating abuse and describe warning signs of dating abuse perpetration and victimization.

(B)Prohibit dating abuse by any pupil on school grounds, while traveling to and from school or a school-sponsored activity, during the lunch period, which may be on or off campus, and during a school-sponsored activity.

(C)Specify procedures for responding to warning signs and incidents of dating abuse. Procedures for responding to incidents shall consider the context, intent, and effect of the abuse and include protocol for working with the targeted pupil, including providing possible safety, health, and educational accommodations. The procedures shall also include protocol for working with the alleged offender and for enforcing any civil and criminal protection orders for or against pupils.

(D)Designate one or more persons as the primary contact persons who are responsible for integrating the dating abuse policy with existing policy and programs.

(E)Ensure that the school has staff that are informed about the dynamics of dating abuse and are prepared to prevent, recognize, intervene, and respond appropriately to dating abuse.

(F)Specify protocol for monitoring and assessing dating abuse incidents and responses, as well as dating abuse prevention and intervention activities.

(2)Schools shall collaborate with organizations with expertise in dating abuse prevention and response in implementing the dating abuse policy developed pursuant to paragraph (1). This collaboration may include, but not be limited to, efforts to prevent dating abuse through age-appropriate curricular and extracurricular activities and school climate improvement activities that are in alignment with current research and best practices.

(3)Pursuant to Sections 48980 and 48985, provide annual written notice to parents and guardians of pupils of the dating abuse policy developed pursuant to paragraph (1), and how to make a complaint or help their child make a complaint of dating abuse. The notice also shall be prominently displayed in school common areas, classrooms, and health services offices, including school-based health centers where applicable, with contact information for appropriate school personnel, including counselors and health service providers, hotline numbers, and service organizations, including domestic violence and dating abuse service providers or social and emotional learning experts.

(4)Include a copy of the dating abuse policy developed pursuant to paragraph (1) in school district and school handbooks.

(h)

(g) The comprehensive school safety plan, as written and updated by the schoolsite council or school safety planning committee, shall be submitted for approval under subdivision (a) of Section 32288.

SEC. 8.

 Section 32283 of the Education Code, as amended by Section 4 of Chapter 732 of the Statutes of 2011, is amended to read:

32283.
 The Department of Justice and the State Department of Education, in accordance with Section 32262, shall contract with one or more professional trainers to coordinate statewide workshops for school districts, county offices of education, and schoolsite personnel, and in particular school principals, to assist them in the development of their respective school safety and crisis response plans, and provide training in the prevention of bullying as defined in subdivision (r) of Section 48900 and teen dating abuse as defined in Section 32261. The Department of Justice and the State Department of Education shall work in cooperation with regard to the workshops coordinated and presented pursuant to the contracts. Implementation of this section shall be contingent upon the availability of funds in the annual Budget Act.

SEC. 9.

 Section 48980 of the Education Code is amended to read:

48980.
 (a) At the beginning of the first semester or quarter of the regular school term, the governing board of each school district shall notify the parent or guardian of a minor pupil regarding the right or responsibility of the parent or guardian under Sections 35291, 46014, 48205, 48207, 48208, 49403, 49423, 49451, 49472, and 51938 and Chapter 2.3 (commencing with Section 32255) of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1.
(b) The notification also shall advise the parent or guardian of the availability of individualized instruction as prescribed by Section 48206.3, and of the program prescribed by Article 9 (commencing with Section 49510) of Chapter 9.
(c) The notification also shall advise the parents and guardians of all pupils attending a school within the school district of the schedule of minimum days and pupil-free staff development days, and if minimum or pupil-free staff development days are scheduled thereafter, the governing board of the district shall notify parents and guardians of the affected pupils as early as possible, but not later than one month before the scheduled minimum or pupil-free day.
(d) The notification also may advise the parent or guardian of the importance of investing for future college or university education for their children and of considering appropriate investment options, including, but not limited to, United States savings bonds.
(e) The notification shall advise the parent or guardian of the pupil that each pupil completing grade 12 is required to successfully pass the high school exit examination administered pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 60850) of Part 33. The notification shall include, at a minimum, the date of the examination and the requirements for passing the examination, and shall inform the parents and guardians regarding the consequences of not passing the examination and shall inform parents and guardians that passing the examination is a condition of graduation.
(f) Each school district that elects to provide a fingerprinting program pursuant to Article 10 (commencing with Section 32390) of Chapter 3 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 shall inform parents or guardians of the program as specified in Section 32390.
(g) The notification also shall include a copy of the written policy of the school district on sexual harassment established pursuant to Section 231.5, as it relates to pupils.
(h) The notification shall advise the parent or guardian of all existing statutory attendance options and local attendance options available in the school district. This notification component shall include all options for meeting residency requirements for school attendance, programmatic options offered within the local attendance areas, and any special programmatic options available on both an interdistrict and intradistrict basis. This notification component also shall include a description of all options, a description of the procedure for application for alternative attendance areas or programs, an application form from the district for requesting a change of attendance, and a description of the appeals process available, if any, for a parent or guardian denied a change of attendance. The notification component also shall include an explanation of the existing statutory attendance options, including, but not limited to, those available under Section 35160.5, Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 46600) of Part 26, and subdivision (b) of Section 48204. The department shall produce this portion of the notification and shall distribute it to all school districts.
(i) It is the intent of the Legislature that the governing board of each school district annually review the enrollment options available to the pupils within its district and that the districts strive to make available enrollment options that meet the diverse needs, potential, and interests of the pupils of California.
(j) The notification shall advise the parent or guardian that a pupil shall not have his or her grade reduced or lose academic credit for any absence or absences excused pursuant to Section 48205 if missed assignments and tests that can reasonably be provided are satisfactorily completed within a reasonable period of time, and shall include the full text of Section 48205.
(k) The notification shall advise the parent or guardian of the availability of state funds to cover the costs of advanced placement examination fees pursuant to Section 52244.
(l) The notification to the parent or guardian of a minor pupil enrolled in any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, also shall include the information required pursuant to Section 51229.
(m) If a school district elects to allow a career technical education course to satisfy the requirement imposed by subparagraph (E) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 51225.3, the school district shall include, in the notification required pursuant to this section, both of the following:
(1) Information about the high school graduation requirements of the school district and how each requirement satisfies or does not satisfy the subject matter requirements for admission to the California State University and the University of California.
(2) A complete list of career technical education courses offered by the school district that satisfy the subject matter requirements for admission to the California State University and the University of California, and which of the specific college admission requirements these courses satisfy.
(n) The notification shall advise the parent or guardian of a pupil of the pupil’s school’s teen dating abuse policy, and how to make a complaint or help their child make a complaint of teen dating abuse, pursuant to paragraph (3) subparagraph (J) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (g) (a) of Section 32282.

SEC. 10.

 This act shall become operative on July 1, 2013.

SEC. 11.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.