Assembly Bill 1273 – Creates The Classified Employee Staffing Ratio Workgroup

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Dec 06, 2023

This bill requires the Department of Education, in consultation with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, the Labor Commissioner, representatives of employee organizations, and volunteer representatives of school districts, convene the Classified Employee Staffing Ratio Workgroup on or before December 31, 2024.  The workgroup must group classified assignments in a manner that reflects the environmental setting of the assignment, the type of work to be completed, the impact on the assignment made by enrollment at a school site, specialized needs, including certifications or licenses, and other reasonable factors, as specified, and to recommend staffing ratios compared to students per grouping.  The workgroup will take into account the physical, mental, and emotional impact of the pandemic or other emergency environment on workers.  The workgroup will report its recommendations to the Legislature on or before December 31, 2025.

9AB 1273 adds Education Code Section 45118.)

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