Amended in Senate June 13, 2016
Amended in Assembly April 14, 2016
California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session
Assembly BillNo. 1600
begin delete Committee on Budget (Assembly Members Ting (Chair), Travis Allen, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonta, Campos, Chávez, Chiu, Cooper, Gordon, Grove, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Kim, Lackey, McCarty, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Patterson, Rodriguez, Thurmond, Wilk, and Williams)end delete
January 7, 2016
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LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
as amended, Committee on Budget.
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This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2016.
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The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
(a) The Superintendent shall adopt rules and
4regulations on eligibility, enrollment, and priority of services
5needed to implement this chapter. In order to be eligible for federal
6and state subsidized child development services, families shall
7meet at least one requirement in each of the following areas:
9 A family
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begin delete eligible, (C)end delete homeless, begin delete or (D)end delete one whose
11children are recipients of protective services, or whose children
12have been identified as being abused, neglected, or exploited, or
13at risk of being abused, neglected, or exploited.
15 A family needs the child care
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16 because the child is identified by a legal, medical, or social services
17agency, a local educational agency liaison for homeless children
18and youths designated pursuant to Section 11432(g)(1)(J)(ii) of
19Title 42 of the United States Code, a Head Start program, or an
20emergency or transitional shelter
begin delete as (i)end delete a recipient of
begin delete services, (ii)end delete being neglected, abused, or
22exploited, or at risk of neglect, abuse, or exploitation,
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23 being homeless
begin delete or (B)end delete because the parents begin delete are (i)end delete
24 engaged in vocational training leading directly to a recognized
25trade, paraprofession, or
begin delete profession, (ii)end delete employed
begin delete employment, (iii)end delete seeking permanent
27housing for family stability,
begin delete or (iv)end delete incapacitated.
P19 1(b) Except as
provided in Article 15.5 (commencing with Section
28350), priority for federal and state subsidized child development
3services is as follows:
4(1) (A) First priority shall be given to neglected or abused
5children who are recipients of child protective services, or children
6who are at risk of being neglected or abused, upon written referral
7from a legal, medical, or social services agency. If an agency is
8unable to enroll a child in the first priority category, the agency
9shall refer the family to local resource and referral services to
10locate services for the child.
11(B) A family who is receiving child care on the basis of being
12a child at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, as defined in
13subdivision (k) of Section 8208, is eligible to receive services
14pursuant to subparagraph (A) for up to three months, unless the
15family becomes eligible pursuant to
16(C) A family may receive child care services for up to 12 months
17on the basis of a certification by the county child welfare agency
18that child care services continue to be necessary or, if the child is
19receiving child protective services during that period of time, and
20the family requires child care and remains otherwise eligible. This
21time limit does not apply if the family’s child care referral is
22recertified by the county child welfare agency.
23(2) Second priority shall be given equally to eligible families,
24regardless of the number of parents in the home, who are income
25eligible. Within this priority, families with the lowest gross monthly
26income in relation to family size, as determined by a schedule
27adopted by the Superintendent, shall be admitted first. If two or
28more families are in the same priority in relation to income, the
29family that has a child with
exceptional needs shall be admitted
30first. If there is no family of the same priority with a child with
31exceptional needs, the same priority family that has been on the
32waiting list for the longest time shall be admitted first. For purposes
33of determining order of admission, the grants of public assistance
34recipients shall be counted as income.
35(3) The Superintendent shall set criteria for, and may grant
36specific waivers of, the priorities established in this subdivision
37for agencies that wish to serve specific populations, including
38children with exceptional needs or children of prisoners. These
39new waivers shall not include proposals to avoid appropriate fee
40schedules or admit ineligible families, but may include proposals
P20 1to accept members of special populations in other than strict income
2order, as long as appropriate fees are paid.
3(c) Notwithstanding any other law, in order
4continuity of services, a family enrolled in a state or federally
5funded child care and development program whose services would
6otherwise be terminated because the family no longer meets the
7program income, eligibility, or need criteria may continue to
8receive child development services in another state or federally
9funded child care and development program if the contractor is
10able to transfer the family’s enrollment to another program for
11which the family is eligible before the date of termination of
12services or to exchange the family’s existing enrollment with the
13enrollment of a family in another program, provided that both
14families satisfy the eligibility requirements for the program in
15which they are being enrolled. The transfer of enrollment may be
16to another program within the same administrative agency or to
17another agency that administers state or federally funded child
18care and development programs.
19(d) In order to
promote continuity of services, the Superintendent
20may extend the 60-working-day period specified in subdivision
21(a) of Section 18086.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of
22Regulations for an additional 60 working days if he or she
23determines that opportunities for employment have diminished to
24the degree that one or both parents cannot reasonably be expected
25to find employment within 60 working days and granting the
26extension is in the public interest. The scope of extensions granted
27pursuant to this subdivision shall be limited to the necessary
28geographic areas and affected persons, which shall be described
29in the Superintendent’s order granting the extension. It is the intent
30of the Legislature that extensions granted pursuant to this
31subdivision improve services in areas with high unemployment
32rates and areas with disproportionately high numbers of seasonal
34(e) A physical examination and evaluation, including
age-appropriate immunization, shall be required before, or within
36six weeks of, enrollment. A standard, rule, or regulation shall not
37require medical examination or immunization for admission to a
38child care and development program of a child whose parent or
39guardian files a letter with the governing board of the child care
40and development program stating that the medical examination or
P21 1immunization is contrary to his or her religious beliefs, or provide
2for the exclusion of a child from the program because of a parent
3or guardian having filed the letter. However, if there is good cause
4to believe that a child is suffering from a recognized contagious
5or infectious disease, the child shall be temporarily excluded from
6the program until the governing board of the child care and
7development program is satisfied that the child is not suffering
8from that contagious or infectious disease.
9(f) Regulations formulated and promulgated pursuant to this
section shall include the recommendations of the State Department
11of Health Care Services relative to health care screening and the
12provision of health care services. The Superintendent shall seek
13the advice and assistance of these health authorities in situations
14where service under this chapter includes or requires care of
15children who are ill or children with exceptional needs.
16(g) The Superintendent shall establish guidelines for the
17collection of employer-sponsored child care benefit payments from
18a parent whose child receives subsidized child care and
19development services. These guidelines shall provide for the
20collection of the full amount of the benefit payment, but not to
21exceed the actual cost of child care and development services
22provided, notwithstanding the applicable fee based on the fee
24(h) The Superintendent shall establish guidelines according to
the director or a duly authorized representative of the child
26care and development program will certify children as eligible for
27state reimbursement pursuant to this section.
28(i) Public funds shall not be paid directly or indirectly to an
29agency that does not pay at least the minimum wage to each of its
(a) For purposes of this chapter, “income eligible”
34means that a family’s adjusted monthly income is at or below 70
35percent of the state median income, adjusted for family size, and
37(b) Notwithstanding any other law, for the 2011-12 fiscal year,
38the income eligibility limits that were in effect for the 2007-08
39fiscal year shall be reduced to 70 percent of the state median
P22 1income that was in use for the 2007-08 fiscal year, adjusted for
2family size, effective July 1, 2011.
3(c) Notwithstanding any other law, for the 2012-13, 2013-14,
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5eligibility limits shall be 70 percent of the state median income
6that was in use for the 2007-08 fiscal year, adjusted for family
8(d) The income of a recipient of federal supplemental security
9income benefits pursuant to Title XVI of the federal Social Security
10Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1381 et seq.) and state supplemental program
11benefits pursuant to Title XVI of the federal Social Security Act
12and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12000) of Part 3 of
13Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall not be
14included as income for purposes of determining eligibility for child
15care under this chapter.
(a) The Superintendent shall implement a plan that
19establishes reasonable standards and assigned reimbursement rates,
20which vary with the length of the program year and the hours of
22(1) Parent fees shall be used to pay reasonable and necessary
23costs for providing additional services.
24(2) When establishing standards and assigned reimbursement
25rates, the Superintendent shall confer with applicant agencies.
26(3) The reimbursement system, including standards and rates,
27shall be submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
28(4) The Superintendent may establish any
regulations he or she
29deems advisable concerning conditions of service and hours of
30enrollment for children in the programs.
begin deleteThe end deletethe standard reimbursement
32rate shall be nine thousand five hundred seventy-two dollars and
33fifty cents ($9,572.50) per unit of average daily enrollment for a
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begin delete 2016-17end delete fiscal year, shall be increased by the
38cost-of-living adjustment granted by the Legislature annually
39pursuant to Section 42238.15.
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40 full-day state preschool reimbursement rate shall be nine thousand
P23 1six hundred thirty-two dollars and fifty cents ($9,632.50) per unit
2of average daily enrollment for a 250-day
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6 fiscal year, shall be increased by the cost-of-living
7adjustment granted by the Legislature annually pursuant to Section
12(c) The plan shall require agencies having an assigned
13reimbursement rate above the current year standard reimbursement
14rate to reduce costs on an incremental basis to achieve the standard
16(d) (1) The plan shall provide
for adjusting reimbursement on
17a case-by-case basis, in order to maintain service levels for agencies
18currently at a rate less than the standard reimbursement rate.
