BILL NUMBER: SB 1456	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 24, 2012
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 22, 2012
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JULY 5, 2012
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 26, 2012
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 11, 2012
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 26, 2012
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 28, 2012

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Lowenthal
   (Principal coauthors: Assembly Members Block and Portantino)
   (Coauthor: Senator Liu)
   (Coauthor: Assembly Member Olsen)

                        FEBRUARY 24, 2012

   An act to amend Sections 76300, 78210, 78211, 78211.5, 78212,
78213, 78214, 78215, 78216, and 78218 of, and to repeal Section
78212.5 of, the Education Code, relating to community colleges.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1456, as amended, Lowenthal. Community colleges:
Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012.
   (1) Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges,
under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California
Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary
education in this state.
   Existing law requires community college district governing boards
to charge students an enrollment fee of $46 per unit per semester,
effective with the summer term of the 2012 calendar year. Existing
law also authorizes the board of governors to waive this fee under
certain circumstances related to the income status of the student.
   This bill would require that a student qualifying for a fee waiver
meet minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the board of
governors, and would provide detailed requirements regarding the
content, adoption, and application of those standards.
   (2) Existing law, known as the Seymour-Campbell Matriculation Act
of 1986, defines "matriculation" as a process that brings a college
and a student who enrolls for credit into an agreement for the
purpose of realizing the student's educational objectives. The act
specifies the matriculation services that community colleges are
required to provide, including the processing of the application for
admission, orientation and preorientation services, assessment and
counseling upon enrollment, and postenrollment evaluation of a
student's progress.
   This bill would revise and recast the act, and rename it the
Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012. The act would state its
purpose as increasing California community college access and
success by providing effective core matriculation services of
orientation, assessment and placement, counseling, and other
education planning services, and academic interventions. The bill
would specify the responsibilities of students and institutions in
entering into the matriculation process.
   The bill would require the board of governors to develop a formula
for allocating funding for the Student Success and Support Program
that would be implemented under the act. The bill would specify that,
in the 2012-13 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the act
would be operative only if funds are specifically appropriated for
its purposes.
   To the extent that the bill would impose new duties on community
college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local
program.
   (3) The bill would require the Legislative Analyst's Office to
review and report specified information regarding the
Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 to the appropriate
policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature by July 1, 2014, and
by July 1 of every even-numbered year thereafter, as specified.
   (4) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse
local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates
determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state,
reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these
statutory provisions.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


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

  SECTION 1.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the
following:
   (a) Senate Bill 1143 of Chapter 401 of the Statutes of 2010
directed the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
to establish the Student Success Task Force, charged with developing
a plan for improving community college student success rates. In
response, the board of governors established a 20-member Student
Success Task Force, composed of community college students, faculty,
staff, chief executive officers, researchers, and external
stakeholders. After a year of study and deliberation, the task force
issued a comprehensive report recommending to the board of governors
a plan to achieve significant gains in student completion rates,
while also preserving the California Community Colleges' historic
commitment to broad access and equity.
   (b) In January 2012, the board of governors adopted the 22
recommendations put forth by the Student Success Task Force. This
action marked the board of governors' commitment to launch a major
systemwide student success initiative. The initiative focuses on
helping students to identify educational goals and develop an
informed plan to achieve their educational objectives in the areas of
transfer, basic skills attainment, and career technical education.
The recommendations also outline strategies to provide students with
improved support and institutional structures to help them succeed.
   (c) The board of governors' student success initiative will be
implemented through a variety of mechanisms, including state law,
board regulations, budget provisions, state administrative policy,
and local best practices. Together, implementation of these
recommendations will help improve student success rates at community
colleges across the state.
   (d) Achieving significant gains in student completion rates will
require improvements and expansions in the programs and services the
community colleges provide to students. In part, these improvements
can be accomplished through the use and reprioritization of existing
resources. However, a full-scale implementation of the student
success initiative will require greater state investment in the
Student Success and Support Program, as well as community colleges'
overall ability to promote student success. In enacting this measure,
the Legislature acknowledges the commitment of the board of
governors, through its regular budget process, to evaluate resource
needs and seek funding for essential educational priorities that
contribute to student success, which include, but are not necessarily
limited to, counselors, advisors, and technology tools needed to
assist students; increasing categorical funding for student support
services, including, but not necessarily limited to, programs for
disadvantaged and disabled students; hiring more full-time faculty;
and increasing support for part-time faculty.
   (e) The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 implements
two of the 22 recommendations that provide an initial, critical
foundation for enhancing student completion and promoting student
behaviors that lead to success.
