The Capistrano Unified Council PTSA (CUCPTSA) Legislation Team creates a monthly Legislation Report for distribution to at CUCPTSA schools. This report covers current activities on issues at the Federal, State and Local levels and legislation related to education that affect our state and community.
Meetings of the 2017 - 2018 Legislation Team began in September 2017. Julie Columbero is the ANHS Legislation Representatives at these meetings for the coming school year. She will provide reports on their activities throughout the year.
Aliso Niguel High School PTSA
PTSA Advocacy Report-November 2017
PTSA Legislative Advocacy -November 14, 2017
California State PTA took positions on 129 bills during the 2016-17 state legislative session. Among the bills that PTA supported, 43 were chaptered as law. These include:
AB 210 (Santiago) Counties may develop homeless multidisciplinary teams to identify and assess homeless individuals, link homeless individuals to housing and supportive services, and allow service providers to share confidential information to ensure continuity of care.
AB 424 (McCarty) A school district superintendent, designee, or equivalent school authority is prohibited from providing written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone.
AB 699 (ODonnell) The law on educational equity and prohibition of discrimination now includes protections based on immigration status.
AB 746 (Gonzalez, Fletcher) The water system at any school site built before 2010 must be tested for lead before January 1, 2019. If specified amounts of lead are found, parents and guardians must be notified, fountains and faucets must be shut off, and drinking water must be provided to students.
AB 830 (Kalra) The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), suspended in 2015 because it did not coincide with the new Common Core State Standards, was eliminated. There will be no replacement exam.
SB 250 (Hertzberg) This prohibits schools from shaming or denying a regular meal to students whose parents fail to pay for school lunches. The school district must try to determine whether a family qualifies for free or reduced-cost lunches before sending a notification regarding an outstanding balance.
SB 751 (Hill) This bill resolved the contentious issue of a cap on school district reserve funds. The new law increases the amount that districts may place in a reserve fund and exempts small and basic aid school districts.
- November CUSD and CUCPTSA Meeting Updates
- ANHS School Condition Facilities Report
- ANHS 2018 Voter Registration
- Ed100.org: November 15, 2017 & May 10, 2018 $1,000 raffle
- National PTA: pta.org
- California State PTA: capta.org
- FourthDistrictPTA.org: November 2017 Advocacy Communicator
- CUCPTSA 2017/2018 Legislative Agenda and November updates
- EdSource.org Basic information about California education from pre-school through college as well as up-to-date articles and commentaries on current education issues.
- Ed100.org -Detailed information about how California’s education system works presented in brief lessons
ANHS PTSA Legislative Advocacy representative: Julie Colombero email@example.com
PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. The PTA also advocates at national, state and local levels for education and family issues. The PTA is nonprofit, nonsectarian, noncommercial and nonpartisan. For more information: www.capta.org
· FourthDistrictPTA.org: Fourth District (Orange County) PTA November Advocacy
· CUCPTSA 2017/2018 Legislative Agenda
· EdSource.org Basic information about California education from pre-school through college as well as up-to-date articles and commentaries on current education issues.
PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. The PTA also advocates at national, state and local levels for education and family issues. The PTA is nonprofit, nonsectarian, noncommercial and nonpartisan. For more information: www.capta.org PTSA is non -partisan, and does not endorse or help any candidate or political party. PTSA does take positions on issues and legislations. An advocacy report is written subjectively without opinion.
Although the ANHS PTSA report may include links providing direct access to other Internet sites, ANHS PTSA has not participated in the development of those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites. The linking to or from this site does not imply on the part of ANHS PTSA any guarantee of quality, assumption of liability or endorsement of the organizations maintaining external Websites.
Fourth District Advocacy Communicator
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Visit the following websites for updates….
State Budget Updates:
Department of Finance www.dof.ca.gov
Legislative Analyst’s Office www.lao.ca.gov
Governor’s Office www.gov.ca.gov
Capistrano Unified Council of PTSAs www.cucptsa.com
California State PTA www.capta.org
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