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SB-828 School finance: education omnibus trailer bill.(2015-2016)

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Senate Bill No. 828
CHAPTER 29

An act to amend Sections 8263, 8263.1, 8265, 8357, 8447, 11800, 41203.1, 42920.5, 44259.1, 44391, 44392, 44393, 46116, 47604.32, 47604.33, 47606.5, 49550.3, 51747, 52052, 52074, 53070, 53076, and 56836.165 of, to add Sections 41207.42 and 60602.6 to, to add Article 8 (commencing with Section 41580) to Chapter 3.2 of Part 24 of Division 3 of, and Article 2 (commencing with Section 51710) to Chapter 5 of Part 28 of Division 4 of, Title 2 of, and to repeal Sections 44390 and 56366.3 of, the Education Code, to amend Section 17581.9 of, and to add Section 17581.95 to, the Government Code, and to add Section 116276 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to school finance, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

[ Approved by Governor  June 27, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  June 27, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 828, Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. School finance: education omnibus trailer bill.
(1) Existing law, the Child Care and Development Services Act, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer child care and development programs that offer a full range of services for eligible children from infancy to 13 years of age. The act requires families to meet certain requirements in various areas to be eligible for federal and state subsidized child development services. Existing law also provides for income eligibility standards for families to receive child care and development services. Existing law provides that “income eligible,” for purposes of the act, means that a family’s adjusted monthly income is at or below 70% of the state median income, adjusted for family size, and adjusted annually. Notwithstanding this provision, existing law sets the income eligibility limits for the 2014–15 fiscal year at 70% of the state median income that was in use for the 2007–08 fiscal year, adjusted for family size.
This bill would require, if only one parent has signed an application for enrollment in child care services and the information provided on the application indicates that there is a 2nd parent who has not signed the application, the parent who has signed the application to self-certify the presence or absence of the 2nd parent under penalty of perjury. By expanding the crime of perjury, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would prohibit requiring the parent who has signed the application to submit additional information documenting the presence or absence of the 2nd parent. The bill would also set the income eligibility limits for the 2016–17 fiscal year at 70% of the state median income that was in use for the 2007–08 fiscal year, adjusted for family size.
(2) The Child Care and Development Services Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to implement a plan that establishes reasonable standards and assigned reimbursement rates for child care services, as provided. Existing law provides that the standard reimbursement rate for a 250-day year is $9,572.50 per unit of average daily enrollment, and the full-day state preschool reimbursement rate for a 250-day year is $9,632.50 per unit of average daily enrollment.
This bill would make those rates effective only until December 31, 2016, and, commencing January 1, 2017, would increase those rates to $10,529.75 and $10,595.75, respectively.
(3) Existing law requires the cost of child care services provided to recipients of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program under specified law to be governed by regional market rates. Existing law requires the regional market rate ceiling to be established at 104.5% of the greater of 2 figures.
This bill would make those provisions operative only until December 31, 2016. The bill, commencing January 1, 2017, and until June 30, 2018, would require the regional market rate ceiling to be established at the 75th percentile of the 2014 regional market rate survey for that region or at the regional market rate ceiling for that region as it existed on December 31, 2016, whichever is greater. The bill, commencing July 1, 2018, would require the regional market rate ceilings to be established at the 75th percentile of the 2014 regional market rate survey for that region.
(4) Existing law prohibits reimbursement to license-exempt child care providers that exceeds 65% of the family child care home rate, as specified.
This bill would make that provision operative until December 31, 2016, and, commencing January 1, 2017, would prohibit reimbursement to license-exempt child care providers that exceeds 70% of the family child care home rate, as specified.
(5) Existing law requires the State Department of Education to implement the regional market rate schedules based upon the 85th percentile of county aggregates, as determined by the regional market rate survey conducted in 2009, and, commencing January 1, 2015, requires the regional market rate schedule developed pursuant to that provision to be reduced by 10.11%. Existing law requires the department, if a market rate ceiling for a county is less than the ceiling provided for that county before January 1, 2015, to use the ceiling from the regional market rate survey conducted in 2005, and requires, commencing October 1, 2015, the regional market rate ceilings for all counties to be increased by 4.5%.
This bill would delete those provisions and would instead require the department to implement the regional market rate schedules based upon county aggregates, as specified in a certain provision and the annual Budget Act.
(6) Existing law establishes the K–12 High-Speed Network (K–12 HSN) to, among other things, provide high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity to the public school system. Existing law provides for the administration of the K–12 HSN by a Lead Education Agency selected by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and requires the Lead Education Agency to develop an annual budget request for K–12 HSN for submission to the State Department of Education and the Department of Finance to be included in the annual Budget Act.
This bill would require the Superintendent to apportion 3/4 of the total amount appropriated in a given fiscal year by August 31 and to apportion up to 1/4 of the total amount appropriated by January 31.
(7) Existing law requires, for the 1990–91 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, that moneys to be applied by the state for the support of school districts, community college districts, and direct elementary and secondary level instructional services provided by the state be distributed in accordance with certain calculations governing the proration of those moneys among the 3 segments of public education. Existing law makes that provision inapplicable to the 1992–93 to 2015–16 fiscal years, inclusive.
This bill would also make that provision inapplicable to the 2016–17 fiscal year.
(8) Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution sets forth a formula for computing the minimum amount of revenues that the state is required to appropriate for the support of school districts and community college districts for each fiscal year.
This bill would appropriate $218,000,000 from the General Fund to the Controller for allocation to school districts and community college districts for the purpose of offsetting the 2009–10 outstanding balance of the minimum funding obligation to school districts and community college districts, as specified.
(9) Existing law establishes the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and assigns numerous duties to that office with respect to the funding and governance of public elementary and secondary education in this state. Existing law also establishes certain block grants that may be apportioned to local educational agencies for specified purposes.
This bill would appropriate $200,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation by the Superintendent to establish the College Readiness Block Grant program. The bill would specify that the College Readiness Block Grant would be established to provide California’s high school pupils, particularly unduplicated pupils, additional supports to increase the number who enroll at institutions of higher education and complete an undergraduate degree within 4 years.
(10) Existing law establishes the Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, as specified, to provide supplemental funding to county offices of education, or a consortium of county offices of education, to coordinate and ensure that local educational agencies within its jurisdiction are providing services to foster youth pupils pursuant to a foster youth services coordinating plan. Existing law authorizes a county office of education, or consortium of county offices of education, to apply to the Superintendent for grant funding, to the extent funds are available, to operate an education-based foster youth services coordinating program to provide educational support for pupils in foster care. Existing law requires the Superintendent, on or before October 31, 2015, to develop an allocation formula to determine the allocation amounts for which each county office of education or consortium of county offices of education is eligible and, within 30 days, to submit the allocation formula to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature and the Department of Finance for review and to the Department of Finance for approval, as specified.
This bill would, commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, instead require the Superintendent to provide a base grant of $75,000 to each participating county office of education or consortia of county offices of education that served at least one foster youth pupil in the prior fiscal year. After providing base grants, the bill would require the Superintendent to allocate the remaining funding to participating county offices of education or consortium of county offices of education based on the following criteria: 70% of the allocation is based on the number of pupils in foster care in the county and 30% of the allocation is based on the number of school districts in the county.
(11) Existing law establishes minimum requirements for the issuance of a preliminary multiple or single subject teaching credential by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Among other requirements, existing law requires satisfactory completion of a program of professional preparation accredited by the Committee on Accreditation, but specifies that the program shall not include more than 2 years of full-time study, except for certain programs, including for integrated programs of subject matter and professional preparation. Existing law requires an integrated program of professional preparation to enable candidates for teaching credentials to engage in professional preparation, concurrently with subject matter preparation, while completing baccalaureate degrees at regionally accredited postsecondary institutions and to provide opportunities for candidates to complete intensive field experiences in public elementary and secondary schools early in the undergraduate sequence.
Existing law requires that an integrated program of professional preparation offered by the California State University be designed to concurrently lead to a preliminary multiple subject or single subject teaching credential and a baccalaureate degree.
This bill would require those intensive field experiences to include student teaching. The bill would authorize a postsecondary educational institution to offer a 4-year or 5-year integrated program of professional preparation that allows a student to earn a baccalaureate degree and a preliminary multiple or single subject teaching credential, or an education specialist instruction credential authorizing the holder to teach special education, including student teaching requirements, concurrently and within 4 or 5 years of study. The bill would, contingent upon appropriation of funds in the annual Budget Act or another statute, require the commission to develop and implement a program to award grants of up to $250,000 each to postsecondary educational institutions for the development of transition plans to guide the creation of 4-year integrated programs of professional preparation, as provided.
The bill would instead require that an integrated program of professional preparation offered by the California State University be designed to concurrently lead to a preliminary multiple subject or single subject teaching credential, or an education specialist instruction credential authorizing the holder to teach special education, and a baccalaureate degree.
The bill would also, for the 2016–17 fiscal year, appropriate $5,000,000 from the General Fund to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for allocation to a local educational agency to establish the California Center on Teaching Careers, as specified, for the purpose of recruiting qualified and capable individuals into the teaching profession.
(12) The Wildman-Keeley-Solis Exemplary Teacher Training Act of 1997 establishes the California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program for the purpose of recruiting paraprofessionals to participate in a program designed to encourage them to enroll in teacher training programs and to provide instructional service as teachers in the public schools. The act requires, among other things, that the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in consultation with certain other educational entities, select, pursuant to specified criteria, 24 or more school districts or county offices of education representing rural, urban, and suburban areas that apply to participate in the program. The act requires a school district or county office of education to require a person participating in the program to commit to fulfilling certain specified obligations relating to obtaining a teaching credential and employment as a teacher in the school district or county office of education. The act requires a school district or county office of education to require a program participant to obtain a certificate of clearance from the commission and provide verification of a specified level of academic achievement prior to participating in the program. The act expresses the intent of the Legislature that, in each fiscal year, funding for the California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program be allocated to the commission for grants to school districts and county offices of education, limits grants to $3,500 per program participant per year, and makes funding for the grants contingent upon an appropriation in the annual Budget Act.
This bill would substantially revise those provisions to instead establish the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program for the purpose of recruiting classified school employees to participate in a program designed to encourage them to enroll in teacher training programs and to provide instructional service as teachers in the public schools and would expand the program to authorize charter schools to participate. Subject to an appropriation for these purposes, the bill would require the commission, among other things, to solicit applications for funding, adopt selection criteria, contract with an independent evaluator to conduct an evaluation of the program, and to make a specified report to the Legislature, as specified.
The bill would, for the 2016–17 fiscal year, appropriate $20,000,000 from the General Fund to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program to be available for the 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, and 2020–21 fiscal years. The bill would require the commission to allocate grants, not to exceed $4,000 per participant per year, for up to 1,000 new participants per year.
(13) Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, by no later than July 1, 2017, to provide the Legislature with an evaluation of kindergarten program implementation in the state, including part-day and full-day kindergarten programs. Existing law requires the evaluation to include, among other things, recommendations for best practices for providing full-day kindergarten programs.
This bill would require the evaluation to also include an estimate of the average costs, including fixed and marginal costs, associated with full-day and part-day kindergarten programs and options for incentivizing full-day kindergarten, including providing differentiated funding rates for full-day and part-day kindergarten.
(14) Existing law provides for the State Department of Education, in cooperation with school districts and county superintendents of schools, to provide information and limited financial assistance to encourage school breakfast program startup and expansion into all qualified schools, as specified. Existing law authorizes the department to award grants of up to $15,000 per schoolsite on a competitive basis to school districts, county superintendents of schools, or entities approved by the department for nonrecurring expenses incurred in initiating or expanding a school breakfast program, as prescribed.
This bill would authorize the use of grants awarded under these provisions to implement school breakfast programs that serve breakfast after the start of the schoolday. The bill would also appropriate $2,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for grants awarded pursuant to the provisions of existing law described above, to be available for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 fiscal years. The bill would specify that up to $1,000,000 of these funds would be prioritized annually for school districts or county superintendents of schools to start or expand programs serving school breakfasts after the start of the schoolday in school districts where at least 60% of enrolled pupils are needy children, as defined.
(15) Existing law, on or before July 1, 2014, requires the governing board of each school district and each county board of education to adopt a local control and accountability plan. Existing law requires the governing board of each school district and each county board of education to update its local control and accountability plan before July 1 of each year. Existing law requires a local control and accountability plan to include, among other things, a description of the annual goals to be achieved for each state priority, as specified, for all pupils and certain subgroups of pupils, including, among others, pupils who are English learners or foster youth.
Existing law, the Charter Schools Act of 1992, requires a charter school petition to contain those same elements. Existing law requires, on or before July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, a charter school to annually update the goals and annual actions to achieve those goals, as specified, including a requirement that the charter school consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, parents, and pupils in developing the annual update. The act requires each chartering authority to, among other things, ensure that each charter school under its authority complies with all reports required of charter schools by law, including the annual update referenced above, and requires each charter school to annually prepare and submit specified reports to its chartering authority and the county superintendent of schools, including the update referenced above.
This bill would specifically reference those charter school petition and update requirements as a local control and accountability plan and an update to a local control and accountability plan, respectively. The bill would also require a charter school’s local control and accountability plan, in addition to the update, to be developed in consultation with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, parents, and pupils. The bill would also require a charter school to prepare and submit the local control and accountability plan with its update and would require the chartering authority to ensure compliance with these actions. To the extent this would impose additional duties on local educational agency officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
This bill would also, for the 2016–17 fiscal year, appropriate $20,000,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education to support charter school startup grants in an amount not to exceed $575,000 per eligible applicant operating a classroom-based charter school and $375,000 per eligible applicant operating a nonclassroom-based charter school, as specified.
(16) Existing law establishes the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence for purposes of advising and assisting school districts, county superintendents of schools, and charter schools in achieving the goals set forth in a local control and accountability plan.
This bill would require the collaborative, commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, to establish, using a specified amount of moneys appropriated by the bill, a statewide process to provide specified professional development training to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools for the purpose of successfully utilizing the evaluation rubrics adopted by the state board.
The bill would require the collaborative to submit an implementation plan to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Director of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office within 30 days of the state board’s adoption of the evaluation rubrics, as specified. The bill also would require the collaborative, during the 2017–18 fiscal year, to conduct a survey of school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools on how they used the evaluation rubrics. The bill would authorize the collaborative to contract with one or more entities to develop, administer, monitor, and analyze the survey.
The bill would require the collaborative, during the 2016–17 and 2017–18 fiscal years, to implement a pilot program that will inform its long-term efforts to advise and assist school districts, county superintendents of schools, and charter schools in improving pupil outcomes. The bill would require the collaborative, after consulting with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to assist school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools in the pilot program, as provided, but participation in the pilot program by a local educational agency would be voluntary. The bill would require the governing board of the collaborative to submit to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Director of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office an implementation plan for the pilot program on or before August 15, 2016, as specified, and a report about lessons learned from the pilot program and its implications for the ongoing work of the collaborative on or before November 1, 2018.
The bill would appropriate $24,000,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent to the Riverside County Office of Education to support the collaborative for purposes of these provisions.
(17) Existing law authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to direct the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to advise and assist a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school in specified circumstances.
This bill would instead authorize the collaborative, after consulting with the Superintendent, to accept a request or referral to advise or assist a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school in those circumstances.
(18) Existing law establishes a system of public elementary and secondary schools in this state and authorizes local educational agencies throughout the state to operate schools and provide instruction to pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Existing law requires the adopted course of study for grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to include specified areas of study, including, among others, mathematics.
This bill would establish the Mathematics Readiness Challenge program to be administered by the State Department of Education. The bill would require that the program adhere to the minimum criteria, standards, and requirements set forth in a specified federal statute.
The bill would provide that the department would make awards to eligible partnerships selected by a 3-person committee consisting of one representative each from the department, the California State University, and the California Mathematics Project to award grants of $1,280,000 each to 5 eligible partnerships, as specified. The bill would specify the funding source for the grants and would require the grants to be used for professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and principals for these purposes and for the development and provision of assistance necessary for the professional development of those individuals, consistent with federal law. The bill would also require the Trustees of the California State University, on or before November 30, 2018, to report to the Director of Finance and the Legislature any policy changes made based on evidence collected through the program.
(19) Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district or a county office of education to offer independent study to meet the educational needs of pupils in accordance with prescribed criteria. Existing law requires a written agreement for each independent study pupil, not to exceed one school year, signed by prescribed individuals, and maintained on file, which is authorized to include maintaining it electronically.
This bill would authorize supplemental agreements, assignment records, work samples, and attendance records assessing time value of work or evidence that an instructional activity occurred to also be maintained as an electronic file, as specified.
(20) Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to develop an Academic Performance Index (API), as specified, to measure the performance of schools and school districts. Existing law authorizes the Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 school years only, to not provide an API score to a school or school district due to a determination by the Superintendent that a transition to new standards-based assessments would compromise comparability of results across schools or school districts.
This bill would extend that authorization to the 2015–16 school year as well.
(21) Existing law prohibits the state reimbursement of a nonpublic, nonsectarian agency for special education and related services, administration, or supervision provided by an individual who is or was an employee of a contracting local educational entity within the last 365 days, with specified exceptions.
This bill would repeal that prohibition.
(22) Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, commencing with the 2004–05 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, to make certain calculations for, and the State Department of Education to apportion certain amounts to, special education local plan areas, as provided, with respect to children and youth residing in foster family homes, foster family agencies, group homes, skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and community care facilities.
This bill would, notwithstanding certain provisions, require the Superintendent to use the rate classification levels as they exist on December 31, 2016, and the capacity of each group home licensed by the State Department of Social Services located in each special education local plan area on December 31, 2016, for purposes of the 2016–17 fiscal year funding for group homes.
(23) Existing law establishes the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program, under the administration of the State Department of Education, as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. Existing law appropriates funds for the grant program, including $300,000,000 for the 2016–17 school year, and designates certain percentages of those appropriations to different applicant tiers based on their average daily attendance.
This bill would authorize the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the executive director of the State Board of Education, to adjust that allocation formula. The bill would also authorize the Superintendent to annually review grant recipients’ expenditures on career technical education programs for purposes of determining if grant recipients have met the dollar-for-dollar match requirement of the program and to reduce the following year’s grant allocation if the grant recipient failed to meet that requirement, as provided.
(24) Existing law, the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act, among other things, states the intent of the Legislature to provide a system of assessments of pupils that has the primary purposes of assisting teachers, administrators, and pupils and their parents; improving teaching and learning; and promoting high-quality teaching and learning using a variety of assessment approaches and item types.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature for the State Department of Education to minimize the impact to teachers and administrators and state resources by ensuring, where feasible, that future California computer-based assessments utilize the assessment delivery system infrastructure and hosting platform outlined in the Smarter Balanced Technical Hosting Solution project, as approved by the Department of Technology for the statewide pupil assessment system.
(25) This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would govern the use of funds distributed from the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund to the State Department of Education for purposes of supporting programs aimed at improving outcomes for public school pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, by reducing truancy and supporting pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime.
(26) This bill would appropriate $945,589,000 from the General Fund for allocation to school districts and county superintendents of schools, and $105,501,000 from the General Fund to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts, as specified. The bill would require the funds to first satisfy any outstanding claims pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs for any fiscal year, but would authorize the governing boards of school districts and community college districts to expend these one-time funds for any purpose, as determined by the governing board.
(27) Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, governs drinking water quality and requires the State Water Resources Control Board to ensure that all public water systems are operated in compliance with the act. The act, among other things, requires the state board to adopt primary drinking water standards for contaminants in drinking water, as specified.
Existing law requires a school district to provide access to free, fresh drinking water during meal times in school food service areas unless the governing board of a school district adopts a resolution stating that it is unable to comply with this requirement and demonstrates the reasons why it is unable to comply due to fiscal constraints or health and safety concerns.
This bill would require the State Water Resources Control Board to establish a grant program, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to award grants to local educational agencies for the purposes of improving access to, and the quality of, drinking water in public schools serving kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and preschools and child day care facilities located on public school property. The bill would require the state board to give priority to projects for schools within, or serving pupils from, small disadvantaged communities, as defined, and to projects that have a high effectiveness in increasing access to safe drinking water at schools. The bill would require the state board to develop procedures and guidelines for the submission of grant applications and criteria for the evaluation of those applications, as specified.
Existing law requires the Department of General Services to approve certain contracts entered into by a state agency, including contracts for the construction, alteration, improvement, repair, or maintenance of property, or for the performance of work or services by the state agency for, or in cooperation with, any person or public body.
This bill would exempt from a contract entered into under the authority of the above-described grant program from that requirement.
This bill would appropriate $9,500,000 from the General Fund to the State Water Resources Control Board for allocation for purposes of the above-described grant program.
(28) This bill would require an amount to be determined by the Director of Finance to be appropriated, on or before June 30, 2017, from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction in the event that the amount by which specified revenues distributed to local educational agencies for special education programs are less than the estimated amount reflected in the Budget Act of 2016. The bill would also require the Director of Finance to reduce the General Fund appropriation for these programs by the amount that these revenues exceed the estimated amount. The bill would also require, on or before June 30, 2016, up to $27,429,000 to be appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education only to the extent that the amount by which property tax revenues distributed to local educational agencies for special education programs are less than the estimated amount reflected in the Budget Act of 2015.
(29) This bill would appropriate $1,000,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate these funds to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to contract with the Special Olympics Northern and Southern California for the purposes of expanding the Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools to additional schools throughout the state.
(30) This bill would appropriate $18,000,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The bill would require the Superintendent to allocate the funds to local educational agencies as grants for dropout and truancy prevention programs pursuant to legislation enacted in the 2015–16 Regular Session.
(31) This bill would appropriate $20,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to the Orange County Department of Education to allocate, in consultation with the Superintendent and the executive director of the State Board of Education, those funds to local educational agencies for the purpose of directly funding services or practices aligned to the Multitiered System of Support framework developed under the “Scale Up MTSS Statewide” project, as specified.
(32) This bill would appropriate $6,636,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for certain purposes, including $5,808,000 for the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team for California School Information Services (CSIS), pursuant to the memorandum of understanding with the State Department of Education, in support of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and $828,000 for local educational agencies that did not participate in the former state reporting program administered by CSIS and for the support of data submission to CALPADS.
(33) This bill would appropriate $3,500,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the K–12 High-Speed Network for operational activities authorized pursuant to Item 6100-182-0001 of the Budget Act of 2016.
(34) This bill would appropriate $3,000,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate those funds to a county office of education, as determined by the State Department of Education, to initiate the procurement of a replacement system for the Standardized Account Code Structure system.
(35) The Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act requires the governing board of each school district maintaining an elementary or secondary school to develop and cause to be implemented for each school in the school district a school accountability report card that includes assessments of various school conditions. Existing law requires the State Department of Education to develop and recommend for adoption by the State Board of Education a standardized template intended to simplify the process for completing the school accountability report card and make the school accountability report card more meaningful to the public. Existing law requires the department to annually post the completed and viewable template on the Internet, and requires the template to be designed to allow schools or districts to download the template from the Internet.
Existing law also requires the state board, on or before October 1, 2016, to adopt evaluation rubrics to, among other things, assist a school district, county office of education, or charter school in evaluating its strengths, weaknesses, and areas that require improvement.
This bill would, commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, annually appropriate $500,000 through the 2018–19 fiscal year to the department for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the support and development of the evaluation rubrics and the Web site application system for the school accountability report card. The bill would require the department, in collaboration with, and subject to the approval of, the executive director of the state board, to contract with the San Joaquin County Office of Education for those purposes, as specified.
(36) Existing law establishes a public school financing system that requires state funding for county superintendents of schools, school districts, and charter schools to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified.
This bill would, for the 2016–17 fiscal year, appropriate $2,941,980,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation pursuant to the local control funding formula. The bill also would require the Superintendent, commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, to add $3,500,000 to the local control funding formula allocation for the San Francisco Unified School District, to be made available to contract with the Exploratorium in San Francisco for purposes of supporting professional development and leadership training for education professionals, expanding access to quality STEM learning opportunities, and supporting statewide implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.
(37) Existing law establishes the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program and, for the 2016–17 fiscal year, appropriates $300,000,000 for that program. Existing law provides that the $300,000,000 shall be applied to the minimum funding guarantee for the 2016–17 fiscal year.
This bill would instead provide that $7,838,000 of that $300,000,000 shall be applied to the minimum funding guarantee for the 2015–16 fiscal year.
(38) This bill would make conforming and clarifying changes, delete obsolete provisions, correct cross-references, and make other nonsubstantive changes.
(39) Funds appropriated by this bill would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.
(40) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
(41) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 8263 of the Education Code is amended to read:

