AB 101

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Dec 11, 2020
  • Passed Assembly May 27, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Oct 08, 2021

Pupil instruction: high school graduation requirements: ethnic studies.

Abstract

(1) Existing law requires a pupil to complete designated coursework while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school. These graduation requirements include, among others, the completion of 3 years of courses in English and 3 years of courses in social studies, including one-year courses in United States history and geography and world history, culture, and geography, a one-semester course in American government and civics, and a one-semester course in economics. Existing law requires the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the State Board of Education to adopt, modify, or revise, a model curriculum in ethnic studies. Existing law also encourages each school district and charter school that maintains any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, and that does not otherwise offer a standards-based ethnic studies curriculum to offer, beginning in the school year following the adoption of the model curriculum, a course of study in ethnic studies based on the model curriculum. This bill would add the completion of a one-semester course in ethnic studies, meeting specified requirements, to the graduation requirements commencing with pupils graduating in the 2029–30 school year, including for pupils enrolled in a charter school. The bill would expressly authorize local educational agencies, including charter schools, to require a full-year course in ethnic studies at their discretion. The bill would require local educational agencies, including charter schools, to offer an ethnic studies course commencing with the 2025–26 school year, as specified. The bill would authorize, subject to the course offerings of a local educational agency, including a charter school, a pupil to satisfy the ethnic studies course requirement by completing either (A) a course based on the model curriculum in ethnic studies developed by the commission, (B) an existing ethnic studies course, (C) an ethnic studies course taught as part of a course that has been approved as meeting the A–G requirements of the University of California and the California State University, or (D) a locally developed ethnic studies course approved by the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school. The bill would prohibit a course that does not use ethnic studies content as the primary content through which the subject is taught from being used to satisfy the ethnic studies course requirement. The bill would require a pupil who completes a course described above to also accrue credit for coursework in the subject that the course is offered, including, if applicable, credit towards satisfying a course required for a diploma of graduation from high school. These provisions would become operative only upon an appropriation of funds by the Legislature for these purposes in the annual Budget Act or another statute. Because the bill would add new duties to local educational agencies, it would constitute a state-mandated local program. (2) 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.

Bill Sponsors (35)

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Actions


Oct 08, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 661, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 15, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.

Sep 08, 2021

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 50. Noes 17.)

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 10 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 29. Noes 8.).

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 59. Noes 12.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 50. Noes 17.)

Sep 07, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 31, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 26).

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 15, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 14, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (July 14).

Jul 05, 2021

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on ED.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Jun 10, 2021

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

May 28, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 27, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 58. Noes 9.)

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 20).

Apr 28, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Apr 15, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 14, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 13, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (April 7).

Mar 24, 2021

Assembly

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

Jan 11, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Assembly

Read first time.

Dec 12, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee January 11.

Dec 11, 2020

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB101 HTML
12/11/20 - Introduced PDF
04/14/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/05/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/31/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/10/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/08/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/22/21- Assembly Education PDF
04/05/21- Assembly Education PDF
04/26/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
07/12/21- Senate Education PDF
08/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/26/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/07/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/08/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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