Sacramento -- The State Board of Education announced today that it will convene an additional meeting, scheduled for April 21, to consider permanent regulations to implement the Parent Empowerment law. The board also voted to extend the law’s emergency regulations, which were set to expire on March 15.
"We value the obvious importance of parent involvement in education, and we understand the urgency of this situation,” said Board President Michael Kirst. “Voting to extend the emergency regulations as we work as quickly as possible to adopt permanent regulations gives parents and local education agencies uninterrupted guidance on this law and stakeholders more time to provide feedback."
"We want to give clear guidance on implementing the law, so that it results in better educational opportunities and options for students," Kirst continued.
The Board has already taken action to expedite the rule making process by convening a stakeholder meeting in February for stakeholders to give feedback on the permanent regulations. Kirst has asked that another stakeholder input meeting be held before April 21.
Once permanent regulations are approved, they will be made available for required 15-day public comment period.