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AB-1624 School climate: surveys: report.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 52066.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

52066.5.
 (a) (1) On or before March 1, 2020, the department, in collaboration with the State Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of Public Health, shall submit a report to the Legislature, the Governor, and the Department of Finance on how to monitor, using a survey described in paragraph (6) of subdivision (d) of Section 52066, all of the following:
(A) A pupil’s use of marijuana and other drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.
(B) The full range of academic, behavioral, and social support available to pupils.
(C) School climate and pupil engagement throughout the state.
(2) The report required in paragraph (1) shall also include both of the following:
(A) (i) The identification of specific and ongoing funding sources, including any moneys that may be available in the Youth Education, Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment Account pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 34019 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, that can be used to conduct the survey.
(ii) A survey conducted using any moneys that may be available in the Youth Education, Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment Account pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 34019 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, as identified pursuant to clause (i), shall be conducted using methodologies that are evidence based and include methods to enable the identification and monitoring of measurable goals at the state and local levels, including, but not limited to, reductions in substance use disorders among youth, increased school graduation rates, and decreased rates of suspensions and expulsions.
(B) A recommended implementation plan that can provide local educational agencies, including charter schools, with the tools and resources to administer annual surveys to pupils, parents, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness using funds identified in subparagraph (A).
(b) Data collected from the survey shall be used to support local control and accountability planning, statewide policy, and analysis, and the nonpersonally identifiable data shall be made available to all cities and counties and to their respective behavioral health agencies for their consideration, for purposes of informing local analysis, planning, prevention, and treatment activities.
(c) The department shall identify those core questions in the survey that shall not be removed from the survey.
(d) (1) The requirement for submitting a report to the Legislature pursuant to subdivision (a) shall become inoperative on March 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(2) A report submitted to the Legislature pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.