Assembly Bill 230 – Amends The Menstrual Equity For All Act Of 2021 To Require That Public Schools Serving Grades 3 To 5 Also Provide Free Menstrual Products In Various Restrooms Beginning Fall Of 2024

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

Existing law requires a public school with classes from grades 6 to 12 to stock the school’s restrooms with an adequate supply of free menstrual products on or before the start of the 2022-2023 school year.  Menstrual supplies must be available in all women restrooms and gender-neutral restrooms, and in at least one men’s restroom.

AB 230 amends existing law to expand the existing requirement to public schools maintaining any combination of classes from grades 3 to 12.  This requirement applies to schools operated by a school district, county office of education, or charter school.  Public schools with classrooms for grades 3 to 12 must make available free menstrual products starting with the 2024-2025 school year.  Menstrual product is defined to include menstrual pads and tampons.

Existing law requires schools to post a notice identifying this Education Code section’s requirements in a conspicuous location in every restroom required to stock menstrual products. The notice must also identify the individual responsible for restocking the menstrual products and include their email and telephone number.  AB 230 extends this notice requirement to Public Schools with grades 3 to 5.

(AB 230 amends Section 35292.6 of the Education Code.)

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