BILL NUMBER: SB 1674	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 27, 2008
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 16, 2008
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 2, 2008

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Torlakson
   (  Coauthor:   Senator  
Alquist   Coauthors:   Senators  
Alquist,   Scott,   and Wyland  )

                        FEBRUARY 22, 2008

   An act to amend Sections 8482, 8483, 8483.1, 8483.2, 8483.55,
8483.7, 8483.75, 8483.9, and 44393 of, and to add  and repeal
 Section 44394  to   of  , the
Education Code, relating to before and after school programs.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1674, as amended, Torlakson. Before and after school programs.
   (1) The After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002,
enacted by the initiative measure Proposition 49, establishes the
After School Education and Safety Program to serve pupils in
kindergarten and grades 1 to 9, inclusive, at participating public
elementary, middle, junior high, and charter schools. The act
authorizes the administrators of a program established pursuant to
the act to operate during any combination of summer, intersession, or
vacation periods for a minimum of 3 hours per day for the regular
school year.
   This bill, in addition, would authorize the administrators of a
before or after school program to operate during weekends. Costs
associated with providing after school activities on weekends would
be paid from a program's maximum or supplemental grant. 
   (2) The After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002
requires the department to apportion moneys, from those continuously
appropriated under the act for purposes of before and after school
programs, to program applicants in the form of grants according to a
specified priority scheme. The act specifies maximum grant amounts
for 3-year direct grants for before and after school programs.
 
   This bill would make $50,000 the minimum amount for an after
school direct grant awarded annually for each elementary, middle, or
junior high school with a total enrollment of 30 to 74 pupils,
provided that the projected number of pupils to be served per day in
the program is equal to at least 1/2 of the school's total enrollment
and is not less than 20 pupils, while $30,000 would be the minimum
amount for each elementary, middle, or junior high school with a
total enrollment of less than 30 pupils, provided that the projected
number of pupils to be served per day in the program is equal to at
least 2/3 of the school's total enrollment and is not less than 10
pupils. The bill would make $16,500 the minimum amount for a before
school direct grant awarded annually for each elementary, middle, or
junior high school with a total enrollment of less than 30 pupils,
provided that the projected number of pupils to be served per day in
the program is equal to at least 2/3 of the school's total
enrollment.  
   (3) 
    (2)  The After School Education and Safety Program Act
of 2002 limits the amount of state funds a program participant may
expend on administrative costs to 15% of the participant's funding.
   This bill would require a program participant that contracts with
another agency to provide some or all of the program's services to
ensure that the contract includes funds for reasonable indirect and
administrative costs incurred by the contracting agency. 
   (4) 
    (3)  The After School Education and Safety Program Act
of 2002 makes 1.5% of the funds continuously appropriated for
purposes of that program available to the State Department of
Education for purposes of providing technical assistance, evaluation,
and training services, and for providing local assistance funds to
support program improvement and technical assistance. The act
authorizes the Legislature to amend that funding provision by a
majority vote if the amendment furthers the purposes of the act.
   This bill, beginning with the 2009-10 fiscal year, would require
the department to transfer $150,000 of those funds annually to the
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to be expended by the
commission for purposes of implementing the California After School
Teacher Pipeline Program, as described in  (5)  
(4)  below. 
   (5) 
    (4)  The Wildman-Keeley-Solis Exemplary Teacher Training
Act of 1997 establishes the California School Paraprofessional
Teacher Training Program for the purpose of recruiting
paraprofessionals to participate in a program designed to encourage
them to enroll in teacher training programs and to provide
instructional service as teachers in the public schools.
   This bill would establish the California After School Teacher
Pipeline Program, a pilot program, for the purpose of recruiting
qualified after school instructors to participate on a pilot basis in
the California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program. The
Commission on Teacher Credentialing would be required to select up
to 4 school districts or county offices of education receiving
program funds under the California School Paraprofessional Teacher
Training Program that apply for pilot program funds. The bill would
require, from the $150,000 transferred annually to the commission to
implement the pilot program, that a grant be awarded to each selected
applicant, not to exceed $3,500 per pilot participant per year.
