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SB-404 California School for the Blind.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/12/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 404


Introduced by Senator Wieckowski

February 12, 2021


An act to amend Section 59102.5 of the Education Code, relating to state special schools.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 404, as introduced, Wieckowski. California School for the Blind.
Existing law states that the object of the California School for the Blind is the education of visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind pupils who, because of their severe sensory loss and educational needs, cannot receive an appropriate educational program and related services in the regular public schools. Existing law authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in connection with the California School for the Blind and in cooperation with public and private agencies, to, among other things, promote community and continuing education opportunities for visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind individuals using existing community resources.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the latter provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 59102.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

59102.5.
 The Superintendent of Public Instruction, Superintendent, in connection with the California School for the Blind and in cooperation with public and private agencies, may:
(a) Serve as a demonstration school to promote personnel development through student teaching, in-service education, internships, and professional observations for special education and related services personnel, in cooperation with institutions of higher education and local education educational agencies.
(b) Serve as a resource center to develop and disseminate special curriculum, media, teaching methods and instructional materials adapted for visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind individuals, achievement tests, and other assessment methods useful to the instruction of visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind individuals.
(c) Provide counseling and information services to parents, guardians, and families of visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind individuals, and public information about sensory losses to community groups and other agencies.
(d) Conduct experimental programs and projects to promote improvement in special education for visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind individuals.
(e) Promote community and continuing education opportunities for visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind individuals utilizing using existing community resources.