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HB18-1269: Parent Notice For Student Safety And Protection

Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: HB18-1269
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: B. Pettersen / P. Lundeen /R. Fields / O. Hill

Description:

The bill requires school districts, district charter schools, institute
charter schools, and boards of cooperative services (local education
providers) to notify parents of students enrolled in a local education
provider of charges brought against an employee or former employee,
who has or had contact with students, if the charges are for one of the
offenses that requires the denial, suspension, or revocation of a teacher
license if the employee were a teacher.
A local education provider may provide notice to parents of
charges brought against an employee for one of the offenses that could
result in the denial, suspension, or revocation of a teacher license if the
employee were a teacher.
The bill specifies the students whose parents must receive
notification and the information that a local education provider shall
include in the parent notification. The local education provider shall
notify parents by mail or electronic means within 2 business days after
learning of the charge unless the charging criminal justice agency
requests a delay in notification. If notice is sent to parents, the local
education provider shall also send notice within 2 business days to the
same parents in the same manner regarding the disposition of the charges.
Each local education provider and the judicial districts in which
the local education provider is located shall enter into a written agreement
concerning the dissemination of information to a local education provider
regarding charges brought against employees.
The bill requires a local education provider to use best efforts to
comply with the notification requirements and exempts the local
education provider from liability for damages that may arise from its
failure to comply with the notification provisions included in the bill.
The bill prohibits the state board of education from waiving the
requirements of the bill relating to parent notification for school districts
or for charter schools authorized by a school district or by the state charter
school institute


Current Status:

Governor Signed (05/29/2018)
Signed by the President of the Senate (05/14/2018)
Sent to the Governor (05-14-18)
Signed by the Speaker of the House (05-11-18)
Sent to the Governor (05/10/2018)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/01/2018)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/20/2018)
House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only (03/29/2018)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (03/06/2018)



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