SB 174, as introduced, Liu. Adult education: apportionments.
Existing law establishes a system of public elementary and secondary schools in this state, and provides for their funding through, among other types of funding, the apportionment of state funds to local educational agencies in accordance with prescribed criteria. Existing law authorizes school districts and county superintendents of schools to provide specified adult education classes and courses that qualify for the apportionment of state funds from the Adult Education Fund.
This bill would recast and revise the list of classes and courses that qualify for this funding, and would specify that this funding could be claimed by high school districts, unified school districts, and county offices of education. The bill would include courses of preparation for the California High School Exit Examination and the General Education Development (GED) test among the courses qualifying for the apportionment of state funds. The bill would authorize the charging of a fee for adult educations courses when apportionment of state funds does not cover the cost of providing the course. The bill would prohibit the apportionment of state funds for adult education courses unless they are approved by the governing board of the local educational agency and receive annual approval from the State Department of Education.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 41976 of the Education Code is amended
(a) For purposes of this chapter,
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begin deleteand courses are authorized to be offered by school districts and end delete
begin deletecounty superintendents of schools for apportionment purposes end delete
begin deletefrom the adult education fundend delete
begin delete programs in parenting, including parent cooperative end delete
begin deletepreschools, and classes in child growth and development, end delete
begin deleteparent-child relationships, and parentingend delete
25(2) Adult programs in elementary and secondary basic skills
26and other courses and classes required for the high school diploma.
27Apportionments for these courses and classes may only be
28generated by students who do not possess a high school diploma,
29except for remedial academic courses or classes in reading,
30mathematics, and language arts.
31(3) Adult education programs in English as a second language.end delete
32(4) Adult education programs for immigrants eligible for
33educational services in citizenship, English as a second language,
34and workforce preparation classes in the basic skills of speaking,
35listening, reading, writing, mathematics, decisionmaking and
36problem solving skills, and other classes required for preparation
37to participate in job specific technical training.
38(5) Adult education programs for adults with disabilities.end delete
P3 1(6) Adult short-term career technical education programs with
2high employment potential. Any reference to “vocational”
3education or programs in adult education means “career technical”
4education or programs in adult education.
5(7) Adult programs for older adults.end delete
6(8) Adult education programs for apprentices.end delete
7(9) Adult programs in home economics.end delete
8(10) Adult programs in health and safety education.end delete
38 No state apportionment
39 shall be made for any course
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