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AB-408 Homeless children and youths: reporting. (2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 48851.3 is added to the Education Code, to read:

48851.3.
 A local educational agency shall do both of the following:
(a) Establish homeless education program policies that are consistent with the provisions of this chapter. The local educational agency shall update these policies at intervals that shall not exceed three years.
(b) Ensure that its certificated and classified employees, including, but not limited to, teachers, support staff, and other school staff who work with pupils, receive training at least annually relating to both of the following:
(1) The homeless education program policies established under subdivision (a).
(2) Recognition of signs that pupils are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, homelessness.

SEC. 2.

 Section 48852.3 is added to the Education Code, to read:

48852.3.
 The department shall develop and implement a plan for monitoring the compliance of local educational agencies with this chapter. The implementation of this risk-based monitoring plan shall include reviews of the local educational agencies that shall include, but not be limited to, schoolsite inspections to ensure that the state is not underestimating the number of youth experiencing homelessness.
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.