Episode 49 Preparing for the New Year: New Student Laws In Effect Now and in 2022 and Beyond



Host Joshua Whiteside joins Lozano Smith attorney Ruth Mendyk to discuss updates and new obligations facing educational agencies now and during the second half of the 2021-22 school year. This discussion includes a review of important legislation from the Fall 2021 legislative session.

Show Notes & References

  • 2:30 – Education Code 48205 – Excused absences
  • 2:50 – Senate Bill (SB) 14 (urgency) – Excused absences for mental or behavioral health
  • 6:46 – Assembly Bill (AB) 516 – Excused absences for cultural ceremonies and events
  • 9:13 – SB 254 – September 11th remembrance exercises and observations
  • 11:24 – AB 27 (urgency) – Website posting requirement for liaison and related homeless information
  • 12:11 – SB 400 – Housing questionnaire and rights/resources for homeless students
  • 14:26 – AB 132 – Ensure student completion of FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), alternate form, or opt-out
  • 17:25 – AB 104 – Grade change requests, student retention, and exemptions from graduation requirements
  • 20:54 – AB 101 – Ethnic studies

 

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