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AB-414 Pupils: homework assignments for suspended pupils.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 06, 2011
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 14, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 414


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Carter

February 14, 2011


An act to add Section 48913.5 to the Education Code, relating to pupils.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 414, as amended, Carter. Pupils: homework assignments for suspended pupils.
(1) Existing law authorizes the teacher of any class from which a pupil is suspended to require the suspended pupil to complete any assignments and tests missed during the suspension.
This bill would additionally require, upon the request of a parent, legal guardian, or other person holding the right to make educational decisions for the pupil, or the affected pupil, a teacher to provide appropriate homework and missed assignments to a pupil in any of grades 4 to 8, inclusive, who has been suspended from school for 3 schooldays or less. Because this bill would impose new duties on school districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.
(2) 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.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, who are suspended for three days schooldays or less do not fall behind in class assignments or homework. It is not the intent of the Legislature to require teachers to correct classroom assignments or homework missed while a pupil is suspended or to add any additional burden on teachers with respect to their workload.

SEC. 2.

 Section 48913.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

48913.5.
 Upon the request of a parent, legal guardian, or other person holding the right to make educational decisions for the pupil, or the affected pupil, a teacher shall provide appropriate homework and missed assignments to a pupil in any of grades 4 to 8, inclusive, who has been suspended from school for three schooldays or less.

SEC. 3.

 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.