New Mandate? Headed Your Way!
Commission on State Mandates tentatively approves new mandate
On March 5th, the Commission on State Mandates (COSM) issued its draft decision to approve the Public School Restrooms: Feminine Hygiene Products test claim
A big shout out to Desert Sands Unified School District for doing the heavy lifting and filing this test claim!
What’s the requirement?
Education Code Section 35292.6: A public school maintaining any combination of classes from grade 6 to grade 12, inclusive, that meets the 40-percent pupil poverty threshold, shall stock at least 50 percent of the school’s restrooms with feminine hygiene products at all times.
What do the reimbursable activities look like?
Time and costs to stock the restrooms
Time and cost to train staff on the new state mandated activities
Time and cost to update district policies and procedures
Costs to purchase and install dispensers for the restrooms
Costs incurred starting January 1, 2018 forward can be claimed
What is the timeline?
State filing deadline is anticipated to be sometime late December, 2019
Formal approval is set to take place when COSM holds its next meeting on May 24, 2019
What are your next steps?
If you are a current client, we have you covered!
If you are not a current client, we can help. Call me.
Until next time,
Mike Brown, Good Governance Program Manager