8263.
 (a)  (1)  The Superintendent shall adopt rules and regulations on eligibility, enrollment, and priority of services needed to implement this chapter. In order to be eligible for federal and state subsidized child development services, families shall meet at least one requirement in each of the following areas:
(A) A family is (i) a current aid recipient, (ii) income eligible, (iii) homeless, or (iv) one whose children are recipients of protective services, or whose children have been identified as being abused, neglected, or exploited, or at risk of being abused, neglected, or exploited.
(B) A family needs the child care services (i) because the child is identified by a legal, medical, or social services agency, a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths designated pursuant to Section 11432(g)(1)(J)(ii) of Title 42 of the United States Code, a Head Start program, or an emergency or transitional shelter as (I) a recipient of protective services, (II) being neglected, abused, or exploited, or at risk of neglect, abuse, or exploitation, or (III) being homeless or (ii) because the parents are (I) engaged in vocational training leading directly to a recognized trade, paraprofession, or profession, (II) employed or seeking employment, (III) seeking permanent housing for family stability, or (IV) incapacitated.
(2) If only one parent has signed an application for enrollment in child care services, as required by this chapter or regulations adopted to implement this chapter, and the information provided on the application indicates that there is a second parent who has not signed the application, the parent who has signed the application shall self-certify the presence or absence of the second parent under penalty of perjury. The parent who has signed the application shall not be required to submit additional information documenting the presence or absence of the second parent.
(b) Except as provided in Article 15.5 (commencing with Section 8350), priority for federal and state subsidized child development services is as follows:
(1) (A) First priority shall be given to neglected or abused children who are recipients of child protective services, or children who are at risk of being neglected or abused, upon written referral from a legal, medical, or social services agency. If an agency is unable to enroll a child in the first priority category, the agency shall refer the family to local resource and referral services to locate services for the child.
(B) A family who is receiving child care on the basis of being a child at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, as defined in subdivision (k) of Section 8208, is eligible to receive services pursuant to subparagraph (A) for up to three months, unless the family becomes eligible pursuant to subparagraph (C).
(C) A family may receive child care services for up to 12 months on the basis of a certification by the county child welfare agency that child care services continue to be necessary or, if the child is receiving child protective services during that period of time, and the family requires child care and remains otherwise eligible. This time limit does not apply if the family’s child care referral is recertified by the county child welfare agency.
(2) Second priority shall be given equally to eligible families, regardless of the number of parents in the home, who are income eligible. Within this priority, families with the lowest gross monthly income in relation to family size, as determined by a schedule adopted by the Superintendent, shall be admitted first. If two or more families are in the same priority in relation to income, the family that has a child with exceptional needs shall be admitted first. If there is no family of the same priority with a child with exceptional needs, the same priority family that has been on the waiting list for the longest time shall be admitted first. For purposes of determining order of admission, the grants of public assistance recipients shall be counted as income.
(3) The Superintendent shall set criteria for, and may grant specific waivers of, the priorities established in this subdivision for agencies that wish to serve specific populations, including children with exceptional needs or children of prisoners. These new waivers shall not include proposals to avoid appropriate fee schedules or admit ineligible families, but may include proposals to accept members of special populations in other than strict income order, as long as appropriate fees are paid.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, in order to promote continuity of services, a family enrolled in a state or federally funded child care and development program whose services would otherwise be terminated because the family no longer meets the program income, eligibility, or need criteria may continue to receive child development services in another state or federally funded child care and development program if the contractor is able to transfer the family’s enrollment to another program for which the family is eligible before the date of termination of services or to exchange the family’s existing enrollment with the enrollment of a family in another program, provided that both families satisfy the eligibility requirements for the program in which they are being enrolled. The transfer of enrollment may be to another program within the same administrative agency or to another agency that administers state or federally funded child care and development programs.
(d) In order to promote continuity of services, the Superintendent may extend the 60-working-day period specified in subdivision (a) of Section 18086.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations for an additional 60 working days if he or she determines that opportunities for employment have diminished to the degree that one or both parents cannot reasonably be expected to find employment within 60 working days and granting the extension is in the public interest. The scope of extensions granted pursuant to this subdivision shall be limited to the necessary geographic areas and affected persons, which shall be described in the Superintendent’s order granting the extension. It is the intent of the Legislature that extensions granted pursuant to this subdivision improve services in areas with high unemployment rates and areas with disproportionately high numbers of seasonal agricultural jobs.
(e) A physical examination and evaluation, including age-appropriate immunization, shall be required before, or within six weeks of, enrollment. A standard, rule, or regulation shall not require medical examination or immunization for admission to a child care and development program of a child whose parent or guardian files a letter with the governing board of the child care and development program stating that the medical examination or immunization is contrary to his or her religious beliefs, or provide for the exclusion of a child from the program because of a parent or guardian having filed the letter. However, if there is good cause to believe that a child is suffering from a recognized contagious or infectious disease, the child shall be temporarily excluded from the program until the governing board of the child care and development program is satisfied that the child is not suffering from that contagious or infectious disease.
(f) Regulations formulated and promulgated pursuant to this section shall include the recommendations of the State Department of Health Care Services relative to health care screening and the provision of health care services. The Superintendent shall seek the advice and assistance of these health authorities in situations where service under this chapter includes or requires care of children who are ill or children with exceptional needs.
(g) The Superintendent shall establish guidelines for the collection of employer-sponsored child care benefit payments from a parent whose child receives subsidized child care and development services. These guidelines shall provide for the collection of the full amount of the benefit payment, but not to exceed the actual cost of child care and development services provided, notwithstanding the applicable fee based on the fee schedule.
(h) The Superintendent shall establish guidelines according to which the director or a duly authorized representative of the child care and development program will certify children as eligible for state reimbursement pursuant to this section.
(i) Public funds shall not be paid directly or indirectly to an agency that does not pay at least the minimum wage to each of its employees.

SEC. 2.

