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AB-2527 School accountability: model surveys.(2015-2016)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 52063.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to establish model survey questions for pupils, parents, and teachers that are aligned with the state priorities established in subdivision (d) of Section 52060 and subdivision (d) of Section 52066, including, but not limited to, questions on the sense of safety and school connectedness and on parental involvement.
(b) The Superintendent shall convene an advisory committee consisting of representatives from the state board, public schools, governing boards of school districts, local educational agencies, parent groups, parent and youth-serving community-based organizations, and advocacy organizations to provide general guidance on, and to make recommendations relating to, the creation of model survey questions.
(c) On or before July 1, 2017, the Superintendent shall recommend model surveys to the state board for consideration and adoption.
(d) If the model surveys are adopted by the state board, the model surveys shall be made available to local educational agencies and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence as a resource to assist local educational agencies, including in assisting them in meeting the local survey requirement on safety and school connectedness, as specified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (d) of Section 52060 and subparagraph (C) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (d) of Section 52066.
(e) It is further the intent of the Legislature to provide funding to support local educational agencies with the implementation of the surveys referenced in subdivision (d).