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AB 2072 – Requires County Offices Of Education Coordinate Agreements Between School Districts And Charter Schools To Create A System That Enables The Repaid Deployment Of Qualified Mental Health Professions To Support Pupils And Staff Experiencing A Natural Disaster Or Other Traumatic Event
AB 2072 requires that on or before November 1, 2024, county offices of education coordinate agreements between school districts and charter schools within the county to develop a system through which qualified mental health professionals and other key school personnel employed by the individual school district or charter school can rapidly be deployed to support pupils and staff experiencing a natural disaster or another traumatic event. County offices of education shall consult with the California Department of Education and other state and local agencies to coordinate the agreements. County offices of education shall consider the following facts when developing agreements:
- The cost of creating and maintaining the system.
- The criteria required for a local educational agency (LEA) to request the use of mental health professionals and other key school personnel employed by another LEA.
- Potential reimbursement between LEA; and
- Reimbursement for travel expenses incurred by mental health professionals and other key school personnel.
Single school district county offices of education shall comply with AB 2072 and enter into agreements with at least one county office of education they share a boarder with.
(AB 2072 adds Section 49429.5 to the Education Code.)