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AB-2022 Pupil mental health services: school notification.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 08, 2018


SECTION 1.

 Section 49428 is added to the Education Code, to read:

49428.
 (a) A school of a school district or county office of education and a charter school shall notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils no less than twice during the school year on how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community, or both, as follows:
(1) A school shall use at least two of the following methods to notify parents or guardians:
(A) Distributing the information in a letter electronically or in hardcopy, including, but not limited to, through the postal service.
(B) Including the information in the parent handbook at the beginning of the school year in accordance with Section 48980.
(C) Posting the information on the school’s Internet Web site or social media Internet Web page.
(2) A school shall use at least two of the following methods to notify pupils:
(A) Distributing the information in a document or school publication electronically or in hardcopy.
(B) Including the information in pupil orientation materials at the beginning of the school year or in a pupil handbook.
(C) Posting the information on the school’s Internet Web site or social media Internet Web page.
(b) (1) A county may use funds from the Mental Health Services Act, enacted by the voters at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election as Proposition 63, to provide a grant to a school district or county office of education, or to a charter school, within the county, for purposes of funding the activities required pursuant to subdivision (a).
(2) A school district or county office of education, or a charter school, may apply to its respective county for a grant pursuant to paragraph (1).
SEC. 2.
 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.