Before January 1, 2014, the commission would be required to report to
the Legislature regarding the pilot  program  , as
specified.  The pilot program would become inoperative on July 1,
2015, and would be repealed on January 1, 2016.  
   (6) 
    (5)  This bill also would make conforming changes.

   (7) 
    (6)  This bill would include a finding and declaration
of the Legislature that the bill's provisions further the purposes of
the After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 8482 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   8482.  There is hereby established the After School Education and
Safety Program. All references to it by its prior name, the Before
and After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnerships
Program, in this article and other state law shall now identify it by
its new name. The purpose of this program is to create incentives
for establishing locally driven before and after school enrichment
programs both during schooldays and weekends, summer, intersession,
or vacation days that partner public schools and communities to
provide academic and literacy support and safe, constructive
alternatives for youth. The term public school includes charter
schools.
  SEC. 2.  Section 8483 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   8483.  (a) (1) Every after school component of a program
established pursuant to this article shall commence immediately upon
the conclusion of the regular schoolday, and operate a minimum of 15
hours per week, and at least until 6 p.m. on every regular schoolday.
Every after school component of the program shall establish a policy
regarding reasonable early daily release of pupils from the program.
For those programs or schoolsites operating in a community where the
early release policy does not meet the unique needs of that
community or school, or both, documented evidence may be submitted to
the department for an exception and a request for approval of an
alternative plan.
   (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that elementary school
pupils participate in the full day of the program every day during
which pupils participate and that pupils in middle school or junior
high school attend a minimum of nine hours a week and three days a
week to accomplish program goals.
   (3) In order to develop an age-appropriate after school program
for pupils in middle school or junior high school, programs
established pursuant to this article may implement a flexible
attendance schedule for those pupils. Priority for enrollment of
pupils in middle school or junior high school shall be given to
pupils who attend daily.
   (b) The administrators of a program established pursuant to this
article have the option of operating during any combination of
weekends, summer, intersession, or vacation periods for a minimum of
three hours per day for the regular school year pursuant to Section
8483.7.
   (c) The administrators of a program established pursuant to this
article may provide activities on weekends. Costs associated with
weekend activities shall be paid from the program's maximum grant or
the program's supplemental grant awarded pursuant to Section 8483.7.
 The participation of pupils in the weekend activities shall not
be included in the program's attendance reported to the department
for the calculation of either the maximum grant amount or a
supplemental grant amount pursuant to Section 8483.7. 
  SEC. 3.  Section 8483.1 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   8483.1.  (a) (1) Every before school program component established
pursuant to this article shall in no instance operate for less than
one and one-half hours per regular schoolday. Every program shall
establish a policy regarding reasonable late daily arrival of pupils
to the program.
   (2) (A) It is the intent of the Legislature that elementary school
pupils participate in the full day of the program every day during
which pupils participate and that pupils in middle school or junior
high school attend a minimum of six hours a week or three days a week
to accomplish program goals, except when arriving late in accordance
with the late arrival policy described in paragraph (1) or as
reasonably necessary.
   (B) A pupil who attends less than one-half of the daily program
hours shall not be counted for the purposes of attendance.
   (3) In order to develop an age-appropriate before school program
for pupils in middle school or junior high school, programs
established pursuant to this article may implement a flexible
attendance schedule for those pupils. Priority for enrollment of
pupils in middle school or junior high school shall be given to
pupils who attend daily.
   (b) The administrators of a before school program established
pursuant to this article shall have the option of operating during
any combination of weekends, summer, intersession, or vacation
periods for a minimum of two hours per day for the regular school
year pursuant to Section 8483.75.
   (c) Every before school program component established pursuant to
this article shall offer a breakfast meal as described by Section
49553 for all program participants.
  SEC. 4.  Section 8483.2 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   8483.2.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, a
program electing to operate both a before and after school component
for the same pupils during weekends, summer, intersession, or
vacation periods shall operate these programs a minimum of four and
one-half hours per day.
  SEC. 5.  Section 8483.55 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   8483.55.  (a) From the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision
(b) of Section 8483.5, the department may spend 1.5 percent to cover
evaluation costs and to provide training and support to ensure
quality program implementation, development, and sustainability and
may pay its costs of awarding and monitoring grants.
