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10/11/2012 11:05:32 AM
Mike Smith HSLDA--Roy Hanson FPM
California: Major Legislative Victory

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California: Major Legislative Victory

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JOINT LEGISLATIVE VICTORY E-LERT - October 11, 2012
From: Mike Smith - HSLDA and Roy Hanson -- Family Protection
Ministries
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Bill: AB 1799 (as amended 6/27/12) - Transferring Pupil Records
Author: State Assemblymember Steven Bradford

Position: Strongly Supported

Status: Signed by the governor! A tremendous victory!

Homeschool students may on occasion transfer from one school to
another [e.g. out of, into, or between Private School Satellite
Programs (PSPs), or, out of or into a public school program]. The
California Education Code (Section 48608) requires the pupil's old
school of enrollment to transfer the pupil's permanent school records
(commonly known as the cumulative file) to the new school of
enrollment when the pupil transfers.

The request to transfer the records is made by the pupil's new school
of enrollment.

If you are enrolling your child in a PSP, the PSP administrator makes
the request for your child's records. See
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15966 for details on how and when
to do this either for the PSP administrator or for parents who have
established their own private school in their home.

AB 1799, which was recently signed by the governor, made a change to
this law that goes into effect this coming January. Beginning January
1, 2013, records of transferring students must be forwarded to the new
school of enrollment within 10 school days of the time the request for
those records is received by the pupil's former school.

Specifically, this law now states, "the pupil's permanent record or a
copy of it shall be transferred by the former public school or private
school no later than 10 schooldays following the date the request is
received from the ... school where the pupil intends to enroll." The
new law also defines a "school day" as "a day upon which the school is
in session or non-holiday weekdays during the summer break."

We supported this bill because prior to this legislation there was no
deadline for a pupil's former school to release school records to the
pupil's new school. Sometimes parents withdrawing from public schools
have experienced problems getting their child's pupil records from
their former school. AB 1799 will be especially helpful for parents
trying to withdraw their child from a public school to begin
homeschooling.

If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider
taking a moment today to join or recommend us and support our work
defending individual families threatened by government officials and
protecting homeschooling freedom for all? Join now >>
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14438

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