19Assigned reimbursement rates shall be increased only on the basis
20of one or more of the following:
21(A) Loss of program resources from other sources.
22(B) Need of an agency to pay the same child care rates as those
23prevailing in the local community.
24(C) Increased costs directly attributable to new or different
26(D) Documented increased costs necessary to maintain the prior
27year’s level of service and ensure the continuation of threatened
29(2) Child care agencies funded at the lowest rates shall be given
priority for increases.
31(e) The plan shall provide for expansion of child development
32programs at no more than the standard reimbursement rate for that
34(f) The Superintendent may reduce the percentage of reduction
35for a public agency that satisfies any of the following:
36(1) Serves more than 400 children.
37(2) Has in effect a collective bargaining agreement.
38(3) Has other extenuating circumstances that apply, as
39determined by the Superintendent.
(a) The cost of child care services provided under this
4article shall be governed by regional market rates. Recipients of
5child care services provided pursuant to this article shall be allowed
6to choose the child care services of licensed child care providers
7or child care providers who are, by law, not required to be licensed,
8and the cost of that child care shall be reimbursed by counties or
9agencies that contract with the department if the cost is within the
10regional market rate. For purposes of this section, “regional market
11rate” means care costing no more than 1.5 market standard
12deviations above the mean cost of care for that region.
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13October 1, 2015,end delete
begin delete regional market rate ceilings shall be at the
begin delete greater of either theend delete 85th percentile of the begin delete 2009end delete
16 regional market rate
begin delete survey for that region, reduced the
17by 10.11 percent, orend delete
begin delete 85th percentileend delete of
begin delete 2005end delete regional market rate begin delete survey for the regional market rate ceilings
19that region. Commencing October 1, 2015,end delete
begin delete shall be the
22established at 104.5 percent of the greater of either ofend delete
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28(1) The 85th percentile of the 2009 regional market rate survey
29for that region, reduced by 10.11 percent.
30(2) The 85th percentile of the 2005 regional market rate survey
31for that region.
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6 reimbursement to license-exempt child care providers shall not
begin delete 60end delete percent of the family child care home rate established
begin delete subdivision (a), effective July 1, 2011.end delete Commencing begin delete Octoberend delete 1, begin delete 2015,end delete
10 reimbursement to license-exempt child care providers shall not
begin delete 65end delete percent of the family child care home rate established
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14 Reimbursement to child care providers shall not exceed the
15fee charged to private clients for the same service.
17 Reimbursement shall not be made for child care services
18when care is provided by parents, legal guardians, or members of
19the assistance unit.
21 A child care provider located on an Indian reservation or
22rancheria and exempted from state licensing requirements shall
23meet applicable tribal standards.
25 For purposes of this section, “reimbursement” means a direct
26payment to the provider of child care services, including
27license-exempt providers. If care is provided in the home of the
28recipient, payment may be made to the parent as the employer,
29and the parent shall be informed of his or her concomitant legal
30and financial reporting requirements. To allow time for the
31development of the administrative systems necessary to issue direct
32payments to providers, for a period not to exceed six months from
33the effective date of this article, a county or an alternative payment
34agency contracting with the department may reimburse the cost
35of child care services through a direct payment to a recipient of
rather than to the child care provider.
38 Counties and alternative payment programs shall not be
39bound by the rate limits described in
begin delete subdivision (a)end delete when there are, in the region, no more than two
P26 1child care providers of the type needed by the recipient of child
2care services provided under this article.
4 (1) Notwithstanding any other law, reimbursements to child
5care providers based upon a daily rate may only be authorized
6under either of the following circumstances:
7(A) A family has an unscheduled but documented need of six
8hours or more per occurrence, such as the parent’s need to work
9on a regularly scheduled day off, that exceeds the certified need
10for child care.
11(B) A family has a documented need of six hours or more per
12day that exceeds no more than 14 days per month. In no event shall
13reimbursements to a provider based on the daily rate over
14month’s time exceed the provider’s equivalent full-time monthly
15rate or applicable monthly ceiling.
16(2) This subdivision shall not limit providers from being
17reimbursed for services using a weekly or monthly rate, pursuant
18to subdivision (c) of Section 8222.
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that greater
22efficiencies may be achieved in the execution of state subsidized
23child care and development program contracts with public and
24private agencies by the timely approval of contract provisions by
25the Department of Finance, the Department of General Services,
26and the department and by authorizing the department to establish
27a multiyear application, contract expenditure, and service review
28as may be necessary to provide timely service while preserving
29audit and oversight functions to protect the public welfare.
30(b) (1) The Department of Finance and the Department of
31General Services shall approve or disapprove annual contract
32funding terms and conditions, including both family fee schedules
and regional market rate schedules that are required to be adhered
34to by contract, and contract face sheets submitted by the department
35not more than 30 working days from the date of submission, unless
36unresolved conflicts remain between the Department of Finance,
37the department, and the Department of General Services. The
38department shall resolve conflicts within an additional 30 working
39day time period. Contracts and funding terms and conditions shall
40be issued to child care contractors no later than June 1. Applications
P27 1for new child care funding shall be issued not more than 45
2working days after the effective date of authorized new allocations
3of child care moneys.
4(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1),
begin delete until January 1, 2015,end delete the
begin delete State Department of Educationend delete shall implement the
6regional market rate schedules based upon the county aggregates,
begin delete determined by the Regional Market survey conductedend delete
begin delete 2005. Commencing January 1, 2015,end delete the
begin delete department shall implement the regional market rate schedules
10based upon the 85th percentile of county aggregates, as determined
11by the Regional Market survey conducted in 2009. Commencing
12January 1, 2015, the regional market rate schedule developed
13pursuant to this paragraph shall be reduced by 10.11 percent. If a
14ceiling for a county is less than the ceiling provided for that county
15before January 1, 2015, the department shall use the ceiling from
16the Regional Market survey conducted in 2005. Commencing
17October 1, 2015, the regional market rate ceilings for all counties
18shall be increased by 4.5 percent.end delete
19(3) It is the intent of the Legislature to fully fund the third stage
20of child care for former CalWORKs recipients.
21(c) With respect to subdivision (b), it is the intent of the
22Legislature that the Department of Finance annually review
23contract funding terms and conditions for the primary purpose of
24ensuring consistency between child care contracts and the child
25care budget. This review shall include evaluating any proposed
26changes to contract language or other fiscal documents to which
27the contractor is required to adhere, including those changes to
28terms or conditions that authorize higher reimbursement rates,
29modify related adjustment factors, modify administrative or other
30service allowances, or diminish fee revenues otherwise available
31for services, to determine if the change is necessary or has the
32potential effect of reducing the number of full-time equivalent
33children that may be served.
34(d) Alternative payment child care systems, as set forth in Article
353 (commencing with Section 8220),
shall be subject to the rates
36established in the Regional Market Rate Survey of California Child
37Care Providers for provider payments. The department shall
38contract to conduct and complete a
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39 no more frequently than once every
P28 1two years, consistent with federal regulations, with a goal of
2completion by March 1.
3(e) By March 1 of each year, the Department of Finance shall
4provide to the department the state median income amount for a
5four-person household in California based on the best available
6data. The department shall adjust its fee schedule for child care
7providers to reflect this updated state median income; however,
8no changes based on revisions to the state median income amount
9shall be implemented midyear.
10(f) Notwithstanding the June 1 date specified in subdivision (b),
11changes to the regional market rate schedules and fee schedules
12may be made
at any other time to reflect the availability of accurate
13data necessary for their completion, provided these documents
14receive the approval of the Department of Finance. The Department
15of Finance shall review the changes within 30 working days of
16submission and the department shall resolve conflicts within an
17additional 30 working day period. Contractors shall be given
18adequate notice before the effective date of the approved schedules.
19It is the intent of the Legislature that contracts for services not be
20delayed by the timing of the availability of accurate data needed
21to update these schedules.
(a) (1) The K-12 High-Speed Network (K-12 HSN)
25is hereby established for the purpose of enriching pupil educational
26experiences and improving pupil academic performance by
27providing high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity to the
28public school system, as defined by Section 6 of Article IX of the
30(2) The California Education Network is hereby established,
31consisting of the California Research and Education Network
32(CalREN) and the K-12 HSN.
33(b) The Superintendent shall measure the success of the K-12
34HSN and ensure that the benefits of the K-12 HSN are maximized
35to the extent possible. The K-12 HSN shall provide critical services
36and functions for
public primary and secondary local educational
37agencies, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
38(1) Reliable and cost-effective Internet service.
39(2) Reliable and secure interconnectivity among public school
40entities offering kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive,
P29 1in California, connection to higher education institutions of
2California, and connection to state and local agencies to facilitate
3efficient interaction, including transmission of data.
4(3) Videoconferencing and related distance learning capabilities.
5(4) Statewide coordination of network uses to benefit teaching
7(c) The Superintendent shall use a competitive grant process to
8select a local
educational agency to serve as the Lead Education
9Agency to administer the K-12 HSN on behalf of the
11(d) The Superintendent shall establish a K-12 HSN advisory
12board to be composed of all of the following members:
13(1) The Superintendent, or his or her designee.