   (b) (1) Beginning with the 2006-07 fiscal year, 1.5 percent of the
funds appropriated pursuant to this article shall be available to
the department for purposes of providing technical assistance,
evaluation, and training services, and for providing local assistance
funds to support program improvement and technical assistance.
   (2) Beginning with the 2009-10 fiscal year, one hundred fifty
thousand dollars ($150,000) of the funds appropriated as described in
this section shall be transferred annually by the department to the
Commission on Teacher Credentialing for purposes of implementing the
California After School Teacher Pipeline Program established in
Section 44394.
   (3) The department shall provide directly, or contract for,
technical assistance for new programs and any program that is not
meeting attendance or performance goals, or both, and requests that
assistance. The department shall allocate an appropriate level of
technical assistance funds to the regional system of support to
support program startup within 45 days after grant awards to
programs.
   (4) (A) Training and support shall include, but is not limited to,
the development and distribution of voluntary guidelines for
physical activity programs established pursuant to paragraph (2) of
subdivision (c) of Section 8482.3, that expand the learning
opportunities of the schoolday.
   (B) The department shall distribute these voluntary guidelines for
physical activity programs on or before July 1, 2009.
   (c) The department shall contract for an independent statewide
evaluation of the effectiveness of programs funded pursuant to this
article to be prepared and submitted to the Legislature. The
evaluation shall include a comparison of outcomes for participating
pupils and similarly situated pupils who did not participate in the
program. A report shall be submitted to the Governor and the
Legislature on or before October 1, 2011, providing data that
includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
   (1) Data collected pursuant to Section 8484.
   (2) Data adopted through the process outlined in subdivision (b)
of Section 8421.5 and subdivision (g) of Section 8482.4.
   (3) Number and type of sites and grantees participating in the
program.
   (4) Pupil program attendance, as reported semiannually, and pupil
schoolday attendance, as reported annually.
   (5) Pupil program participation rates.
   (6) Quality of program drawing on the research of the Academy of
Sciences on critical features of programs that support healthy youth
development.
   (7) The participation rates of local educational agencies.
   (8) Local partnerships.
   (9) The academic performance of participating pupils in English
language arts and mathematics, as measured by the results of the
Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program established
pursuant to Section 60640.
   (d) A final report shall be submitted to the Governor and the
Legislature on or before December 1, 2011. The final report shall
include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
   (1) Updated data on the measures specified in subdivision (b),
including, but not limited to, changes in those measures.
   (2) The prevalence and frequency of activities included in funded
programs.
  SEC. 6.  Section 8483.7 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   8483.7.  (a) (1) (A) Each school that establishes a program
pursuant to this article is eligible to receive a three-year direct
grant, that shall be awarded in three one-year increments and is
subject to semiannual attendance reporting and requirements as
described in Section 8482.3 once every three years.
   (i) The department shall provide technical support for development
of a program improvement plan for grantees under the following
conditions:
   (I) If actual pupil attendance falls below 75 percent of the
target attendance level in any year of the grant.
   (II) If the grantee fails, in any year of the grant, to
demonstrate measurable outcomes pursuant to Section 8484.
   (ii) The department shall adjust the grant level of any school
within the program that is under its targeted attendance level by
more than 15 percent in each of two consecutive years.
   (iii) In any year after the initial grant year, if the actual
attendance level of a school within the program falls below 75
percent of the target attendance level, the department shall perform
a review of the program and adjust the grant level as the department
deems appropriate.
   (iv) The department shall create a process to allow a grantee to
voluntarily lower its annual grant amount if one or more sites are
unable to meet the proposed pupil attendance levels by the end of the
second year of the grant.
   (v) A grantee who has had its grant amount reduced may
subsequently request an increase in funding up to the maximum grant
amounts provided under this subdivision.
   (vi) The department may terminate the grant of any site or program
that does not comply with fiscal reporting, attendance reporting, or
outcomes reporting requirements established by the department and
pursuant to Section 8484. The department may withhold the grant
allocation for a program or site if the prior grant year's fiscal or
attendance reporting remain outstanding, until the reports have been
filed with the department.
