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Gov. Newsom signs bill to protect students with disabilities in non-public schools


Last updated 10/17/2019 at 5:32pm

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1172 Wednesday, Oct. 2, written by Assemblymember Jim Frazier. In 2018, a student in El Dorado Hills died after he reportedly stopped breathing after being placed in a prone restraint for over an hour. The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities testified in support of the bill that takes important steps forward to protecting students attending non-public schools.

AB 1172 adds safeguards to enhance student safety by requiring on-site monitoring visits to non-public schools, requiring non-public schools to report incidents...

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