  SEC. 2.  Section 76300 of the Education Code, as amended by Section
4 of Chapter 15 of the First Extraordinary Session of the Statutes
of 2011, is amended to read:
   76300.  (a) The governing board of each community college district
shall charge each student a fee pursuant to this section.
   (b) (1) The fee prescribed by this section shall be forty-six
dollars ($46) per unit per semester, effective with the summer term
of the 2012 calendar year.
   (2) The board of governors shall proportionately adjust the amount
of the fee for term lengths based upon a quarter system, and also
shall proportionately adjust the amount of the fee for summer
sessions, intersessions, and other short-term courses. In making
these adjustments, the board of governors may round the per unit fee
and the per term or per session fee to the nearest dollar.
   (c) For the purposes of computing apportionments to community
college districts pursuant to Section 84750.5, the board of governors
shall subtract, from the total revenue owed to each district, 98
percent of the revenues received by districts from charging a fee
pursuant to this section.
   (d) The board of governors shall reduce apportionments by up to 10
percent to any district that does not collect the fees prescribed by
this section.
   (e) The fee requirement does not apply to any of the following:
   (1) Students enrolled in the noncredit courses designated by
Section 84757.
   (2) California State University or University of California
students enrolled in remedial classes provided by a community college
district on a campus of the University of California or a campus of
the California State University, for whom the district claims an
attendance apportionment pursuant to an agreement between the
district and the California State University or the University of
California.
   (3) Students enrolled in credit contract education courses
pursuant to Section 78021, if the entire cost of the course,
including administrative costs, is paid by the public or private
agency, corporation, or association with which the district is
contracting and if these students are not included in the calculation
of the full-time equivalent students (FTES) of that district.
   (f) The governing board of a community college district may exempt
special part-time students admitted pursuant to Section 76001 from
the fee requirement.
   (g) (1) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for
any student who meets all of the following requirements:
   (A) Meets minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the
board of governors, which fulfill the requirements outlined in this
paragraph and paragraphs (2) to (5), inclusive. Any minimum academic
and progress standards adopted pursuant to this section shall be
uniform across all community college districts and campuses. These
standards shall not include a maximum unit cap, and community college
districts and colleges shall not impose requirements for fee waiver
eligibility other than the minimum academic and progress standards
adopted by the board of governors and the requirements of
subparagraph (B).
   (B) Meets one of the following criteria:
    (i) At the time of enrollment, is a recipient of benefits under
the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the Supplemental
Security Income/State Supplementary Payment Program, or a general
assistance program.
   (ii) Demonstrates eligibility according to income standards
established by regulations of the board of governors.
   (iii) Demonstrates financial need in accordance with the
methodology set forth in federal law or regulation for determining
the expected family contribution of students seeking financial aid.
   (2) (A) The board of governors, in consultation with students,
faculty, and other key stakeholders, shall consider all of the
following in the development and adoption of minimum academic and
progress standards pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1):
   (i) Minimum uniform academic and progress standards that do not
unfairly disadvantage financially needy students in pursuing their
education.
   (ii) Criteria for reviewing extenuating circumstances and granting
appeals that, at a minimum, take into account and do not penalize a
student for circumstances outside his or her control, such as
reductions in student support services or changes to the economic
situation of the student.
   (iii) A process for reestablishing fee waiver eligibility that
provides a student with a reasonable opportunity to continue or
resume his or her enrollment at a community college.
   (B) To ensure that students are not unfairly impacted by the
requirements of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), the board of
governors shall establish a reasonable implementation period that
commences no sooner than one year from adoption of the minimum
academic and progress standards, or any subsequent changes to these
standards, pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) and that is
phased in to provide students adequate notification of this
requirement and information about available support resources.
   (3)  Minimum   It   is the intent of
the Legislature that minimum  academic and progress standards
adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1)  shall
 be implemented only as campuses develop and implement the
student support services and interventions necessary to ensure no
disproportionate impact to students based on ethnicity, gender,
disability, or socioeconomic status. The board of governors shall
consider the ability of community college districts to meet the
requirements of this paragraph before adopting minimum academic and
progress standards, or any subsequent changes to these standards,
pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1).  It is not the
intent of the Legislature that this paragraph be construed to delay
the adoption and implementation of the minimum academic content
standards adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1)
commensurate with the availability of resources for appropriate
student support services and interventions. 