   (vii) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision or
any other provision of law, after the technical assistance required
under clause (i) has been provided, the department may at any time
terminate the grant of any school in a program that fails for three
consecutive years to meet either of the following requirements:
   (I) Demonstrate measurable program outcomes pursuant to Section
8484.
   (II) Attain 75 percent of its proposed attendance level after
having had its program reviewed and grant level adjusted by the
department.
   (B) Direct grants may be awarded to applicants that have
demonstrated readiness to begin operation of a program or to expand
existing programs.
   (C) The maximum total direct grant amount awarded annually
pursuant to this paragraph shall be one hundred twelve thousand five
hundred dollars ($112,500) for each regular school year for each
elementary school and one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000)
for each regular school year for each middle or junior high school.
The Superintendent shall determine the total annual direct grant
amount for which a site is eligible based on a formula of seven
dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per pupil per day of pupil attendance
that the program plans to serve, with a maximum total grant of
thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($37.50) per projected pupil per
week, and a formula of seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per
projected pupil per day of staff development, with a maximum of three
staff development days per year. A program may provide the three
days of staff development during regular program hours using funds
from the total grant award. 
   (D) (i) The minimum total direct grant amount awarded annually
pursuant to this paragraph shall be fifty thousand dollars ($50,000)
for each elementary, middle, or junior high school with a total
enrollment of 30 to 74 pupils, provided that the projected number of
pupils to be served per day in the program is equal to at least
one-half of the school's total enrollment and is not less than 20
pupils.  
   (ii) The minimum total direct grant amount awarded annually
pursuant to this paragraph shall be thirty thousand dollars ($30,000)
for each elementary, middle, or junior high school with a total
enrollment of less than 30 pupils, provided that the projected number
of pupils to be served per day in the program is equal to at least
two-thirds of the school's total enrollment and is not less than 10
pupils. 
   (2) For large schools, the maximum total grant amounts described
in paragraph (1) may be increased based on the following formulas, up
to a maximum amount of twice the respective limits specified in
paragraph (1):
   (A) For elementary schools, multiply one hundred thirteen dollars
($113) by the number of pupils enrolled at the schoolsite for the
normal schoolday program that exceeds 600.
   (B) For middle schools, multiply one hundred thirteen dollars
($113) by the number of pupils enrolled at the schoolsite for the
normal schoolday program that exceeds 900.
   (3) The maximum total grant amounts set forth in subparagraph (C)
of paragraph (1) may be increased from any funds made available for
this purpose in the annual Budget Act for participating schools that
have pupils on waiting lists for the program. Grants may be increased
by the lesser of an amount that is either 25 percent of the current
maximum total grant amount or equal to the proportion of pupils
unserved by the program as measured by documented waiting lists as of
January 1 of the previous grant year, compared to the actual after
school enrollment on the same date. The amount of the required cash
or in-kind matching funds shall be increased accordingly. First
priority for an increased maximum grant pursuant to this paragraph
shall be given to schools that qualify for funding pursuant to
subdivision (b) of Section 8482.55. Second priority shall be given to
schools that receive funding priority pursuant to subdivision (f) of
Section 8482.55.
   (4) A school that establishes a program pursuant to this section
is eligible to receive a supplemental grant to operate the program in
excess of 180 regular schooldays or during any combination of
weekends, summer, intersession, or vacation periods for a maximum of
the lesser of the following amounts:
   (A) Seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per day per pupil.
   (B) Thirty percent of the total grant amount awarded to the school
per school year pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1).
   (5) Each program shall provide an amount of cash or in-kind local
funds equal to not less than one-third of the total grant from the
school district, governmental agencies, community organizations, or
the private sector. Facilities or space usage may fulfill not more
than 25 percent of the required local contribution.
   (6) (A) A grantee may allocate, with departmental approval, up to
125 percent of the maximum total grant amount for an individual
school, so long as the maximum total grant amount for all school
programs administered by the program grantee is not exceeded.
   (B) A program grantee that transfers funds for purposes of
administering a program pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall have an
established waiting list for enrollment, and may transfer only from
another school program that has met a minimum of 70 percent of its
attendance goal.
