2021-23 Legislative Session
VETOED: COVID Relief Plan (AB-1). Includes an array measures to address the pandemic. Provisions impacting public schools include a requirement for a two-thirds vote by school boards to provide virtual lieu of in-person instruction between January 11-June 30, 2022. The vote to extend virtual instruction would have to occur every 14 days; provide flexibility for rehiring retirees in critical positions; prohibiting employers from requiring vaccinations and providing immunity for schools and other entities from civil liability. Read more about it here.
Open Enrollment and Vouchers (SB-41/AB-59). Increases the income eligibility for the statewide voucher program to 300 percent of the federal poverty level, allows a pupil to submit full-time open enrollment applications to an unlimited number of nonresident school districts, and prohibits a resident school district from denying an open enrollment application if the basis for the application is that it is in the best interests of the pupil.