14(2) The county superintendent of schools of the Lead Education
16(3) A county superintendent of schools of a county with an
17average daily attendance of more than 60,000 pupils, appointed
18by the Superintendent. The member appointed pursuant to this
19paragraph shall serve a renewable two-year term.
20(4) Three school district superintendents, appointed by the
21Superintendent. Members appointed pursuant to this
22shall represent school districts that are diverse as to geography and
23size, and that serve socioeconomically and culturally diverse pupil
24populations. Members appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall
25serve renewable two-year terms.
26(5) Two county superintendents of schools appointed by the
27majority of the votes of all of the county superintendents of schools.
28Members appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall serve
29renewable two-year terms.
30(6) Three schoolsite representatives, who shall include not less
31than two classroom teachers or instructional specialists. Members
32appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall serve renewable two-year
34(7) The president of the state board or his or her designee.
35(e) The advisory board shall meet
quarterly and shall recommend
36policy direction and broad operational guidance to the
37Superintendent and the Lead Education Agency. The advisory
38board, in consultation with the Lead Education Agency, shall
39develop recommendations for measuring the success of the
40network, improving network oversight and monitoring,
P30 1strengthening accountability, and optimizing the use of the K-12
2HSN and its ability to improve education. The advisory board shall
3report its recommendations to the Legislature, the Governor, the
4Department of Finance, the president of the state board or his or
5her designee, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office by March 1,
62007. It is the intent of the Legislature that the report identify and
7recommend specific annual performance measures that should be
8established to assess the effectiveness of the network.
9(f) The duties of the Lead Education Agency shall include all
10of the following:
11(1) Entering into appropriate contracts for the provision of
12high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity, provided
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13 contracts secure the necessary terms and conditions to
14adequately protect the interests of the state. Terms and conditions
15shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
16(A) Development of comprehensive service level agreements.
17(B) Protection of any ownership rights of intellectual property
18of the state that result due to participation of the state in the K-12
20(C) Appropriate protection of assets of the state acquired due
21to its participation in the K-12 HSN.
22(D) Assurance that appropriate fee structures are in place.
23(E) Assurance that any interest earned on funds of the state for
24this purpose are used solely to the benefit of the project.
25(2) Development of an annual budget request for the K-12 HSN
26for submission to the department and the Department of Finance
27to be included in the annual Budget Act.
28(3) Development, in consultation with the advisory board
29established pursuant to subdivision (d), of specific goals and
30objectives for the program with appropriate reporting of success
31measures developed by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision
33(4) Ongoing fiscal oversight of the program, including
34mechanisms to control statewide costs and exposure. To
35accomplish this objective, the Lead Education Agency shall
36contract for an annual independent audit of the
37independent auditor shall report the audit findings to the
38Superintendent, the Legislature, and the Governor by December
3915 of each year.
P31 1(5) Ongoing technical oversight of the program, including
2external evaluation and independent validation, where appropriate.
3To accomplish this objective, the Lead Education Agency shall
4contract for an independent evaluation to be completed and
5provided to the Superintendent by March 1, 2009. The
6Superintendent shall report the results of the evaluation, including
7a response and recommendations to correct any adverse findings
8from the evaluation, to the Governor and the Legislature by April
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11grant programs to promote the most cost-effective
12manner for the completion of connectivity for all public schools
13of the state and cost-effective applications that meet instructional
14needs to the extent that funds are provided for these purposes in
15the annual Budget Act.
16(B) Before the appropriation of any state funds for the purposes
17of this paragraph, the Lead Education Agency shall submit
18information justifying the need for additional grant funds,
19including, but not limited to, all of the following:
20(i) The number of schools and school districts that are already
22(ii) The means by which the costs associated with connectivity
23were covered for schools and school districts that are already
to connection for those schools and school
26districts that are not yet connected.
27(iv) Other local options and funding sources for purposes of
28connectivity and applications.
(a) For the 1990-91 fiscal year and each fiscal year
39thereafter, allocations calculated pursuant to Section 41203 shall
40be distributed in accordance with calculations provided in this
P32 1section. Notwithstanding Section 41203, and for purposes of this
2section, school districts, community college districts, and direct
3elementary and secondary level instructional services provided by
4the State of California shall be regarded as separate segments of
5public education, and each of these three segments of public
6education shall be entitled to receive respective shares of the
7amount calculated pursuant to Section 41203 as though the
8calculation made pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article
9XVI of the California Constitution were to be applied separately
10to each segment and the base year for purposes of this calculation
paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI
12of the California Constitution were based on the 1989-90 fiscal
13year. Calculations made pursuant to this subdivision shall be made
14so that each segment of public education is entitled to the greater
15of the amounts calculated for that segment pursuant to paragraph
16(1) or (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the
18(b) If the single calculation made pursuant to Section 41203
19yields a guaranteed amount of funding that is less than the sum of
20the amounts calculated pursuant to subdivision (a), the amount
21calculated pursuant to Section 41203 shall be prorated for the three
22segments of public education.
23(c) Notwithstanding any other law, this section does not apply
24to the 1992-93 to the
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(a) Commencing with the 2015-16 fiscal year, and
27each fiscal year thereafter, the Foster Youth Services Coordinating
28Program, administered by the Superintendent, is hereby established
29to provide supplemental funding to county offices of education,
30or a consortium of county offices of education, to coordinate and
31ensure that local educational agencies within its jurisdiction are
32providing services to foster youth pupils pursuant to the plan
33established in Section 42921, with the purpose of ensuring positive
35(b) A foster youth services coordinating program shall meet
36minimum standards established by the Superintendent to ensure
37the provisions of Section 42921 are implemented, and shall be
38required to meet those minimum standards annually as a
39of continued funding.
P38 1(c) As a condition of receiving funds, a county office of
2education, or a consortium of county offices of education, shall
3work with the local educational agencies within the county or
4consortium of counties, and shall coordinate services to ensure
5that, for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal years, the level of direct
6services provided to support foster youth pupils is not less than
7what was provided in the 2014-15 fiscal year through the foster
8youth services program established pursuant to Section 42921, as
9it read on June 30, 2015. In meeting this requirement, services for
10foster youth pupils may be provided through one or any
11combination of state funding, including, but not limited to, the
12local control funding formula, or federal, local, or other funding.
13(d) For the 2015-16 fiscal year, the allocation amount for which
14any county office of
education or consortium of county offices of
15education is eligible shall not be less than the amount allocated to
16that county or consortium in the 2014-15 fiscal year, including
17the allocation amounts of school districts identified in Section
1842920, as it read on June 30, 2015. This subdivision applies only
19if a county office of education or consortium of county offices of
20education elects to apply for grant funding pursuant to Section
22(e) On or before October 31, 2015, the Superintendent shall
23develop an allocation formula to determine the allocation amounts
24for which each county office of education or consortium of county
25offices of education is eligible. The Superintendent, within 30 days
26of the developing the allocation formula, shall submit the allocation
27formula to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the
28Legislature and the Department of Finance for review, and the
29Department of Finance shall approve the allocation
3030 days of submission by the Superintendent. The allocation
31formula may be revised annually upon submission to the
32appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature and
33approval by the Department of Finance within 30 days of
34submission by the Superintendent. The Superintendent may include
35additional criteria in the allocation formula, but shall apply, at a
36minimum, the following criteria:
37(1) The number of pupils in foster care in the county.
38(2) The number of school districts in the county.
16 For purposes of this chapter, “local educational agency”
17means a county office of education, school district, or charter
(a) (1) An integrated program of professional
22preparation shall enable candidates for teaching credentials to
23engage in professional preparation, concurrently with subject matter
24preparation, while completing baccalaureate degrees at regionally
25accredited postsecondary institutions. An integrated
26program shall provide opportunities for candidates to complete
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28 in public elementary and secondary schools early in the
29undergraduate sequence. The development and implementation of
30an integrated program shall be based on intensive collaboration
31among subject matter departments and education units within
32postsecondary institutions and local public elementary
33and secondary school districts.
2 The commission shall encourage postsecondary
3 institutions to offer integrated programs of professional preparation
4that follow the guidelines developed pursuant to this section. In
5approving integrated programs, the commission shall not
6compromise or reduce its standards of subject matter preparation
7pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 44310) or its
8standards of professional preparation pursuant to paragraph (3) of
9subdivision (b) of Section 44259.
15(b) (1) Commencing with the 2005-06 school year, an
16integrated program offered by the California State University shall
17be designed to concurrently lead to a preliminary multiple subject
18or single subject teaching credential, and a baccalaureate degree. Recommendation for each
21shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of the
requirements for each.
23(2) By July 1, 2004, the Chancellor of the California State
24University, in consultation with California State University faculty
25members, shall develop a framework defining appropriate balance
26for an integrated program of general education, subject matter
27preparation, and professional education courses, for both lower
28division and upper division students, including an appropriate
29range of units to be taken in professional education courses. In
30developing the framework, the Chancellor of the California State
31University and California State University faculty members shall
32consult with the Academic Senate for the California Community
33Colleges on matters related to the effective and efficient use of,
34and appropriate role for, lower division coursework in an integrated
36(c) (1) By January 1, 2005, the Chancellor of the California
State University and the Chancellor of the California Community
38Colleges shall collaboratively ensure that both of the following
P41 1(A) Lower division coursework completed by a community
2college student transferring to a California State University
3integrated program is articulated with the corresponding
4coursework of the California State University.