   (b) The administrator of a program established pursuant to this
article may supplement, but not supplant, existing funding for after
school programs with grant funds awarded pursuant to this article.
State categorical funds for remedial education activities shall not
be used to make the required contribution of local funds for those
after school programs.
   (c) Up to 15 percent of the initial year's grant amount for each
grant recipient may be utilized for startup costs. Under no
circumstance shall funding for startup costs result in an increase in
the grant recipient's total funding above the approved grant amount.

   (d) For each year of the grant, the department shall award the
total grant amount for that year not later than 30 days after the
date the grantee accepts the grant.
   (e) The department may adjust the amount of a direct grant,
awarded to a new applicant pursuant to this section, on the basis of
the program start date, as determined by the department.
  SEC. 7.  Section 8483.75 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   8483.75.  (a) (1) (A) Each school that establishes a before school
program component pursuant to Section 8483.1 is eligible to receive
a three-year renewable direct grant, that shall be awarded in three
one-year increments and is subject to semiannual attendance reporting
and renewal as required by the department. Before school programs
established pursuant to this section shall be subject to the same
reporting and accountability provisions described in subparagraph (A)
of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 8483.7.
   (B) The maximum total grant amount awarded annually pursuant to
this paragraph shall be thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars
($37,500) for each regular school year for each elementary school and
forty-nine thousand dollars ($49,000) for each regular school year
for each middle or junior high school.
   (C) The Superintendent shall determine the total annual direct
grant amount for which a site is eligible based on a formula of five
dollars ($5) per pupil per day that the program plans to serve, with
a maximum total grant of twenty-five dollars ($25) per projected
pupil per week. 
   (D) The minimum total direct grant amount awarded annually
pursuant to this paragraph shall be sixteen thousand five hundred
dollars ($16,500) for each elementary, middle, or junior high school
with a total enrollment of less than 30 pupils, provided that the
projected number of pupils to be served per day in the program is
equal to at least two-thirds of the school's total enrollment.

   (2) For large schools, the maximum total grant amounts described
in paragraph (1) may be increased based on the following formulas, up
to a maximum amount of twice the respective limits specified in
paragraph (1):
   (A) For elementary schools, multiply seventy-five dollars ($75) by
the number of pupils enrolled at the schoolsite for the normal
schoolday program that exceeds 600.
   (B) For middle schools, multiply seventy-five dollars ($75) by the
number of pupils enrolled at the schoolsite for the normal schoolday
program that exceeds 900.
   (3) A school that establishes a program pursuant to this article
is eligible to receive a supplemental grant to operate the program in
excess of 180 schooldays during any combination of weekends, summer,
intersession, or vacation periods for a maximum of 30 percent of the
total grant amount awarded to the school per school year under this
subdivision.
   (4) Each program shall provide an amount of cash or in-kind local
funds equal to not less than one-third of the total grant from the
school district, governmental agencies, community organizations, or
the private sector. Facilities or space usage may fulfill not more
than 25 percent of the required local contribution.
   (5) (A) The department may award up to 125 percent of the maximum
total grant amount for an individual school, so long as the maximum
total grant amount for all school programs administered by the
program grantee is not exceeded.
   (B) A program grantee that is awarded funds pursuant to
subparagraph (A) shall have an established waiting list for
enrollment, and may receive funds only from another school program
that has met a minimum of 70 percent of its attendance goal.
   (b) The administrator of a program established pursuant to this
article may supplement, but not supplant, existing funding for before
school programs with grant funds awarded pursuant to this article.
State categorical funds for remedial education activities shall not
be used to make the required contribution of local funds for those
before school programs.
   (c) Up to 15 percent of the initial year's grant amount for each
grant recipient may be utilized for startup costs. Under no
circumstance shall funding for startup costs result in an increase in
the grant recipient's total funding above the approved grant amount.

   (d) For each year of the grant, the department shall award the
total grant amount for that year not later than 30 days after the
date the grantee accepts the grant.
