State Board of Education Issues Proposed Regulations on Student Fees and Bullying


The State Board of Education recently announced it was beginning the process to adopt regulations to implement AB 1575 (2012) and AB 9 (2011) regarding bullying.  AB 1575 prohibits school districts from charging students fees for participating in any educational activity, including extracurricular activities. Districts were required to have policies in place to implement AB 1575 by March 1, 2013. The bill allows complaints regarding fees to be filed with the school principal. Anonymous complaints are permitted, and if the complainant is not satisfied with the decision at the school level, an appeal to the California Department of Education may go forward. The department is authorized to direct reimbursement of all improperly collected fees if it finds an appeal has merit. AB 9 required districts to adopt policies prohibiting bullying based on specific characteristics, including disability, gender, gender identity and expression, nationality, race or ethnicity. AB 9 also required districts to have procedures for receiving and investigating complaints of such bullying. The  proposed regulations published by the State Board of Education amend the existing Uniform Complaint Procedures to include complaints about student fees and complaints of bullying. Comments on the proposed regulations may be submitted by e-mail or in writing until May 15, 2013. The regulations are posted at

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