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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS [1. - 446]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. English Language Education for Immigrant Children [300 - 340]

  ( Chapter 3 added June 2, 1998, by initiative Proposition 227, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 5. Legal Standing and Parental Enforcement [320- 320.]
  ( Article 5 added June 2, 1998, by initiative Proposition 227. )

320.
  

As detailed in Article 2 (commencing with Section 305) and Article 3 (commencing with Section 310), all California school children have the right to be provided with an English language public education. If a California school child has been denied the option of an English language instructional curriculum in public school, the child’s parent or legal guardian shall have legal standing to sue for enforcement of the provisions of this statute, and if successful shall be awarded normal and customary attorney’s fees and actual damages, but not punitive or consequential damages. Any school board member or other elected official or public school teacher or administrator who willfully and repeatedly refuses to implement the terms of this statute by providing such an English language educational option at an available public school to a California school child may be held personally liable for fees and actual damages by the child’s parents or legal guardian.

(Added June 2, 1998, by initiative Proposition 227. Became operative on date prescribed in Section 330. Superseded on July 1, 2017; see amendment by Stats. 2014, Ch. 753. Note: In the text, "this statute" refers to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 300), which was added Prop. 227.)

320.
  

As detailed in Section 5 of Article IX of the California Constitution, and Article 2 (commencing with Section 305) and Article 3 (commencing with Section 310), respectively, all California school children have the right to be provided with a free public education and an English language public education.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 753, Sec. 7. Approved in Proposition 58 at the November 8, 2016, election. Operative July 1, 2017, by Sec. 9 of Proposition 58.)

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