Educational Equity – AB 699

2017 – 2018 (PASSED)

Passed in 2017, AB 699 is a California bill promoting education equity around immigration and citizenship status. The U.S. Supreme Court has long guaranteed that all children have a right to a free public education and that states cannot deny students this right. Building on this, starting Jan. 1, 2018, AB 699 requires that all local educational agencies in California implement additional protections to ensure that all students, regardless of immigration status or country of birth, have the opportunity to pursue their education without undue fear or risk.