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AB-2002 Revised curriculum framework: history-social science: history of the Hmong and their contributions to the “Secret War” in Laos.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/08/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  February 08, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2002


Introduced by Assembly Member Arambula

February 01, 2018


An act to amend add Section 35700 of 51227 to the Education Code, relating to school districts. curriculum.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2002, as amended, Arambula. School districts: reorganization. Revised curriculum framework: history-social science: history of the Hmong and their contributions to the “Secret War” in Laos.
Existing law establishes the Instructional Quality Commission and requires the commission to, among other things, recommend curriculum frameworks to the State Board of Education. Under existing law, the Legislature encourages instruction in the area of social sciences that may include instruction on the Vietnam War, including the “Secret War” in Laos and the role of Southeast Asians in that war.
This bill would require the state board to, on or before July 1, 2019, revise and adopt the curriculum framework for history-social science to include in that framework the history of the Hmong and their contributions to the “Secret War” in Laos.

Existing law requires that an action to reorganize one or more school districts be initiated upon the filing with the county superintendent of schools of a petition to reorganize one or more school districts if the petition is signed by any of 4 specified groups.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 51227 is added to the Education Code, to read:

51227.
 On or before July 1, 2019, the state board shall revise and adopt the curriculum framework for history-social science to include in that framework the history of the Hmong and their contributions to the “Secret War” in Laos.

SECTION 1.Section 35700 of the Education Code is amended to read:
35700.

An action to reorganize one or more school districts is initiated upon the filing, with the county superintendent of schools, of a petition to reorganize one or more school districts signed by any of the following:

(a)At least 25 percent of the registered voters residing in the territory proposed to be reorganized if the territory is inhabited. Where the petition is to reorganize territory in two or more school districts, the petition shall be signed by at least 25 percent of the registered voters in that territory in each of those school districts.

(b)A number of registered voters residing in the territory proposed to be reorganized, equal to at least 8 percent of the votes cast for all candidates for Governor at the last gubernatorial election in the territory proposed to be reorganized, where the affected territory consists of a single school district with over 200,000 pupils in average daily attendance and the petition is to reorganize the school district into two or more school districts.

(c)The owner of the property, provided that territory is uninhabited and the owner of the property has filed either a tentative subdivision map with the appropriate county or city agency or an application for any project, as defined in Section 21065 of the Public Resources Code, with one or more local agencies.

(d)A majority of the members of the governing boards of each of the school districts that would be affected by the proposed reorganization.