Educational policies had a big year in the legislative session this time around. From gun bans to free tampons to early start times, education changes were of issue across the state.
EdSource has a breakdown of how educational bills did once they reached the Governor’s desk. Here’s a few that we’ve been following that are now law.
AB-10 (Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens) Provides free tampons and other feminine hygiene products to low-income schools.
AB 424 (Assemblymember Kevin McCartym D-Sacramento) Bans all guns from school campuses was signed into law overturning policies that allowed for open carry in some school districts.
AB 746 (Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego) Requires all school districts test for lead contamination in their water.
AB 1157 (Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo) Encourages districts to turn surplus property into employee housing.
AB 1316 (Assemblymember Bill Quirk, D-Hayward) Mandates lead screening for all children.
SB 138 (Senator Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg) Expands the program that provides free meals to low-income students.
SB 250 (Senator Robert Hertzberg, D-Los Angeles) Ends lunch shaming by prohibiting school officials from denying students lunch regardless of any unpaid school meal fees.
See a full list of legislation at EdSource.