- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would allow the children of domestic workers to attend schools in districts where their parents work.

It follows the high-profile case of a girl who was kicked out of the wealthy suburban Orinda school district after the district hired a private investigator to probe whether the girl lived there.

SB200 by Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens won unanimous Assembly approval Thursday.

The bill says students meet school residency requirements if they live with their parents at work at least three school days a week.

The Orinda district relented and allowed the second-grader to attend school near where she lived five days a week.

The Assembly also approved legislation Thursday requiring schools to have standards for investigating students before hiring private investigators.

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