5(B) The articulated community college lower division
6coursework is accepted as the equivalent to the coursework offered
7to students who enter that integrated program as freshman students.
8(2) Commencing with the 2005-06 school year, each campus
9of the California State University shall invite the community
10colleges in its region that send significant numbers of transfer
11students to that campus to enter into articulation agreements. These
12articulation agreements shall
be based on a fully transferable
13education curriculum that is developed pursuant to the framework
14developed under paragraph (2) of subdivision (b). Approval of one
15or more of the articulation agreements will enable the coursework
16of a community college student to be accepted as the equivalent
17to the coursework offered to students who enter that integrated
18program as freshman students.
19(d) A postbaccalaureate program of professional preparation
20shall enable candidates for teaching credentials to commence and
21complete professional preparation after they have completed
22baccalaureate degrees at regionally accredited institutions. The development and implementation of
24a postbaccalaureate program of professional preparation shall be
25based on intensive collaboration among the postsecondary
26 institution and local public elementary and secondary
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that over the
39next five years, as many as 50 percent of the classroom teachers
40in many urban school districts with large percentages of minority
P43 1pupils will be eligible for retirement. The Legislature further finds
2and declares that in many school districts there are a number of
3classified employees, particularly minority group members, who
4are enrolled in, who have been enrolled in, or who would be
5interested in enrolling in, a teacher training program leading to a
6teaching credential if they were provided assistance in applying
7for admission and financial aid for that purpose.
8The Legislature also finds and declares that educational
9paraprofessionals who serve pupils in the public schools provide
10valuable instructional services to public school pupils. A program
11to enhance instructional competencies and to prepare school
12paraprofessionals to become teachers would result in improved
13services in terms of their role in the instructional program in the
This article shall be
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18 as the
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For the purposes of this article, unless the context
24clearly requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the
26(a) “Applicant” means a school
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27 or county office of education applying for program funds under
28the California School
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31(b) “Institutions of higher education” means the California
32Community Colleges, the California State University, the
33University of California, and private institutions of
34higher education that offer
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36(c) “Participant” means a school
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37 who elects to participate in the California
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P44 1(d) “Program” means the California School
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3pursuant to Section 44393.end delete
begin delete “School paraprofessional”end delete
begin delete the following job classifications: educational aide,
6instructional aide, special education aide, special education
7assistant, teacher associate, teacher assistant, teacher aide, pupil
8service aide, library aide, child development aide, child
9development assistant, and physical education aide.end delete
12(f) “Teacher training program” means an undergraduate or
13graduate program of instruction conducted by a
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14institution of higher educationend delete
16sequenced career ladder to provide instruction, coursework, and
17clearly defined tasks for each level of the ladder, and that is
18designed to qualify students enrolled in the program for a teaching
19credential authorizing instruction in kindergarten and grades 1 to
(a) The California School
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25established for the purpose of recruiting school
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27to encourage them to enroll in teacher training programs and to
28provide instructional service as teachers in the public schools.
begin deleteThe commission, in consultation with end deletethe begin delete Chancellor ofend delete the begin delete California Community Colleges, shall
32the Chancellor of the California State University, the President of
33the University of California, the chancellors of private institutions
34of higher education that offer accredited teacher training programs,
35and representatives of certificated and classified employee
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39suburban areas that apply to participateend delete
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40commission shall ensure that, at a minimum, a total of 600 school
P45 1paraprofessionals are recruited from among the 24 or more
2participating school districts or county offices of education. Theend delete
4adopted by the commission for the selection of school
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5 or county offices of education to
6participate in the program shall include all of the following:
7(1) The extent to which the applicant demonstrates the capacity
8and willingness to accommodate the participation of
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10conducted at institutions of higher
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12(2) The extent to which the applicant’s plan for the
13implementation of its recruitment program involves the active
14participation of one or more local campuses of the participating
15institutions of higher education in the development of coursework
16and teaching programs for participating school
begin delete paraprofessionals.end delete Each selected applicant shall be
18required to enter into a written articulation agreement with the
19participating campuses of the institutions of higher education.
20(3) The extent to which the applicant’s plan for recruitment
21attempts to meet the demand for
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24(4) The extent to which the applicant’s plan for recruitment
25attempts to meet the demand for multiple subject credentialed
26teachers interested in teaching kindergarten or any of grades 1 to
273, inclusive. For purposes of this paragraph, each paraprofessional
28selected to participate shall have completed at least two years of
29undergraduate college or university coursework and shall have
30demonstrated an interest in obtaining a multiple subject teaching
31credential for teaching kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 3,
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33(5) The extent to which the applicant’s plan for recruitment
34attempts to meet the demand for special education teachers.
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36 The extent to which a developmentally sequenced series of
37job descriptions leads from an entry-level school
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39position in that school
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40office of education.
2 The extent to which the applicant’s plan for recruitment
3attempts to meet its own specific teacher needs.
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4(8) The extent to which the applicant’s plan for implementation
5of its recruitment program involves participation in a district
6internship program pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with
7Section 44325) and Section 44830.3 or a university internship
8program pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 44450)
9of Chapter 3.
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10(c) An applicant that is selected to participate pursuant to
11subdivision (b) shall provide information and assistance to each
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15program regarding admission to a teacher training program.
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16(d) (1) The applicant shall recruit and organize groups, or
17“cohorts,” of participants, of no more than 30, and no less than 10,
18in each cohort. Cohorts shall be organized to consist of participants
19having approximately equal academic experience and
20qualifications, as determined by the school district or county office
21of education. To the extent possible, the members of each cohort
22shall proceed through the same subject matter and credential
23programs. The members of each cohort shall enroll in the same
24college or university and shall be provided appropriate support
25and information throughout the course of their studies by the
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28 An applicant shall require participants to satisfy
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29 of the following requirements
begin delete prior toend delete participating in the
begin deleteFor the purpose of obtaining current criminal history a
32information from the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau
33of Investigation, obtain end delete
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34commission pursuant to Sections 44339 to 44341, inclusive, and
35related regulations adopted by the commission.end delete
37(B) Provide verification of one of the following:
38(i) Has earned an associate or higher level degree.
39(ii) Has completed at least two years of study at a
40postsecondary educational institution.
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P47 1(iii) Has received a passing score on a formal academic
2assessment that demonstrates knowledge of, and the ability to
3assist in the instruction of, reading, writing, and mathematics. The
4formal academic assessment shall be based upon a job analysis
5for validity purposes and shall be made readily available to
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8 An applicant shall certify that it has received a commitment
9 from each participant that he or she will accomplish all of the
11(A) Graduate from an institution of higher education under the
12program with a bachelor’s degree.
13(B) Complete all of the requirements
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14 a multiple subject, single subject, or education specialist teaching
16(C) Complete one school year of classroom instruction in the
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18for each year that he or she receives assistance for books, fees, and
19tuition while attending an institution of higher education under the
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21(4) To the extent that a participant does not fulfill his or her
22obligations, as set forth in paragraph (3), the participant shall be
23required to repay the assistance. If a participant is laid off, the
24participant may not be required to repay the assistance until the
25participant is offered reemployment and has an opportunity to
26fulfill his or her obligations under this section.
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27(5) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (4), if a
28participant is unable to fulfill his or her obligations pursuant to
29paragraph (3) due to a serious illness, a pregnancy, or another
30natural cause, the time period for repayment of the assistance shall
31be extended by a maximum period of one year.
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32(6) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (4), if an
33interruption in employment caused by a natural disaster prevents
34a participant from completing one of the required years of service,
35the time period for repayment of the assistance shall be extended
36by a period equal to the period between the date the interruption
37of employment begins and the date employment resumes.
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38(e) The commission shall contract with an independent evaluator
39with a proven record of experience in assessing
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40programs orend delete
P48 1to determine the success of the
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2pursuant to subdivision (b).end delete
begin delete conducted once every five years and shall incorporate data annually
4collected by the commission and reported to the Legislature.end delete
5 The commission shall
begin delete complete the evaluation with existing resources. By January 1 of submit the completed evaluation to the Governor and the
7each year in which an evaluation is conducted pursuant to this
8subdivision, commencing with January 1, 2009, the commission
10education policy and fiscal committees of the Assembly and Senate.
begin delete The evaluation shall include, but is not limited to, all of the
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13(1) The total cost per person participating in the program who
14successfully obtains a teaching credential, based upon all state,
15local, federal, and other sources of funding.
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16(2) The economic status of persons participating in the program.
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17(3) A description of financial and other resources made available
18to each recruitment program by participating school districts or
19county offices of education, institutions of higher education, and
20other participating organizations.
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21(4) The extent to which pupil performance on standardized
22achievement tests has improved in classes taught by teachers who
23have successfully completed the program, in comparison to classes
24taught by other teachers who have equivalent teaching experience.
