PROP
58

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

 

OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY

PREPARED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students become proficient in English.
  • Requires school districts to solicit parent and community input in developing language acquisition programs to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible.
  • Requires that school districts provide students with limited English proficiency the option to be taught English nearly all in English.
  • Authorizes school districts to establish dual‐language immersion programs for both native and non‐native English speakers.
  • Allows parents/legal guardians of students to select an available language acquisition program that best suits their child.

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT:

  • No notable fiscal effect on school districts or state government.

FINAL VOTES CAST BY THE LEGISLATURE ON SB 1174 (PROPOSITION 58)
(CHAPTER 753, STATUTES OF 2014)

Senate: Ayes 25 Noes 10
Assembly: Ayes 53 Noes 26

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