Legislation We're Tracking

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The K-12 Education System's Inadequate Support for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Assembly Bill 27 Requires a local educational agency to ensure schools identify all homeless children and unaccompanied youths enrolled.
Assembly Bill 408 Requires a local educational agency to establish homeless education program policies.

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Actions Calbright College Must Take to Provide Underserved Californians With Access to Higher Education

Assembly Bill 1432 Makes Calbright College inoperative at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

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UC's Inconsistent and Unfair Admissions System

Assembly Bill 233 Requests the UC Regents to require UC to implement certain changes to its admission process as we recommended, including using a documented method for admitting students and training individuals who review admissions applications.
Assembly Bill 251 Prohibits personnel associated with certain offices, such as donor relations and campus development offices, from approving decisions to admit applicants to CSU by exception, and applies the same prohibition to UC if so resolved by the UC Regents.
Assembly Bill 1215 Requests the UC Regents to require UC to implement certain changes to its admissions process as we recommended, including prohibiting the consideration of applicants' connections with UC staff in any admissions decision.

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The Persistence of Achievement Gaps K-12 Local Control Funding Is Intended to Close

Senate Bill 3 Requires the Department of Education to develop a portal for policymakers to comprehensively analyze local educational agencies' actions, expenditures, and progress in meeting goals set in local education plans.
Assembly Bill 531 Requires local educational agencies to annually identify unspent funds intended to serve student groups including English learners and foster youth and spend them to increase and improve services.
Assembly Bill 533 Requires the Department of Education to track and report the types of services that local educational agencies pay for with funds intended to support student groups including English learners and foster youth.
Assembly Bill 1489 Requires school districts to present their plans for spending education funds to schoolsite councils for approval.

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The California State Lottery's Failure to Maximize Education Funding

Senate Bill 818 Requires the director of the State Lottery to conduct a study to determine the optimal prize payout range to maximize public education funding.
Assembly Bill 1212 Requires the State Lottery commissioner to issue a public report about any audit by the State Controller's Office of lottery accounts and transactions.

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Sacramento City Unified School District's Risk of Insolvency

Assembly Bill 961 Authorizes county superintendents of schools to stay or rescind certain actions of a personnel commission determined to be inconsistent with a school district's ability to meet its financial obligations.

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Local Educational Agencies' Struggles to Prevent Youth Suicide

Senate Bill 14 Requires the Department of Education to recommend best practices and identify evidence-based and evidence-informed training programs for schools to address youth behavioral health.
Assembly Bill 58 Requires local educational agencies to review and update their youth suicide prevention policies.
Assembly Bill 586 Establishes a pilot program to expand comprehensive health and mental health services to public school students by providing local educational agencies with technical assistance to access Medi-Cal funding for those health and mental health services.
Assembly Bill 883 Requires reverted Mental Health Services Act funds to return to counties for the purpose of providing school mental health services.