  SEC. 8.  Section 8483.9 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   8483.9.  (a) A program participant receiving funding pursuant to
this article may expend on indirect costs no more than the lesser of
the following:
   (1) The school district's indirect cost rate, as approved by the
department for the appropriate fiscal year.
   (2) Five percent of the state program funding received pursuant to
this article.
   (b) A program participant receiving state funding pursuant to this
article may expend no more than 15 percent of that funding on
administrative costs, which funding need not be earned through pupil
attendance. For purposes of this section, administrative costs shall
include indirect costs, as described in subdivision (a).
   (c) A program participant receiving state funding pursuant to this
program shall ensure that no less than 85 percent of that funding is
allocated to schoolsites for direct services to pupils.
   (d) A program participant receiving state funding pursuant to this
article that contracts with another agency to provide some or all of
the program's services shall ensure that the contract includes funds
for reasonable indirect and administrative costs incurred by the
contracting agency.
  SEC. 9.  Section 44393 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   44393.  (a) The California School Paraprofessional Teacher
Training Program is hereby established for the purpose of recruiting
school paraprofessionals to participate in a program designed to
encourage them to enroll in teacher training programs and to provide
instructional service as teachers in the public schools.
   (b) The commission, in consultation with the Chancellor of the
California Community Colleges, the Chancellor of the California State
University, the President of the University of California, the
chancellors of private institutions of higher education that offer
accredited teacher training programs, and representatives of
certificated and classified employee organizations, shall select 24
or more school districts or county offices of education representing
rural, urban, and suburban areas that apply to participate in the
program. The commission shall ensure that, at a minimum, a total of
600 school paraprofessionals are recruited from among the 24 or more
participating school districts or county offices of education. The
criteria adopted by the commission for the selection of school
districts or county offices of education to participate in the
program shall include all of the following:
   (1) The extent to which the applicant demonstrates the capacity
and willingness to accommodate the participation of school
paraprofessionals in teacher training programs conducted at
institutions of higher education.
   (2) The extent to which the applicant's plan for the
implementation of its recruitment program involves the active
participation of one or more local campuses of the participating
institutions of higher education in the development of coursework and
teaching programs for participating school paraprofessionals. Each
selected applicant shall be required to enter into a written
articulation agreement with the participating campuses of the
institutions of higher education.
   (3) The extent to which the applicant's plan for recruitment
attempts to meet the demand for bilingual-crosscultural teachers.
   (4) The extent to which the applicant's plan for recruitment
attempts to meet the demand for multiple subject credentialed
teachers interested in teaching kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 3,
inclusive. For purposes of this paragraph, each paraprofessional
selected to participate shall have completed at least two years of
undergraduate college or university coursework and shall have
demonstrated an interest in obtaining a multiple subject teaching
credential for teaching kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 3,
inclusive.
   (5) The extent to which the applicant's plan for recruitment
attempts to meet the demand for special education teachers.
   (6) The extent to which a developmentally sequenced series of job
descriptions leads from an entry-level school paraprofessional
position to an entry-level teaching position in that school district
or county office of education.
   (7) The extent to which the applicant's plan for recruitment
attempts to meet its own specific teacher needs.
   (8) The extent to which the applicant's plan for implementation of
its recruitment program involves participation in a district
internship program pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section
44325) and Section 44830.3 or a university internship program
pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 44450) of Chapter 3.
   (c) An applicant that is selected to participate pursuant to
subdivision (b) shall provide information and assistance to each
school paraprofessional it recruits under the program regarding
admission to a teacher training program.
   (d) (1) The applicant shall recruit and organize groups, or
"cohorts," of participants of no more than 30, and no less than 10,
in each cohort. Cohorts shall be organized to consist of participants
having approximately equal academic experience and qualifications,
as determined by the school district or county office of education.
To the extent possible, the members of each cohort shall proceed
through the same subject matter and credential programs. The members
of each cohort shall enroll in the same college or university and
shall be provided
appropriate support, mentoring, advising, and information throughout
the course of their studies by the applicant.
   (2) An applicant shall require participants to satisfy all of the
following requirements prior to participating in the program:
   (A) For the purpose of obtaining current criminal history
information from the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, obtain a certificate of clearance from the commission
pursuant to Sections 44339 to 44341, inclusive, and related
regulations adopted by the commission.
