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New laws for 2022 will change aspects of California’s education system

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The new 12 months means new guidelines for California education methods throughout the state. 

Starting in 2022, center and excessive colleges that provide no less than one course in well being education should additionally begin incorporating psychological well being into these programs. 

Pushed amid issues of a youth psychological well being disaster within the pandemic, lawmakers hope the curriculum will assist college students establish the indicators and signs of psychological sickness and empower them to ask for assist. 

Another new state legislation permits psychological and behavioral well being to be thought of causes for excused absences for youngsters between 6 and 18 years outdated. 

A separate legislation requires group faculties this upcoming faculty 12 months to supply ethnic research programs at every of its campuses. The programs will be a requirement beginning within the 2024-2025 faculty 12 months. 

The new 12 months additionally begins the clock for excessive colleges throughout California to supply ethnic research beginning within the 2025-2026 educational 12 months and make it a commencement requirement for highschool college students graduating in 2029-2030.

Another new legislation requires all California public colleges to inventory free menstrual merchandise for college students in sixth grade and up. That rule additionally applies to California State University colleges and all group school districts.