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Notify If School Employee Gives Drugs To Students

Concerning amending the existing parent notification law to require notification of charges brought against public school employees relating to the provision of illegal substances to students.
2020 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Under existing law, a school district, charter school, or board of cooperative services notifies parents of students enrolled in a school if an employee working in the school or who had contact with students is charged with certain felony offenses relating to violence, drugs, or unlawful sexual behavior.

The bill adds the following offenses to the parent notification requirements:

  • Any violation that involves the sale, dispensing, distribution, or transfer to a student of certain controlled substances, marijuana, or marijuana concentrates; and
  • Unlawfully providing any alcohol beverage to a student or contributing to the delinquency of a minor relating to providing any alcohol beverage to a student.

The parent notification provision does not apply to school personnel who are in compliance with state law regarding the possession and administration of medical marijuana.

The bill requires that schools or school districts that provide parent notification report annually to the department of education the number of times parent notification has taken place, the charges filed against the employee for which notification was required, and the disposition of the charges.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details