 Section 8263.1 of the Education Code is amended to read:

8263.1.
 (a) For purposes of this chapter, “income eligible” means that a family’s adjusted monthly income is at or below 70 percent of the state median income, adjusted for family size, and adjusted annually.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, for the 2011–12 fiscal year, the income eligibility limits that were in effect for the 2007–08 fiscal year shall be reduced to 70 percent of the state median income that was in use for the 2007–08 fiscal year, adjusted for family size, effective July 1, 2011.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, for the 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17 fiscal years, the income eligibility limits shall be 70 percent of the state median income that was in use for the 2007–08 fiscal year, adjusted for family size.
(d) The income of a recipient of federal supplemental security income benefits pursuant to Title XVI of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1381 et seq.) and state supplemental program benefits pursuant to Title XVI of the federal Social Security Act and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall not be included as income for purposes of determining eligibility for child care under this chapter.

SEC. 3.

 Section 8265 of the Education Code is amended to read:

8265.
 (a) The Superintendent shall implement a plan that establishes reasonable standards and assigned reimbursement rates, which vary with the length of the program year and the hours of service.
(1) Parent fees shall be used to pay reasonable and necessary costs for providing additional services.
(2) When establishing standards and assigned reimbursement rates, the Superintendent shall confer with applicant agencies.
(3) The reimbursement system, including standards and rates, shall be submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
(4) The Superintendent may establish any regulations he or she deems advisable concerning conditions of service and hours of enrollment for children in the programs.
(b)  Until December 31, 2016, the standard reimbursement rate shall be nine thousand five hundred seventy-two dollars and fifty cents ($9,572.50) per unit of average daily enrollment for a 250-day year. Commencing January 1, 2017, the standard reimbursement rate shall be ten thousand five hundred twenty-nine dollars and seventy-five cents ($10,529.75) and, commencing with the 2017–18 fiscal year, shall be increased by the cost-of-living adjustment granted by the Legislature annually pursuant to Section 42238.15. Until December 31, 2016, the full-day state preschool reimbursement rate shall be nine thousand six hundred thirty-two dollars and fifty cents ($9,632.50) per unit of average daily enrollment for a 250-day year. Commencing January 1, 2017, the full-day state preschool reimbursement rate shall be ten thousand five hundred ninety-five dollars and seventy-five cents ($10,595.75) and, commencing with the 2017–18 fiscal year, shall be increased by the cost-of-living adjustment granted by the Legislature annually pursuant to Section 42238.15. It is the intent of the Legislature to further increase the standard reimbursement rate through the 2018–19 fiscal year to reflect increased costs to providers resulting from increases in the state minimum wage.
(c) The plan shall require agencies having an assigned reimbursement rate above the current year standard reimbursement rate to reduce costs on an incremental basis to achieve the standard reimbursement rate.
(d) (1) The plan shall provide for adjusting reimbursement on a case-by-case basis, in order to maintain service levels for agencies currently at a rate less than the standard reimbursement rate. Assigned reimbursement rates shall be increased only on the basis of one or more of the following:
(A) Loss of program resources from other sources.
(B) Need of an agency to pay the same child care rates as those prevailing in the local community.
(C) Increased costs directly attributable to new or different regulations.
(D) Documented increased costs necessary to maintain the prior year’s level of service and ensure the continuation of threatened programs.
(2) Child care agencies funded at the lowest rates shall be given first priority for increases.
(e) The plan shall provide for expansion of child development programs at no more than the standard reimbursement rate for that fiscal year.
(f) The Superintendent may reduce the percentage of reduction for a public agency that satisfies any of the following:
(1) Serves more than 400 children.
(2) Has in effect a collective bargaining agreement.
(3) Has other extenuating circumstances that apply, as determined by the Superintendent.

SEC. 4.

 Section 8357 of the Education Code is amended to read:

8357.
 (a) The cost of child care services provided under this article shall be governed by regional market rates. Recipients of child care services provided pursuant to this article shall be allowed to choose the child care services of licensed child care providers or child care providers who are, by law, not required to be licensed, and the cost of that child care shall be reimbursed by counties or agencies that contract with the department if the cost is within the regional market rate. For purposes of this section, “regional market rate” means care costing no more than 1.5 market standard deviations above the mean cost of care for that region. It is the intent of the Legislature to reimburse child care providers at the 85th percentile of the most recent regional market rate survey. It is also the intent of the Legislature to update the regional market rate ceilings with each new regional market rate survey, based on available funding, and to further increase the regional market rate ceilings through the 2018–19 fiscal year to reflect increased costs to providers resulting from increases in the state minimum wage.
(b) Until December 31, 2016, the regional market rate ceilings shall be established at 104.5 percent of the greater of either of the following:
(1) The 85th percentile of the 2009 regional market rate survey for that region, reduced by 10.11 percent.
(2) The 85th percentile of the 2005 regional market rate survey for that region.
(c) Commencing January 1, 2017, and until June 30, 2018, the regional market rate ceilings shall be established at the greater of either of the following:
(1) The 75th percentile of the 2014 regional market rate survey for that region.
(2) The regional market rate ceiling for that region as it existed on December 31, 2016.
(d) Commencing July 1, 2018, the regional market rate ceilings shall be established at the 75th percentile of the 2014 regional market rate survey for that region.
(e) Until December 31, 2016, reimbursement to license-exempt child care providers shall not exceed 65 percent of the family child care home rate established pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b). Commencing January 1, 2017, reimbursement to license-exempt child care providers shall not exceed 70 percent of the family child care home rate established pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (d).
(f) Reimbursement to child care providers shall not exceed the fee charged to private clients for the same service.
(g) Reimbursement shall not be made for child care services when care is provided by parents, legal guardians, or members of the assistance unit.
(h) A child care provider located on an Indian reservation or rancheria and exempted from state licensing requirements shall meet applicable tribal standards.
(i) For purposes of this section, “reimbursement” means a direct payment to the provider of child care services, including license-exempt providers. If care is provided in the home of the recipient, payment may be made to the parent as the employer, and the parent shall be informed of his or her concomitant legal and financial reporting requirements. To allow time for the development of the administrative systems necessary to issue direct payments to providers, for a period not to exceed six months from the effective date of this article, a county or an alternative payment agency contracting with the department may reimburse the cost of child care services through a direct payment to a recipient of aid rather than to the child care provider.
(j) Counties and alternative payment programs shall not be bound by the rate limits described in subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, when there are, in the region, no more than two child care providers of the type needed by the recipient of child care services provided under this article.
(k) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, reimbursements to child care providers based upon a daily rate may only be authorized under either of the following circumstances:
(A) A family has an unscheduled but documented need of six hours or more per occurrence, such as the parent’s need to work on a regularly scheduled day off, that exceeds the certified need for child care.
(B) A family has a documented need of six hours or more per day that exceeds no more than 14 days per month. In no event shall reimbursements to a provider based on the daily rate over one month’s time exceed the provider’s equivalent full-time monthly rate or applicable monthly ceiling.
(2) This subdivision shall not limit providers from being reimbursed for services using a weekly or monthly rate, pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 8222.

SEC. 5.

 Section 8447 of the Education Code is amended to read:

8447.
 (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that greater efficiencies may be achieved in the execution of state subsidized child care and development program contracts with public and private agencies by the timely approval of contract provisions by the Department of Finance, the Department of General Services, and the department and by authorizing the department to establish a multiyear application, contract expenditure, and service review as may be necessary to provide timely service while preserving audit and oversight functions to protect the public welfare.
(b) (1) The Department of Finance and the Department of General Services shall approve or disapprove annual contract funding terms and conditions, including both family fee schedules and regional market rate schedules that are required to be adhered to by contract, and contract face sheets submitted by the department not more than 30 working days from the date of submission, unless unresolved conflicts remain between the Department of Finance, the department, and the Department of General Services. The department shall resolve conflicts within an additional 30 working day time period. Contracts and funding terms and conditions shall be issued to child care contractors no later than June 1. Applications for new child care funding shall be issued not more than 45 working days after the effective date of authorized new allocations of child care moneys.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the department shall implement the regional market rate schedules based upon the county aggregates, as specified in Section 8357 and the annual Budget Act.
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature to fully fund the third stage of child care for former CalWORKs recipients.
(c) With respect to subdivision (b), it is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of Finance annually review contract funding terms and conditions for the primary purpose of ensuring consistency between child care contracts and the child care budget. This review shall include evaluating any proposed changes to contract language or other fiscal documents to which the contractor is required to adhere, including those changes to terms or conditions that authorize higher reimbursement rates, modify related adjustment factors, modify administrative or other service allowances, or diminish fee revenues otherwise available for services, to determine if the change is necessary or has the potential effect of reducing the number of full-time equivalent children that may be served.
(d) Alternative payment child care systems, as set forth in Article 3 (commencing with Section 8220), shall be subject to the rates established in the Regional Market Rate Survey of California Child Care Providers for provider payments. The department shall contract to conduct and complete a regional market rate survey no more frequently than once every two years, consistent with federal regulations, with a goal of completion by March 1.
(e) By March 1 of each year, the Department of Finance shall provide to the department the state median income amount for a four-person household in California based on the best available data. The department shall adjust its fee schedule for child care providers to reflect this updated state median income; however, no changes based on revisions to the state median income amount shall be implemented midyear.
(f) Notwithstanding the June 1 date specified in subdivision (b), changes to the regional market rate schedules and fee schedules may be made at any other time to reflect the availability of accurate data necessary for their completion, provided these documents receive the approval of the Department of Finance. The Department of Finance shall review the changes within 30 working days of submission and the department shall resolve conflicts within an additional 30 working day period. Contractors shall be given adequate notice before the effective date of the approved schedules. It is the intent of the Legislature that contracts for services not be delayed by the timing of the availability of accurate data needed to update these schedules.

SEC. 6.

 Section 11800 of the Education Code is amended to read:

11800.
 (a) (1) The K–12 High-Speed Network (K–12 HSN) is hereby established for the purpose of enriching pupil educational experiences and improving pupil academic performance by providing high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity to the public school system, as defined by Section 6 of Article IX of the California Constitution.
(2) The California Education Network is hereby established, consisting of the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) and the K–12 HSN.
(b) The Superintendent shall measure the success of the K–12 HSN and ensure that the benefits of the K–12 HSN are maximized to the extent possible. The K–12 HSN shall provide critical services and functions for public primary and secondary local educational agencies, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Reliable and cost-effective Internet service.
(2) Reliable and secure interconnectivity among public school entities offering kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in California, connection to higher education institutions of California, and connection to state and local agencies to facilitate efficient interaction, including transmission of data.
(3) Videoconferencing and related distance learning capabilities.
(4) Statewide coordination of network uses to benefit teaching and learning.
(c) The Superintendent shall use a competitive grant process to select a local educational agency to serve as the Lead Education Agency to administer the K–12 HSN on behalf of the Superintendent.
(d) The Superintendent shall establish a K–12 HSN advisory board to be composed of all of the following members:
(1) The Superintendent, or his or her designee.
(2) The county superintendent of schools of the Lead Education Agency.
(3) A county superintendent of schools of a county with an average daily attendance of more than 60,000 pupils, appointed by the Superintendent. The member appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall serve a renewable two-year term.
(4) Three school district superintendents, appointed by the Superintendent. Members appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall represent school districts that are diverse as to geography and size, and that serve socioeconomically and culturally diverse pupil populations. Members appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall serve renewable two-year terms.
(5) Two county superintendents of schools appointed by the majority of the votes of all of the county superintendents of schools. Members appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall serve renewable two-year terms.
(6) Three schoolsite representatives, who shall include not less than two classroom teachers or instructional specialists. Members appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall serve renewable two-year terms.
(7) The president of the state board or his or her designee.
(e) The advisory board shall meet quarterly and shall recommend policy direction and broad operational guidance to the Superintendent and the Lead Education Agency. The advisory board, in consultation with the Lead Education Agency, shall develop recommendations for measuring the success of the network, improving network oversight and monitoring, strengthening accountability, and optimizing the use of the K–12 HSN and its ability to improve education. The advisory board shall report its recommendations to the Legislature, the Governor, the Department of Finance, the president of the state board or his or her designee, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office by March 1, 2007. It is the intent of the Legislature that the report identify and recommend specific annual performance measures that should be established to assess the effectiveness of the network.
(f) The duties of the Lead Education Agency shall include all of the following:
(1) Entering into appropriate contracts for the provision of high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity, provided the contracts secure the necessary terms and conditions to adequately protect the interests of the state. Terms and conditions shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Development of comprehensive service level agreements.
(B) Protection of any ownership rights of intellectual property of the state that result due to participation of the state in the K–12 HSN.
(C) Appropriate protection of assets of the state acquired due to its participation in the K–12 HSN.
(D) Assurance that appropriate fee structures are in place.
(E) Assurance that any interest earned on funds of the state for this purpose are used solely to the benefit of the project.
(2) Development of an annual budget request for the K–12 HSN for submission to the department and the Department of Finance to be included in the annual Budget Act.
(3) Development, in consultation with the advisory board established pursuant to subdivision (d), of specific goals and objectives for the program with appropriate reporting of success measures developed by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (b).
(4) Ongoing fiscal oversight of the program, including mechanisms to control statewide costs and exposure. To accomplish this objective, the Lead Education Agency shall contract for an annual independent audit of the program. The independent auditor shall report the audit findings to the Superintendent, the Legislature, and the Governor by December 15 of each year.
(5) Ongoing technical oversight of the program, including external evaluation and independent validation, where appropriate. To accomplish this objective, the Lead Education Agency shall contract for an independent evaluation to be completed and provided to the Superintendent by March 1, 2009. The Superintendent shall report the results of the evaluation, including a response and recommendations to correct any adverse findings from the evaluation, to the Governor and the Legislature by April 30, 2009.
(6) (A) Administering grant programs to promote the most cost-effective manner for the completion of connectivity for all public schools of the state and cost-effective applications that meet instructional needs to the extent that funds are provided for these purposes in the annual Budget Act.
(B) Before the appropriation of any state funds for the purposes of this paragraph, the Lead Education Agency shall submit information justifying the need for additional grant funds, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(i) The number of schools and school districts that are already connected.
(ii) The means by which the costs associated with connectivity were covered for schools and school districts that are already connected.
(iii) Obstacles to connection for those schools and school districts that are not yet connected.
(iv) Other local options and funding sources for purposes of connectivity and applications.
(g) The Superintendent shall apportion funds appropriated for the program in a given fiscal year in compliance with both of the following:
(1) Three-fourths of the total amount appropriated shall be apportioned by August 31.
(2) Up to one-fourth of the total amount appropriated shall be apportioned by January 31.

SEC. 7.

 Section 41203.1 of the Education Code is amended to read:

41203.1.
 (a) For the 1990–91 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, allocations calculated pursuant to Section 41203 shall be distributed in accordance with calculations provided in this section. Notwithstanding Section 41203, and for purposes of this section, school districts, community college districts, and direct elementary and secondary level instructional services provided by the State of California shall be regarded as separate segments of public education, and each of these three segments of public education shall be entitled to receive respective shares of the amount calculated pursuant to Section 41203 as though the calculation made pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution were to be applied separately to each segment and the base year for purposes of this calculation under paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution were based on the 1989–90 fiscal year. Calculations made pursuant to this subdivision shall be made so that each segment of public education is entitled to the greater of the amounts calculated for that segment pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.
(b) If the single calculation made pursuant to Section 41203 yields a guaranteed amount of funding that is less than the sum of the amounts calculated pursuant to subdivision (a), the amount calculated pursuant to Section 41203 shall be prorated for the three segments of public education.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, this section does not apply to the 1992–93 to the 2016–17 fiscal years, inclusive.

