AB 1856

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Pupils with exceptional needs: individualized education programs: emergency safety procedures.


Existing law requires local educational agencies to identify, locate, and assess individuals with exceptional needs and to provide those pupils with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, with special education and related services as reflected in an individualized education program. Existing law provides that school districts and county offices of education are responsible for the overall development of a comprehensive school safety plan for each of its schools operating a kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive. This bill would require the individualized education program for a pupil with exceptional needs to include a description of the procedures in place to ensure the pupil's safety in an emergency, including any necessary accommodations. The bill would require a local educational agency, as defined, to create and maintain an Inclusive School Emergency Plan and would require that those safety procedures be included in the Inclusive School Emergency Plan for any pupil whose parent provides written consent in compliance with specified federal law. The bill would require a physical copy of the Inclusive School Emergency Plan to be kept at every schoolsite under the jurisdiction of the local educational agency and would require the Inclusive School Emergency Plan to be maintained and used in compliance with all applicable state and federal privacy laws. The bill would require a comprehensive school safety plan to include procedures for the use of the Inclusive School Emergency Plan, the location of the Inclusive School Emergency Plan at the schoolsite, and the persons or classes of persons who have access to the Inclusive School Emergency Plan. By imposing additional requirements on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

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Mar 17, 2020


In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 10, 2020


In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jan 17, 2020


Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Jan 08, 2020


From printer. May be heard in committee February 7.

Jan 07, 2020


Read first time. To print.

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