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AB-2575 Teacher Residency Grant Program.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2575


Introduced by Assembly Member Fong

February 20, 2020


An act relating to teachers, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2575, as introduced, Fong. Teacher Residency Grant Program.
Existing law establishes the Teacher Residency Grant Program as a one-time competitive grant program, administered by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, for the recruitment and retention of teachers, as specified.
This bill would appropriate $10,000,000 from the General Fund to the commission to award grants under the Teacher Residency Grant Program. The bill would require the commission to give priority consideration to applicants that partner with the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, or a county office of education, or that are located in a county with a high percentage of provisionally credentialed teachers.
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.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to award grants under the Teacher Residency Grant Program, established pursuant to Section 44415 of the Education Code.
(b) The commission shall give priority consideration to grant applicants with one or both of the following characteristics:
(1) The applicant partners with the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, or a county office of education.
(2) The applicant is in a county with a high percentage of provisionally credentialed teachers.
(c) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation 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 2021–22 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 2021–22 fiscal year.