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AB-2303 Education finance: instructional materials and teacher recruitment: computer science.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 44415.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44415.5.
 (a) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, the sum of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the commission to establish the Computer Science Teacher Grant Program.
(b) (1) Under the grant program, the commission shall competitively select a county office of education to administer the grant program and provide grant funds of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), minus grant program administrative costs, to each student enrolled on or after January 1, 2019, in a teacher preparation program leading to a preliminary teaching credential, approved by the commission, if the student commits to teaching computer science, at a school district, county office of education, or charter school, for four years after he or she receives the preliminary teaching credential.
(2) The administrator of the grant program shall not use more than 5 percent of each grant award for grant program administration costs. The administrator of the grant program shall provide grant funds of five thousand dollars ($5,000), minus grant program administrative costs, after the grant recipient completes two years of employment as a computer science teacher and five thousand dollars ($5,000), minus grant program administrative costs, after the grant recipient completes four years of employment as a computer science teacher, within the obligation period.
(c) (1) A grant recipient shall agree to teach computer science for four years and shall have five years, upon completion of his or her teacher preparation program, to meet that obligation. To maintain eligibility for the grants available after the second year of employment and after the fourth year of employment, described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), the grant recipient shall do all of the following:
(A) Have successfully completed a teacher preparation program approved by the commission.
(B) While enrolled in the teacher preparation program, maintain good academic standing.
(C) Upon completion of the teacher preparation program, satisfy the state basic skills proficiency test requirement pursuant to Sections 44252 and 44252.5.
(D) Complete the required teaching service following completion of his or her teacher preparation program.
(2) Nonperformance of the commitment to teach computer science for four years shall be certified by the department to the administrator of the grant program.
(3) Nonperformance of the commitment to earn a preliminary teaching credential shall be certified by the commission to the administrator of the grant program.
(d) For purposes of the grant program pursuant to this section, the commission shall require the administrator of the grant program to annually report the status and progress of the grant program to the commission and to submit a final implementation report, within six years of being selected as the administrator, that describes the outcomes and effectiveness of the grant program.
(e) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202, for the 2019–20 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202, for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
SEC. 2.
 (a) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, the sum of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education to apportion funds on a one-time basis to all local educational agencies, on the basis of average daily attendance, for the purpose of purchasing instructional materials that are aligned to the forthcoming computer science content standards to be adopted, pursuant to Section 60605.4 of the Education Code, for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(b) Funds apportioned to local educational agencies pursuant to this section shall be used for the purchase of California computer science standard-aligned instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education, pursuant to Section 60605.4 of the Education Code, for kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the funds apportioned pursuant to this section will address the urgent needs of schools to purchase California computer science standard-aligned instructional materials by supplementing, and not supplanting in whole, the allocation of other local educational agency funds to the purchase of California computer science standard-aligned instructional materials.
(d) For purposes of this section, “local educational agency” means a county office of education, school district, or charter school.
(e) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2019–20 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
SEC. 3.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to begin generating funds for early education programs that will prevent incarceration, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.