BILL NUMBER: SB 70	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  352
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
	PASSED THE SENATE  SEPTEMBER 8, 2005
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 7, 2005
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 2, 2005
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 14, 2005

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Scott
   (Coauthor: Senator Alquist)

                        JANUARY 14, 2005

   An act to add Section 88532 to the Education Code, and making an
appropriation therefor.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 70, Scott  Vocational education.
   Existing law establishes economic and workforce regional
development centers to provide specified services, and to perform
specified functions relating to economic and workforce development.
   This bill would require the Board of Governors of the California
Community Colleges to assist economic and workforce regional
development centers and consortia, including middle and junior high
schools or high schools and regional occupational centers and
programs, to improve linkages and career-technical education pathways
between high schools and community colleges for the benefit of
pupils and students in both education systems, as described. The bill
would require the board of governors to ensure that elementary and
secondary school educators strongly collaborate with college faculty
in implementing this provision.
   The bill would require the board of governors, in collaboration
with the State Department of Education, to submit a report to the
Legislature, the Governor, and the Director of Finance no later than
July 1, 2007, regarding prescribed topics relating to the
implementation of the bill.
   The bill would appropriate $20,193,000, as scheduled, to the board
of governors for allocation for local assistance grants to consortia
of community colleges and their public elementary and secondary
school partners, and for associated workload, for purposes of the
bill. To the extent the funds appropriated by this bill are allocated
to a community college district or school district, as defined by
existing law for purposes of Section 8 of Article XVI of the
California Constitution, those funds may be applied toward the
minimum funding requirements for school districts and community
college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the
California Constitution.
   Appropriation: yes.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:


  SECTION 1.  Section 88532 is added to the Education Code, to read:

   88532.  (a) The board of governors shall assist economic and
workforce regional development centers and consortia, including
middle and junior high schools or high schools and regional
occupational centers and programs, to improve linkages and
career-technical education pathways between high schools and
community colleges for the benefit of pupils and students in both
education systems. This assistance shall include all of the
following:
   (1) Expanding certificate programs in identified economic
development program strategic priority areas.
   (2) Aligning existing technical preparation programs and
career-technical education curriculum between high schools and
community colleges to more targeted industry-driven programs through
the models consistent with economic and workforce development
strategic priority areas.
   (3) Promoting the California Community Colleges Economic and
Workforce Development Program's successful integration of business
and emerging industries with career technical programs provided in
high schools.
   (4) Creating new articulated courses between high schools and
community colleges and, where appropriate, four-year institutions.
   (5) Accelerating education and training for those students who
choose to be prepared for career and technical employment
opportunities in less traditional and more expeditious methods while
maintaining and or improving student competencies.
   (6) Exploring new and more relevant career and technical practicum
models that integrate coursework and student internship.
   (7) Improving the quality of career exploration and career
outreach materials.
   (8) Disseminating materials and curriculum to all middle schools
and senior high schools.
   (b) The chancellor shall develop an implementation strategy for
the program objectives delineated in this section as a part of the
annual expenditure plan submitted to the advisory committee for the
California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development
Program and the board of governors.
   (c) This section shall be operative only in fiscal years for which
funds have been appropriated by the Legislature expressly for the
purposes of this section.
   (d) The board of governors shall ensure that elementary and
secondary school educators strongly collaborate with college faculty
in implementing this section.
  SEC. 2.  The Board of Governors of the California Community
Colleges, in collaboration with the State Department of Education,
shall produce a report regarding the implementation of the act that
adds this section and the allocation of the funds appropriated for
the purposes of that act. This report shall be submitted to the
Legislature, the Governor, and the Director of Finance no later than
July 1, 2007, and shall include all of the following:
   (a) Information about resource needs and recommendations for
future funding.
   (b) An assessment of both of the following:
   (1) The capacity of high schools and community colleges to engage
in, and support, effective, integrated four-year programs of career
and technical preparation.
   (2) The capacity-building needs of the high schools and community
colleges relating to course articulation between those institutions
and baccalaureate degree-granting programs.
   (c) A recommendation of ways to strengthen collaboration between
community colleges and high schools to expand career-technical
education programs and to expand career-technical education programs
and related opportunities for pupils attending elementary and
secondary schools.
  SEC. 3.  (a) The sum of twenty million one hundred ninety-three
thousand dollars ($20,193,000) is hereby appropriated to the Board of
Governors of the California Community Colleges in accordance with
the following schedule:
   (1) Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) from the Proposition 98
Reversion Account for allocation for local assistance grants to
consortia of community colleges and their public elementary and
secondary school partners for purposes of the act that adds this
section, in accordance with a plan of expenditure developed in
conjunction with the State Department of Education and approved by
the Director of Finance.
   (2) One hundred ninety-three thousand dollars ($193,000) from the
portion of the Federal Trust Fund that is made available to the State
Department of Education by the United States Department of Education
pursuant to the Carl D.  Perkins Vocational and Technical Education
Act (Public Law 105-332) to support two-year limited-term positions
for workload associated with the grants authorized in paragraph (1)
for the 2005-06 fiscal year. It is the intent of the Legislature that
the second fiscal year of funding for these positions be included in
the Budget Act of 2006.
   (b) For the purposes of making the computations required by
Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, to the
extent that the funds appropriated by this section are allocated to
community college districts or school districts, they shall be deemed
to be "General Fund revenues appropriated for community college
districts," as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the
Education Code, or "General Fund revenues appropriated for school
districts," as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the
Education Code, for the fiscal year in which they are allocated, and
shall be included within the "total allocations to school districts
and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes
appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B," as defined in subdivision
(e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for that fiscal year.