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AB-858 Pupil instruction: California Financial Literacy Initiative.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Chapter 14.3 (commencing with Section 52985) is added to Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:

CHAPTER  14.3. California Financial Literacy Initiative
52985.
 For purposes of this chapter, “initiative” means the California Financial Literacy Initiative.
52985.5.
 (a) The California Financial Literacy Initiative is hereby established as a program for improving financial literacy by offering instructional materials for teachers and parents to provide high-quality financial literacy education for pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(b) The initiative shall be administered by the Superintendent.
52986.
 (a) The goals for the initiative are to accomplish both of the following:
(1) Provide pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with tools they will need after high school to manage their finances, including tools to protect their financial information from theft.
(2) Promote high-quality programs that provide instruction on pertinent financial literacy issues as determined by the Superintendent.
(b) The Superintendent may do any or all of the following:
(1) Provide an online library of financial literacy resources and materials to be made available for schools, teachers, parents, and pupils.
(2) Coordinate and collaborate with financial institutions, financial services providers, and nonprofit community organizations in collecting and distributing financial literacy materials.
(3) Organize financial literacy materials, to be made available in a manner that ensures that materials are matched to the appropriate grade level.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the materials selected pursuant to this section include one or more curricula designed for pupils with disabilities.
52986.5.
 (a) The Superintendent may convene a Financial Literacy Advisory Committee to review materials that can be provided on the Internet in a centralized location for access by local educational agencies for purposes of ensuring that pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, have access to grade-level-appropriate financial literacy resources.
(b) The Financial Literacy Advisory Committee may include representatives of the office of the Superintendent, the office of the Treasurer, the Division of Financial Institutions of the Department of Business Oversight, and the office of the Controller. The Superintendent shall ensure that at least 50 percent of the members of the committee are credentialed, current classroom teachers with expertise in financial literacy curriculum and instruction.
52987.
 In order to protect the privacy of pupil information and to protect pupils from marketing, all online curricula included in the online library, or otherwise promoted or made available, through the initiative shall conform to both of the following:
(a) Pupil privacy protections set forth in Section 22584 of the Business and Professions Code.
(b) Protections against marketing directed at pupils through instructional materials that are currently applicable to other instructional materials by Section 60048, and including, but not necessarily limited to, the guidance authorized by subdivision (b) of Section 60048.
52987.5.
 It is the intent of the Legislature that state agencies involved in the Financial Literacy Advisory Committee convened pursuant to Section 52986.5 shall actively support the initiative. State agencies in the executive branch of government, including boards, commissions, and agencies headed by constitutional officers, shall use existing resources for support of the initiative if they elect to participate in supporting the initiative.
52987.7.
 This chapter shall be operative in any fiscal year only if an appropriation of sufficient funds for its purposes is enacted in the annual Budget Act or another statute.