2010 California Code
Education Code
Article 3.6. Carl Washington School Safety And Violence Prevention Act

EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 32228-32228.5



32228.  (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that public schools
serving pupils in any of grades 8 to 12, inclusive, have access to
supplemental resources to establish programs and strategies that
promote school safety and emphasize violence prevention among
children and youth in the public schools.
   (b) It is also the intent of the Legislature that public schools
have access to supplemental resources to combat bias on the basis of
race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender,
or sexual orientation, as defined in subdivision (q) of Section
12926 of the Government Code, and to prevent and respond to acts of
hate violence and bias related incidents. Sexual orientation shall
not include pedophilia.
   (c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that schoolsites
receiving funds pursuant to this article accomplish all of the
following goals:
   (1) Teach pupils techniques for resolving conflicts without
violence.
   (2) Train school staff and administrators to support and promote
conflict resolution and mediation techniques for resolving conflicts
between and among pupils.
   (3) Reduce incidents of violence at the schoolsite with an
emphasis on prevention and early detection.
   (4) Provide age-appropriate instruction in domestic violence
prevention, dating violence prevention, and interpersonal violence
prevention.



32228.1.  (a) This act shall be known as the School Safety and
Violence Prevention Act. This statewide program shall be administered
by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, who shall provide funds
to school districts serving pupils in any of grades 8 to 12,
inclusive, for the purpose of promoting school safety and reducing
schoolsite violence. As a condition of receiving funds pursuant to
this article, an eligible school district shall certify, on forms and
in a manner required by the Superintendent of Public Instruction,
that the funds will be used as described.
   (b) From funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act or any other
measure, funds shall be allocated to school districts on the basis of
prior year enrollment, as reported by the California Basic
Educational Data System, of pupils in any of grades 8 to 12,
inclusive, for any one or more of the following purposes:
   (1) Providing schools with personnel, including, but not limited
to, licensed or certificated school counselors, school social
workers, school nurses, and school psychologists, who are trained in
conflict resolution. Any law enforcement personnel hired pursuant to
this article shall be trained and sworn peace officers.
   (2) Providing effective and accessible on-campus communication
devices and other school safety infrastructure needs.
   (3) Establishing an in-service training program for school staff
to learn to identify at-risk pupils, to communicate effectively with
those pupils, and to refer those pupils to appropriate counseling.
   (4) Providing and implementing instructional curricula and
materials designed to equip pupils with skills and understanding
necessary to prevent school violence by recognizing and reporting
threats of school violence and school terrorism.
   (5) Establishing cooperative arrangements with local law
enforcement agencies for appropriate school-community relationships.
   (6) Preventing and responding to acts of hate violence and
bias-related incidents, including implementation of programs and
instructional curricula consistent with the goals set forth in this
section and guidelines developed pursuant to paragraph (1) of
subdivision (b) of Section 233.
   (7) For any other purpose that the school or school district
determines that would materially contribute to meeting the goals and
objectives of current law in providing for safe schools and
preventing violence among pupils.



32228.2.  (a) Funds allocated pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section
32228.1 shall be allocated to school districts with jurisdiction
over eligible schoolsites, based on enrollment, with a minimum
allocation of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each schoolsite, or
a minimum allocation of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each
school district, whichever is greater.
   (b) The number of schoolsites in each school district that receive
funding for purposes of this section shall be equal to the number of
county-district-school codes, as maintained by the Superintendent of
Public Instruction, for that school district as of June 30 of the
fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal year for which the funds
are allocated.
   (c) Funds allocated pursuant to this article shall supplement, not
supplant, expenditures for school safety and violence prevention
programs.


32228.3.  For purposes of this article, "school district" means a
school district or county office of education.



32228.5.  (a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall
annually report to the Legislature regarding the use of funds
pursuant to this article.
   (b) As a condition of receipt of funds pursuant to this article,
local education agencies shall provide information for the purpose of
compiling the annual report required pursuant to subdivision (a) to
the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a format determined by
the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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