Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/11/2013 - 5:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 15.13 Review and approve updated Board Policy 1312.3 Uniform Complaints and corresponding Administrative Regulation 1312.3 in order to address the requirements of AB 1575 regarding the prohibition against student fees
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Red Lined AR 1312 3 021413.pdf
Red Lined BP 1312 3 021413.pdf
Proposed AR 1312 3 021413.pdf
Proposed BP 1312 3 021413.pdf
Summary: On October, 2012, the California Legislature passed AB 1575, a law that seeks to: (1) eliminate stigmatizing students and families who are unable to pay for certain school outings; and (2) establish a procedure for families to complain about the imposition of mandatory student fees. Pursuant to AB 1575, which went into effect on January 1, 2013, the District must revise its uniform complaint procedure to allow families to demand the investigation of claims that the District is imposing mandatory educational fees. CSBA issued its updated model policy on this item on approximately February 12, 2013. The District’s proposed policy is based on CSBA’s model.

Staff respectfully requests that the Board waive its normal procedure of two readings of proposed board policies as set forth in Administrative Regulation 9311 because AB 1575 mandates that the new complaint procedure be adopted by March 1, 2013. in order the give the public additional time to review the policy in advance of this meeting, the proposed changes to the BP 1312.3 and AR 1312.3 have been posted on the District’s website since February 14, 2013.
Funding:
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: Approve updated Board Policy 1312.3 Uniform Complaints and corresponding Administrative Regulation 1312.3 in order to address the requirements of AB 1575 regarding the prohibition against student fees.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Lynne Dennler Moved, Member Linda Mayo seconded to approve the New motion 'Approve updated Board Policy 1312.3 Uniform Complaints and corresponding Administrative Regulation 1312.3 in order to address the requirements of AB 1575.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 3 Nay: 1.
The motion Carried 3 - 1
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Barbara Oaks     No