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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 51510-51513



51510.  Except as to textbooks approved by the state board or a
county board of education, no bulletin, circular, or publication may
be used as the basis of study or recitation or to supplement the
regular school studies if the material contained in the bulletin,
circular, or publication has been disapproved by the governing board
of the school district in which the school is situated.



51511.  Nothing in this code shall be construed to prevent, or
exclude from the public schools, references to religion or references
to or the use of religious literature, dance, music, theatre, and
visual arts or other things having a religious significance when such
references or uses do not constitute instruction in religious
principles or aid to any religious sect, church, creed, or sectarian
purpose and when such references or uses are incidental to or
illustrative of matters properly included in the course of study.



51512.  The Legislature finds that the use by any person, including
a pupil, of any electronic listening or recording device in any
classroom of the elementary and secondary schools without the prior
consent of the teacher and the principal of the school given to
promote an educational purpose disrupts and impairs the teaching
process and discipline in the elementary and secondary schools, and
such use is prohibited. Any person, other than a pupil, who willfully
violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
   Any pupil violating this section shall be subject to appropriate
disciplinary action.
   This section shall not be construed as affecting the powers,
rights, and liabilities arising from the use of electronic listening
or recording devices as provided for by any other provision of law.




51513.  No test, questionnaire, survey, or examination containing
any questions about the pupil's personal beliefs or practices in sex,
family life, morality, and religion, or any questions about the
pupil's parents' or guardians' beliefs and practices in sex, family
life, morality, and religion, shall be administered to any pupil in
kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, unless the parent or
guardian of the pupil is notified in writing that this test,
questionnaire, survey, or examination is to be administered and the
parent or guardian of the pupil gives written permission for the
pupil to take this test, questionnaire, survey, or examination.