On July 1, 2012, California’s new bullying law, Assembly Bill 1156 went into effect, making teachers and school administrators legally obligated to do something when a student reports bullying. If they do not comply with these laws, the student is allowed to transfer to a new school district.
The bill, also known as “Seth’s Law” states:
Source: Assembly Bill 1156
The child who is ‘left behind’ most is the one who leaves school without transition readiness.