Today's Law As Amended


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AB-558 Class size reduction.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares as follows:
(a) California has the largest class sizes in the country.
(b) Small class sizes are key to improving a pupil’s learning.
(c) Smaller class sizes are especially necessary for the educational development of high need pupils.
(d) Small class sizes have helped to increase pupil test scores and overall learning across the state.

SEC. 2.

 Section 52124.4 is added to the Education Code, to read:

52124.4.
 (a) For the 2014–15 fiscal year, the amounts deducted pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 52124 shall be as follows:
(1) Seven percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 20.5 but less than 21.0.
(2) Fifteen percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.0 but less than 21.5.
(3) Twenty percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.5 but less than 21.9.
(4) One hundred percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.9.
(b) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, the amounts deducted pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 52124 shall be as follows:
(1) Ten percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 20.5 but less than 21.0.
(2) Twenty-five percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.0 but less than 21.5.
(3) Forty percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.5 but less than 21.9.
(4) One hundred percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.9.
(c) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the amounts deducted pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 52124 shall be as follows:
(1) Fifteen percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 20.5 but less than 21.0.
(2) Thirty-five percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.0 but less than 21.5.
(3) Sixty percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.5 but less than 21.9.
(4) One hundred percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.9.
(d) For the 2017–18 fiscal year, the amounts deducted pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 52124 shall be as follows:
(1) Twenty percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 20.5 but less than 21.0.
(2) Forty percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.0 but less than 21.5.
(3) Eighty percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.5 but less than 21.9.
(4) One hundred percent of the amount to which the school district would otherwise be eligible for each class for which the annual average enrollment determined pursuant to Section 52124.5 is greater than or equal to 21.9.