Requires each public school governing authority to establish a special education advisory council to provide advice and feedback regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources and engage in community outreach. 60% of this advisory council must be parents of students with an exceptionality other than gifted and talented.
Prohibits juvenile detention centers from detaining juveniles for insufficient reasons, including to punish, treat or rehabilitate the child, to allow the child’s parent/guardian to avoid their legal responsibilities, to facilitate further interrogation or investigation, the unavailability of a more appropriate facility, etc.
Provides that movement in music class and marching band counts as physical activity for purposes of satisfying present law requiring that students receive at least 30 minutes of physical activity each school day. OPEN is in support of this bill only if that activity and length of time are generous enough to actually support physical education goals, skills and competencies.
Authorizes the establishment of arts-based programming at juvenile detention facilities operated by any governmental, profit, nonprofit, private, or public agency and authorizes funding of such programming.
Authorizes local public school boards and charterering authorities to adopt policies regarding student attendance at virtual (online) schools in compliance with present law.
Provides that federal funds may not be used as matching funds and changes the minimum match rate to 1:1, using only money from the LA Early Childhood Education Fund. Proposed law also authorizes BESE, if there is money in the fund after the board has funded every qualifying project pursuant to present law, to award remaining money in the fund for the exclusive use of Type III early learning centers to provide quality care for children ages birth through 2 who are eligible for CCAP.
Provides that the the date for congressional primary elections, which occurs every other year, shall be a holiday for public schools in any parish where the parish governing authority has established a polling place at a public school.
Prohibits Medicaid managed care organizations from denying licensed and qualified behavioral health services providers the opportunity to enroll in provider networks.
Expands the definition of a child occupied facility regarding the present law that requires testing of child-occupied facilities for lead and mercury.
Provides for legislative approval of the minimum foundation program (MFP) formula for fiscal year 2019- 2020 to determine the cost of a minimum foundation program of education in all public elementary and secondary schools as well as to equitably allocate the funds to local public school systems as developed by BESE.