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Community Colleges; Homeless Students; Access to Shower Facilities   

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(a) If a community college campus has shower facilities for student use on campus, the governing board of the community college district shall grant access to those facilities to any homeless student who is enrolled in coursework, has paid enrollment fees, and is in good standing with the community college district without requiring the student to enroll in additional courses.

(b) The governing board shall determine a plan of action to implement subdivision (a) that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Hours of operation for the shower facilities, consistent with subdivision (c).

(2) The minimum number of units a student must be enrolled in to use the facilities.

(3) A plan of action if hours of operation conflict with an intercollegiate athletic program.

(4) A definition of homeless student that is based on the definition of homeless youth specified in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC Sec. 11434a(2)), but also reflects the age of the homeless student population at the community college campus.

(c) Hours of operation shall be consistent with hours of operation of the facilities in which the showers are located, shall be set at a minimum of two hours per weekday, and shall not conflict with the intercollegiate athletic program of the campus.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 407, Sec. 1.)