Code Section Group

Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 19. MISCELLANEOUS [32001 - 32454]

  ( Part 19 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2.5. Interagency School Safety Demonstration Act of 1985 [32260 - 32295.5]

  ( Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1457, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [32260 - 32262]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1457, Sec. 1. )

32260.
  

This chapter shall be known and may be referred to as the Interagency School Safety Demonstration Act of 1985.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1457, Sec. 1. Effective October 1, 1985.)

32261.
  

(a) The Legislature hereby recognizes that all pupils enrolled in the state public schools have the inalienable right to attend classes on school campuses that are safe, secure, and peaceful. The Legislature also recognizes that pupils cannot fully benefit from an educational program unless they attend school on a regular basis. In addition, the Legislature further recognizes that school crime, vandalism, truancy, and excessive absenteeism are significant problems on far too many school campuses in the state.

(b) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the establishment of an interagency coordination system is the most efficient and long-lasting means of resolving school and community problems of truancy and crime, including vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership, gang violence, and hate crimes.

(c) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to support California public schools as they develop their mandated comprehensive safety plans that are the result of a systematic planning process, that include strategies aimed at the prevention of, and education about, potential incidents involving crime and violence on school campuses, and that address the safety concerns of local law enforcement agencies, community leaders, parents, pupils, teachers, administrators, school police, and other school employees interested in the prevention of school crime and violence.

(d) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to encourage school districts, county offices of education, law enforcement agencies, and agencies serving youth to develop and implement interagency strategies, in-service training programs, and activities that will improve school attendance and reduce school crime and violence, including vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership, gang violence, hate crimes, bullying, including bullying committed personally or by means of an electronic act, teen relationship violence, and discrimination and harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter that the School/Law Enforcement Partnership shall not duplicate any existing gang or drug and alcohol abuse program currently provided for schools.

(f) As used in this chapter, “bullying” has the same meaning as set forth in subdivision (r) of Section 48900.

(g) As used in this chapter, “electronic act” has the same meaning as set forth in subdivision (r) of Section 48900.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 732, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2012. Operative July 1, 2012, by Sec. 8 of Ch. 732.)

32262.
  

(a) There is hereby established the School/Law Enforcement Partnership, comprised of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Attorney General. The duties of the partnership shall consist of all of the following:

(1) The development of programs and policies necessary to implement the provisions of Article 5 (commencing with Section 32280).

(2) The administration of safe school programs and all training, procedures, and activities conducted pursuant to this chapter.

(3) Cooperation with other states and state and federal agencies on matters relating to school safety.

(b) As used in this chapter, the term “partnership” means the School/Law Enforcement Partnership established by this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 828, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)

EDCEducation Code - EDC1.