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Article 4.5. Guidelines for Filing Complaint of Child Abuse
The governing board of a school district or county office of education shall upon request disseminate the guidelines adopted by the State Department of Education pursuant to Section 33308.1 to parents or guardians of minor pupils in the primary language of the parent or guardian. The governing board of a school district or county office of education is encouraged to inform a parent or guardian, that desires to file a complaint against a school employee or other person that commits an act of child abuse as defined in Section 11165.6 of the Penal Code against a pupil at a schoolsite, of the procedures for filing the complaint with local child protective agencies pursuant to the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, established pursuant to Chapter 1444 of the Statutes of 1987. In the case of oral communications with the parent or guardian whose primary language is other than English, concerning that guideline or the procedures for filing child abuse complaints, the governing board shall provide an interpreter for that parent or guardian.
(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1172, Sec. 13.)