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STUDENT EYE EXAMINATION. PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPULSION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Provides that a county office of education or school district governing board shall exclude from attendance any student who has not supplied evidence of an eye examination performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist by January 1 of student’s first year of enrollment in public school and by January 1 of every second year thereafter. Requires that notice, statement of facts, and opportunity to meet be sent to student’s parent or guardian before expulsion. Directs State Board of Education to adopt regulations implementing this provision and addressing facilitating examinations for financial hardship. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would have the following major fiscal impact: Annual cost of at least $9 million in the first year growing to at least $60 million when full implementation is reached after 12 years to provide eye examinations.
Gerald Chernick, 712 N. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, (323) 953-9210
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STUDENT EYE EXAMINATION. PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPULSION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. California Initiative 907 (2001).