VACAVILLE — Superintendent Jane Shamieh introduced the Faculty Board this week with some new legal guidelines on the books that can be coming into impact over the subsequent yr.
Meeting Invoice 224 makes it obligatory to offer psychological well being schooling for college students. The course will embody core ideas of psychological well being, defining indicators and signs, promote psychological well being wellness, and the power to determine warning indicators.
AB Invoice 27 will handle the problems of homeless youngsters in faculties. Faculties are required to determine homeless youngsters and might want to present on the college’s web site data on homeless assets, together with academic rights and who the liaison is within the space.
AB Invoice 367 requires all faculties to offer menstrual merchandise in all bogs, regardless of gender.
Senate Invoice 254 requires faculties to commemorate Sept. 11 Remembrance Day if it falls on a college day.
The largest modifications simply got here out Wednesday. The governor signed an order permitting for the extension of days for substitute academics to be within the classroom.
“Beforehand it was 30 days, then it was modified to 60 days however this extends that point to 120 days,” Shamieh mentioned.
The legislation additionally permits for newly retired academics to return to the classroom earlier than was beforehand allowed.
“Retirees needed to wait 180 days to have the ability to substitute train for a public faculty system,” she mentioned.
One other change that has brought about some points, Shamieh mentioned, is permitting scholar academics to be within the classroom with out the supervision of a credentialed instructor.
“That is being reviewed,” she mentioned.
Necessities for emergency substitute academics permits have been suspended. The Fee for Trainer Credentialing is reviewing this as a result of it’s suspending the essential expertise check for credentials, which is named the CBEST.
“We’re ready for extra data,” Shamieh mentioned. “We’re ready to listen to from CTC.”
“Making it simpler for folks with a bachelor’s to get a credential substitute is vital as a result of that’s what they’re brief on,” she mentioned.
Lastly, Meeting Invoice 361 permits faculties boards to fulfill solely digital because the state stays in a state of emergency.
The Faculty Board at present meets n-person with a web based element. But when trustees resolve to maneuver conferences to an online-only format, they would want to create a decision, place that on the agenda and vote on it every month.
The varsity district could have a job honest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at Markham Elementary, 101 Markham Ave.
Trustees pulled from the agenda consideration of the district’s five-year Grasp Amenities Plan so employees may make modifications to the plan initially set for consideration.
That plan, amongst different issues, recognized some $600 million in recognized amenities wants throughout the district.