NEW PROCEDURES FOR INVOLUNTARY TRANSFERS TO COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AND NEW LIMITATIONS WHEN STUDENT EXPULSION NOT RECOMMENDED (K-12)
Senate Bill (“SB”) 1111, effective January 1, 2015, provides new procedures and limitations for the involuntary transfer of students to county community schools , modifying Education Code sections 1981 and 1983 , repealing section 1981.2, and adding section 1981.5. SB 1111 also made a number of minor non-substantive revisions to section 48918 and also added new limitations regarding a student’s educational placement when a hearing officer or administrative panel does not recommend expulsion for the student. The various new limitations and new requirements are summarized below. We encourage our clients to review and update their policies in accordance with this new legislation.