California Educator

October 2015

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 39 of 63

• Workers' Comp and School Board Permission CTA-supported AB 915 by Assembly Member Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) removes the prohibition on school personnel leaving the state in emergencies without school board permis- sion while receiving workers' compensation benefits. • American Indian Language-Culture Credential CTA-supported AB 163 by Assembly Member Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) requires the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to issue to a candidate who has met specified requirements and is recommended by a federally recognized tribal government, a credential with an American Indian language and/or culture authorization. The educator would then be able to teach these subjects in Cali- fornia public schools and in adult education courses. • Affirmative Consent CTA-supported SB 695 by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) is designed to prevent sexual assaults and requires public high schools in California to teach students about affirmative sexual consent. Affirma- tive consent is clear, unambiguous consent by each party before sex. • Sex Education CTA-supported AB 329 by Assembly Member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) expands and makes sexual health education mandatory at public high schools. The measure adds a requirement that the instruction include information about different sexual orientations. Legislative Update • Suspension of High School Exit Examination CTA-supported SB 172 by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) suspends the administration of the high school exit exam (CAHSEE) and removes the CAHSEE as a con- dition of receiving a diploma of graduation or a condition of graduation for each student completing 12th grade for the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. The bill also requires the superintendent of public instruction to convene an advisory committee to provide recommendations on the continuation of the CAHSEE. • College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships CTA-supported AB 288 by Holden creates a dual enroll- ment program for high school students who are not college-ready to become college-ready by the time they graduate from high school. The bill authorizes commu- nity college districts to create College and Career Access Pathways that provide community college courses solely to participating high school students. • California Racial Mascots Act CTA-supported AB 30 by Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) prohibits the use of a racial slur as a mascot that may be hurtful and degrading to the people it portrays. • California New Motor Voter Program CTA-supported AB 1461 by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) requires the Department of Motor Vehicles and the secretary of state to establish a new pro- gram to increase opportunities for voter registration. The T H E C A L I F O R N I A L E G I S L AT U R E is officially in recess and hundreds of bills — including CTA-supported bills — have been signed or vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. C T A - S U P P O R T E D B I L L S T H A T T H E G O V E R N O R H A S S I G N E D I N C L U D E : 38 Advocacy S E X & E D U C A T I O N . . . E T H N I C S T U D I E S . . . C H A R T E R

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of California Educator - October 2015