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25(5) The extent to which pupil dropout rates and other measures
26of delinquency have improved in classes taught by teachers who
27have successfully completed the program.
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28(6) The extent to which teachers who have successfully
29completed the program remain in the communities in which they
30reside and in which they teach.
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31(7) The attrition rate of teachers who have successfully
32completed the program.
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33(f) Each selected school district or county office of education
34shall report to the commission regarding the progress of each cohort
35of school paraprofessionals, and other information regarding its
36recruitment program as the commission may direct.
37(g) No later than
38 January 1 of each year, the commission shall
39report to the Legislature regarding the status of the program,
40including, but not limited to, the number of school
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3number of school
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4who are subsequently employed as teachers in the public schools,
5the degree to which the
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6bilingual and special education teachers as well as meetingend delete
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8 or county office of education, the
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10similar programs can meet that demand if properly funded and
11executed, and other effects upon the operationend delete
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14(h) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that each fiscal year,
15funding for the California School Paraprofessional Teacher
16Training Program be allocated to the Commission on Teacher
17Credentialing for grants to applicants pursuant to this section. A
18grant to an applicant shall not exceed three thousand five hundred
19dollars ($3,500) per participant per year. Funding for grants to
20applicants pursuant to this subdivision shall be contingent upon
21an appropriation in the annual Budget Act.
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22(2) The commission shall report to the Department of Finance
23by March 31 of each year the amount of funds collected by school
24districts and county offices of education as repayment of assistance
25pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) and the amount of
26funds that remain unspent from the funds appropriated to the
27commission in the annual Budget Act for purposes of the program.
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(a) No later than July 1, 2017, the Superintendent shall
31provide the Legislature with an evaluation of kindergarten program
32implementation in the state, including part-day and full-day
33kindergarten programs. The evaluation shall include recommended
34best practices for providing full-day kindergarten programs.
P50 1 The evaluation shall include a sample of local educational
2agencies’ full-day and part-day kindergarten programs from across
3the state. It is the intent of the Legislature that this sample be
4representative of the diversity of the state, and shall include both
5urban and rural and small and large local educational agencies
6within school districts.
8 The report required pursuant to this section shall be
9submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
12 This section shall not become operative until the Legislature
13makes an appropriation for these purposes in the annual Budget
14Act or in any other statute.
16 This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2017, and,
17as of January 1, 2018, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
18that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2018, deletes or
19extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
Each chartering authority, in addition to any
23other duties imposed by this part, shall do all of the following with
24respect to each charter school under its authority:
26 Identify at least one staff member as a contact person for
27the charter school.
29 Visit each charter school at least annually.
31 Ensure that each charter school under its authority complies
32with all reports required of charter schools by law, including the
33 annual update required pursuant to Section
37 Monitor the fiscal condition of each charter school under its
P51 1 Provide timely notification to the department if any of the
2following circumstances occur or will occur with regard to a charter
3school for which it is the chartering authority:
5 A renewal of the charter is granted or denied.
7 The charter is revoked.
9 The charter school will cease operation for any reason.
11 The cost of performing the duties required by this section
12shall be funded with supervisorial oversight fees collected pursuant
13to Section 47613.
(a) Each charter school shall annually prepare and
17submit the following reports to its chartering authority and the
18county superintendent of schools, or only to the county
19superintendent of schools if the county board of education is the
21(1) On or before July 1, a preliminary budget. For a charter
22school in its first year of operation, the information submitted
23pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 47605 satisfies this
25(2) On or before July 1, an annual update
27 required pursuant to Section 47606.5.
28(3) On or before December 15, an interim financial report. This
29report shall reflect changes through October 31.
30(4) On or before March 15, a second interim financial report.
31This report shall reflect changes through January 31.
32(5) On or before September 15, a final unaudited report for the
33full prior year.
34(b) The chartering authority shall use any financial information
35it obtains from the charter school, including, but not limited to,
36the reports required by this section, to assess the fiscal condition
37of the charter school pursuant to
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38 of Section 47604.32.
P52 1(c) The cost of performing the duties required by this section
2shall be funded with supervisorial oversight fees collected pursuant
3to Section 47613.
(a) On or before July 1, 2015, and each year
7thereafter, a charter school shall update the goals and annual actions
8to achieve those goals identified in the charter pursuant to
9subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section
1047605 or subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of
11Section 47605.6. The
12 annual update shall
13be developed using the template adopted pursuant to Section 52064
14and shall include all of the following:
15(1) A review of
the progress toward the goals included in the
16charter, an assessment of the effectiveness of the specific actions
17described in the charter toward achieving the goals, and a
18description of changes to the specific actions the charter school
19will make as a result of the review and assessment.
20(2) A listing and description of the expenditures for the fiscal
21year implementing the specific actions included in the charter as
22a result of the reviews and assessment required by paragraph (1).
23(b) The expenditures identified in subdivision (a) shall be
24classified using the California School Accounting Manual pursuant
25to Section 41010.
26(c) For purposes of the review required by subdivision (a), a
27governing body of a charter school may consider qualitative
28information, including, but not limited to, findings that result from
school quality reviews conducted pursuant to subparagraph (J) or
30paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 or any other
32(d) To the extent practicable, data reported pursuant to this
33section shall be reported in a manner consistent with how
34information is reported on a school accountability report card.
35(e) The charter school shall consult with teachers, principals,
36administrators, other school personnel, parents, and pupils in
37developing the annual
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(a) Because a hungry child cannot learn, the
2Legislature intends, as a state nutrition and health policy, that the
3School Breakfast Program be made available in all schools where
4it is needed to provide adequate nutrition for children in attendance.
5(b) The department, in cooperation with school districts and
6county superintendents of schools, shall provide information and
7limited financial assistance to encourage program startup and
8expansion into all qualified schools, as follows:
9(1) Provide information to school districts and county
10superintendents of schools concerning the benefits and availability
11of the School Breakfast Program.
12(2) Each year, provide additional information and financial
13assistance to schools in the state, in which 20 percent or more of
14the school enrollment consists of children who have applied and
15qualify for free and reduced-price meals.
16(c) The department shall award grants of up to fifteen thousand
17dollars ($15,000) per schoolsite on a competitive basis to school
18districts, county superintendents of schools, or entities approved
19by the department, limited to an amount subject to budget
20appropriations each fiscal year, for nonrecurring expenses incurred
21in initiating or expanding a school breakfast program under this
22section or a summer food service program pursuant to Article 10.7
23(commencing with Section 49547).
24(d) Grants awarded under this section shall be used for
25nonrecurring costs of initiating or expanding a school breakfast
26program or a summer food service
program, including the
27acquisition of equipment, training of staff in new capacities,
28outreach efforts to publicize new or expanded school breakfast
29programs or summer food service programs, minor alterations to
30accommodate new equipment, computer point-of-service systems
31for food service, and the purchase of vehicles for transporting food
32to schools. Funds may not be used for salaries and benefits of staff,
33food, computers, except computer point-of-service systems, or
35(e) In making grant awards under this section in any fiscal year,
36the department shall give a preference to school districts and county
37superintendents of schools that do all of the following:
38(1) Submit to the department a plan to start or expand school
39breakfast programs or summer food service programs in the school
40district or the county, including a description of the following:
P54 1(A) The manner in which the school district or county
2superintendent of schools will provide technical assistance and
3funding to schoolsites to expand those programs.
4(B) Detailed information on the nonrecurring expenses needed
5to initiate a program.
6(C) Public or private resources that have been assembled to
7carry out expansion of these programs during that year.
8(2) Agree to operate the breakfast program or the summer
9food service program for a period of not less than three years.
10(3) Assure that the expenditure of funds from state and local
11resources for the maintenance of the breakfast program or
12the summer food service program shall not be diminished as a
13result of grant awards received under this section.
A school district or county office of education shall not
20be eligible to receive apportionments for independent study by
21pupils, regardless of age, unless it has adopted written policies,
22and has implemented those policies, pursuant to rules and
23regulations adopted by the Superintendent, that include, but are
24not limited to, all of the following:
25(a) The maximum length of time, by grade level and type of
26program, that may elapse between the time an independent study
27assignment is made and the date by which the pupil must complete
28the assigned work.
29(b) The number of missed assignments that will be allowed
30before an evaluation is conducted to determine whether it is in the
31best interests of the pupil to remain in independent
32whether he or she should return to the regular school program. A
33written record of the findings of any evaluation made pursuant to
34this subdivision shall be treated as a mandatory interim pupil
35record. The record shall be maintained for a period of three years
36from the date of the evaluation and, if the pupil transfers to another
37California public school, the record shall be forwarded to that
P57 1(c) A requirement that a current written agreement for each
2independent study pupil shall be maintained on file, including, but
3not limited to, all of the following:
4(1) The manner, time, frequency, and place for submitting a
5pupil’s assignments and for reporting his or her progress.
6(2) The objectives and methods of study for the pupil’s work,
7and the methods utilized to evaluate that work.
8(3) The specific resources, including materials and personnel,
9that will be made available to the pupil.
