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AB-2584 School accountability: local control and accountability plans: teacher evaluations.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/13/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 13, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2584


Introduced by Assembly Member Travis Allen

February 15, 2018


An act to amend Section 35786 of the Education Code, relating to school districts. An act to amend Sections 52061 and 52067 of, and to add Section 44664.5 to, the Education Code, relating to school accountability.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2584, as amended, Travis Allen. School districts: reorganization: lapsation. School accountability: local control and accountability plans: teacher evaluations.
(1) Existing law required, on or before July 1, 2014, the governing boards of school districts and county boards of education to adopt a local control and accountability plan using a template adopted by the State Board of Education. 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 an update to include, among other things, a listing and description of the expenditures for the fiscal year, as specified.
This bill would instead require that the annual update to a school district’s local control and accountability plan include a listing and description of the expenditures at the school district level and by schoolsite for the fiscal year, as specified. The bill would also require that the annual update to a county board of education’s local control and accountability plan include a listing and description of the expenditures at the county level and by schoolsite for the fiscal year, as specified. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(2) Existing law requires the governing board of each school district to establish standards of expected pupil achievement at each grade level in each area of study and to evaluate and assess certificated employee performance on a continuing basis as it reasonably relates to the progress of pupils toward the established standards and, if applicable, the state adopted academic content standards as measured by state adopted criterion referenced assessments, the instructional techniques and strategies used by the employee, the employee’s adherence to curricular objectives, and the establishment and maintenance of a suitable learning environment, within the scope of the employee’s responsibilities.
This bill would require the superintendent of a school district and a county superintendent of schools to make available to the public, and post on its Internet Web site, if it has one, specified information relating to the evaluation of teachers and principals. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(3) 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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Existing law provides that a school district that has been organized for more than 3 years shall be lapsed, as defined, if certain conditions occur. Within 45 days before the close of each school year, existing law requires the county committee on school district reorganization to conduct a public hearing to determine if those conditions have been met. After the hearing, and at least 30 days before the end of the school year, the county committee is required to order the territory annexed to one or more adjoining districts, as specified. Existing law requires local entities to take specified actions when there is a change in boundaries of a district, as provided. Existing law requires compliance with this provision relating to required specified actions by December 1 of the year in which the order is made.

This bill would instead require compliance with the provision relating to required specified actions by November 1 of the year in which the order is made. To the extent this change would impose a higher level of service on local officials, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.

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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 44664.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44664.5.
 (a) The superintendent of a school district shall make available to the public, and post on the Internet Web site of the school district, if it has one, all of the following:
(1) An easily understandable explanation of how the evaluation of certificated teaching staff is conducted, including, but not limited to, all blank evaluation forms, all procedures to be used for the evaluation of certificated teachers contained in the current collective bargaining agreement, how evaluations include the progress of pupils toward the locally adopted standards of expected pupil achievement at each grade level in each area of study, and, if applicable, the state adopted academic content standards as measured by state adopted criterion referenced assessments.
(2) Aggregate data on the number of certificated teachers at each schoolsite that receive satisfactory or unsatisfactory evaluations, unless the posting of this data would reveal personally identifiable information.
(3) Whether or not the school district has adopted an evaluation system for school principals, and how it compares to the standards set forth in Sections 44670 and 44671.
(b) A county superintendent of schools shall make available to the public, and post on the Internet Web site of the county office of education, if it has one, all of the following:
(1) An easily understandable explanation of how the evaluation of certificated teaching staff is conducted, including, but not limited to, all blank evaluation forms, all procedures to be used for the evaluation of certificated teachers contained in the current collective bargaining agreement, how evaluations include the progress of pupils toward the locally adopted standards of expected pupil achievement at each grade level in each area of study, and, if applicable, the state adopted academic content standards as measured by state adopted criterion referenced assessments.
(2) Aggregate data on the number of certificated teachers at each schoolsite that receive satisfactory or unsatisfactory evaluations, unless the posting of this data would reveal personally identifiable information.
(3) Whether or not the county office of education has adopted an evaluation system for school principals, and how it compares to the standards set forth in Sections 44670 and 44671.

SEC. 2.

 Section 52061 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52061.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, a school district shall update the local control and accountability plan. The annual update shall be developed using a template developed pursuant to Section 52064 and shall include all of the following:
(1) A review of any changes in the applicability of the goals described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 52060.
(2) A review of the progress toward the goals included in the existing local control and accountability plan, an assessment of the effectiveness of the specific actions described in the existing local control and accountability plan toward achieving the goals, and a description of changes to the specific actions the school district will make as a result of the review and assessment.
(3) A listing and description of the expenditures at the school district level and by schoolsite for the fiscal year implementing the specific actions included in the local control and accountability plan and the changes to the specific actions made as a result of the reviews and assessment required by paragraphs (1) and (2).
(4) A listing and description of expenditures at the school district level and by schoolsite for the fiscal year that will serve the pupils to whom one or more of the definitions in Section 42238.01 apply and pupils redesignated as fluent English proficient.
(b) The expenditures identified in subdivision (a) shall be classified using the California School Accounting Manual pursuant to Section 41010.

SEC. 3.

 Section 52067 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52067.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, a county board of education shall update the local control and accountability plan. The annual update shall be developed using a template developed pursuant to Section 52064 and shall include all of the following:
(1) A review of any changes in the applicability of the goals described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 52066.
(2) A review of the progress toward the goals included in the existing local control and accountability plan, an assessment of the effectiveness of the specific actions described in the existing local control and accountability plan toward achieving the goals, and a description of changes to the specific actions the county office of education will make as a result of the review and assessment.
(3) A listing and description of the expenditures at the county level and by schoolsite for the fiscal year implementing the specific actions included in the local control and accountability plan as a result of the reviews and assessment required by paragraphs (1) and (2).
(4) A listing and description of expenditures at the county level and by schoolsite for the fiscal year that will serve the pupils to whom one or more of the definitions in Section 42238.01 apply and pupils redesignated as fluent English proficient.
(b) The expenditures identified in subdivision (a) shall be classified using the California School Accounting Manual pursuant to Section 41010.

SEC. 4.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SECTION 1.Section 35786 of the Education Code is amended to read:
35786.

An order of a county committee attaching the territory of a lapsed school district to one or more adjoining school districts shall be effective for all purposes on the July 1 after date of the order. Notwithstanding Section 35534, the effective date of the order is not subject to compliance with Section 54900 of the Government Code. Compliance with Section 54900 of the Government Code is required by November 1 of the year in which the order is made.

SEC. 2.

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.