   (B) Provide verification of one of the following:
   (i) Has earned an associate or higher level degree.
   (ii) Has completed at least two years of study at a postsecondary
educational institution.
   (iii) Has received a passing score on a formal academic assessment
that demonstrates knowledge of, and the ability to assist in the
instruction of, reading, writing, and mathematics. The formal
academic assessment shall be based upon a job analysis for validity
purposes and shall be made readily available to examinees.
   (3) An applicant shall certify that it has received a commitment
from each participant that he or she will accomplish all of the
following:
   (A) Graduate from an institution of higher education under the
program with a bachelor's degree.
   (B) Complete all of the requirements for and obtain a multiple
subject, single subject, or education specialist teaching credential.

   (C) Complete one school year of classroom instruction in the
district or county office of education for each year that he or she
receives assistance for books, fees, and tuition while attending an
institution of higher education under the program.
   (4) To the extent that a participant does not fulfill his or her
obligations, as set forth in paragraph (3), the participant shall be
required to repay the assistance. If a participant is laid off, the
participant may not be required to repay the assistance until the
participant is offered reemployment and has an opportunity to fulfill
his or her obligations under this section.
   (5) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (4), if a
participant is unable to fulfill his or her obligations pursuant to
paragraph (3) due to a serious illness, a pregnancy, or another
natural cause, the time period for repayment of the assistance shall
be extended by a maximum period of one year.
   (6) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (4), if an
interruption in employment caused by a natural disaster prevents a
participant from completing one of the required years of service, the
time period for repayment of the assistance shall be extended by a
period equal to the period between the date the interruption of
employment begins and the date employment resumes.
   (e) The commission shall contract with an independent evaluator
with a proven record of experience in assessing career-advancement
programs or teacher training programs to conduct an evaluation to
determine the success of the recruitment programs established
pursuant to subdivision (b). The evaluation shall be conducted once
every five years and shall incorporate data annually collected by the
commission and reported to the Legislature. The commission shall
complete the evaluation with existing resources. By January 1 of each
year in which an evaluation is conducted pursuant to this
subdivision, commencing with January 1, 2009, the commission shall
submit the completed evaluation to the Governor and the education
policy and fiscal committees of the Assembly and Senate. The
evaluation shall include, but is not limited to, all of the
following:
   (1) The total cost per person participating in the program who
successfully obtains a teaching credential, based upon all state,
local, federal, and other sources of funding.
   (2) The economic status of persons participating in the program.
   (3) A description of financial and other resources made available
to each recruitment program by participating school districts or
county offices of education, institutions of higher education, and
other participating organizations.
   (4) The extent to which pupil performance on standardized
achievement tests has improved in classes taught by teachers who have
successfully completed the program, in comparison to classes taught
by other teachers who have equivalent teaching experience.
   (5) The extent to which pupil dropout rates and other measures of
delinquency have improved in classes taught by teachers who have
successfully completed the program.
   (6) The extent to which teachers who have successfully completed
the program remain in the communities in which they reside and in
which they teach.
   (7) The attrition rate of teachers who have successfully completed
the program.
   (f) Each selected school district or county office of education
shall report to the commission regarding the progress of each cohort
of school paraprofessionals, the number of prospective participants
who annually apply for the program and are not accepted due to
program capacity restraints, and other information regarding its
recruitment program as the commission may direct.
   (g) No later than January 1 of each year, the commission shall
report to the Legislature regarding the status of the program,
including, but not limited to, the number of school paraprofessionals
recruited, the academic progress of the school paraprofessionals
recruited, the number of school paraprofessionals recruited who are
subsequently employed as teachers in the public schools, the degree
to which the program meets the demand for bilingual and special
education teachers as well as meeting teacher needs in shortage areas
as determined by the school district or county office of education,
the degree to which the program or similar programs can meet that
demand if properly funded and executed, the number of prospective
participants who annually apply for the program and are not accepted
due to program capacity restraints, and other effects upon the
operation of the public schools.