10(4) A statement of the policies adopted pursuant to subdivisions
11(a) and (b) regarding the maximum length of time allowed between
12the assignment and the completion of a pupil’s assigned work, and
13the number of missed assignments allowed before an evaluation
14of whether or not the pupil should be allowed to continue in
16(5) The duration of the independent study agreement, including
17the beginning and ending dates for the pupil’s participation in
18independent study under the agreement. No independent study
19agreement shall be valid for any period longer than one school
21(6) A statement of the number of course credits or, for the
elementary grades, other measures of academic accomplishment
23appropriate to the agreement, to be earned by the pupil upon
25(7) The inclusion of a statement in each independent study
26agreement that independent study is an optional educational
27alternative in which no pupil may be required to participate. In the
28case of a pupil who is referred or assigned to any school, class, or
29program pursuant to Section 48915 or 48917, the agreement also
30shall include the statement that instruction may be provided to the
31pupil through independent study only if the pupil is offered the
32alternative of classroom instruction.
33(8) (A) Each written agreement shall be signed, before the
34commencement of independent study, by the pupil, the pupil’s
35parent, legal guardian, or caregiver, if the pupil is less than 18
36years of age, the certificated employee who has been
37as having responsibility for the general supervision of independent
38study, and all persons who have direct responsibility for providing
39assistance to the pupil. For purposes of this paragraph “caregiver”
40means a person who has met the requirements of Part 1.5
P58 1(commencing with Section 6550) of the Family
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(a) (1) The Superintendent, with the approval of the
19state board, shall develop an Academic Performance Index (API),
20to measure the performance of schools and school districts,
21especially the academic performance of pupils.
22(2) A school or school district shall demonstrate comparable
23improvement in academic achievement as measured by the API
24by all numerically significant pupil subgroups at the school or
25school district, including:
26(A) Ethnic subgroups.
27(B) Socioeconomically disadvantaged pupils.
28(C) English learners.
29(D) Pupils with disabilities.
30(E) Foster youth.
31(F) Homeless youth.
32(3) (A) For purposes of this section, a numerically significant
33pupil subgroup is one that consists of at least 30 pupils, each of
34whom has a valid test score.
35(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), for a subgroup of pupils
36who are foster youth or homeless youth, a numerically significant
37pupil subgroup is one that consists of at least 15 pupils.
38(C) For a school or school district with an API score that is
39based on no fewer than 11 and no more than 99 pupils with valid
P59 1test scores, numerically significant pupil subgroups shall be defined
the Superintendent, with approval by the state board.
3(4) (A) The API shall consist of a variety of indicators currently
4reported to the department, including, but not limited to, the results
5of the achievement test administered pursuant to Section 60640,
6attendance rates for pupils in elementary schools, middle schools,
7and secondary schools, and the graduation rates for pupils in
9(B) The Superintendent, with the approval of the state board,
10may also incorporate into the API the rates at which pupils
11successfully promote from one grade to the next in middle school
12and high school, and successfully matriculate from middle school
13to high school.
14(C) Graduation rates for pupils in secondary schools shall be
15calculated for the API as follows:
16(i) Four-year graduation rates shall be calculated by taking the
17number of pupils who graduated on time for the current school
18year, which is considered to be three school years after the pupils
19entered grade 9 for the first time, and dividing that number by the
20total calculated in clause (ii).
21(ii) The number of pupils entering grade 9 for the first time in
22the school year three school years before the current school year,
23plus the number of pupils who transferred into the class graduating
24at the end of the current school year between the school year that
25was three school years before the current school year and the date
26of graduation, less the number of pupils who transferred out of the
27school between the school year that was three school years before
28the current school year and the date of graduation who were
29members of the class that is graduating at the end of the current
31(iii) Five-year graduation rates shall be calculated by taking the
32number of pupils who graduated on time for the current school
33year, which is considered to be four school years after the pupils
34entered grade 9 for the first time, and dividing that number by the
35total calculated in clause (iv).
36(iv) The number of pupils entering grade 9 for the first time in
37the school year four years before the current school year, plus the
38number of pupils who transferred into the class graduating at the
39end of the current school year between the school year that was
40four school years before the current school year and the date of
P60 1graduation, less the number of pupils who transferred out of the
2school between the school year that was four years before the
3current school year and the date of graduation who were members
4of the class that is graduating at the end of the current school
5(v) Six-year graduation rates shall be calculated by taking the
6number of pupils who graduated on time for the current school
7year, which is considered to be five school years after the pupils
8entered grade 9 for the first time, and dividing that number by the
9total calculated in clause (vi).
10(vi) The number of pupils entering grade 9 for the first time in
11the school year five years before the current school year, plus the
12number of pupils who transferred into the class graduating at the
13end of the current school year between the school year that was
14five school years before the current school year and the date of
15graduation, less the number of pupils who transferred out of the
16school between the school year that was five years before the
17current school year and the date of graduation who were members
18of the class that is graduating at the end of the current school year.
19(D) The inclusion of five- and six-year graduation rates for
20pupils in secondary schools shall meet the following requirements:
21(i) Schools and school districts shall be granted one-half the
22credit in their API scores for graduating pupils in five years that
23they are granted for graduating pupils in four years.
24(ii) Schools and school districts shall be granted one-quarter the
25credit in their API scores for graduating pupils in six years that
26they are granted for graduating pupils in four years.
27(iii) Notwithstanding clauses (i) and (ii), schools and school
28districts shall be granted full credit in their API scores for
29graduating in five or six years a pupil with disabilities who
30graduates in accordance with his or her individualized education
32(E) The pupil data collected for the API that comes from the
33achievement test administered pursuant to Section 60640 and the
34high school exit examination administered pursuant to Section
3560851, when fully implemented, shall be disaggregated by special
36education status, English learners, socioeconomic status, gender,
37and ethnic group. Only the test scores of pupils who were counted
38as part of the enrollment in the annual data collection of the
39California Basic Educational Data System for the current fiscal
P61 1year and who were continuously enrolled during that year may be
2included in the test result reports in the API score of the school.
3(F) (i) Commencing with the baseline API calculation in 2016,
4and for each year thereafter, results of the achievement test and
5other tests specified in subdivision (b) shall constitute no more
6than 60 percent of the value of the
index for secondary schools.
7(ii) In addition to the elements required by this paragraph, the
8Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, may
9incorporate into the index for secondary schools valid, reliable,
10and stable measures of pupil preparedness for postsecondary
11education and career.
12(G) Results of the achievement test and other tests specified in
13subdivision (b) shall constitute at least 60 percent of the value of
14the index for primary schools and middle schools.
15(H) It is the intent of the Legislature that the state’s system of
16public school accountability be more closely aligned with both the
17public’s expectations for public education and the workforce needs
18of the state’s economy. It is therefore necessary that the
19accountability system evolve beyond its narrow focus on pupil
20scores to encompass other valuable information about school
21performance, including, but not limited to, pupil preparedness for
22college and career, as well as the high school graduation rates
23already required by law.
24(I) The Superintendent shall annually determine the accuracy
25of the graduation rate data. Notwithstanding any other law,
26graduation rates for pupils in dropout recovery high schools shall
27not be included in the API. For purposes of this subparagraph,
28“dropout recovery high school” means a high school in which 50
29percent or more of its pupils have been designated as dropouts
30pursuant to the exit/withdrawal codes developed by the department
31or left a school and were not otherwise enrolled in a school for a
32period of at least 180 days.
33(J) To complement the API, the Superintendent, with the
34approval of the state board, may develop and implement a program
quality review that features locally convened panels to
36visit schools, observe teachers, interview pupils, and examine pupil
37work, if an appropriation for this purpose is made in the annual
39(K) The Superintendent shall annually provide to local
40educational agencies and the public a transparent and
P62 1understandable explanation of the individual components of the
2API and their relative values within the API.
3(L) An additional element chosen by the Superintendent and
4the state board for inclusion in the API pursuant to this paragraph
5shall not be incorporated into the API until at least one full school
6year after the state board’s decision to include the element into the
8(b) Pupil scores from the following tests, when available and
9when found to be valid and reliable for this purpose, shall be
incorporated into the API:
11(1) The standards-based achievement tests provided for in
13(2) The high school exit examination.
14(c) Based on the API, the Superintendent shall develop, and the
15state board shall adopt, expected annual percentage growth targets
16for all schools based on their API baseline score from the previous
17year. Schools are expected to meet these growth targets through
18effective allocation of available resources. For schools below the
19statewide API performance target adopted by the state board
20pursuant to subdivision (d), the minimum annual percentage growth
21target shall be 5 percent of the difference between the actual API
22score of a school and the statewide API performance target, or one
23API point, whichever is greater. Schools at or above the statewide
24API performance target shall
have, as their growth target,
25maintenance of their API score above the statewide API
26performance target. However, the state board may set differential
27growth targets based on grade level of instruction and may set
28higher growth targets for the lowest performing schools because
29they have the greatest room for improvement. To meet its growth
30target, a school shall demonstrate that the annual growth in its API
31is equal to or more than its schoolwide annual percentage growth
32target and that all numerically significant pupil subgroups, as
33defined in subdivision (a), are making comparable improvement.