   (4) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that a student
shall not lose fee waiver eligibility without a community college
campus first demonstrating a reasonable effort to provide a student
with  adequate notification and  assistance in maintaining
his or her fee waiver eligibility. The board of governors shall adopt
regulations to implement this paragraph that ensure all of the
following:
   (A) Students are provided information about the available student
support services to assist them in maintaining fee waiver
eligibility.
   (B) Community college district policies and course catalogs
reflect the minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant
to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) and that appropriate notice is
provided to students before the policies are put into effect.

   (C) Students are individually provided notice of potential loss of
fee waiver eligibility no later than the end of the second week of
the academic term before the loss of fee waiver eligibility.
 
   (D) Students on academic or progress probation, pursuant to
existing board of governors regulations, or who do not meet the
minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to
subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), or any subsequent changes to these
standards, at the time of their adoption shall be provided notice of
potential loss of fee waiver eligibility within 30 days following
the adoption of the regulations.  
   (E) 
    (C)  A student does not lose fee waiver eligibility
unless he or she has not met minimum academic and progress standards
adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) for a period of
no less than  one full academic year   two
consecutive academic terms  .
   (5) The board of governors shall provide notification of a
proposed action to adopt regulations pursuant to this subdivision to
the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature in
accordance with the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a)
of Section 70901.5. This notification shall include, but not be
limited to, all of the following:
   (A) The proposed minimum academic and progress standards and
information detailing how the requirements of paragraphs (1) to (4),
inclusive, have been  or will be  satisfied.
   (B) How many students may lose fee waiver eligibility by
ethnicity, gender, disability, and, to the extent relevant data is
available, by socioeconomic status.
   (C) The criteria for reviewing extenuating circumstances, granting
appeals, and reestablishing fee waiver eligibility pursuant to
paragraph (2).
   (h) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any
student who, at the time of enrollment, is a dependent or surviving
spouse who has not remarried, of any member of the California
National Guard who, in the line of duty and while in the active
service of the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from
an event that occurred while in the active service of the state, or
is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while
in the active service of the state. "Active service of the state,"
for the purposes of this subdivision, refers to a member of the
California National Guard activated pursuant to Section 146 of the
Military and Veterans Code.
   (i) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any
student who is the surviving spouse or the child, natural or adopted,
of a deceased person who met all of the requirements of Section
68120.
   (j) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any
student in an undergraduate program, including a student who has
previously graduated from another undergraduate or graduate program,
who is the dependent of any individual killed in the September 11,
2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or
the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania,
if that dependent meets the financial need requirements set forth in
Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either of the
following applies:
   (1) The dependent was a resident of California on September 11,
2001.
   (2) The individual killed in the attacks was a resident of
California on September 11, 2001.
   (k) A determination of whether a person is a resident of
California on September 11, 2001, for purposes of subdivision (j)
shall be based on the criteria set forth in Chapter 1 (commencing
with Section 68000) of Part 41 of Division 5 for determining
nonresident and resident tuition.
   (l) (1) "Dependent," for purposes of subdivision (j), is a person
who, because of his or her relationship to an individual killed as a
result of injuries sustained during the terrorist attacks of
September 11, 2001, qualifies for compensation under the federal
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (Title IV (commencing
with Section 401) of Public Law 107-42).
   (2) A dependent who is the surviving spouse of an individual
killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is entitled to
the waivers provided in this section until January 1, 2013.
   (3) A dependent who is the surviving child, natural or adopted, of
an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,
is entitled to the waivers under subdivision (j) until that person
attains 30 years of age.
   (4) A dependent of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks
of September 11, 2001, who is determined to be eligible by the
California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, is also
entitled to the waivers provided in this section until January 1,
2013.
   (m) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that sufficient funds
be provided to support the provision of a fee waiver for every
student who demonstrates eligibility pursuant to subdivisions (g) to
(j), inclusive.
   (2) From funds provided in the annual Budget Act, the board of
governors shall allocate to community college districts, pursuant to
this subdivision, an amount equal to 2 percent of the fees waived
pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive. From funds provided
in the annual Budget Act, the board of governors shall allocate to
community college districts, pursuant to this subdivision, an amount
equal to ninety-one cents ($0.91) per credit unit waived pursuant to
subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive. It is the intent of the
Legislature that funds provided pursuant to this subdivision be used
to support the determination of financial need and delivery of
student financial aid services, on the basis of the number of
students for whom fees are waived. It also is the intent of the
Legislature that the funds provided pursuant to this subdivision
directly offset mandated costs claimed by community college districts
pursuant to Commission on State Mandates consolidated Test Claims
99-TC-13 (Enrollment Fee Collection) and 00-TC-15 (Enrollment Fee
Waivers). Funds allocated to a community college district for
determination of financial need and delivery of student financial aid
services shall supplement, and shall not supplant, the level of
funds allocated for the administration of student financial aid
programs during the 1992-93 fiscal year.
