Assembly Bill 1327 – Requires School Districts To Post A Report Compiled By The California Interscholastic Federation Regarding Incidents Involving Racial Discrimination, Harassment, Or Hazing

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

Existing law describes the California Interscholastic Federation as a voluntary organization that is responsible for administering interscholastic athletic activities in secondary schools.  The California Interscholastic Federation must report to the Legislature and the Governor regarding specific goals and objectives on or before January 1, 2023, and on or before January 1 every seven years thereafter.

AB 1327 requires the California Interscholastic Federation to make itself available for hearings regarding the information that is covered by the report during years in which the California Interscholastic Federation is not required to submit a report at the request of the appropriate Legislature policy committees.  By January 1, 2025, the State Department of Education must develop a standardized incident form to track racial discrimination, harassment, or hazing (defined as a method of initiation into a pupil organization that is likely to cause serious bodily injury or personal degradation resulting in physical or mental harm to a student) that occurs at high school sporting games or sporting events.  Additionally, the California Interscholastic Federation must annually report the information from completed incident forms and information regarding filing a report of a hate incident on the department’s internet website.  Any district that participates in the California Interscholastic Federation must post the standardized incident form on its internet website and submit information related to any completed standardized incident forms as requested by the State Department of Education on or before April 1, 2025.

(AB 1327 amends Education Code Section 33353.)

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