Today's Law As Amended


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AB-815 School intervention: parent empowerment.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 53300 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53300.
 For any school not identified as a persistently lowest-achieving school under Section 53201 which,  that,  after one full school year, is subject to corrective action pursuant to paragraph (7) of Section 1116(b) Section 6316(b)(7)  of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) seq.),  and continues to fail to make adequate yearly progress, and has an Academic Performance Index (API)  score of less than 800, or any school ranked in any of deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, of the API  and where at least one-half of the parents or legal guardians of pupils attending the school, or a combination of at least one-half of the parents or legal guardians of pupils attending the school and the elementary or middle schools that normally matriculate into a middle or high school, as applicable, sign a petition requesting the local educational agency to implement one or more of the four interventions identified pursuant to paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive inclusive,  of subdivision (a) of Section 53202 or the federally mandated alternative governance arrangement pursuant to Section 1116(b)(8)(B)(v) 6316(b)(8)(B)(v)  of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), the local educational agency shall implement the option requested by the parents unless, in a regularly scheduled public hearing, the local educational agency makes a finding in writing stating the reason it cannot implement the specific recommended option and instead designates in writing which of the other options described in this section it will implement in the subsequent school year consistent with requirements specified in federal regulations and guidelines for schools subject to restructuring under Section 1116(b)(8) 6316(b)(8)  of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) and regulations and guidelines for the four interventions.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.