SEC. 8.

 Section 41207.42 is added to the Education Code, to read:

41207.42.
 (a) (1) The sum of two hundred eighteen million dollars ($218,000,000) is hereby appropriated in the 2016–17 fiscal year from the General Fund for allocation to school districts and community college districts for the purpose of offsetting the 2009–10 fiscal year outstanding balance of the minimum funding obligation to school districts and community college districts pursuant to Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.
(2) The amount appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be allocated to school districts and community college districts, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 41203.1, in accordance with the following:
(A) One hundred ninety-four million one hundred seventy-three thousand dollars ($194,173,000) for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent pursuant to this section.
(B) Twenty-three million eight hundred twenty-seven thousand dollars ($23,827,000) for transfer by the Controller to Section B of the State School Fund for allocation by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to community colleges districts for deferred maintenance, instructional materials, and other activities, as specified in Provision 20 of Item 6870-101-0001 of the Budget Act of 2016.
(3) The amount allocated to school districts pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) shall be distributed on the basis of an equal amount per unit of regular average daily attendance, as those average daily attendance numbers are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2015–16 fiscal year.
(4) The amount allocated to community college districts pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) shall be distributed on the basis of an equal amount per enrolled full-time equivalent student, as those numbers of students are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2015–16 fiscal year.
(5) For purposes of this section, a school district includes a county office of education and a charter school.
(b) For purposes of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the amounts appropriated and allocated pursuant to this section shall be applied to the outstanding balance of the minimum funding obligation to school districts and community college districts pursuant to Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution for the 2009–10 fiscal year and shall be deemed to be appropriations made and allocated in that fiscal year in which the deficiencies resulting in the outstanding balance were incurred.
(c) Funding received by school districts pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) shall first be deemed to be paid in satisfaction of any outstanding claims pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution, for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs for any fiscal year. Notwithstanding Section 12419.5 of the Government Code and any amounts that are deemed pursuant to this subdivision to be paid in satisfaction of outstanding claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs, the Controller may audit any claim as allowed by law and may recover any amount owed by school districts pursuant to an audit only by reducing amounts owed for any other mandate claims. Under no circumstances shall a school district be required to remit funding back to the state to pay for disallowed costs identified by a Controller audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs. The Controller shall not recover any amount owed by a school district pursuant to an audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs by reducing any amount owed a school district for any purpose other than amounts owed for any other mandate claims. The Controller shall apply amounts received by each school district against any balances of unpaid claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs and interest in chronological order, beginning with the earliest claim. The Controller shall report to each school district the amounts of any claims and interest that are offset from funds provided pursuant to this section and shall report a summary of the amounts offset for each mandate for each fiscal year to the Department of Finance and the fiscal committees of the Legislature.
(d) (1) The governing board of a school district may expend the one-time funds received pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) for any purpose, as determined by the governing board of the school district.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts prioritize the use of these one-time funds for deferred maintenance, professional development for educators, induction for beginning teachers with a focus on relevant mentoring, instructional materials, technology infrastructure, and any other investments necessary to support implementation of California’s academic standards.

SEC. 9.

 Article 8 (commencing with Section 41580) is added to Chapter 3.2 of Part 24 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  8. College Readiness Block Grant

41580.
 (a) The sum of two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Superintendent for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent to establish the College Readiness Block Grant in the manner and for the purposes set forth in this section.
(b) The College Readiness Block Grant is hereby established for the purposes of providing California’s high school pupils, particularly unduplicated pupils as defined in Sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, additional supports to increase the number who enroll at institutions of higher education and complete an undergraduate degree within four years.
(c) The Superintendent shall allocate an equal amount per unduplicated pupil enrolled in grades 9 through 12 during the 2015–16 fiscal year to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools. No school district, county office of education, or charter school serving at least one unduplicated pupil in grades 9 through 12 during the 2015–16 fiscal year shall receive a total allocation of less than seventy five thousand dollars ($75,000). A school district, county office of education, or charter school shall be eligible for an allocation pursuant to this subdivision only for unduplicated pupils, as defined in Sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, attending a school that is currently accredited or in the process of obtaining accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. These funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance through the 2018–19 fiscal year.
(d) Block grant funds apportioned to eligible local educational agencies shall be used for activities that directly support pupil access and successful matriculation to institutions of higher education. Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Providing teachers, administrators, and counselors with professional development opportunities to improve pupil A–G course completion rates, pupil college-going rates, and college readiness of pupils, including providing for the development of honors and Advanced Placement courses.
(2) Beginning or increasing counseling services to pupils and their families regarding college admission requirements and financial aid programs.
(3) Developing or purchasing materials that support college readiness, including materials that support high performance on assessments required for admittance to a postsecondary educational institution.
(4) Developing comprehensive advising plans to support pupil completion of A–G course requirements.
(5) Implementing collaborative partnerships between high schools and postsecondary educational institutions that support pupil transition to postsecondary education, including, but not limited to, strengthening existing partnerships with the University of California and the California State University to establish early academic outreach and college preparatory programs.
(6) Providing subsidies to unduplicated pupils, as defined in Sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, to pay fees for taking advanced placement exams.
(7) Expanding access to coursework or other opportunities to satisfy A–G course requirements to all pupils, including, but not necessarily limited to, pupils enrolled in schools identified by the department as high schools with 75 percent or greater enrollment of unduplicated pupils, pursuant to subdivision (g). These opportunities may include, but shall not be limited to, new or expanded partnerships with other secondary or postsecondary educational institutions.
(e) As a condition for receiving funds under this article, a school district, county office of education, or charter school shall develop a plan describing how the funds will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils to ensure college readiness. The plan shall include information regarding how it aligns with the school district’s local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 52060, the county superintendent of schools’ local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 52066, or the charter school’s local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 47605 or 47605.6 and Section 47606.5. The plan shall also include a description of the extent to which all pupils within the school district, county office of education, or charter school, particularly unduplicated pupils, as defined in Sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, will have access to A–G courses approved by the University of California. In order to ensure community and stakeholder input, the plan shall be discussed at a regularly scheduled meeting by the governing board of the school district, county board of education, or governing body of the charter school and adopted at a subsequent regularly scheduled meeting.
(f) As a condition for receiving funds under this article, grant recipients shall report to the Superintendent by January 1, 2017, on how they will measure the impact of the funds received on their unduplicated pupils’ access and successful matriculation to institutions of higher education, as identified within their plan. The department shall compile the information reported pursuant to this subdivision and submit a report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on or before April 30, 2017, and shall update the state board on the contents of that report at a regularly scheduled meeting of the state board.
(g) The Superintendent shall annually post on its Internet Web site a list of each school with a percentage of unduplicated pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, of at least 75 percent of the school’s total enrollment in grades 9 to 12, inclusive.
(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 10.

 Section 42920.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

42920.5.
 (a) Commencing with the 2015–16 fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, administered by the Superintendent, is hereby established to provide supplemental funding to county offices of education, or a consortium of county offices of education, to coordinate and ensure that local educational agencies within its jurisdiction are providing services to foster youth pupils pursuant to the plan established in Section 42921, with the purpose of ensuring positive educational outcomes.
(b) A foster youth services coordinating program shall meet minimum standards established by the Superintendent to ensure the provisions of Section 42921 are implemented, and shall be required to meet those minimum standards annually as a condition of continued funding.
(c) As a condition of receiving funds, a county office of education, or a consortium of county offices of education, shall work with the local educational agencies within the county or consortium of counties, and shall coordinate services to ensure that, for the 2015–16 and 2016–17 fiscal years, the level of direct services provided to support foster youth pupils is not less than what was provided in the 2014–15 fiscal year through the foster youth services program established pursuant to Section 42921, as it read on June 30, 2015. In meeting this requirement, services for foster youth pupils may be provided through one or any combination of state funding, including, but not limited to, the local control funding formula, or federal, local, or other funding.
(d) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, the allocation amount for which any county office of education or consortium of county offices of education is eligible shall not be less than the amount allocated to that county or consortium in the 2014–15 fiscal year, including the allocation amounts of school districts identified in Section 42920, as it read on June 30, 2015. This subdivision applies only if a county office of education or consortium of county offices of education elects to apply for grant funding pursuant to Section 42921.
(e) On or before October 31, 2015, the Superintendent shall develop an allocation formula to determine the allocation amounts for which each county office of education or consortium of county offices of education is eligible. The Superintendent, within 30 days of the developing the allocation formula, shall submit the allocation formula to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature and the Department of Finance for review, and the Department of Finance shall approve the allocation formula within 30 days of submission by the Superintendent. The allocation formula may be revised annually upon submission to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature and approval by the Department of Finance within 30 days of submission by the Superintendent. The Superintendent may include additional criteria in the allocation formula, but shall apply, at a minimum, the following criteria:
(1) The number of pupils in foster care in the county.
(2) The number of school districts in the county.
(f) Notwithstanding subdivision (e), commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, the Superintendent shall provide a base grant of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to each participating county office of education or consortium of county offices of education that served at least one foster youth pupil in the prior fiscal year.
(g) After providing base grants pursuant to subdivision (f), the Superintendent shall allocate the remaining funding to participating county offices of education or consortium of county offices of education based on the following criteria:
(1) Seventy percent of the allocation shall be based on the number of pupils in foster care in the county.
(2) Thirty percent of the allocation shall be based on the number of school districts in the county.
(h) The allocation pursuant to subdivision (g) shall be applied after consideration of subdivision (b) of Section 42926.
(i) For purposes of this chapter, “local educational agency” means a county office of education, school district, or charter school.

SEC. 11.

 Section 44259.1 of the Education Code is amended to read:

44259.1.
 (a) (1) An integrated program of professional preparation shall enable candidates for teaching credentials to engage in professional preparation, concurrently with subject matter preparation, while completing baccalaureate degrees at regionally accredited postsecondary educational institutions. An integrated program shall provide opportunities for candidates to complete intensive field experiences, including student teaching, in public elementary and secondary schools early in the undergraduate sequence. The development and implementation of an integrated program shall be based on intensive collaboration among subject matter departments and education units within postsecondary educational institutions and local public elementary and secondary school districts.
(2) A postsecondary educational institution may offer a four-year or five-year integrated program of professional preparation that allows a student to earn a baccalaureate degree and a preliminary multiple or single subject teaching credential, or an education specialist instruction credential authorizing the holder to teach special education, including student teaching requirements, concurrently and within four or five years of study.
(3) The commission shall encourage postsecondary educational institutions to offer integrated programs of professional preparation that follow the guidelines developed pursuant to this section. In approving integrated programs, the commission shall not compromise or reduce its standards of subject matter preparation pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 44310) or its standards of professional preparation pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259.
(4) The commission shall, as part of its accreditation process, collect information about integrated programs of professional preparation, including which postsecondary educational institutions offer integrated programs of professional preparation and the number and type of credentials the programs produce.
(b) (1) Commencing with the 2005–06 school year, an integrated program offered by the California State University shall be designed to concurrently lead to a preliminary multiple subject or single subject teaching credential, or an education specialist instruction credential authorizing the holder to teach special education, and a baccalaureate degree. Recommendation for each shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of the requirements for each.
(2) By July 1, 2004, the Chancellor of the California State University, in consultation with California State University faculty members, shall develop a framework defining appropriate balance for an integrated program of general education, subject matter preparation, and professional education courses, for both lower division and upper division students, including an appropriate range of units to be taken in professional education courses. In developing the framework, the Chancellor of the California State University and California State University faculty members shall consult with the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges on matters related to the effective and efficient use of, and appropriate role for, lower division coursework in an integrated program.
(c) (1) By January 1, 2005, the Chancellor of the California State University and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall collaboratively ensure that both of the following occur:
(A) Lower division coursework completed by a community college student transferring to a California State University integrated program is articulated with the corresponding coursework of the California State University.
(B) The articulated community college lower division coursework is accepted as the equivalent to the coursework offered to students who enter that integrated program as freshman students.
(2) Commencing with the 2005–06 school year, each campus of the California State University shall invite the community colleges in its region that send significant numbers of transfer students to that campus to enter into articulation agreements. These articulation agreements shall be based on a fully transferable education curriculum that is developed pursuant to the framework developed under paragraph (2) of subdivision (b). Approval of one or more of the articulation agreements will enable the coursework of a community college student to be accepted as the equivalent to the coursework offered to students who enter that integrated program as freshman students.
(d) A postbaccalaureate program of professional preparation shall enable candidates for teaching credentials to commence and complete professional preparation after they have completed baccalaureate degrees at regionally accredited postsecondary educational institutions. The development and implementation of a postbaccalaureate program of professional preparation shall be based on intensive collaboration among the postsecondary educational institution and local public elementary and secondary school districts.
(e) (1) The commission shall develop and implement a program to award grants of up to two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) each to postsecondary educational institutions for the development of transition plans to guide the creation of four-year integrated programs of professional preparation including student teaching.
(2) A postsecondary educational institution awarded a grant under this subdivision may use the transition plan to create a new four-year integrated program of professional preparation or to adapt an existing integrated program of professional preparation to a four-year integrated program of professional preparation.
(3) A postsecondary educational institution awarded a grant under this subdivision may use grant funds for any proper purpose in support of planning for a four-year integrated program of professional preparation, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
(A) To provide faculty release time to redesign existing courses.
(B) To provide program coordinators to assist in collaboration with subject-matter professors and pedagogy professors.
(C) To create summer courses for students in a four-year integrated program of professional preparation.
(D) To recruit individuals for participation as students in four-year integrated programs of professional preparation.
(4) In awarding grants pursuant to the program, the commission shall grant priority to proposals for the establishment of four-year integrated programs of professional preparation designed to do both of the following:
(A) Produce teachers with either an education specialist instruction credential authorizing the holder to teach special education or a single subject teaching credential in the areas of mathematics or science, or teaching in the area of bilingual education.
(B) Partner with a California Community College to create a four-year integrated program of professional preparation.
(5) As a condition of the receipt of a grant, a postsecondary educational institution shall provide to the commission program and outcome data for at least three years after receiving the grant. The information shall include program design and features, the number of graduates, the number and type of credentials earned, the time taken to earn a degree and credential, and any other information the commission may require for the purpose of documenting the effect of the grant and identifying effective practices in program design and implementation.
(6) The requirements of this subdivision are contingent upon the appropriation of funds for the purposes of this subdivision in the annual Budget Act or another statute.
(7) The commission may use up to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to administer the grants pursuant to Department of Finance approval.

SEC. 12.

 Section 44390 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 13.

 Section 44391 of the Education Code is amended to read:

44391.
 This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program.

SEC. 14.

 Section 44392 of the Education Code is amended to read:

44392.
 For the purposes of this article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) “Applicant” means a school district, charter school, or county office of education applying for program funds under the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program.
(b) “Institutions of higher education” means the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and private not-for-profit institutions of higher education that offer a commission-approved teacher preparation program.
(c) “Participant” means a classified school employee who elects to participate in the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program.
(d) “Program” means the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program.
(e)  “Classified school employee” means a noncertificated school employee currently working in a public school.
(f) “Teacher training program” means an undergraduate or graduate program of instruction conducted by a teacher preparation program approved by the commission that includes a developmentally sequenced career ladder to provide instruction, coursework, and clearly defined tasks for each level of the ladder, and that is designed to qualify students enrolled in the program for a teaching credential authorizing instruction in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.

SEC. 15.

