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AB-37 Pupil instruction: visual and performing arts: content standards in media arts.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 12/05/2016 08:52 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 37


Introduced by Assembly Member O'Donnell

December 05, 2016


An act to amend Section 60605.13 of the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 37, as introduced, O'Donnell. Pupil instruction: visual and performing arts: content standards in media arts.
Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission, to recommend revisions to the visual and performing arts content standards in certain subjects to the state board, and requires the state board to adopt, reject, or modify the recommendations on or before January 31, 2019. Existing law requires the Superintendent, in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education, to select a group of experts in visual and performing arts for purposes of assisting the Superintendent in developing those recommendations. Existing law requires that the National Core Arts Standards developed by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards serve as the basis for deliberations regarding revisions to the visual and performing arts content standards. Existing law requires the Superintendent, in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission, to hold a minimum of 2 public hearings in order for the public to provide input on the Superintendent’s recommendations, and would require the state board to adopt, reject, or modify the recommendations at a subsequent public meeting, in accordance with specified procedures.
This bill would require the Superintendent to additionally recommend visual and performing arts standards in the subject of media arts, and require those recommendations to go through the same development, public review, and approval process for recommended revisions to the visual and performing arts content standards, as described above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 60605.13 of the Education Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 647 of the Statutes of 2016, is amended to read:

60605.13.
 (a) The Superintendent, in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission, shall recommend to the state board revisions to the visual and performing arts content standards in the subjects of dance, theater, music, and visual arts adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.1. 60605.1, and shall recommend visual and performing arts standards in the subject of media arts.
(b) In consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission and the state board, the Superintendent shall select a group of experts in visual and performing arts for purposes of assisting the Superintendent in developing recommendations pursuant to this section. A majority of this group of experts shall be current public school elementary or secondary classroom teachers who have a professional teaching credential that is valid under state law.
(c) The National Core Arts Standards in the subjects of dance, theater, music, and visual arts, and media arts developed by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards shall serve as the basis for deliberations regarding revisions to the visual and performing arts content standards. standards and regarding recommended standards in media arts.
(d) (1) The Superintendent, in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission, shall hold a minimum of two public hearings in order for the public to provide input on the revisions standards recommended pursuant to this section and the state board shall adopt, reject, or modify those recommendations at a subsequent public meeting.
(2) The public hearings and meetings required by this subdivision shall be held pursuant to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
(e) On or before November 30, 2018, the Superintendent shall present to the state board the revised visual and performing arts content standards, standards and recommended standards in media arts based on the work of the group of experts convened pursuant to subdivision (b), conducted in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission.
(f) (1) On or before January 31, 2019, the state board shall adopt, reject, or modify any revisions to the visual and performing arts the standards recommended by the Superintendent. Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (a). If the state board modifies the revisions standards recommended by the Superintendent, the state board shall explain, in writing, the reasons for modifying the recommended revised content standards to the Governor and the Legislature.
(2) If the state board modifies the visual and performing arts content standards recommended by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (e), the state board shall, in a meeting conducted pursuant to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), provide written reasons for its revisions. The state board shall not adopt revised visual and performing arts content standards at the same meeting it provides its written reasons, but, instead, shall adopt these revisions at a subsequent meeting conducted no later than March 31, 2019.
(3) If the state board rejects the visual and performing arts content standards recommended by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (e), the state board shall transmit to the Superintendent, the Governor, and the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature a specific written explanation of the reasons for the rejection of the standards presented by the Superintendent.
(g) If the visual and performing arts content standards are adopted pursuant to subdivision (f), the state board shall consider the adoption of a curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for instructional materials that are aligned to the visual and performing arts content standards no later than July 31, 2020, based on recommendations of the Instructional Quality Commission.
(h) If the visual and performing arts content standards are adopted pursuant to subdivision (f), the state board may adopt instructional materials for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, that are aligned to the visual and performing arts content standards no later than November 30, 2021, based on recommendations of the Instructional Quality Commission.