34(d) Upon adoption of state performance standards by the state
35board, the Superintendent shall recommend, and the state board
36shall adopt, a statewide API performance target that includes
37consideration of performance standards and represents the
38proficiency level required to meet the state performance target.
39(e) (1) A school or school district with 11 to 99 pupils with
40valid test scores shall receive an API score with an asterisk that
P63 1indicates less statistical certainty than API scores based on 100 or
2more test scores.
3(2) A school or school district annually shall receive an API
4score, unless the Superintendent determines that an API score
5would be an invalid measure of the performance of the school or
6school district for one or more of the following reasons:
7(A) Irregularities in testing procedures occurred.
8(B) The data used to calculate the API score of the school or
9school district are not representative of the pupil population at the
10school or school district.
11(C) Significant demographic changes in the pupil population
12render year-to-year comparisons of pupil performance invalid.
13(D) The department discovers or receives information indicating
14that the integrity of the API score has been compromised.
15(E) Insufficient pupil participation in the assessments included
16in the API.
17(F) A transition to new standards-based assessments
18compromises comparability of results across schools or school
19districts. The Superintendent may use the authority in this
20subparagraph in the
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21 school years only, with the approval of the state board.
22(3) If a school or school district has fewer than 100 pupils with
23valid test scores, the calculation of the API or adequate yearly
24progress pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
25(20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) and federal regulations may be
26calculated over more than one annual administration of the tests
27administered pursuant to Section 60640 and the high school exit
28examination administered pursuant to Section 60851, consistent
29with regulations adopted by the state board.
30(4) Any school or school district that does not receive an API
31calculated pursuant to subparagraph (F) of paragraph (2) shall not
32receive an API growth target
pursuant to subdivision (c). Schools
33and school districts that do not have an API calculated pursuant
34to subparagraph (F) of paragraph (2) shall use one of the following:
35(A) The most recent API calculation.
36(B) An average of the three most recent annual API calculations.
37(C) Alternative measures that show increases in pupil academic
38achievement for all groups of pupils schoolwide and among
P64 1(f) Only schools with 100 or more test scores contributing to
2the API may be included in the API rankings.
3(g) The Superintendent, with the approval of the state board,
4shall develop an alternative accountability system for schools under
5the jurisdiction of a county board of
education or a county
6superintendent of schools, community day schools, nonpublic,
7nonsectarian schools pursuant to Section 56366, and alternative
8schools serving high-risk pupils, including continuation high
9schools and opportunity schools. Schools in the alternative
10accountability system may receive an API score, but shall not be
11included in the API rankings.
12(h) For purposes of this section, county offices of education
13shall be considered school districts.
14(i) For purposes of this section, “homeless youth” has the same
15meaning as in Section 11434a(2) of Title 42 of the United States
(a) The California Collaborative for Educational
20Excellence is hereby established.
21(b) The purpose of the California Collaborative for Educational
22Excellence is to advise and assist school districts, county
23superintendents of schools, and charter schools in achieving the
24goals set forth in a local control and accountability plan adopted
25pursuant to this article.
26(c) The Superintendent shall, with the approval of the state
27board, contract with a local educational agency, or consortium of
28local educational agencies, to serve as the fiscal agent for the
29California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. The
30Superintendent shall apportion funds appropriated for the California
Educational Excellence to the fiscal agent.
32(d) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
33shall be governed by a board consisting of the following five
35(1) The Superintendent or his or her designee.
36(2) The president of the state board or his or her designee.
37(3) A county superintendent of schools appointed by the Senate
38Committee on Rules.
39(4) A teacher appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
P65 1(5) A superintendent of a school district appointed by the
3(e) At the direction of the governing board of the California
for Educational Excellence, the fiscal agent shall
5contract with individuals, local educational agencies, or
6organizations with the expertise, experience, and a record of
7success to carry out the purposes of this article. The areas of
8expertise, experience, and record of success shall include, but are
9not limited to, all of the following:
10(1) State priorities as described in subdivision (d) of Section
12(2) Improving the quality of teaching.
13(3) Improving the quality of school district and schoolsite
15(4) Successfully addressing the needs of special pupil
16populations, including, but not limited to, English learners, pupils
17eligible to receive a free or reduced-price meal, pupils in foster
18care, and individuals with exceptional needs.
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20for Educational Excellence to advise and assist
22a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school
23in any of the following circumstances:
24(1) If the governing board of a school district, county board of
25education, or governing body or a charter school requests the advice
26and assistance of the California Collaborative for Educational
28(2) If the county superintendent of schools of the county in
29which the school district or charter school is located determines,
30following the provision of technical assistance pursuant to Section
3152071 or 47607.3 as applicable, that
the advice and assistance of
32the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is
33necessary to help the school district or charter school accomplish
34the goals described in the local control and accountability plan
35adopted pursuant to this article.
36(3) If the Superintendent determines that the advice and
37assistance of the California Collaborative for Educational
38Excellence is necessary to help the school district, county
39superintendent of schools, or charter school accomplish the goals
P66 1set forth in the local control and accountability plan adopted
2pursuant to this article.
(a) The California Career Technical Education
6Incentive Grant Program is hereby established as a state education,
7economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of
8providing pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with
9the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment
10and postsecondary education. The purpose of this program is to
11encourage and maintain the delivery of career technical education
12programs during implementation of the school district and charter
13school local control funding formula pursuant to Section 42238.02.
14There is hereby appropriated to the department from the General
15Fund for the program established pursuant to this chapter the
17(1) For the 2015-16 fiscal year, four hundred million
19(2) For the 2016-17 fiscal year, three hundred million dollars
21(3) For the 2017-18 fiscal year, two hundred million dollars
23(b) Of the amounts appropriated in paragraphs (1) through (3),
24inclusive, of subdivision (a), 4 percent is designated for applicants
25with average daily attendance of less than or equal to 140, 8 percent
26is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more
27than 140 and less than or equal to 550, and 88 percent is designated
28for applicants with average daily attendance of more than
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31purposes of this section, average daily attendance shall be those
32figures that are reported at the time of the second principal
33apportionment for the previous fiscal year for pupils in grades 7
34to 12, inclusive. For any applicant consisting of more than one
35school district, county office of education, charter school, or
36regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers
37authority, or of any combination of those entities, the sum of the
38average daily attendance for each of the constituent entities shall
39be used for purposes of this subdivision.
For purposes of administering the program established
4by this chapter, the Superintendent may do any of the following:
5(a) Determine, in collaboration with the executive director of
6the state board, specific funding amounts and the number of grants
7to be awarded.
8(b) Distribute funding on a multiyear schedule, establish a
9process for monitoring the use of the funding, and, if necessary,
10cease distribution of funding and recover previously distributed
11funding in the case of a recipient’s failure to comply with a grant
12prerequisite or minimum standard.
24 Require grant recipients to submit program reports.
26 Set aside up to 1 percent of the total amount provided for
27the program for one or both of the following purposes:
28(1) To provide planning grants.
29(2) To contract with a local educational agency for the provision
30of technical assistance to applicants and grant recipients.
(a) No contract for special education and related
33services provided by a nonpublic, nonsectarian agency shall be
34reimbursed by the state pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with
35Section 56836.20) of Chapter 7.2 and Section 56836.165 if the
36contract covers special education and related services,
37administration, or supervision by an individual who is or was an
38employee of a contracting local educational agency within the last
39365 days. Former contracting agency personnel may be employed
40by a nonpublic, nonsectarian agency if the personnel were
P68 1involuntarily terminated or laid off as part of necessary staff
2reductions from the local educational agency.
3(b) This section does not apply to
any person who is able to
4provide designated instruction and services during the extended
5school year because he or she is otherwise employed for up to 10
6months of the school year by the local educational agency.
(a) For the
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10fiscal year thereafter, the Superintendent shall calculate for each
11special education local plan area an amount based on (1) the
12number of children and youth residing in foster family homes,
13small family homes, and foster family agencies, (2) the licensed
14capacity of group homes licensed by the State Department of Social
15Services, and (3) the number of children and youth ages 3 to 21
16years, inclusive, referred by the State Department of Developmental
17Services who are residing in skilled nursing facilities or
18intermediate care facilities licensed by the State Department of
19Health Services and the number of children and youth, ages 3 to
2021 years, inclusive, referred by the State Department of
21Developmental Services who are residing in community care
22facilities licensed by the State Department of Social
23(b) The department shall assign each facility described in
24paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subdivision (a) a severity rating.
25The severity ratings shall be on a scale from 1 to 14. Foster family
26homes and small family homes shall be assigned a severity rating
27of 1. Foster family agencies shall be assigned a severity rating of
282. Facilities described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) shall be
29assigned the same severity rating as its State Department of Social
30Services rate classification level. For facilities described in
31paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), skilled nursing facilities shall be
32assigned a severity rating of 14, intermediate care facilities shall
33be assigned a severity rating of 11, and community care facilities
34shall be assigned a severity rating of 8.
35(c) (1) The department shall establish a “bed allowance” for
36each severity level.
