The state ranks at or near the bottom nationwide in student access to health and counseling services. But all schools could offer basic care for $90 in added annual spending per student, report finds.
As California's strict vaccination law turns a year old, vaccination rates have reached their highest levels.
Officials cite "the critical link" between health and education.
Almost every school district in California will be affected.
BREAKING NEWS: Governor signs bill ending personal belief exemptions.
Proposed law would protect doctors from liability in prescribing epinephrine.
The bill proposes removing the "personal belief exemption" to vaccination laws.
In the midst of a nationwide measles outbreak tied to unvaccinated children and adults in California, the nation's leading autism advocacy group has changed its position and now clearly states there is no link between vaccinations and autism.
The largest outbreak of measles in California in years is prompting school officials to redouble their efforts to convince parents to vaccinate their children.
While vision screening is mandatory for California students, they often don’t get the glasses they need. Increasingly, schools and nonprofit organizations are working together to help.