 Section 44393 of the Education Code is amended to read:

44393.
 (a) The California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program is hereby established for the purpose of recruiting classified school employees to participate in a program designed to encourage them to enroll in teacher training programs and to provide instructional service as teachers in the public schools.
(b) Subject to an appropriation for these purposes in the annual Budget Act or another statute, the commission shall issue a request for proposals to all school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education in the state in order to solicit applications for funding. The criteria adopted by the commission for the selection of school districts, charter schools, or county offices of education to participate in the program shall include all of the following:
(1) The extent to which the applicant demonstrates the capacity and willingness to accommodate the participation of classified school employees in teacher training programs conducted at institutions of higher education or a local educational agency.
(2) The extent to which the applicant’s plan for the implementation of its recruitment program involves the active participation of one or more local campuses of the participating institutions of higher education in the development of coursework and teaching programs for participating classified school employees. Each selected applicant shall be required to enter into a written articulation agreement with the participating campuses of the institutions of higher education.
(3) The extent to which the applicant’s plan for recruitment attempts to meet the demand for teachers in shortage areas in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(4) The extent to which a developmentally sequenced series of job descriptions leads from an entry-level classified school employee position to an entry-level teaching position in that school district, charter school, or county office of education.
(5) The extent to which the applicant’s plan for recruitment attempts to meet its own specific teacher needs.
(c) An applicant that is selected to participate pursuant to subdivision (b) shall provide information about the program to all eligible classified school employees in the school district, charter school, or county office of education and assistance to each classified school employee it recruits under the program regarding admission to a teacher training program.
(d) (1) An applicant shall require participants to satisfy both of the following requirements before participating in the program:
(A) Pass a criminal background check.
(B) Provide verification of one of the following:
(i) Has earned an associate or higher level degree.
(ii) Has successfully completed at least two years of study at a postsecondary educational institution.
(2) An applicant shall certify that it has received a commitment from each participant that he or she will accomplish all of the following:
(A) Graduate from an institution of higher education under the program with a bachelor’s degree.
(B) Complete all of the requirements for, and obtain, a multiple subject, single subject, or education specialist teaching credential.
(C) Complete one school year of classroom instruction in the school district, charter school, or county office of education for each year that he or she receives assistance for books, fees, and tuition while attending an institution of higher education under the program.
(e) The commission shall contract with an independent evaluator with a proven record of experience in assessing teacher training programs to conduct an evaluation to determine the success of the program. The evaluation shall be completed on or before July 1, 2021. The commission shall submit the completed evaluation to the Governor and the education policy and fiscal committees of the Assembly and Senate.
(f) On or before January 1 of each year, the commission shall report to the Legislature regarding the status of the program, including, but not limited to, the number of classified school employees recruited, the academic progress of the classified school employees recruited, the number of classified school employees recruited who are subsequently employed as teachers in the public schools, the degree to which the applicant meets the teacher shortage needs of the school district, charter school, or county office of education, and the ethnic and racial composition of the participants in the program. The report shall be made in conformance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SEC. 16.

 Section 46116 of the Education Code is amended to read:

46116.
 (a) No later than July 1, 2017, the Superintendent shall provide the Legislature with an evaluation of kindergarten program implementation in the state, including part-day and full-day kindergarten programs. The evaluation shall include recommended best practices for providing full-day kindergarten programs.
(b) The evaluation shall include an estimate of the average costs, including fixed and marginal costs, associated with full-day and part-day kindergarten programs and options for incentivizing full-day kindergarten, including providing differentiated funding rates for full-day and part-day kindergarten.
(c) The evaluation shall include a sample of local educational agencies’ full-day and part-day kindergarten programs from across the state. It is the intent of the Legislature that this sample be representative of the diversity of the state, and shall include both urban and rural and small and large local educational agencies within school districts.
(d) The report required pursuant to this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(e) This section shall not become operative until the Legislature makes an appropriation for these purposes in the annual Budget Act or in any other statute.
(f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2017, and, as of January 1, 2018, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

SEC. 17.

 Section 47604.32 of the Education Code is amended to read:

47604.32.
 (a) Each chartering authority, in addition to any other duties imposed by this part, shall do all of the following with respect to each charter school under its authority:
(1) Identify at least one staff member as a contact person for the charter school.
(2) Visit each charter school at least annually.
(3) Ensure that each charter school under its authority complies with all reports required of charter schools by law, including the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 47606.5.
(4) Monitor the fiscal condition of each charter school under its authority.
(5) Provide timely notification to the department if any of the following circumstances occur or will occur with regard to a charter school for which it is the chartering authority:
(A) A renewal of the charter is granted or denied.
(B) The charter is revoked.
(C) The charter school will cease operation for any reason.
(b) The cost of performing the duties required by this section shall be funded with supervisorial oversight fees collected pursuant to Section 47613.

SEC. 18.

 Section 47604.33 of the Education Code is amended to read:

47604.33.
 (a) Each charter school shall annually prepare and submit the following reports to its chartering authority and the county superintendent of schools, or only to the county superintendent of schools if the county board of education is the chartering authority:
(1) On or before July 1, a preliminary budget. For a charter school in its first year of operation, the information submitted pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 47605 satisfies this requirement.
(2) On or before July 1, a local control and accountability plan and an annual update to the local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 47606.5.
(3) On or before December 15, an interim financial report. This report shall reflect changes through October 31.
(4) On or before March 15, a second interim financial report. This report shall reflect changes through January 31.
(5) On or before September 15, a final unaudited report for the full prior year.
(b) The chartering authority shall use any financial information it obtains from the charter school, including, but not limited to, the reports required by this section, to assess the fiscal condition of the charter school pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 47604.32.
(c) The cost of performing the duties required by this section shall be funded with supervisorial oversight fees collected pursuant to Section 47613.

SEC. 19.

 Section 47606.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

47606.5.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, a charter school shall update the goals and annual actions to achieve those goals identified in the charter pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605 or subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605.6. The local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan shall be developed using the template adopted pursuant to Section 52064 and shall include all of the following:
(1) A review of the progress toward the goals included in the charter, an assessment of the effectiveness of the specific actions described in the charter toward achieving the goals, and a description of changes to the specific actions the charter school will make as a result of the review and assessment.
(2) A listing and description of the expenditures for the fiscal year implementing the specific actions included in the charter as a result of the reviews and assessment required by paragraph (1).
(b) The expenditures identified in subdivision (a) shall be classified using the California School Accounting Manual pursuant to Section 41010.
(c) For purposes of the review required by subdivision (a), a governing body of a charter school may consider qualitative information, including, but not limited to, findings that result from school quality reviews conducted pursuant to subparagraph (J) or paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 or any other reviews.
(d) To the extent practicable, data reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner consistent with how information is reported on a school accountability report card.
(e) The charter school shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, parents, and pupils in developing the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan.

SEC. 20.

 Section 49550.3 of the Education Code is amended to read:

49550.3.
 (a) Because a hungry child cannot learn, the Legislature intends, as a state nutrition and health policy, that the School Breakfast Program be made available in all schools where it is needed to provide adequate nutrition for children in attendance.
(b) The department, in cooperation with school districts and county superintendents of schools, shall provide information and limited financial assistance to encourage program startup and expansion into all qualified schools, as follows:
(1) Provide information to school districts and county superintendents of schools concerning the benefits and availability of the School Breakfast Program.
(2) Each year, provide additional information and financial assistance to schools in the state, in which 20 percent or more of the school enrollment consists of children who have applied and qualify for free and reduced-price meals.
(c) The department shall award grants of up to fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per schoolsite on a competitive basis to school districts, county superintendents of schools, or entities approved by the department, limited to an amount subject to budget appropriations each fiscal year, for nonrecurring expenses incurred in initiating or expanding a school breakfast program under this section or a summer food service program pursuant to Article 10.7 (commencing with Section 49547).
(d) Grants awarded under this section shall be used for nonrecurring costs of initiating or expanding a school breakfast program or a summer food service program, including the acquisition of equipment, training of staff in new capacities, outreach efforts to publicize new or expanded school breakfast programs or summer food service programs, minor alterations to accommodate new equipment, computer point-of-service systems for food service, and the purchase of vehicles for transporting food to schools. Funds may not be used for salaries and benefits of staff, food, computers, except computer point-of-service systems, or capital outlay.
(e) In making grant awards under this section in any fiscal year, the department shall give a preference to school districts and county superintendents of schools that do all of the following:
(1) Submit to the department a plan to start or expand school breakfast programs or summer food service programs in the school district or the county, including a description of the following:
(A) The manner in which the school district or county superintendent of schools will provide technical assistance and funding to schoolsites to expand those programs.
(B) Detailed information on the nonrecurring expenses needed to initiate a program.
(C) Public or private resources that have been assembled to carry out expansion of these programs during that year.
(2) Agree to operate the school breakfast program or the summer food service program for a period of not less than three years.
(3) Assure that the expenditure of funds from state and local resources for the maintenance of the school breakfast program or the summer food service program shall not be diminished as a result of grant awards received under this section.
(f) A grant awarded under this section may be used to implement a school breakfast program that serves breakfast after the start of the schoolday.

SEC. 21.

 Article 2 (commencing with Section 51710) is added to Chapter 5 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  2. Mathematics Readiness Challenge

51710.
 (a) The Mathematics Readiness Challenge program is hereby established.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the program support the implementation and evaluation of grade 12 experiences that are designed to prepare pupils for placement into college-level courses in mathematics.
(c) Funds appropriated in Item 6100-195-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2016 shall be available for purposes of this article.
(d) (1) The program shall be administered by the department, and shall adhere to the minimum criteria, standards, and requirements that are applicable pursuant to Part A (commencing with Section 201) of Title II of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110).
(2) The department shall make awards to eligible partnerships selected by a committee consisting of three representatives, with one from each of the following:
(A) The department.
(B) The California State University.
(C) The California Mathematics Project established pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 99200) of Chapter 5 of Part 65 of Division 14 of Title 3.
(3) The committee shall consult with the president of the state board or his or her designee before selecting eligible partnerships pursuant to this article.
(e) A grant made pursuant to this article shall only be made to an eligible partnership that includes participation by each of the following entities:
(1) At least one division of a postsecondary educational institution that prepares teachers and principals.
(2) At least one school of arts and sciences of a postsecondary educational institution.
(3) At least one high-need local educational agency.
(f) The department shall award grants of one million two hundred eighty thousand dollars ($1,280,000) each to five eligible partnerships selected by the committee.
(g) It is the intent of the Legislature that all of the following occur:
(1) These funds support different kinds of grade 12 experiences to allow for the evaluation of the effectiveness of various experiences.
(2) The grade 12 experiences focus on the needs of pupils who have completed three years of college-preparatory mathematics courses but are not expected to be deemed ready for college-level mathematics courses upon matriculation to a postsecondary educational institution.
(3) The grade 12 experiences be implemented by no later than the 2017–18 school year.
(h) The committee shall select eligible partnerships such that each eligible partnership that receives a grant would implement a grade 12 experience sufficiently different from those that would be implemented by other eligible partnerships that receive awards. The committee shall give preference to partnerships that include local educational agencies whose high school graduates have high mathematics remediation rates based on California State University freshmen enrollment data.
(i) Grants awarded pursuant to this article shall be used for professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and principals for purposes of this article and for the development and provision of assistance necessary for the professional development of those individuals, consistent with federal law.
(j) As a condition of receiving a grant award, eligible partnerships shall commit to both of the following:
(1) Making any new course materials, including curriculum, widely available or available as open educational resources.
(2) Sharing information about their policies and practices and evidence regarding the effectiveness of those policies and practices in preparing pupils for college-level courses in mathematics with other entities within their regions and across the state.
(k) On or before November 30, 2018, the Trustees of the California State University shall report to the Director of Finance and the Legislature, in conformance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, any policy changes made based on evidence collected through the program.

SEC. 22.

 Section 51747 of the Education Code is amended to read:

51747.
 A school district or county office of education shall not be eligible to receive apportionments for independent study by pupils, regardless of age, unless it has adopted written policies, and has implemented those policies, pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the Superintendent, that include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(a) The maximum length of time, by grade level and type of program, that may elapse between the time an independent study assignment is made and the date by which the pupil must complete the assigned work.
(b) The number of missed assignments that will be allowed before an evaluation is conducted to determine whether it is in the best interests of the pupil to remain in independent study, or whether he or she should return to the regular school program. A written record of the findings of any evaluation made pursuant to this subdivision shall be treated as a mandatory interim pupil record. The record shall be maintained for a period of three years from the date of the evaluation and, if the pupil transfers to another California public school, the record shall be forwarded to that school.
(c) A requirement that a current written agreement for each independent study pupil shall be maintained on file, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) The manner, time, frequency, and place for submitting a pupil’s assignments and for reporting his or her progress.
(2) The objectives and methods of study for the pupil’s work, and the methods utilized to evaluate that work.
(3) The specific resources, including materials and personnel, that will be made available to the pupil.
(4) A statement of the policies adopted pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) regarding the maximum length of time allowed between the assignment and the completion of a pupil’s assigned work, and the number of missed assignments allowed before an evaluation of whether or not the pupil should be allowed to continue in independent study.
(5) The duration of the independent study agreement, including the beginning and ending dates for the pupil’s participation in independent study under the agreement. No independent study agreement shall be valid for any period longer than one school year.
(6) A statement of the number of course credits or, for the elementary grades, other measures of academic accomplishment appropriate to the agreement, to be earned by the pupil upon completion.
(7) The inclusion of a statement in each independent study agreement that independent study is an optional educational alternative in which no pupil may be required to participate. In the case of a pupil who is referred or assigned to any school, class, or program pursuant to Section 48915 or 48917, the agreement also shall include the statement that instruction may be provided to the pupil through independent study only if the pupil is offered the alternative of classroom instruction.
(8) (A) Each written agreement shall be signed, before the commencement of independent study, by the pupil, the pupil’s parent, legal guardian, or caregiver, if the pupil is less than 18 years of age, the certificated employee who has been designated as having responsibility for the general supervision of independent study, and all persons who have direct responsibility for providing assistance to the pupil. For purposes of this paragraph “caregiver” means a person who has met the requirements of Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 6550) of Division 11 of the Family Code.
(B) Signed written agreements, supplemental agreements, assignment records, work samples, and attendance records assessing time value of work or evidence that an instructional activity occurred may be maintained as an electronic file.
(C) For purposes of this section, an electronic file includes a computer or electronic stored image of an original document, including, but not limited to, portable document format (PDF), JPEG, or other digital image file type, that may be sent via fax machine, email, or other electronic means.
(D) Either an original document or an electronic file of the original document is allowable documentation for auditing purposes.

SEC. 23.

