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School Restrooms   

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(a) Every public and private school maintaining any combination of classes from kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive, shall comply with all of the following:

(1) Every restroom shall at all times be maintained and cleaned regularly, fully operational and stocked at all times with toilet paper, soap, and paper towels or functional hand dryers.

(2) The school shall keep all restrooms open during school hours when pupils are not in classes, and shall keep a sufficient number of restrooms open during school hours when pupils are in classes.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a school may temporarily close any restroom as necessary for pupil safety or as necessary to repair the facility.

(c) Any school district that operates a public school that is in violation of this section as determined by the State Allocation Board, is ineligible for state deferred maintenance fund matching apportionments pursuant to Section 17584 if the school district has not corrected the violation within 30 days after receipt of a written notice of the violation from the board. Prior to determining that the school district is ineligible, the board shall provide the school district with a reasonable opportunity to cure the violation. The board shall notify the Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding a school district found to be in violation of this section. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall notify the Controller to withhold apportionments otherwise due the school district under Section 17584.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 909, Sec. 1.)

Reference:

Education Code 17584