• California Assembly Constitutional Amendment
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by adding Section 15 to Article IX thereof, relating to pupil instruction.


An existing provision of the California Constitution establishes the Public School System, which includes all kindergarten schools, elementary schools, secondary schools, technical schools, and state colleges, established in accordance with law and, in addition, the school districts and the other agencies authorized to maintain them. The California Constitution also establishes the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and requires the Superintendent to be elected by the qualified electors of the State at each gubernatorial election. This measure would amend the California Constitution to require that, in all of the public elementary and secondary schools of the state, the social studies curriculum for grades 3, 4, 8, and 11 include significant material on the history and culture of California Native Americans. The measure would also require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to ensure that appropriate instructional materials, including, but not necessarily limited to, suitable textbooks and electronic media, are available to local educational agencies, and to private schools that wish to obtain these instructional materials, for these purposes. The measure would also authorize the Legislature and the Governor to enact statutes to implement this measure.

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Mar 16, 2021


From printer. May be heard in committee April 15.

Mar 15, 2021


Read first time. To print.

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