SB 97 – Requires Schools Provide Parents/Guardians With Written Notification Of Information Regarding Type 1 Diabetes By January 1, 2023, At The Time Pupils Are First Enrolled In Elementary School

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Nov 04, 2021

Existing law requires school districts provide parents/guardians with information sheets regarding type 2 diabetes to all incoming pupils in grade 7. The State Department of Education (the Department) is required to prepare the required information sheet and make it available to school districts.

This bill extends existing law by requiring the Department develop an information material regarding Type 1 diabetes. The Department is required to make the material available on their website for school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to access. Each school district, county office of education, and charter school is required to provide written notice of the available material by January 1, 2023. Notice must be provided to the pupil’s parent or guardian when the pupil is first enrolled in elementary school. The bill allows including information regarding Type 1 diabetes with the information provided pursuant to section 48980 of the Education Code.

(SB 97 adds Section 49452.6 to the Education Code.)

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