Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1360 (Bonta) into law in October 2017, which was co-sponsored by the Public Advocates, Public Counsel, Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, California Teachers Association, and ACLU of California.  The new law went into effect on January 1, 2018 and: 

  • provides critical protections to ensure that all students have equal access to charter schools; 
  • makes clear that charter schools may not require parents to volunteer or donate to the school as a condition of enrollment;
  • and ensures that students have due process protections when they are removed from charter schools, including when students are expelled, suspended, transferred, or otherwise involuntarily removed.  

For a more detailed explanation of AB 1360 and suggestions on how you can get involved, please review the following materials:

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