 Section 52052 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52052.
 (a) (1) The Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, shall develop an Academic Performance Index (API), to measure the performance of schools and school districts, especially the academic performance of pupils.
(2) A school or school district shall demonstrate comparable improvement in academic achievement as measured by the API by all numerically significant pupil subgroups at the school or school district, including:
(A) Ethnic subgroups.
(B) Socioeconomically disadvantaged pupils.
(C) English learners.
(D) Pupils with disabilities.
(E) Foster youth.
(F) Homeless youth.
(3) (A) For purposes of this section, a numerically significant pupil subgroup is one that consists of at least 30 pupils, each of whom has a valid test score.
(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), for a subgroup of pupils who are foster youth or homeless youth, a numerically significant pupil subgroup is one that consists of at least 15 pupils.
(C) For a school or school district with an API score that is based on no fewer than 11 and no more than 99 pupils with valid test scores, numerically significant pupil subgroups shall be defined by the Superintendent, with approval by the state board.
(4) (A) The API shall consist of a variety of indicators currently reported to the department, including, but not limited to, the results of the achievement test administered pursuant to Section 60640, attendance rates for pupils in elementary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools, and the graduation rates for pupils in secondary schools.
(B) The Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, may also incorporate into the API the rates at which pupils successfully promote from one grade to the next in middle school and high school, and successfully matriculate from middle school to high school.
(C) Graduation rates for pupils in secondary schools shall be calculated for the API as follows:
(i) Four-year graduation rates shall be calculated by taking the number of pupils who graduated on time for the current school year, which is considered to be three school years after the pupils entered grade 9 for the first time, and dividing that number by the total calculated in clause (ii).
(ii) The number of pupils entering grade 9 for the first time in the school year three school years before the current school year, plus the number of pupils who transferred into the class graduating at the end of the current school year between the school year that was three school years before the current school year and the date of graduation, less the number of pupils who transferred out of the school between the school year that was three school years before the current school year and the date of graduation who were members of the class that is graduating at the end of the current school year.
(iii) Five-year graduation rates shall be calculated by taking the number of pupils who graduated on time for the current school year, which is considered to be four school years after the pupils entered grade 9 for the first time, and dividing that number by the total calculated in clause (iv).
(iv) The number of pupils entering grade 9 for the first time in the school year four years before the current school year, plus the number of pupils who transferred into the class graduating at the end of the current school year between the school year that was four school years before the current school year and the date of graduation, less the number of pupils who transferred out of the school between the school year that was four years before the current school year and the date of graduation who were members of the class that is graduating at the end of the current school year.
(v) Six-year graduation rates shall be calculated by taking the number of pupils who graduated on time for the current school year, which is considered to be five school years after the pupils entered grade 9 for the first time, and dividing that number by the total calculated in clause (vi).
(vi) The number of pupils entering grade 9 for the first time in the school year five years before the current school year, plus the number of pupils who transferred into the class graduating at the end of the current school year between the school year that was five school years before the current school year and the date of graduation, less the number of pupils who transferred out of the school between the school year that was five years before the current school year and the date of graduation who were members of the class that is graduating at the end of the current school year.
(D) The inclusion of five- and six-year graduation rates for pupils in secondary schools shall meet the following requirements:
(i) Schools and school districts shall be granted one-half the credit in their API scores for graduating pupils in five years that they are granted for graduating pupils in four years.
(ii) Schools and school districts shall be granted one-quarter the credit in their API scores for graduating pupils in six years that they are granted for graduating pupils in four years.
(iii) Notwithstanding clauses (i) and (ii), schools and school districts shall be granted full credit in their API scores for graduating in five or six years a pupil with disabilities who graduates in accordance with his or her individualized education program.
(E) The pupil data collected for the API that comes from the achievement test administered pursuant to Section 60640 and the high school exit examination administered pursuant to Section 60851, when fully implemented, shall be disaggregated by special education status, English learners, socioeconomic status, gender, and ethnic group. Only the test scores of pupils who were counted as part of the enrollment in the annual data collection of the California Basic Educational Data System for the current fiscal year and who were continuously enrolled during that year may be included in the test result reports in the API score of the school.
(F) (i) Commencing with the baseline API calculation in 2016, and for each year thereafter, results of the achievement test and other tests specified in subdivision (b) shall constitute no more than 60 percent of the value of the index for secondary schools.
(ii)  In addition to the elements required by this paragraph, the Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, may incorporate into the index for secondary schools valid, reliable, and stable measures of pupil preparedness for postsecondary education and career.
(G) Results of the achievement test and other tests specified in subdivision (b) shall constitute at least 60 percent of the value of the index for primary schools and middle schools.
(H) It is the intent of the Legislature that the state’s system of public school accountability be more closely aligned with both the public’s expectations for public education and the workforce needs of the state’s economy. It is therefore necessary that the accountability system evolve beyond its narrow focus on pupil test scores to encompass other valuable information about school performance, including, but not limited to, pupil preparedness for college and career, as well as the high school graduation rates already required by law.
(I) The Superintendent shall annually determine the accuracy of the graduation rate data. Notwithstanding any other law, graduation rates for pupils in dropout recovery high schools shall not be included in the API. For purposes of this subparagraph, “dropout recovery high school” means a high school in which 50 percent or more of its pupils have been designated as dropouts pursuant to the exit/withdrawal codes developed by the department or left a school and were not otherwise enrolled in a school for a period of at least 180 days.
(J) To complement the API, the Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, may develop and implement a program of school quality review that features locally convened panels to visit schools, observe teachers, interview pupils, and examine pupil work, if an appropriation for this purpose is made in the annual Budget Act.
(K) The Superintendent shall annually provide to local educational agencies and the public a transparent and understandable explanation of the individual components of the API and their relative values within the API.
(L) An additional element chosen by the Superintendent and the state board for inclusion in the API pursuant to this paragraph shall not be incorporated into the API until at least one full school year after the state board’s decision to include the element into the API.
(b) Pupil scores from the following tests, when available and when found to be valid and reliable for this purpose, shall be incorporated into the API:
(1) The standards-based achievement tests provided for in Section 60642.5.
(2) The high school exit examination.
(c) Based on the API, the Superintendent shall develop, and the state board shall adopt, expected annual percentage growth targets for all schools based on their API baseline score from the previous year. Schools are expected to meet these growth targets through effective allocation of available resources. For schools below the statewide API performance target adopted by the state board pursuant to subdivision (d), the minimum annual percentage growth target shall be 5 percent of the difference between the actual API score of a school and the statewide API performance target, or one API point, whichever is greater. Schools at or above the statewide API performance target shall have, as their growth target, maintenance of their API score above the statewide API performance target. However, the state board may set differential growth targets based on grade level of instruction and may set higher growth targets for the lowest performing schools because they have the greatest room for improvement. To meet its growth target, a school shall demonstrate that the annual growth in its API is equal to or more than its schoolwide annual percentage growth target and that all numerically significant pupil subgroups, as defined in subdivision (a), are making comparable improvement.
(d) Upon adoption of state performance standards by the state board, the Superintendent shall recommend, and the state board shall adopt, a statewide API performance target that includes consideration of performance standards and represents the proficiency level required to meet the state performance target.
(e) (1) A school or school district with 11 to 99 pupils with valid test scores shall receive an API score with an asterisk that indicates less statistical certainty than API scores based on 100 or more test scores.
(2) A school or school district annually shall receive an API score, unless the Superintendent determines that an API score would be an invalid measure of the performance of the school or school district for one or more of the following reasons:
(A) Irregularities in testing procedures occurred.
(B) The data used to calculate the API score of the school or school district are not representative of the pupil population at the school or school district.
(C) Significant demographic changes in the pupil population render year-to-year comparisons of pupil performance invalid.
(D) The department discovers or receives information indicating that the integrity of the API score has been compromised.
(E) Insufficient pupil participation in the assessments included in the API.
(F) A transition to new standards-based assessments compromises comparability of results across schools or school districts. The Superintendent may use the authority in this subparagraph in the 2013–14, 2014–15, and 2015–16 school years only, with the approval of the state board.
(3) If a school or school district has fewer than 100 pupils with valid test scores, the calculation of the API or adequate yearly progress pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) and federal regulations may be calculated over more than one annual administration of the tests administered pursuant to Section 60640 and the high school exit examination administered pursuant to Section 60851, consistent with regulations adopted by the state board.
(4) Any school or school district that does not receive an API calculated pursuant to subparagraph (F) of paragraph (2) shall not receive an API growth target pursuant to subdivision (c). Schools and school districts that do not have an API calculated pursuant to subparagraph (F) of paragraph (2) shall use one of the following:
(A) The most recent API calculation.
(B) An average of the three most recent annual API calculations.
(C) Alternative measures that show increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils schoolwide and among significant subgroups.
(f) Only schools with 100 or more test scores contributing to the API may be included in the API rankings.
(g) The Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, shall develop an alternative accountability system for schools under the jurisdiction of a county board of education or a county superintendent of schools, community day schools, nonpublic, nonsectarian schools pursuant to Section 56366, and alternative schools serving high-risk pupils, including continuation high schools and opportunity schools. Schools in the alternative accountability system may receive an API score, but shall not be included in the API rankings.
(h) For purposes of this section, county offices of education shall be considered school districts.
(i) For purposes of this section, “homeless youth” has the same meaning as in Section 11434a(2) of Title 42 of the United States Code.

SEC. 24.

 Section 52074 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52074.
 (a) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is hereby established.
(b) The purpose of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is to advise and assist school districts, county superintendents of schools, and charter schools in achieving the goals set forth in a local control and accountability plan adopted pursuant to this article.
(c) The Superintendent shall, with the approval of the state board, contract with a local educational agency, or consortium of local educational agencies, to serve as the fiscal agent for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. The Superintendent shall apportion funds appropriated for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to the fiscal agent.
(d) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall be governed by a board consisting of the following five members:
(1) The Superintendent or his or her designee.
(2) The president of the state board or his or her designee.
(3) A county superintendent of schools appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
(4) A teacher appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(5) A superintendent of a school district appointed by the Governor.
(e) At the direction of the governing board of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, the fiscal agent shall contract with individuals, local educational agencies, or organizations with the expertise, experience, and a record of success to carry out the purposes of this article. The areas of expertise, experience, and record of success shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) State priorities as described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060.
(2) Improving the quality of teaching.
(3) Improving the quality of school district and schoolsite leadership.
(4) Successfully addressing the needs of special pupil populations, including, but not limited to, English learners, pupils eligible to receive a free or reduced-price meal, pupils in foster care, and individuals with exceptional needs.
(f) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence may, after consulting with the Superintendent, accept a request or referral to advise and assist a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school in any of the following circumstances:
(1) If the governing board of a school district, county board of education, or governing body or a charter school requests the advice and assistance of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
(2) If the county superintendent of schools of the county in which the school district or charter school is located determines, following the provision of technical assistance pursuant to Section 52071 or 47607.3 as applicable, that the advice and assistance of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is necessary to help the school district or charter school accomplish the goals described in the local control and accountability plan adopted pursuant to this article.
(3) If the Superintendent determines that the advice and assistance of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is necessary to help the school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school accomplish the goals set forth in the local control and accountability plan adopted pursuant to this article.

SEC. 25.

 Section 53070 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53070.
 (a) The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program is hereby established as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. The purpose of this program is to encourage and maintain the delivery of career technical education programs during implementation of the school district and charter school local control funding formula pursuant to Section 42238.02. There is hereby appropriated to the department from the General Fund for the program established pursuant to this chapter the following amounts:
(1) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, four hundred million dollars ($400,000,000).
(2) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000).
(3) For the 2017–18 fiscal year, two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000).
(b) Of the amounts appropriated in paragraphs (1) through (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a), 4 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of less than or equal to 140, 8 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more than 140 and less than or equal to 550, and 88 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more than 550, unless otherwise determined by the Superintendent in collaboration with the executive director of the state board. For purposes of this section, average daily attendance shall be those figures that are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the previous fiscal year for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive. For any applicant consisting of more than one school district, county office of education, charter school, or regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority, or of any combination of those entities, the sum of the average daily attendance for each of the constituent entities shall be used for purposes of this subdivision.

SEC. 26.

 Section 53076 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53076.
 For purposes of administering the program established by this chapter, the Superintendent may do any of the following:
(a) Determine, in collaboration with the executive director of the state board, specific funding amounts and the number of grants to be awarded.
(b) Distribute funding on a multiyear schedule, establish a process for monitoring the use of the funding, and, if necessary, cease distribution of funding and recover previously distributed funding in the case of a recipient’s failure to comply with a grant prerequisite or minimum standard.
(c) Annually review grant recipients’ expenditures on career technical education programs for purposes of determining if the grant recipients have met the dollar-for-dollar match requirement specified in subdivision (a) of Section 53071. If after review, the Superintendent determines that a grant recipient failed to meet the matching funds requirement, the Superintendent shall reduce the following year’s grant allocation in an amount equal to the unmet portion of the match requirement. The reduction shall not reduce the grant recipient’s match requirement for the year in which the Superintendent reduces the allocation.
(d) Require grant recipients to submit program reports.
(e) Set aside up to 1 percent of the total amount provided for the program for one or both of the following purposes:
(1) To provide planning grants.
(2) To contract with a local educational agency for the provision of technical assistance to applicants and grant recipients.

SEC. 27.

 Section 56366.3 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 28.

 Section 56836.165 of the Education Code is amended to read:

56836.165.
 (a) For the 2004–05 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the Superintendent shall calculate for each special education local plan area an amount based on (1) the number of children and youth residing in foster family homes, small family homes, and foster family agencies, (2) the licensed capacity of group homes licensed by the State Department of Social Services, and (3) the number of children and youth ages 3 to 21 years, inclusive, referred by the State Department of Developmental Services who are residing in skilled nursing facilities or intermediate care facilities licensed by the State Department of Health Services and the number of children and youth, ages 3 to 21 years, inclusive, referred by the State Department of Developmental Services who are residing in community care facilities licensed by the State Department of Social Services.
(b) The department shall assign each facility described in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subdivision (a) a severity rating. The severity ratings shall be on a scale from 1 to 14. Foster family homes and small family homes shall be assigned a severity rating of 1. Foster family agencies shall be assigned a severity rating of 2. Facilities described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) shall be assigned the same severity rating as its State Department of Social Services rate classification level. For facilities described in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), skilled nursing facilities shall be assigned a severity rating of 14, intermediate care facilities shall be assigned a severity rating of 11, and community care facilities shall be assigned a severity rating of 8.
(c) (1) The department shall establish a “bed allowance” for each severity level. For the 2004–05 fiscal year, the bed allowance shall be calculated as described in paragraph (2). For the 2005–06 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the department shall increase the bed allowance by the inflation adjustment computed pursuant to Section 42238.1. The department shall not establish a bed allowance for any facility defined in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) if it is not licensed by the State Department of Social Services or the State Department of Health Services.
(2) (A) The bed allowance for severity level 1 shall be five hundred two dollars ($502).
(B) The bed allowance for severity level 2 shall be six hundred ten dollars ($610).
(C) The bed allowance for severity level 3 shall be one thousand four hundred thirty-four dollars ($1,434).
(D) The bed allowance for severity level 4 shall be one thousand six hundred forty-nine dollars ($1,649).
(E) The bed allowance for severity level 5 shall be one thousand eight hundred sixty-five dollars ($1,865).
(F) The bed allowance for severity level 6 shall be two thousand eighty dollars ($2,080).
(G) The bed allowance for severity level 7 shall be two thousand two hundred ninety-five dollars ($2,295).
(H) The bed allowance for severity level 8 shall be two thousand five hundred ten dollars ($2,510).
(I) The bed allowance for severity level 9 shall be five thousand four hundred fifty-one dollars ($5,451).
(J) The bed allowance for severity level 10 shall be five thousand eight hundred eighty-one dollars ($5,881).
(K) The bed allowance for severity level 11 shall be nine thousand four hundred sixty-seven dollars ($9,467).
(L) The bed allowance for severity level 12 shall be thirteen thousand four hundred eighty-three dollars ($13,483).
(M) The bed allowance for severity level 13 shall be fourteen thousand three hundred forty-three dollars ($14,343).
(N) The bed allowance for severity level 14 shall be twenty thousand eighty-one dollars ($20,081).
(d) (1) For each fiscal year, the department shall calculate an out-of-home care funding amount for each special education local plan area as the sum of amounts computed pursuant to paragraphs (2), (3), and (4). The State Department of Social Services and the State Department of Developmental Services shall provide the State Department of Education with the residential counts identified in paragraphs (2), (3), and (4).
(2) The number of children and youth residing on April 1 in foster family homes, small family homes, and foster family agencies located in each special education local plan area times the appropriate bed allowance.
(3) The capacity on April 1 of each group home licensed by the State Department of Social Services located in each special education local plan area times the appropriate bed allowance.
(4) The number on April 1 of children and youth (A) ages 3 through 21 referred by the State Department of Developmental Services who are residing in skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities licensed by the State Department of Health Services located in each special education local plan area times the appropriate bed allowance, and (B) ages 3 to 21 years, inclusive, referred by the State Department of Developmental Services who are residing in community care facilities licensed by the State Department of Social Services located in each special education local plan area times the appropriate bed allowance.
(e) In determining the amount of the first principal apportionment for a fiscal year pursuant to Section 41332, the Superintendent shall continue to apportion funds from Section A of the State School Fund to each special education local plan area equal to the amount apportioned at the advance apportionment pursuant to Section 41330 for that fiscal year.
(f) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) and paragraph (3) of subdivision (d), for purposes of the 2016–17 fiscal year funding for group homes, the Superintendent shall use the rate classification levels as they exist on December 31, 2016, and the capacity of each group home licensed by the State Department of Social Services located in each special education local plan area on December 31, 2016.

