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AB-1233 Advanced placement examinations: fees.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 52243 is added to the Education Code, to read:

52243.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Foster youth” has the same meaning as in Section 42238.01.
(2) “Low-income high school pupil” includes, but is not limited to, a pupil in high school who is eligible for a state or federal free or reduced-price meal program.
(b) There is hereby established a grant program for purposes of awarding grants to cover the costs of advanced placement examination fees for eligible low-income high school pupils or foster youth high school pupils. The department shall administer this program.
(c) A school district, county office of education, or charter school may apply to the department for grant funding pursuant to this section based on the number of low-income pupils and foster youth in the school district, county office of education, or charter school enrolled in advanced placement courses who will take the next offered advanced placement examinations. A school district, county office of education, or charter school that applies to the department for this purpose shall designate staff to whom pupils may submit applications for grants and shall institute a plan to notify pupils of the availability of financial assistance pursuant to this program. Grant funds shall be expended to pay the fees required of eligible low-income high school pupils or foster youth high school pupils to take an advanced placement examination.
(d) An eligible low-income high school pupil or foster youth high school pupil who is enrolled in an advanced placement course may apply to the designated staff for a grant pursuant to this section.
(e) A grant provided pursuant to this section shall not be used to supplant a fee waiver available to a low-income high school pupil or foster youth high school pupil who takes an advanced placement examination.
(f) This section shall be implemented using one-time moneys appropriated for those purposes in the annual Budget Act or other statute commencing in the 2019–20 fiscal year to the 2023–24 fiscal year, inclusive.