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AB-2291 School safety: bullying.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 234.4 is added to the Education Code, to read:

234.4.
 (a) A local educational agency shall adopt, on or before December 31, 2019, procedures for preventing acts of bullying, including cyberbullying.
(b) For purposes of this section, a “local educational agency” means a school district, a county office of education, or a charter school.

SEC. 2.

 Section 32283.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

32283.5.
 (a) The department shall develop and post on its Internet Web site an online training module to assist all school staff, school administrators, parents, pupils, and community members in increasing their knowledge of the dynamics of bullying and cyberbullying. The online training module shall include, but is not limited to, identifying an act of bullying or cyberbullying, and implementing strategies to address bullying and cyberbullying.
(b) The department shall post on its Internet Web site and annually update a list of available online training modules relating to bullying or bullying prevention.
(c) A school operated by a school district or a county office of education and a charter school shall annually make available the online training module developed by the department pursuant to subdivision (a) to certificated schoolsite employees and all other schoolsite employees who have regular interaction with pupils.
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.