   (n) The board of governors shall adopt regulations implementing
this section.
   (o) This section shall become operative on May 1, 2012, only if
subdivision (b) of Section 3.94 of the Budget Act of 2011 is
operative.
  SEC. 3.  Section 78210 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78210.  This article shall be known and may be cited as the
Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012.
  SEC. 4.  Section 78211 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78211.  It is the intent of the Legislature to do all of the
following:
   (a) Ensure equal education opportunity for all Californians.
   (b) Provide students with the resources and support to establish
informed educational choices aligned with their academic and career
goals.
   (c) Ensure that students receive the educational services
necessary to optimize their opportunities for success in completing
their educational goals and courses of study.
   (d) Recognize that student success is the responsibility of the
institution and student, supported by well-coordinated and
evidence-based student and instructional services to foster academic
success.
   (e) Target state resources on the provision of critical student
services, such as counseling and student advising, and identify a
broad array of service delivery mechanisms that can effectively reach
a greater number of students.
   (f) Recognize the importance for community college districts of
establishing local and regional partnerships with school districts,
workforce agencies, and other system partners to leverage resources
to assist students in exploring career options, preparing for
college, and developing and achieving educational goals and plans.
  SEC. 5.  Section 78211.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78211.5.  (a) The purpose of the Seymour-Campbell Student Success
Act of 2012 is to increase California community college student
access and success by providing effective core matriculation
services, including orientation, assessment and placement,
counseling, and other education planning services, and academic
interventions. The focus of the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act
of 2012 is on the entering students' transition into college in order
to provide a foundation for student achievement and successful
completion of students' educational goals, with a priority toward
serving students who enroll to earn degrees, career technical
certificates, transfer preparation, or career advancement. The
Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 targets state resources
on core matriculation services that research has shown to be critical
in increasing the ability of students to reach their academic and
career goals. By focusing funding in these core areas and leveraging
the use of technology to more efficiently and effectively serve a
greater number of students, the goal of the Seymour-Campbell Student
Success Act of 2012 is to provide students with a solid foundation
and opportunity for success in the California Community Colleges.
   (b) Any college or district receiving funding under this article
shall agree to carry out its provisions as specified, but shall be
bound to that agreement only for the period during which funding is
received pursuant to this article. The obligations of the college or
district under the agreement shall include, but not be limited to,
the expenditure of funds received pursuant to this article for only
those services approved by the board of governors and the
contribution toward the purposes of this article of matching funds as
the board of governors may require pursuant to Section 78216.
  SEC. 6.  Section 78212 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78212.  (a) (1) For purposes of this article, "matriculation"
means a process that brings a college and a student into an agreement
for the purpose of achieving the student's educational goals and
completing the student's course of study. The agreement involves the
responsibilities of both parties to attain those objectives through
the college's established programs, policies, and requirements
including those established by the board of governors pursuant to
Section 78215.
   (2) The institution's responsibility under the agreement includes
the provision of student services to provide a strong foundation and
support for their academic success and ability to achieve their
educational goals. The program of services funded through the
Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012, which shall be known
and may be cited as the Student Success and Support Program, shall
include, but are not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
   (A) Orientation services designed to provide to students, on a
timely basis, information concerning campus procedures, academic
expectations, financial assistance, and any other matters the college
or district finds appropriate.
   (B) Assessment before course registration, as defined in Section
78213.
   (C) Counseling and other education planning services, which shall
include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:
   (i) Counseling and advising.
   (ii) Assistance to students in the exploration of educational and
career interests and aptitudes and identification of educational
objectives, including, but not limited to, preparation for transfer,
associate degrees, and career technical education certificates and
licenses.
   (iii) The provision of information, guided by sound counseling
principles and practices, using a broad array of delivery mechanisms,
including technology-based strategies to serve a continuum of
student needs and abilities, that will enable students to make
informed choices.
   (iv) Development of an education plan leading to a course of study
and guidance on course selection that is informed by, and related
to, a student's academic and career goals.
