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AB-2869 Career technical education: California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program: carpenter’s preapprenticeship programs.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/23/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 22, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2869


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 16, 2018


An act to add and repeal Section 53077 of the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction. career technical education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2869, as amended, Grayson. Pupil instruction: high school graduation requirements. Career technical education: California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program: carpenter’s preapprenticeship programs.
Existing law establishes the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program, administered by the State Department of Education, with the purpose of encouraging and maintaining the delivery of career technical education programs during implementation of the school district and charter school local control funding formula. Existing law appropriates specified amounts for the program from the General Fund for the 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18 fiscal years, and provides minimum eligibility standards for grant applicants.
This bill would require the department to use a portion of grant funding appropriated for the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program to establish a carpenter’s preapprenticeship pilot program. The pilot program shall award grants to school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, or regional occupational centers or programs operated by joint powers authorities that establish a carpenter’s preapprenticeship program for high school pupils. The bill would require each applicant and its carpenter’s preapprenticeship program to meet specified requirements, including all applicable requirements of the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program, in order to receive a grant under the pilot program. The bill would require the department to commence awarding these grants to applicants by the start of the 2019–20 academic year. The bill would repeal its provisions on January 1, 2025.

Existing law requires a pupil to complete specified courses as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation from high school.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to high school graduation requirements.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 53077 is added to the Education Code, to read:

53077.
 (a) The department shall use a portion, the amount of which shall be determined by the department, of grant funding appropriated for the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program to establish a carpenter’s preapprenticeship pilot program. The pilot program shall award a grant to school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, or regional occupational centers or programs operated by joint powers authorities that establish a carpenter’s preapprenticeship program for high school pupils. The applicant and its carpenter’s preapprenticeship program shall satisfy all applicable requirements of this chapter in order to receive the grant.
(b) An applicant’s carpenter’s preapprenticeship program shall meet all of the following requirements in order to receive a grant under this section:
(1) Curriculum for the program shall be developed specifically for the program.
(2) Career technical education credit shall be awarded to each pupil who completes the program.
(3) The program shall be designed to be completed by pupils while they are in high school.
(c) The department shall commence awarding grants pursuant to this section to applicants by the start of the 2019–20 academic year.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to high school graduation requirements.