SB 0296 Parental notice regarding bilingual instruction
Committee:EDUCLR Number:S1063.01I
Last Action:03/07/95 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 296 - This act requires every school board to provide notice to each parent or guardian every 6 months regarding a pupil's right to receive all instruction in English. Prior, written parental consent shall be required before a pupil may be placed in a program for pupils with low English proficiency.

The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules to administer the act. Any resident of the school district shall have standing to file a civil suit to compel enforcement of the act. Foreign language classes and "immersion" programs for English proficient students are exempted from the requirements of the act.