2019-2020 Legislative Updates
2019 K12 Education Department Bill Drafts
SB41: Teacher Licensure (Passed)
Revises provisions related to the Commission on Professional Standards in Education; eliminating the special qualifications teaching license; revising provisions related to granting teaching licenses, the applications for a teaching license, background checks related to licensure, and other related provisions related to educator licensure.
SB84: Statewide Pre-K (Passed)
Establishing a program to award grants to support prekindergarten programs.
SB89: School Safety (Passed)
School safety omnibus with requirements including nonbinding recommended ratios for specialized instructional support personnel; designated school safety specialists for each public school; provisions related to providing a safe and respectful learning environment; the development of school crisis response plans; a statewide framework for integrated student supports; provisions relating to school police officers; and provisions related to school discipline.
AB88: Average Daily Enrollment (Passed)
Extending the deadline for certain reports relating to the average daily enrollment of pupils; revising quarterly reporting content, the information required to be posted by schools, and the manner in which a district must determine the allocation made to school precincts.
SB79: Chronic Absenteeism
Regarding policies to manage chronic absenteeism; requiring boards of trustees to adopt policies and provide training related to chronic absenteeism; and developing an advisory board to review attendance and evaluate the effectiveness of chronic absentee policies.
AB67: A+ Schools
Revises provisions related to the Achievement School District.
Revises provisions related to the designation and governance of a turnaround school.