Today's Law As Amended


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SB-777 Community colleges: full-time instruction.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 87482.6 of the Education Code is amended to read:

87482.6.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) (1)  Until the provisions of Section 84750 regarding program-based funding are implemented by a standard adopted by the board of governors that establishes the appropriate percentage of hours of credit instruction that should be taught by full-time instructors, the  The  Legislature wishes to recognize and make efforts to address the  longstanding policy of the board of governors that at least 75 percent of the hours of credit instruction in the California Community Colleges, as a system, should be taught by full-time instructors. To this end, community college districts which have less than 75 percent of their hours of credit instruction taught by full-time instructors shall apply a portion of the program improvement allocation received pursuant to Section 84755 as follows: faculty. 
(2) Reaching this goal would help achieve the California Community Colleges’ systemwide goals identified in the Vision for Success, which were adopted by the board of governors in 2017, and would support each college’s efforts to meet student success needs.
(3) It is a priority of the California Community Colleges to support additional full-time faculty positions.
(b)  (1) Districts which, in the prior fiscal year, had between 67 percent and  Community college districts that have less than  75 percent of their hours of credit instruction taught by full-time instructors shall apply up to 33 percent of their program improvement allocation as necessary to reach the 75 percent standard. If a district in this category chooses instead not to improve its percentage, the board of governors shall withhold 33 percent of the district’s program improvement allocation. faculty shall make, at a minimum, an annual 5-percent reduction in the district’s deficit, rounded up to the nearest whole number, until the 75-percent goal is reached, as calculated pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d). 
(2) Districts which, in the prior fiscal year, had less than 67 percent of their For this purpose, the district’s deficit is 75 percent of the total number of  hours of credit instruction taught by full-time instructors shall apply up to 40 percent of their program improvement allocation as necessary to reach the 75 percent standard. If a district in this category chooses instead not to improve its percentage, the board of governors shall withhold 40 percent of the district’s program improvement allocation. the district less the number of those hours taught by full-time faculty. 
Districts (3)   which maintain 75 percent or more of their hours of credit instruction taught by full-time instructors shall otherwise be free to use their program improvement allocation for any of the purposes specified in Section 84755. Implementation of this subdivision is contingent upon an appropriation for this purpose in the annual Budget Act or another statute. 
(b) (c)  The board of governors shall adopt regulations for the effective administration of this section. Unless and until amended by the board of governors, the  The  regulations shall provide as follows: both of the following: 
(1) In computing the percentage of hours of credit instruction taught by full-time instructors, faculty,  the hours of overload teaching by full-time instructors faculty  shall be excluded from both the total hours of credit instruction taught by full-time and part-time instructors and  the district and  the total hours of credit  instruction taught by full-time instructors. faculty. 
(2) A full-time instructor faculty  shall be defined as any regular and contract faculty member teaching credit instruction.
(d) The chancellor shall annually compute and report by March 15 of each year to each community college district both of the following:
(1) The district status with respect to progress toward the 75-percent goal and the additional hours of full-time faculty credit instruction needed to make a 5-percent improvement in the district’s deficit.
(3) (2)  The chancellor shall compute and report to each community college district  conversion of the hours computed pursuant to paragraph (1) to  the number of full-time faculty (FTF) which are to be secured through the use of the prescribed portion of program improvement revenue allocated to each district. This computation shall be made by dividing the applicable portion of program improvement revenue (0 percent, 33 percent, or 40 percent of the program improvement allocation), by the statewide average “replacement cost” (a figure which represents the statewide average faculty salary plus benefits, minus the statewide average hourly rate of compensation for part-time instructors times the statewide average full-time teaching load). If the quotient  additional full-time faculty required. If the result of this conversion  is not a whole number, then the quotient  determination of the number of additional full-time faculty required  shall be rounded down up  to the nearest whole number. If this quotient, once applied, will result in the district exceeding the 75 percent standard, the chancellor shall further reduce the quotient to a whole number that will leave the district as close as possible to, but in excess of, the 75 percent standard. 
(e) A district shall develop and maintain a five-year plan for making progress towards achieving the 75-percent full-time faculty goal, including specific strategies for achieving the goal. These strategies shall include the means to improve and maintain the percentage during economic downturns, details of the district’s historic full-time faculty hiring progress, and identification of new positions that are not replacements but are additions to the total full-time faculty.
(f) Because noncredit instruction has an increasing role in college efforts to address student success needs, the board of governors shall determine how to apply the 75-percent goal to both credit and noncredit faculty in both state-supported and basic-aid districts.
By (g)   March 15th of each year, the chancellor shall report to each district an estimate of the number of FTF to be secured based upon the appropriation of revenues contained in the annual Budget Bill. The chancellor shall annually review each district’s progress towards the district’s 75-percent goal and provide guidance to those districts farthest from the 75-percent goal to assist these districts in determining strategies to more aggressively progress toward the 75-percent goal. 
(4) (h)  On or before December 31, 1991,  of each year,  the chancellor shall determine the extent to which each district, by September 30, 1991,  of that year  has hired the number of FTF  full-time faculty  determined pursuant to paragraph (3) for the 1989–90 and 1990–91 fiscal years.  (2) of subdivision (d).  To the extent that the cumulative number of FTF have  full-time faculty has  not been retained, the chancellor shall reduce the district’s base budget for 1991–92  the current  and subsequent fiscal years by an amount equivalent to the average replacement cost times the deficiency in the number of FTF. full-time faculty. The average replacement cost shall be calculated as the district average faculty salary plus benefits minus the product of the number of hours equivalent to a full-time teaching load and the district average hourly rate of compensation for a part-time instructor. Each district shall provide all information to the chancellor necessary for the chancellor to comply with this subdivision not less than 60 days before the chancellor’s determination is due. 
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.