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New Laws Promote Student Safety: Bullying, Harassment, And Suicide Prevention

The Governor has signed legislation that promotes student safety by providing additional resources for suicide prevention and combating bullying and sexual harassment.

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Two New Laws Add Duties Regarding Student Sexual Harassment Policies And Domestic Violence Resource Information

The Governor has signed legislation that promotes student safety by providing additional resources for combating sexual harassment and domestic violence.

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AB 1353 Limits Classified Employee Probationary Period To Maximum Of Six Months

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1353 into law. AB 1353 limits the probationary period for classified employees to six months, or 130 days of paid service, whichever is longer.

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New Law Requires All School Security Officers To Receive POST Training

Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 390 on October 2, 2019. The bill will take effect on July 1, 2021. SB 390 will require all school security officers employed by a school district, charter school, county office of education, or community college district to complete a course of training developed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs in

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New Laws Will Impact Public Work Projects

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed two laws that will impact public works contracts in California. Assembly Bill (AB) 456 extends the operative date for the current contractor claims resolution process to January 1, 2027.

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New Law Requiring Later Start Times For Middle Schools And High Schools Creates Uncertainty For Educational Agencies

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 328, which establishes new mandatory school day start times for most middle schools and high schools.

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California Expands Definition Of Domestic Partners To Include Opposite Sex Couples

In California, registered domestic partners have "the same rights, protections, and benefits, and shall be subject to the same responsibilities, obligations, and duties under the law" as spouses.

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Students Suspended For Two Or More Days Must Now Be Provided Homework Assignments

In an effort to prevent suspended students in grades 1-12 from falling behind in class assignments or homework, Governor Newsom has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 982, requiring all public and charter school teachers to provide homework assignments to suspended students, upon request.

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AB 48 Increases Bonding Capacity, Provides Facilities Funding At Multiple Levels, Prioritizes Small School Districts, And Reduces Available Developer Fees For School Districts … But Only Applies If

The California Legislature recently passed, and on October 7 Governor Newsom signed, Assembly Bill (AB) 48, known as the "Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020."

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