SEC. 29.

 Section 60602.6 is added to the Education Code, to read:

60602.6.
 It is the intent of the Legislature that the department minimize the impact to teachers and administrators and state resources by ensuring, where feasible, that future California computer-based assessments utilize the assessment delivery system infrastructure and hosting platform outlined in the Smarter Balanced Technical Hosting Solution, as approved by the Department of Technology for the statewide pupil assessment system. All computer-based statewide assessments, to the extent possible and most cost-effective, shall be developed to operate on the existing approved infrastructure, provide a single logical access point, support a single secure browser for remote and local access, and utilize uniform system development standards. The assessment delivery system infrastructure shall be scalable in nature to allow the department to incorporate additional computer-based statewide assessments as funded.

SEC. 30.

 Section 17581.9 of the Government Code is amended to read:

17581.9.
 (a) (1) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, the sum of three billion ninety-eight million four hundred fifty-five thousand dollars ($3,098,455,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to school districts and county superintendents of schools in the manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.
(2) The sum of six hundred four million forty-three thousand dollars ($604,043,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts in the manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.
(3) For purposes of this section, a school district includes a county office of education and a charter school.
(b) (1) (A) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate forty million dollars ($40,000,000) of the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) to county superintendents of schools, as follows:
(i) Each county superintendent of schools shall be allocated the greater of: (I) thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), multiplied by the number of school districts for which the county superintendent of schools has jurisdiction pursuant to Section 1253 of the Education Code; or (II) eighty thousand dollars ($80,000).
(ii) After the allocations pursuant to subparagraph (A), the balance shall be allocated in an equal amount per unit of regular average daily attendance, as those average daily attendance numbers are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2014–15 fiscal year.
(B) For purposes of allocating funding pursuant to this paragraph only, “regular average daily attendance” means the aggregate number of units of average daily attendance within the county attributable to all school districts for which the county superintendent of schools has jurisdiction pursuant to Section 1253 of the Education Code, charter schools within the county, and the schools operated by the county superintendent of schools.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that county offices of education will prioritize the use of funds allocated pursuant to paragraph (1) for investments necessary to support new responsibilities required under the evolving accountability structure of the local control funding formula and develop greater capacity and consistency within and between county offices of education. A county office of education may encumber funds apportioned pursuant to this section at any time during the 2015–16 or 2016–17 fiscal year.
(3) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate three billion fifty-eight million four hundred fifty-five thousand dollars ($3,058,455,000) of the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) to school districts on the basis of an equal amount per unit of regular average daily attendance, as those average daily attendance numbers are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2014–15 fiscal year.
(c) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) to community college districts on the basis of an equal amount per enrolled full-time equivalent student, as those numbers of students are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2014–15 fiscal year.
(d) Allocations made pursuant to this section shall first satisfy any outstanding claims pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs for any fiscal year. Notwithstanding Section 12419.5 and any amounts that are paid in satisfaction of outstanding claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs, the Controller may audit any claim as allowed by law, and may recover any amount owed by school districts or community college districts pursuant to an audit only by reducing amounts owed by the state to school districts or community college districts for any other mandate claims. Under no circumstances shall a school district or community college district be required to remit funding back to the state to pay for disallowed costs identified by a Controller audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs. The Controller shall not recover any amount owed by a school district or community college district pursuant to an audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs by reducing any amount owed a school district or community college district for any purpose other than amounts owed for any other mandate claims. The Controller shall apply amounts received by each school district or community college district against any balances of unpaid claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs and interest in chronological order beginning with the earliest claim. The Controller shall report to each school district and community college district the amounts of any claims and interest that are offset from funds provided pursuant to this section, and shall report a summary of the amounts offset for each mandate for each fiscal year to the Department of Finance and the fiscal committees of the Legislature.
(e) (1) The governing board of a school district or community college district may expend the one-time funds received pursuant to this section for any purpose, as determined by the governing board.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts shall prioritize the use of these one-time funds for professional development, induction for beginning teachers with a focus on relevant mentoring, instructional materials, technology infrastructure, and any other investments necessary to support implementation of the common core standards in English language arts and mathematics, the implementation of English language development standards, and the implementation of the Next Generation Science standards.
(f) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, three hundred nineteen million two hundred thirty-one thousand dollars ($319,231,000) of the appropriations 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 2013–14 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 2013–14 fiscal year.
(g) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, ninety-three million five hundred twenty-nine thousand dollars ($93,529,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2013–14 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 2013–14 fiscal year.
(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, two billion seven hundred forty-eight million three hundred forty-nine thousand dollars ($2,748,349,000) of the appropriations 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.
(i) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, three hundred ninety-three million two hundred twenty thousand dollars ($393,220,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.
(j) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, one hundred seventeen million two hundred ninety-four thousand dollars ($117,294,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.
(k) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, thirty million eight hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($30,875,000) of the appropriations 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 31.

 Section 17581.95 is added to the Government Code, to read:

17581.95.
 (a) (1) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of nine hundred forty-five million five hundred eighty-nine thousand dollars ($945,589,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate those funds to school districts and county superintendents of schools in the manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.
(2) The sum of one hundred five million five hundred one thousand dollars ($105,501,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts in the manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.
(3) For purposes of this section, a school district includes a county office of education and a charter school.
(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) to school districts on the basis of an equal amount per unit of regular average daily attendance, as those average daily attendance numbers are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2015–16 fiscal year.
(c) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) to community college districts on the basis of an equal amount per enrolled full-time equivalent student, as those numbers of students are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2015–16 fiscal year.
(d) Allocations made pursuant to this section shall first satisfy any outstanding claims pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs for any fiscal year. Notwithstanding Section 12419.5 and any amounts that are paid in satisfaction of outstanding claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs, the Controller may audit any claim as allowed by law, and may recover any amount owed by school districts or community college districts pursuant to an audit only by reducing amounts owed by the state to school districts or community college districts for any other mandate claims. Under no circumstances shall a school district or community college district be required to remit funding back to the state to pay for disallowed costs identified by a Controller audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs. The Controller shall not recover any amount owed by a school district or community college district pursuant to an audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs by reducing any amount owed a school district or community college district for any purpose other than amounts owed for any other mandate claims. The Controller shall apply amounts received by each school district or community college district against any balances of unpaid claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs and interest in chronological order beginning with the earliest claim. The Controller shall report to each school district and community college district the amounts of any claims and interest that are offset from funds provided pursuant to this section and shall report a summary of the amounts offset for each mandate for each fiscal year to the Department of Finance and the fiscal committees of each house of the Legislature.
(e) (1) The governing board of a school district or community college district may expend the one-time funds received pursuant to this section for any purpose, as determined by the governing board of the school district or community college district.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts shall prioritize the use of these one-time funds for deferred maintenance, professional development for educators, induction for beginning teachers with a focus on relevant mentoring, instructional materials, technology infrastructure, and any other investments necessary to support implementation of the common core standards in English language arts and mathematics, the implementation of English language development standards, and the implementation of the Next Generation Science standards.
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that community college districts shall prioritize the use of these one-time funds for professional development, campus security infrastructure, technology infrastructure, and developing open education resources and zero-textbook-cost degrees.
(f) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, six hundred thirty-five million seven hundred twenty-one thousand dollars ($635,721,000) of the appropriations made by paragraph (1) of 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.
(g) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, twenty-nine million four hundred fifty-one thousand dollars ($29,451,000) of the appropriations made by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.
(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, three hundred nine million eight hundred sixty-eight thousand dollars ($309,868,000) of the appropriations made by paragraph (1) of 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.
(i) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, seventy-six million fifty thousand dollars ($76,050,000) of the appropriations made by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 32.

 Section 116276 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

116276.
 (a) The state board shall establish a program, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to award grants to local educational agencies for the purposes of improving access to, and the quality of, drinking water in public schools consistent with the Legislature’s intent that school facilities be maintained in “good repair,” as defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 17002 of the Education Code. Eligible entities shall be limited to local educational agencies serving kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and preschools and child day care facilities, as defined in Section 1596.750, located on public school property. The program shall include, but not be limited to, funding for at least one of the following:
(1) Installation of water bottle filling stations.
(2) Installation or replacement of drinking water fountains with devices that are capable of removing contaminants that are present in the facility’s water supply.
(3) Installation of point-of-entry or point-of-use treatment devices for drinking fountains, and up to three years of postinstallation replacement filters, and operation, maintenance, and monitoring of the devices, including training on how to operate and maintain the treatment devices and community outreach and education about their use.
(b) The state board shall implement the program by taking actions that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the development of procedures and guidelines for the submission of grant applications and criteria for the evaluation of those applications.
(c) (1) In developing the procedure for awarding grants pursuant to this section, the state board shall do all of the following:
(A) Set requirements for grant recipients to adopt a program for inspecting and maintaining any water treatment device funded by the grant.
(B) Establish a maximum grant amount.
(C) Give priority to each of the following:
(i) Projects for schools within, or serving pupils from, a small disadvantaged community, as defined in Section 13193.9 of the Water Code.
(ii) Projects that have high effectiveness in increasing access to safe drinking water at schools.
(2) In developing the procedure for awarding grants pursuant to this section, the state board may require applicants to commit additional resources to the project, except that the state board shall not require matching funds for local educational agencies serving small disadvantaged communities or interfere with the prioritization of grant funding to small disadvantaged communities.
(d) (1) Procedures and guidelines for the program developed by the state board under this section are not be subject to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(2) Before finalizing the procedures and guidelines for the distribution of grants pursuant to this section, the state board shall hold at least one public meeting to receive and consider public comment on the draft procedures and guidelines.
(e) The state board shall provide technical assistance to applicants, including completing applications, overseeing installations, and assisting with operation and maintenance.
(f) A contract entered into under the authority of this section is not be subject to Section 10295 of the Public Contract Code.

SEC. 33.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would govern the use of funds distributed from the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund, established pursuant to Section 7599 of the Government Code, to the State Department of Education for purposes of supporting programs aimed at improving outcomes for public school pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, by reducing truancy and supporting pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime.

SEC. 34.

 (a) On or before June 30, 2017, an amount to be determined by the Director of Finance shall be appropriated from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction in augmentation of Schedule (1) of Item 6100-161-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2016.
(b) The funds appropriated in subdivision (a) shall not exceed the amount by which revenues distributed to local educational agencies for special education programs pursuant to Sections 34177, 34179.5, 34179.6, and 34188 of the Health and Safety Code are less than the estimated amount reflected in the Budget Act of 2016, as determined by the Director of Finance.
(c) On or before June 30, 2017, the Director of Finance shall determine if the revenues distributed to local educational agencies for special education programs pursuant to Sections 34177, 34179.5, 34179.6, and 34188 of the Health and Safety Code exceed the estimated amount reflected in the Budget Act of 2016 and shall reduce Schedule (1) of Item 6100-161-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2016 by the amount of that excess.
(d) In making the determinations pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c), the Director of Finance shall consider any other local property tax revenues collected in excess or in deficit of the estimated amounts reflected in the Budget Act of 2016.
(e) The Director of Finance shall notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, of his or her intent to notify the Controller of the necessity to release funds appropriated in subdivision (a) or to make the reduction pursuant to subdivision (c), and the amount needed to address the property tax shortfall determined pursuant to subdivision (b) or the amount of the reduction made pursuant to subdivision (c). The Controller shall make the funds available pursuant to subdivision (a) not sooner than five days after this notification, and the State Department of Education shall work with the Controller to allocate these funds to local educational agencies as soon as practicable.
(f) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2016–17 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 2016–17 fiscal year.

SEC. 35.

 (a) On or before June 30, 2016, up to twenty-seven million four hundred twenty-nine thousand dollars ($27,429,000) shall be appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund in augmentation of Schedule (1) of Item 6100-161-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 (Chapter 10 of the Statutes of 2015).
(b) The funds appropriated in subdivision (a) shall only be available to the extent that property tax revenues distributed to local educational agencies for special education programs pursuant to Section 2572 of the Education Code, reported as of the second principal apportionment and certified pursuant to Section 41339 of the Education Code, are less than the estimated amount reflected in the Budget Act of 2015, as determined by the Director of Finance.
(c) In making the determination pursuant to subdivision (b), the Director of Finance shall consider any other local property tax revenues collected in excess or in deficit of the estimated amounts reflected in the Budget Act of 2015.
(d) The Director of Finance shall notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, of his or her intent to notify the Controller of the necessity to release funds appropriated in subdivision (a), and the amount needed to address the property tax shortfall determined pursuant to subdivision (b). The Controller shall make the funds available pursuant to subdivision (a) not sooner than five days after this notification and the State Department of Education shall work with the Controller to allocate these funds to local educational agencies as soon as practicable pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 56836.08 of the Education Code.
(e) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 36.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) is appropriated from the General Fund to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program, as set forth in Section 44393 of the Education Code, to be available for the 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, and 2020–21 fiscal years. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall allocate grants for up to 1,000 new participants per year. A grant to an applicant shall not exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000) per participant per year.
(b) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 37.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) is appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate for grants pursuant to Section 49550.3 of the Education Code, to be available for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 fiscal years.
(b) Of the funds appropriated in this section, the State Department of Education shall prioritize up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) annually for school districts or county superintendents of schools to start or expand programs serving school breakfasts after the start of the schoolday in a school district where at least 60 percent of enrolled pupils are needy children, as defined in Section 49552 of the Education Code.
(c) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 38.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to contract with the Special Olympics Northern and Southern California for the purposes of expanding the Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools to additional schools throughout the state.
(b) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 39.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds to provide grants to local educational agencies for dropout and truancy prevention programs pursuant to legislation enacted in the 2015–16 Regular Session. These funds are available for encumbrance through the 2018–19 fiscal year.
(b) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 40.

