as amended, Hancock. Pupil
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Existing law required the State Board of Education, by June 1, 2001, to adopt content standards in the curriculum area of visual and performing arts pursuant to recommendations developed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
This bill would repeal those provisions and would require the
begin delete state board, by June 30, 2017, to adopt, reject, or modify visual and performing arts standards submitted by the Superintendent in accordance with specified requirements. The bill would require the Superintendent to convene a panel of visual and performing arts experts, a majority of whom would be credentialed visual and performing arts teachers, for the purpose of deliberating on and recommending visual and performing arts content standards for adoption by the state board. The bill would require the Superintendent to comply with specified procedural
requirements, including holding public meetings, and would require the Superintendent to submit its recommended visual and performing arts standards to the state board on or before January 30, 2017. The bill would specify that the state board may adopt visual and performing arts content standards pursuant to the above-specified provisions only if the state board adopts a schedule recommended by the Superintendent for the regular update of academic content standards in all subjects for which academic content standards have been adopted. The bill would repeal the bill’s provisions on January 1, 2018.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
The Legislature finds and declares all of the
3(a) Arts education helps prepare our pupils for the expectations
4of the 21st century workforce, which includes the ability to
5innovate, communicate, and collaborate. Employers across industry
6sectors stress the need for innovation and creativity skills that are
7developed by the arts.
8(b) In California, 1.4 million jobs, approximately 10 percent of
9all jobs, are directly or indirectly related to or induced by the arts.
10(c) Seven and eight-tenths percent of California’s
11product is related to the creative industry.
12(d) It is in the state’s best economic interest to provide pupils
13the most current and relevant instruction in visual and performing
P3 1(e) The state’s current visual and performing arts content
2standards do not include connections to the Common Core State
3Standards or 21st century skills that are necessary to the careers
4of the future.
5(f) California’s content standards for the visual and performing
6arts were last adopted 14 years ago in 2001.
7(g) In the interim period, education has changed: pedagogy has
8improved and technology has been developed that impacts
9instruction in the visual and performing arts.
10(h) There is nothing in current law that requires visual and
11performing arts content standards to be reviewed and updated.
12(i) A standards-based, sequential visual and performing arts
13education should be accessible to all pupils in every school.
14(j) Extensive research has demonstrated that arts education
15engages pupils in learning, contributes to higher test scores, and
16reduces truancy and dropout rates.
Section 60605.1 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 60605.1 is added to the Education Code, to
(a) The state board shall adopt visual and performing
21arts content standards only if the state board adopts a schedule
22recommended by the Superintendent for the regular update of
23academic content standards in all subjects for which academic
24content standards have been adopted by the state
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26content standards shall be adopted pursuant to the following
28(1) The Superintendent, in consultation with the state board,
begin deletea panel of visual and performing arts experts. The
30Superintendent shall ensure that members of the expert panel
31represent the breadth of the visual and performing arts and includes,
32but is not limited to, elementary and secondary visual and
33performing arts teachers, school principals, school district or county
34office of education administrators, and university professors. A
35majority of the expert panel shall be made up of credentialed visual
36and performing arts teachers. The Superintendent and the expert
37panel shall recommend visual and performing arts content standards
38for adoption to the state board andend delete
2National Core Arts Standards developed by the National Coalition
3for Core Arts Standards as the basis for their deliberations.
4(2) The Superintendent shall hold a minimum of two public
5meetings pursuant to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article
69 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of
7Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) in order for the
8public to provide input on the visual and performing arts content
9standards that would be recommended pursuant to paragraph (1).
10(3) The Superintendent shall submit the recommended visual
11and performing arts content standards to the state board on or
12before January 30, 2017.
13(4) On or before June 30, 2017, the state board shall adopt,
14reject, or modify the visual and performing arts content standards
15submitted by the Superintendent.
16(5) If the state board modifies the visual and performing arts
17content standards presented by the Superintendent, it shall provide
18written reasons for its modifications in a public meeting. The state
19board shall adopt its modifications to the visual and performing
20arts content standards at no sooner than the next regularly
21scheduled public meeting of the state board. The public meetings
22required by this paragraph shall be held pursuant to the
23Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with
24Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of
25the Government Code).
11 9(b)end delete
10 Nothing in this section shall be construed as mandating an
11assessment of pupils in visual or performing arts.
14 17(c)end delete
18 This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
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19 and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
20that is enacted before January 1,
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