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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 27. PUPILS [48000 - 49704]

  ( Part 27 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 6.6. The Education Empowerment Act of 1998 [49091.10 - 49091.24]

  ( Chapter 6.6 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1031, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. Parental Review [49091.10 - 49091.19]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1031, Sec. 2. )

49091.10.
  

(a) All primary supplemental instructional materials and assessments, including textbooks, teacher’s manuals, films, audio and video recordings, and software shall be compiled and stored by the classroom instructor and made available promptly for inspection by a parent or guardian in a reasonable timeframe or in accordance with procedures determined by the governing board of the school district.

(b) A parent or guardian has the right to observe instruction and other school activities that involve his or her child in accordance with procedures determined by the governing board of the school district to ensure the safety of pupils and school personnel and to prevent undue interference with instruction or harassment of school personnel. Reasonable accommodation of parents and guardians shall be considered by the governing board of the school district. Upon written request by the parent or guardian, school officials shall arrange for the parental observation of the requested class or classes or activities by that parent or guardian in a reasonable timeframe and in accordance with procedures determined by the governing board of the school district.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 88, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 2010.)

49091.12.
  

(a) A pupil may not be compelled to affirm or disavow any particular personally or privately held world view, religious doctrine, or political opinion. This section does not relieve pupils of any obligation to complete regular classroom assignments.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect a pupil’s right or ability to obtain confidential medical care or confidential counseling relating to the diagnosis or treatment of a drug- or alcohol-related problem, or mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, without the consent of his or her parent or guardian. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to restrict the authority of school officials or law enforcement officials to investigate, or intervene in, cases of suspected child abuse.

(c) A pupil may not be tested for a behavioral, mental, or emotional evaluation without the informed written consent of his or her parent or guardian.

(d) A general consent, including medical consent used to approve admission to or involvement in, a special education or remedial program or regular school activity, does not constitute written consent under this section.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1031, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999.)

49091.14.
  

The curriculum, including titles, descriptions, and instructional aims of every course offered by a public school, shall be compiled at least once annually in a prospectus. Each schoolsite shall make its prospectus available for review upon request. When requested, the prospectus shall be reproduced and made available. School officials may charge for the prospectus an amount not to exceed the cost of duplication.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1031, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999.)

49091.16.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage pupil-school-parent compacts that are voluntary.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1031, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999.)

49091.18.
  

Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a school may not require a pupil or a pupil’s family to submit to or participate in any of the following:

(a) Any assessment, analysis, evaluation, or monitoring of the quality or character of the pupil’s home life.

(b) Any form of parental screening or testing.

(c) Any nonacademic home-based counseling program.

(d) Parent training.

(e) Any prescribed family education service plan.

(f) Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing the screening, testing, or training of public school employees.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1031, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999.)

49091.19.
  

No provision of this chapter shall be construed as restricting teachers in the assignment of homework.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1031, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999.)

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