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SB-871 California Collaborative for Educational Excellence: professional development training: pilot program.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Senate  May 31, 2016
Amended  IN  Senate  March 15, 2016

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 871


Introduced by Senators Liu and De León

January 14, 2016


An act to add Sections 52074.5 and 52074.6 to the Education Code, relating to school accountability.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 871, as amended, Liu. California Collaborative for Educational Excellence: professional development training: pilot program.
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 and requires the governing board of each school district and each county board of education to update its local control and accountability plan on or before July 1 of each year. Existing law requires the local control and accountability plan to include certain elements, and requires the charter for a charter school to include some of those same elements. Existing law requires the State Board of Education, 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. 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 a statewide infrastructure 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. board and would encourage school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools that participate in professional development training to include in the training all stakeholders that are involved in the development of a local control and accountability plan, as provided. The bill would require the professional development training to include, among other things, information on how the evaluation rubrics are used for the development and implementation of the local control and accountability plans and those similar elements in charter petitions, and information on how the evaluation rubrics will be used, in conjunction with local control and accountability plans, to establish a system of continuous improvement. The bill would require the collaborative to 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 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 Superintendent of Public Instruction to assign the collaborative 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 make the implementation of its provisions contingent upon funds being appropriated for its purposes in the annual Budget Act or another enacted statute.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 52074.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

52074.5.
 (a) (1) Commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall establish a statewide infrastructure 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.
(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, subdivision (g) of Section 52060, Section 52062, subdivision (g) of Section 52066, and Section 52068.
(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, 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.
(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, and the pupil subgroups identified in Section 52052.
(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.
(c) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall ensure that the professional development training is provided in each region of the state and 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 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’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 meet the requirements of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605 or subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605.6, 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) This section shall not be implemented unless funding is provided for its purposes in the annual Budget Act or another enacted statute.

SEC. 2.

 Section 52074.6 is added to the Education Code, to read:

52074.6.
 (a) (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.
(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 their 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 in the 2016–17 fiscal year or in future fiscal years.
(b) 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.
(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.
(c) (1) The Superintendent shall assign the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to assist school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools in the pilot program. In making those assignments, the Superintendent shall consider input from the collaborative and any requests from school districts, county superintendents of schools, or charter schools to participate 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, and the pupil subgroups identified in Section 52052.
(3) Participation by a local educational agency in the pilot program is voluntary and, notwithstanding Sections 52071 and 52071.5, participating local educational agencies shall not pay for any assistance provided pursuant to the pilot program.
(d) 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.
(e) This section shall not be implemented unless funding is provided for its purposes in the annual Budget Act or another enacted statute.