   (D) Referral to specialized support services as needed and
available, including, but not necessarily limited to, federal, state,
and local financial assistance; health services; career services;
veteran support services; foster youth services; extended opportunity
programs and services provided pursuant to Article 8 (commencing
with Section 69640) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5; campus
child care services provided pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with
Section 8225) of Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1;
programs that teach basic skills education and English as a second
language; and disabled student services provided pursuant to Chapter
14 (commencing with Section 67300) of Part 40 of Division 5.
   (E) Evaluation of each student's progress and referral to
appropriate interventions for students who are enrolled in basic
skills courses, who have not declared an educational goal as
required, or who are on academic probation, as defined by standards
adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community
Colleges and community college districts.
   (3)  The student's responsibilities under the agreement include,
but are not necessarily limited to, the identification of an academic
and career goal upon application, the declaration of a specific
course of study after a specified time period or unit accumulation,
as defined by the board of governors, diligence in class attendance
and completion of assigned coursework, and the completion of courses
and maintenance of academic progress toward an educational goal and
course of study identified in the student's education plan. To ensure
that students are not unfairly impacted by the requirements of this
chapter, the board of governors shall establish a reasonable
implementation period that is phased in as resources are available to
provide nonexempt students with the core services pursuant to this
section.
   (b) Funding for the Student Success and Support Program shall be
targeted to fully implement orientation, assessment, counseling and
advising, and other education planning services needed to assist a
student in making an informed decision about his or her educational
goal and course of study and in the development of an education plan.

  SEC. 7.  Section 78212.5 of the Education Code is repealed.
  SEC. 8.  Section 78213 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78213.  (a) No district or college may use any assessment
instrument for the purposes of this article without the authorization
of the board of governors. The board of governors may adopt a list
of authorized assessment instruments pursuant to the policies and
procedures developed pursuant to this section and the intent of this
article. The board of governors may waive this requirement as to any
assessment instrument pending evaluation.
   (b) The board of governors shall review all assessment instruments
to ensure that they meet all of the following requirements:
   (1) Assessment instruments shall be sensitive to cultural and
language differences between students, and shall be adapted as
necessary to accommodate students with disabilities.
   (2) Assessment instruments shall be used as an advisory tool to
assist students in the selection of appropriate courses.
   (3) Assessment instruments shall not be used to exclude students
from admission to community colleges.
   (c) The board of governors shall establish an advisory committee
to review and make recommendations concerning all assessment
instruments used by districts and colleges pursuant to this article.
   (d) For purposes of this section, "assessment" means the process
of gathering information about a student regarding the student's
study skills, English language proficiency, computational skills,
aptitudes, goals, learning skills, career aspirations, academic
performance, and need for special services. Assessment methods may
include, but not necessarily be limited to, interviews, standardized
tests, attitude surveys, vocational or career aptitude and interest
inventories, high school or postsecondary transcripts, specialized
certificates or licenses, educational histories, and other measures
of performance.
  SEC. 9.  Section 78214 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78214.  (a) All participating districts shall, with the assistance
of the chancellor, establish and maintain institutional research to
evaluate the effectiveness of the Student Success and Support Program
described by this article and of any other programs or services
designed to facilitate students'
           completion of their educational goals and courses of
study.
   (b) The metrics for this research shall include, but not be
limited to:
   (1) Prior educational experience, including transcripts when
appropriate, as determined by the chancellor.
   (2) Educational goals and courses of study.
   (3) Criteria for exemption from orientation, assessment, or
required counseling or advisement, if applicable.
   (4) Need for financial assistance.
   (5) Disaggregated data by ethnicity, gender, disability, age, and
socioeconomic status, to the extent this information is available.
   (6) Academic performance, such as the completion of specified unit
thresholds, success in basic skills courses, grade point average,
course completion outcomes, transfer readiness, and degree and
certificate completion.
   (7) Any additional information that the chancellor finds
appropriate.
   (c) The evaluation provided for by this section shall include an
assessment of the effectiveness of the programs and services in
attaining at least the following objectives:
   (1) Helping students to define their academic and career goals and
declare a course of study.
   (2) Assisting institutions in the assessment of students'
educational needs and valid course placement.
   (3) Helping support students' successful course completion and
goal attainment.
   (4) Matching institutional resources with students' educational
needs.
  SEC. 10.  Section 78215 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78215.  (a) The Board of Governors of the California Community
Colleges, in consultation with students, faculty, student service
administrators, and other key stakeholders, shall establish policies
and processes for all of the following:
   (1) Requiring all nonexempt students to complete orientation and
assessment and to develop education plans.
   (2) Exempting students from participation in orientation,
assessment, or required education planning services under this
article.
   (3) Requiring community college districts to adopt a student
appeal process.