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37allowance shall be calculated as described in paragraph (2). For
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39the department shall increase the bed allowance by the inflation
40adjustment computed pursuant to Section 42238.1. The department
P69 1shall not establish a bed allowance for any facility defined in
2paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) if it is not licensed by the
3State Department of Social Services or the State Department of
5(2) (A) The bed allowance for severity level 1 shall be five
6hundred two dollars ($502).
7(B) The bed allowance for severity level 2 shall be six hundred
8ten dollars ($610).
9(C) The bed allowance for severity level 3 shall be one thousand
four hundred thirty-four dollars ($1,434).
11(D) The bed allowance for severity level 4 shall be one thousand
12six hundred forty-nine dollars ($1,649).
13(E) The bed allowance for severity level 5 shall be one thousand
14eight hundred sixty-five dollars ($1,865).
15(F) The bed allowance for severity level 6 shall be two thousand
16eighty dollars ($2,080).
17(G) The bed allowance for severity level 7 shall be two thousand
18two hundred ninety-five dollars ($2,295).
19(H) The bed allowance for severity level 8 shall be two thousand
20five hundred ten dollars ($2,510).
21(I) The bed allowance for severity level 9 shall be five thousand
fifty-one dollars ($5,451).
23(J) The bed allowance for severity level 10 shall be five thousand
24eight hundred eighty-one dollars ($5,881).
25(K) The bed allowance for severity level 11 shall be nine
26thousand four hundred sixty-seven dollars ($9,467).
27(L) The bed allowance for severity level 12 shall be thirteen
28thousand four hundred eighty-three dollars ($13,483).
29(M) The bed allowance for severity level 13 shall be fourteen
30thousand three hundred forty-three dollars ($14,343).
31(N) The bed allowance for severity level 14 shall be twenty
32thousand eighty-one dollars ($20,081).
33(d) (1) For each fiscal year,
the department shall calculate an
34out-of-home care funding amount for each special education local
35plan area as the sum of amounts computed pursuant to paragraphs
36(2), (3), and (4). The State Department of Social Services and the
37State Department of Developmental Services shall provide the
38State Department of Education with the residential counts identified
39in paragraphs (2), (3), and (4).
P70 1(2) The number of children and youth residing on April 1 in
2foster family homes, small family homes, and foster family
3agencies located in each special education local plan area times
4the appropriate bed allowance.
5(3) The capacity on April 1 of each group home licensed by the
6State Department of Social Services located in each special
7education local plan area times the appropriate bed allowance.
8(4) The number on April 1 of
children and youth (A) ages 3
9through 21 referred by the State Department of Developmental
10Services who are residing in skilled nursing facilities and
11intermediate care facilities licensed by the State Department of
12Health Services located in each special education local plan area
13times the appropriate bed allowance, and (B) ages 3 to 21 years,
14inclusive, referred by the State Department of Developmental
15Services who are residing in community care facilities licensed
16by the State Department of Social Services located in each special
17education local plan area times the appropriate bed allowance.
18(e) In determining the amount of the first principal
19apportionment for a fiscal year pursuant to Section 41332, the
20Superintendent shall continue to apportion funds from Section A
21of the State School Fund to each special education local plan area
22equal to the amount apportioned at the advance apportionment
23pursuant to Section 41330 for that fiscal
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11three billion ninety-eight million four hundred fifty-five thousand
12dollars ($3,098,455,000) is hereby appropriated from the General
13Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to
14school districts and county superintendents of schools in the
15manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.
16(2) The sum of six hundred four million forty-three thousand
17dollars ($604,043,000) is hereby appropriated from the General
18Fund to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for
allocation to community college districts in the manner, and for
20the purposes, set forth in this section.
21(3) For purposes of this section, a school district includes a
22county office of education and a charter school.
23(b) (1) (A) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall
24allocate forty million dollars ($40,000,000) of the funds
25appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) to county
26superintendents of schools, as follows:
27(i) Each county superintendent of schools shall be allocated the
begin delete (i)end delete thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), multiplied by
29the number of school districts for which the county superintendent
30of schools has jurisdiction pursuant to Section 1253 of the
31Education Code; or
begin delete (ii)end delete eighty thousand dollars ($80,000).
32(ii) After the allocations pursuant to subparagraph (A), the
33balance shall be allocated in an equal amount per unit of regular
34average daily attendance, as those average daily attendance
35numbers are reported at the time of the second principal
36apportionment for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
37(B) For purposes of allocating funding pursuant to this paragraph
38only, “regular average daily attendance” means the aggregate
39number of units of average daily attendance within the county
40attributable to all school districts for which the county
P72 1superintendent of schools has jurisdiction pursuant to Section 1253
2of the Education Code, charter schools within the county, and the
by the county superintendent of schools.
4(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that county offices of
5education will prioritize the use of funds allocated pursuant to
6paragraph (1) for investments necessary to support new
7responsibilities required under the evolving accountability structure
8of the local control funding formula and develop greater capacity
9and consistency within and between county offices of education.
10A county office of education may encumber funds apportioned
11pursuant to this section at any time during the 2015-16 or 2016-17
13(3) The Superintendent shall allocate three
14billion fifty-eight million four hundred fifty-five thousand dollars
15($3,058,455,000) of the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph
16(1) of subdivision
(a) to school districts on the basis of an equal
17amount per unit of regular average daily attendance, as those
18average daily attendance numbers are reported at the time of the
19second principal apportionment for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
20(c) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall
21allocate the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (2) of
22subdivision (a) to community college districts on the basis of an
23equal amount per enrolled full-time equivalent student, as those
24numbers of students are reported at the time of the second principal
25apportionment for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
26(d) Allocations made pursuant to this section shall first satisfy
27any outstanding claims pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of
28the California Constitution for reimbursement of state-mandated
29local program costs for any fiscal year. Notwithstanding Section
12419.5 and any amounts that are paid in satisfaction of
31outstanding claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local
32program costs, the Controller may audit any claim as allowed by
33law, and may recover any amount owed by school districts or
34community college districts pursuant to an audit only by reducing
35amounts owed by the state to school districts or community college
36districts for any other mandate claims. Under no circumstances
37shall a school district or community college district be required to
38remit funding back to the state to pay for disallowed costs identified
39by a Controller audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local
40program costs. The Controller shall not recover any amount owed
P73 1by a school district or community college district pursuant to an
2audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs
3by reducing any amount owed a school district or community
4college district for any purpose other than amounts owed for any
5other mandate claims. The Controller shall apply amounts
6by each school district or community college district against any
7balances of unpaid claims for reimbursement of state-mandated
8local program costs and interest in chronological order beginning
9with the earliest claim. The Controller shall report to each school
10district and community college district the amounts of any claims
11and interest that are offset from funds provided pursuant to this
12section, and shall report a summary of the amounts offset for each
13mandate for each fiscal year to the Department of Finance and the
14fiscal committees of the Legislature.
15(e) (1) The governing board of a school district or community
16college district may expend the one-time funds received pursuant
17to this section for any purpose, as determined by the governing
19(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts shall
20prioritize the use of these
one-time funds for professional
21development, induction for beginning teachers with a focus on
22relevant mentoring, instructional materials, technology
23infrastructure, and any other investments necessary to support
24implementation of the common core standards in English language
25arts and mathematics, the implementation of English language
26development standards, and the implementation of the Next
27Generation Science standards.
28(f) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
298 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, three hundred
30nineteen million two hundred thirty-one thousand dollars
31($319,231,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall
32be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school
33districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the
34Education Code, for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and included within
35the “total allocations to school districts and community college
36districts from General
Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant
37to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202
38of the Education Code, for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
39(g) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
408 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, ninety-three million
P74 1five hundred twenty-nine thousand dollars ($93,529,000) of the
2appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be
3“General Fund revenues appropriated for community college
4districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the
5Education Code, for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and included within
6the “total allocations to school districts and community college
7districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant
8to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202
9of the Education Code, for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
10(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
118 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, two billion seven
12hundred forty-eight million three hundred forty-nine thousand
13dollars ($2,748,349,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision
14(a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated
15for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202
16of the Education Code, for the 2014-15 fiscal year, and included
17within the “total allocations to school districts and community
18college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated
19pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section
2041202 of the Education Code, for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
21(i) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
228 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, three hundred
23ninety-three million two hundred
twenty thousand dollars
24($393,220,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall
25be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for
26community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of
27Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2014-15 fiscal year,
28and included within the “total allocations to school districts and
29community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes
30appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision
31(e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2014-15 fiscal
33(j) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
348 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, one hundred
35seventeen million two hundred ninety-four thousand dollars
36($117,294,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall
37be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for
38community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of
39Section 41202 of
the Education Code, for the 2015-16 fiscal year,
40and included within the “total allocations to school districts and
P75 1community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes
2appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision
3(e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2015-16 fiscal
5(k) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
68 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, thirty million eight
7hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($30,875,000) of the
8appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be
9“General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as
10defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code,
11for the 2015-16 fiscal year, and included within the “total
12allocations to school districts and community college districts from
13General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article
14XIII B,” as
defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the
15Education Code, for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
It is the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory
4changes relating to the 2016 Budget Act.
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Corrected 6-15-16—See last page.