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          Date of Hearing:  May 6, 2015


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Jimmy Gomez, Chair


          AB  
          986 (Gipson) - As Amended April 23, 2015


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          Requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges  
          (CCC) to report to the Legislature, with respect to each Fiscal  
          Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) report regarding  
          Compton Community College District (CCD), a response as to how  








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          the Chancellor intends to resolve in a timely manner the issues  
          identified by FCMAT. The Chancellor's report is to be submitted  
          within 150 days following issuance of a FCMAT report.


          FISCAL EFFECT:


          General Fund costs of $50,000 to $75,000 for the Chancellor's  
          Office to prepare and submit each report to the Legislature  
          within 150 days of the release of each FCMAT progress report.


          COMMENTS:


          1)Background. On June 17, 2005, the Accrediting Commission of  
            Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) terminated accreditation  
            for Compton CCD, effective August 19, 2005. In order to ensure  
            instructional services could continue at the Compton CCD  
            campus, on August 21, 2006, the El Camino Community College  
            District approved a partnership agreement to establish the  
            Compton Center, which operates under the direct management of  
            El Camino CCD through a vice president on the Compton Center  
            site, who reports to the superintendent/president of El Camino  
            CCD for the operational aspects center, including its  
            instructional programs and student services.  Business  
            services, facilities, personnel, governance components and  
            other programs and services are managed by the Compton CCD's  
            chief executive officer (CEO), who reports to the state  
            special trustee for the Compton CCD.  The Compton CCD  
            five-member elected Board of Trustees remains in place, but  
            its role is limited to an advisory capacity.


            In October of 2014, FCMAT released its 8th progress report on  
            Compton CCD. FCMAT anticipates that the Compton CCD will  
            continue to make the progress necessary for an eventual return  
            to local governance. In January of 2015, the Compton Center  








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            submitted an eligibility application to ACCJC, which is the  
            first step toward obtaining independent accreditation. The  
            process of returning to local control could take several more  
            years.


          2)Purpose. According to the author, in order for Compton CCD's  
            Board of Trustees to be able to fully govern autonomously,  
            they must be provided every opportunity to be a direct  
            stakeholder and hold similar capacity to what they will be  
            expected to assume once accredited. The author notes that this  
            bill is intended to make progress toward the long-term goal of  
            returning governing authority to the Board.


          Analysis Prepared by:Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081