   (b) To ensure that students are not unfairly impacted by the
requirements of this chapter, these policies and processes shall be
phased in over a reasonable period of time as determined by the board
of governors in consideration of the resources available to provide
the core services identified in Section 78212.
   (c)  These  It is the intent of the
Legislature that these  policies and processes  shall
 be developed and implemented only as resources are provided
and utilized by community college campuses to provide the student
support services, individual counseling and advising, and
technology-based strategies necessary to ensure that students can
successfully meet the requirements of this section.  It is
not the intent of the Legislature that this subdivision be construed
to delay the implementation of this section commensurate with the
availability of resources for these services. 
  SEC. 11.  Section 78216 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78216.  (a) The Legislature recognizes that community college
districts are currently funding various components of student
matriculation through existing orientation, counseling and advising,
education planning, assessment, and other student services, but that
adequate student matriculation and implementation of the Student
Success and Support Program strategies cannot be realized without
supplemental funding support.
   (b) The board of governors shall develop a formula for allocating
the funding for the Student Success and Support Program to implement
the services identified in Section 78212 at community colleges. The
formula shall include the requirement that the districts or colleges
contribute matching funds in an amount to be established by the board
of governors in each case, and shall reflect, but not be necessarily
limited to, other considerations as follows:
   (1) The number of students to receive services at each college.
   (2) The number of students who received orientation, assessment,
counseling and advising, and other education planning services.
   (3) The requirement that funds for the Student Success and Support
Program services be expended only for services approved by the board
of governors.
   (4) The requirement that any district or college receiving funding
pursuant to this section agree to implement this article, implement
the board of governors' system of common assessment, if using an
assessment instrument for placement, and implement the board of
governors' accountability scorecard, pursuant to Section 84754.5,
when established during the period in which it receives that funding.

    (5) Insofar as a community college district is able to fully
implement in-person or technology strategies for orientation,
assessment, and education planning services, the board of governors
may identify other noninstructional support services that can be
funded through this article.
   (c) The board of governors shall require participating colleges to
develop a Student Success and Support Program plan that reflects all
of the following:
   (1) A description of the Student Success and Support Program
services identified in Section 78212 to be provided.
   (2) A description of the college's process to identify students at
risk for academic or progress probation and the college's plan for
interventions or services to students.
   (3) The college budget for the state-funded Student Success and
Support Program services pursuant to Sections 78212 and 78214.
   (4) The development and training of staff and faculty to implement
the Student Success and Support Program services.
   (5) In multicampus districts, the coordination of the college
Student Success and Support Program plan with other college plans
within the district.
   (6) Technology services and institutional research and evaluation
necessary for implementation of this article.
   (7) Coordination with college student equity plans to ensure that
the college has identified strategies to monitor and address equity
issues and mitigate any disproportionate impacts on student access
and achievement.
   (8) The extent to which the community college is able to develop
partnerships with feeder high school districts, workforce agencies,
and other community partners to assist entering students in career
and educational exploration and planning and leverage resources to
support a successful transition to college and career.
   (d) The board of governors may allocate up to 5 percent of the
total funds appropriated for the Student Success and Support Program
for state administrative operations to carry out the intent of this
article, subject to the review of the annual budget process.
  SEC. 12.  Section 78218 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   78218.  In the 2012-13 fiscal year and each fiscal year
thereafter, this article shall be operative only if funds are
specifically appropriated for the purposes of this article.
  SEC. 13.  (a) The Legislative Analyst's Office shall review and
report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the
Legislature by July 1, 2014, and by July 1 of every even-numbered
year thereafter, all of the following:
   (1) The extent to which the provisions of the Seymour-Campbell
Student Success Act of 2012 are implemented consistent with the
intent of the Legislature and the extent to which students have
access to counseling and advising services.
   (2) The overall progress on the implementation of the Student
Success Task Force's recommendations provided pursuant to Chapter 409
of the Statutes of 2010.
   (3) The impacts of the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of
2012 on student participation, progress, and completion,
disaggregated by ethnicity, age, gender, disability, and
socioeconomic status.
   (4) A summary of community college campus implementation efforts
for the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 and
recommendations on whether and how these efforts can be improved.
   (b) The Office of the Chancellor of the California Community
Colleges shall work with the Legislative Analyst's Office to identify
information that is necessary to provide the report required in
subdivision (a), and shall provide this information to the
Legislative Analyst's Office by April 1, 2014.
  SEC. 14.  If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this
act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local
agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant
to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of
the Government Code.