November 17, 2016

State Sen. Connie Levya intends to file legislation to keep sex offenders from entering California schools

See: Fontana School District’s “No Registrants” Policy Challenged in Court
11-17-16 California:

When the California State Senate convenes next month, Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino) says that she plans to introduce legislation to ban all registered sex offenders from school campuses without exception.

Levya said the proposal comes in response to increased concerns from parents in recent months, particularly in Fontana, where the school district approved a September 2016 policy that seeks to address the issue.

State laws keep registered sex offenders from living near schools. But those who have not been convicted of having sex with a minor under age 16 can visit or volunteer with groups or organizations that work with children if they give proper notice, are granted permission. They cannot work directly with children.

“The safety of students should always remain a top priority, so I look forward to introducing legislation in the near future that will tighten the loopholes that sex offenders could use to gain access to school campuses in California," Levya said.

5:00 p.m.: This article was updated with information on state laws regarding sex offenders. ..Souce.. by Jazmine Ulloa

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