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AB-233 Pupils: right to wear religious, ceremonial, or cultural adornments at school graduation ceremonies.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 35183.1 is added to the Education Code, to read:

35183.1.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a pupil has the right to wear religious, ceremonial, or cultural adornments at school graduation ceremonies. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit a local educational agency’s authority to prohibit an item that is likely to cause a substantial disruption of, or interference with, the ceremony or to expand or diminish any pupil rights established under Section 35183 or 48950.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Adornment” means something attached to, or worn with, but not replacing, the cap and gown customarily worn at school graduation ceremonies.
(2) “Cultural” means relating to the habits, practices, beliefs, and traditions of a certain group of people.
(3) “Local educational agency” means a school district, county office of education, or charter school.