The school board has been asked by the superintendent to review policy giving him authority to act in situations which may not be addressed in written policies, or when immediate action is necessary to avoid any risk to the safety or security of students, staff or district property, or to prevent disruption of school operations.
On the governor’s desk for signing is SB 820 by Connie Leyva (D-Chino), which would prohibit a settlement agreement filed in a civil or administrative action from barring the disclosure of factual information relating to certain claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or harassment or discrimination based on sex.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) increased over four consecutive years, while self-reports from high school students shows sexual activity is at its lowest level since 1991. Fifteen to 24-year-olds account for half of all new STD infections in the U.S., according to the CDC.
To help deal with a workload of more than 10,000 active cases, the San Bernardino County Superior Court will add a second limited civil department on Sept. 24 at the San Bernardino Justice Center at 247 West Third St., San Bernardino.