 (a) (1) (A) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds to support charter school startup grants in an amount not to exceed five hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($575,000) per eligible applicant operating a classroom-based charter school and three hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($375,000) per eligible applicant operating a nonclassroom-based charter school.
(B) For purposes of this section, a “nonclassroom-based charter school” has the same meaning as a charter school that provides “nonclassroom-based instruction,” as described in subdivisions (d) and (e) of Section 47612.5 of the Education Code.
(2) An eligible applicant shall be a charter school that is governed by a not-for-profit public benefit corporation that is authorized to operate in California and any of the following:
(A) A charter petitioner that has submitted a petition to a charter authorizer.
(B) A charter school that has been authorized but is not yet operating as a charter school.
(C) A charter school that has not yet completed its first full year of operation as a charter school.
(3) No grant awards shall be provided to any charter school or charter petitioner before authorization of its charter petition.
(4) Priority for grants shall be given to those applicants that are both (A) authorized by a chartering authority in counties with few or no active charter schools and (B) located in communities with high populations of pupils eligible for free or reduced-price meals pursuant to Section 42238.01 of the Education Code. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall use prior year free or reduced-price meals data, as reported to the State Department of Education, if current year data is unavailable at the time priority for grants is determined.
(5) An eligible applicant may receive its first grant award one year before commencing pupil instruction and may expend those funds until June 30, 2019, so long as the funds are used only in the applicant’s first or second year of operation.
(6) An eligible applicant shall not have previously received a grant through the federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program.
(b) A grant may be awarded for one-time costs associated with the startup of a new charter school, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Supplies, furnishings, equipment, and instructional materials.
(2) Professional development, coaching, and support services for teachers and charter school staff.
(3) Curriculum and policy development and acquisition.
(4) Facility and schoolsite preparation or modifications necessary to implement the program in compliance with applicable laws.
(c) The grant funds must supplement, not supplant, existing services and shall not be used to supplant federal, state, local, or nonfederal funds or to pay for existing levels of service funded from any other source. The grant funds shall not be used for fundraising, civil defense, legal claims against the state or federal government, or contingencies. Allowable expenditures are to follow the federal Charter Schools Program pursuant to requirements governing federal grant funds pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
(d) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall apportion funding to approved applicants that meets all of the following conditions:
(1) The charter school has been approved by a charter school authorizer and has an approved charter petition.
(2) The charter school submits documentation of current enrollment or reasonable estimates of anticipated enrollment of at least 50 pupils for the first year of operation based on information that has been confirmed by its charter authorizer through the charter petition signature process or review of the charter school’s startup budget.
(3) The charter school submits a proposed budget of how the charter school intends to expend grant funding, pursuant to the requirements of this section.
(e) Grant funds shall be disbursed within 60 days to an approved applicant based on evidence of anticipated or incurred costs provided by the applicant.
(f) Funding apportioned pursuant to this section is subject to the annual audits required by Section 41020 of the Education Code.
(g) The Superintendent shall allocate funds pursuant to this section only after the carryover funds, appropriated in Item 6110-112-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2016 for the federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program funding and any additional federal grant funding, made available for expenditure in the 2016–17 fiscal year, are fully encumbered.
(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the funds appropriated pursuant to this section 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.

SEC. 41.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate those funds to the Orange County Department of Education in the manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.
(b) The Orange County Department of Education, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the executive director of the State Board of Education, shall allocate the amount appropriated in subdivision (a) as grants to local educational agencies for the purpose of directly funding services or practices aligned to the Multi-Tiered System of Support framework developed under the “Scale Up MTSS Statewide” (SUMS) project. The Orange County Department of Education may use up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) to administer the grants and provide support to the grantees pursuant to Department of Finance approval of an expenditure plan and no sooner than 30 days after the notification in writing is provided to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
(c) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.

SEC. 42.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of six million six hundred thirty-six thousand dollars ($6,636,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate for the purposes set forth in subdivisions (b) and (c).
(b) Of the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a), five million eight hundred eight thousand dollars ($5,808,000) shall be provided to the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team for California School Information Services (CSIS), pursuant to the memorandum of understanding with the State Department of Education, in support of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
(c) Of the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a), eight hundred twenty-eight thousand dollars ($828,000) shall be provided to local educational agencies that did not participate in the former state reporting program administered by CSIS and for the support of data submission to CALPADS.
(d) (1) As a condition of receipt of funds appropriated in subdivision (b), CSIS shall submit an expenditure plan with workload justification to the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office by November 1, 2016.
(2) The expenditure plan shall include at least all of the following:
(A) Positions filled and intended to be filled.
(B) Salaries and benefits.
(C) External contracts.
(D) Other operating expenses.
(E) Equipment needs.
(3) The workload information shall include at least all of the following:
(A) Activities performed by CSIS and by the State Department of Education to implement CALPADS.
(B) Workload associated with maintenance of CALPADS.
(C) Assistance provided to local educational agencies in transmission of data to CALPADS.
(4) The expenditure plan and workload data shall provide information for the prior fiscal year, current fiscal year, and budget fiscal year.
(e) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.

SEC. 43.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate those funds to the K–12 High-Speed Network for operational activities authorized pursuant to Item 6100-182-0001 of the Budget Act of 2016.
(b) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.

SEC. 44.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of three million dollars ($3,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate for the purposes set forth in subdivision (b).
(b) The Superintendent shall allocate the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a) to a county office of education, as determined by the State Department of Education, to initiate the procurement of a replacement system for the Standardized Account Code Structure system.
(c) The funding provided pursuant to subdivision (a) shall only be available upon approval of the Department of Finance, and not sooner than 30 days after notification of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
(d) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.

SEC. 45.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for allocation to a local educational agency to establish the California Center on Teaching Careers in the manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.
(b) The California Center on Teaching Careers is hereby established for the purpose of recruiting qualified and capable individuals into the teaching profession. From funds appropriated for that purpose, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall provide a multiyear award to a local educational agency through a competitive grant process to establish and administer the center. The priorities, goals, and general objectives of the duties of the California Center on Teaching Careers shall be developed in consultation with representatives of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the University of California, the California State University, the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 66010 of the Education Code.
(c) The activities of the California Center on Teaching Careers shall be implemented with the active involvement of local educational agencies whenever appropriate.
(d) (1) The California Center on Teaching Careers shall prioritize its efforts to recruit both of the following:
(A) Teachers possessing, or candidates interested in possessing, education specialist credentials, single subject teaching credentials in the areas of science or mathematics, or teaching in the area of bilingual education.
(B) Candidates into schools in which over 85 percent of the student body is eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
(2) Upon determination that the areas described in paragraph (1) no longer have shortages, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in consultation with the State Department of Education, may identify other shortage areas to prioritize.
(e) The duties of the California Center on Teaching Careers include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Developing and distributing statewide public service announcements relating to teacher recruitment.
(2) Developing, modifying, and distributing effective recruitment publications.
(3) Providing information to prospective teachers regarding requirements for obtaining a teaching credential.
(4) Providing specific information to prospective teachers regarding admission to and enrollment into conventional and alternative teacher preparation programs, including identification of public and private postsecondary educational institutions that provide an integrated four-year preparation program.
(5) Providing specific information to prospective teachers regarding financial aid and loan assistance programs.
(6) Creating or expanding a referral database for qualified teachers seeking employment in the public schools.
(7) Developing and conducting outreach activities to high school pupils as well as to college students.
(8) Developing and conducting outreach activities to teachers to fill existing teacher shortage areas.
(f) The California Center on Teaching Careers, in conducting its duties, shall coordinate and work collaboratively with the Education Job Opportunities Information Network, existing teacher recruitment centers, school districts, county offices of education, and other teachers’ clubs and organizations.
(g) The California Center on Teaching Careers shall periodically reassess its recruitment activities aimed at individuals from different populations or target audiences for effectiveness and efficiencies in light of the state’s teacher workforce, changing market conditions, changes to state and federal law, and any other evolving circumstances.
(h) The California Center on Teaching Careers shall periodically review all products and communication tools for accuracy, quality, ease of use, and effectiveness.
(i) On or before January 1, 2020, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall conduct an evaluation of, and report to the Department of Finance, relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office on, the outcomes of the California Center on Teaching Careers, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Expenditures for the California Center on Teaching Careers by type of activity and type of shortage area.
(2) A description of the statewide recruitment publications and public service announcements engaged in, the audience of Californians targeted, the motivations for these efforts, and the outcomes of these recruitment strategies.
(3) Survey data from a random, representative sample of new teachers to assess all of the following:
(A) What motivated the individual to enter or return to the teaching profession.
(B) Which recruitment activities had the greatest impact on their decision to enter or return to the workforce, if any.
(C) Whether the teacher was contacted by other entities, other than the California Center on Teaching Careers, seeking to recruit teachers.
(D) Whether, prior to being contacted by the California Center on Teaching Careers, the teacher had any of the following:
(i) A teaching credential, and whether this teaching credential was obtained within California or in another state.
(ii) Prior experience working as a teacher, and whether this experience occurred within California or in another state.
(j) The California Center on Teaching Careers shall supply any information required to complete the report, described in subdivision (i), to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing upon its request.
(k) For the purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.

SEC. 46.

 (a) (1) Commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall use no less than twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) of the total allocated in this section to establish a statewide process to provide professional development training to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools for the purpose of successfully utilizing the evaluation rubrics adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.5 of the Education Code and the Local Control and Accountability Plan and Annual Update templates adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 52064 of the Education Code for use by a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school.
(2) School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools that participate in professional development training are encouraged to include in the training all stakeholders that are involved in the development of a local control and accountability plan, including, but not limited to, teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, local bargaining units of the school district or county office of education, parents, pupils, and members of the community, as required pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 47606.5 of, subdivision (g) of Section 52060 of, Section 52062 of, subdivision (g) of Section 52066 of, and Section 52068 of, the Education Code.
(b) The professional development training shall include, but shall not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) Information on how the evaluation rubrics are used for the development and implementation of the local control and accountability plans required pursuant to Sections 52060 and 52066 of, and the requirements of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605 and subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605.6 of, the Education Code.
(2) Information on how the evaluation rubrics will be used to improve pupil outcomes, with emphasis on closing the achievement gap for unduplicated pupils, as defined in Section 42238.02 of, and the pupil subgroups identified in Section 52052 of, the Education Code.
(3) The role of statewide and local data in using the evaluation rubrics to inform the development of local control and accountability plans and to communicate with stakeholders.
(4) Information on how the evaluation rubrics will be used, in conjunction with local control and accountability plans, to establish a system of continuous improvement, as identified in subdivision (c) of Section 52064.5 of the Education Code.
(c) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall ensure that the professional development training is provided in each region of the state and is available to all school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools. The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence may contract with one or more entities to provide the professional development training.
(d) (1) The governing board of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall submit an implementation plan to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Director of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office within 30 days of the State Board of Education’s adoption of the evaluation rubrics. The plan shall include relevant expenditure and provider information, and a timeline to commence training by no later than October 15, 2016.
(2) The implementation plan shall also include information on how the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence will determine the appropriate sequence of which local educational agencies will receive the professional development training.
(e) (1) During the 2017–18 fiscal year, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall conduct a survey of school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools on how they used the evaluation rubrics to develop and implement their most recent local control and accountability plan, or met the requirements of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605 of, or subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605.6 of, the Education Code, as applicable.
(2) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence may contract with one or more entities to develop, administer, monitor, and analyze the survey.
(f) (1) During the 2016–17 and 2017–18 fiscal years, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall implement a pilot program that will inform its long-term efforts to advise and assist school districts, county superintendents of schools, and charter schools in improving pupil outcomes pursuant to Section 52074 of the Education Code.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that this pilot program be used to advise the governing board of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence in its efforts to provide research-based, quality advice and assistance to local educational agencies. Nothing in this section prohibits the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence from continuing to meet the requirements of Section 52074 of the Education Code in the 2016–17 fiscal year or in future fiscal years.
(g) On or before August 15, 2016, the governing board of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall submit a plan for implementing the pilot program to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Director of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office. At a minimum, the plan shall describe all of the following:
(1) The goals of the pilot program, including, but not limited to, improving pupil outcomes related to the state priorities identified in Sections 52060 and 52066 of the Education Code.
(2) The major implementation activities of the pilot program and the means for assessing whether the goals are met.
(3) An implementation timeline and a program budget, with anticipated expenditures and funding sources.
(h) (1) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, after consulting with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall assist school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools in the pilot program.
(2) To the extent possible, the pilot program shall include school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools from urban, suburban, and rural areas representing all regions of the state, as well as those with enrollment of unduplicated pupils, as defined in Section 42238.02 of the Education Code, and the pupil subgroups identified in Section 52052 of the Education Code.
(3) Participation by a local educational agency in the pilot program is voluntary and, notwithstanding Sections 52071 and 52071.5 of the Education Code, participating local educational agencies shall not pay for any assistance provided pursuant to the pilot program.
(i) On or before November 1, 2018, the governing board of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall report to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Director of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office about lessons learned from the pilot program and its implications for the ongoing work of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
(j) The sum of twenty-four million dollars ($24,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Riverside County Office of Education to support the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence for purposes of this section. These funds are available for encumbrance through the 2018–19 fiscal year.
(k) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made by this section 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 47.

 (a) Commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) is hereby annually appropriated through the 2018–19 fiscal year to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for purposes of this section. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds for the support and development of the evaluation rubrics adopted pursuant to Section 52064.5 of the Education Code and the Web application system for the school accountability report card.
(b) For the purposes specified in subdivision (a), the State Department of Education, in collaboration with, and subject to the approval of, the executive director of the State Board of Education, shall enter into a contract with the San Joaquin County Office of Education to do both of the following:
(1) Host, maintain, and support the development of the local control funding formula evaluation rubrics Web-based system.
(2) Maintain and support the Web application system for the school accountability report card.
(c) When performing the activities specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (b), the San Joaquin County Office of Education shall ensure alignment of the school accountability report card and the evaluation rubrics with California’s accountability system, accommodate state and local data availability, and reflect consistency with implementation of the local control funding formula.
(d) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations made in 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, 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.

SEC. 48.

 Commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall add three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000) to the amount to be apportioned pursuant to Sections 42238.02 and 42238.03 of the Education Code to the San Francisco Unified School District. These funds shall be made available to contract with the Exploratorium in San Francisco for purposes of supporting professional development and leadership training for education professionals, expanding access to quality STEM learning opportunities, and supporting statewide implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.

SEC. 49.

 (a) The sum of nine million five hundred thousand dollars ($9,500,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Water Resources Control Board. The State Water Resources Control Board shall allocate these funds for grants pursuant to Section 116276 of the Health and Safety Code.
(b) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the funds appropriated pursuant to 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 2014–15 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 2014–15 fiscal year.

SEC. 50.

 (a) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, the sum of two billion nine hundred forty-one million nine hundred eighty thousand dollars ($2,941,980,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds pursuant to the calculation in subdivision (b) of Section 42238.03 of the Education Code.
(b) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations 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 2016–17 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 2016–17 fiscal year.

SEC. 51.

 Notwithstanding Section 52 of Chapter 13 of the Statutes of 2015, for purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, seven million eight hundred thirty-eight thousand dollars ($7,838,000) of the appropriation made by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 53070 of the Education Code 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 52.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for certain costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district because, in that regard, this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other 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.

SEC. 53.

 This act is a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect immediately.