   (h) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that each fiscal year,
funding for the California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training
Program be allocated to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for
grants to applicants pursuant to this section. A grant to an
applicant shall not exceed three thousand five hundred dollars
($3,500) per participant per year. Funding for grants to applicants
pursuant to this subdivision shall be contingent upon an
appropriation in the annual Budget Act.
   (2) The commission shall report to the Department of Finance by
March 31 of each year the amount of funds collected by school
districts and county offices of education as repayment of assistance
pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) and the amount of funds
that remain unspent from the funds appropriated to the commission in
the annual Budget Act for purposes of the program.
  SEC. 10.  Section 44394 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   44394.  (a) For purposes of this section, unless the context
clearly requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the
following meanings:
   (1) "After school instructor" means an employee who meets the
minimum standards of the paraprofessional job classification as
defined by the applicant school district or county office of
education and who is employed in an after school program by a school
district, city, county, or nonprofit organization that receives funds
pursuant to the 21st Century High School After School Safety and
Enrichment for Teens program (Article 19 (commencing with Section
8420) of Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1), the After
School Education and Safety Program (Article 22.5 (commencing with
Section 8482) of Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1), or
the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program (Article 22.6
(commencing with Section 8484.7) of Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1
of Title 1) either as a grantee or through a school district
subcontract. This definition of "after school instructor" applies
only to this section.
   (2) "Applicant" means a school district or county office of
education receiving program funds under the California School
Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program established in Section
44393 and applying for pilot program funds pursuant to the California
After School Teacher Pipeline Program established in subdivision
(b).
   (3) "Institutions of higher education" means the California
Community Colleges, the California State University, the University
of California, and private  institutions of higher education
  postsecondary educational institutions  that
offer an accredited teacher training program.
   (4) "Pilot" means the California After School Teacher Pipeline
Program.
   (5) "Pilot participant" means an after school instructor who
elects to participate in the California School Paraprofessional
Teacher Training Program and the California After School Teacher
Pipeline Program.
   (6) "Program" means the California School Paraprofessional Teacher
Training Program.
    (7) "Teacher training program" means an undergraduate or graduate
program of instruction conducted by a campus of an institution of
higher education that includes a developmentally sequenced career
ladder to provide instruction, coursework, and clearly defined tasks
for each level of the ladder, and that is designed to qualify pupils
enrolled in the program for a teaching credential authorizing
instruction in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
   (b) The California After School Teacher Pipeline Program is hereby
established for the purpose of recruiting qualified after school
instructors to participate on a pilot basis in the California School
Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program established pursuant to
Section 44393.
   (c) The commission shall select up to four applicants to
participate in the pilot.
   (d) In addition to satisfying all  the  of the
requirements of the program, the commission shall require applicants
for the pilot to demonstrate all of the following:
   (1) A screening process that will determine if a pilot participant'
s after school instruction experience ensures participant readiness
for the pilot.
   (2) How the applicant will ensure professional support for pilot
participants, including, but not limited to, mentor teacher
oversight, classroom experience, and academic content instruction
experience.
   (3) How the applicant will track pilot participants within the
program.
   (4) That the applicant and pilot participants will meet all the
same requirements pursuant to Section 44393 for this pilot,
including, but not limited to, the requirements for participant
eligibility and commitments, program design, and program reporting.
   (e) (1) From the funds transferred to the commission pursuant to
paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 8483.55, the commission
shall award a grant to each selected applicant, not to exceed three
thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) per pilot participant per
year. The commission may award funding for after school instructors
to participate in the pilot only to the extent that the funds
described in this paragraph cover all of the costs associated with
instructor participation in the pilot and any costs incurred by the
commission pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3).
   (2) The commission shall include this pilot and pilot participants
in all the reporting requirements pursuant to Section 44393.
   (3) Before January 1, 2014, the commission shall report to the
Legislature regarding the pilot. The report shall include the ability
of applicants to successfully integrate the pilot into their
existing program and the number of participants in the pilot who
receive teaching credentials. 
   (f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2015, and, as
of January 1, 2016, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2016, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

  SEC. 11.  The Legislature finds and declares that this act furthers
the purposes of the After School Education and Safety Program Act of
2002.
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