On August 11, 2015, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1101 (“AB 1101”) requiring that, before a school district can undertake an investigation to determine whether a student meets residency requirements for attendance, its governing board must first adopt a policy regarding the conduct of such investigations. AB 1101 becomes effective on January 1, 2016. Also on August 11, the governor signed Senate Bill 200 (“SB 200”), which revises rules for compliance with residency requirements in certain circumstances when a student’s parent or guardian resides outside district boundaries.
AB 1101, which adds section
48204.2 to the Education Code, requires a residency investigation policy to
comply with all of the following requirements:
The policy required pursuant to AB 1101 must be adopted at a public meeting of the governing board of the district.
SB 200 amends Education Code section 48204 and becomes operative on January 1, 2016. It provides that a student complies with a district’s residency requirements in instances where the student’s parent or legal guardian resides outside of the boundaries of the district but is employed and lives with the student at the place of his or her employment within the boundaries of the school district for a minimum of three days during the school week. By requiring a district to allow those students to attend a public school within its boundaries, thereby increasing the duties the district, SB 200 imposes a state-mandated local program.
If you have any questions regarding AB 1101, SB 200 or any related matter, please call one of our six offices.
F3 NewsFlash prepared by Howard Friedman and John Norlin.
Howard is a Partner in the F3 Los Angeles office.
John is Special Counsel in the F3 San Diego office.
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