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AB-776 Education data: pupil identifiers: childcare and development services.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/11/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 11, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 776


Introduced by Assembly Member Kalra

February 19, 2019


An act to amend Sections 10801 and 10802 of the Education Code, relating to education data.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 776, as amended, Kalra. Education data: pupil identifiers: childcare and development services.
Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that the design and implementation of a high-quality, comprehensive, and longitudinal education data system for California do certain things, including that it support a system of continuous learning, as provided.
This bill would state the intent the Legislature that the longitudinal education data system support a system of learning, from birth to higher education through career.
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to establish a process by which local educational agencies issue, maintain, and report information using a unique statewide pupil identifier for state and federally funded center-based childcare and development programs, as provided.
This bill would require the process described above to also enable a county office of education to issue and submit a unique statewide pupil identifier to the department on behalf of any applicant or contracting agency, as defined, that is not a local educational agency and that is operating a state-funded state or federally funded childcare and development program, as defined, program within that county. The bill would provide that a childcare and development program, for purposes of these provisions, includes, but is not limited to, programs that meet a specified definition.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 10801 of the Education Code is amended to read:

10801.
 It is the intent of the Legislature that the design and implementation of a high-quality, comprehensive, and longitudinal education data system for California will do all of the following:
(a) Support a system of continuous learning, from birth to higher education through career, by delivering timely, reliable, user-friendly, and relevant information to schoolsite and school district leaders, county offices of education, higher education leaders, early learning providers, teachers and faculty, education program providers, policymakers, researchers, parents, pupils, and the public at large.
(b) Provide educators and parents with the tools, reports, and assistance needed to inform instruction and learning.
(c) Integrate data from disparate sources.
(d) Anticipate and provide the technological capacity for the sharing of appropriate noneducation data from other state sources such as health, welfare, juvenile justice, corrections, and employment agencies, the analysis of which is necessary to fully understand critical education policy and education finance questions.

SEC. 2.

 Section 10802 of the Education Code is amended to read:

10802.
 (a) (1) The department shall establish a process by which local educational agencies issue, maintain, and report information using the unique statewide pupil identifiers specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 60900 for state and federally funded center-based childcare and development programs programs, including, but not limited to, those that meet the definition in subdivision (i) of Section 8208, under their purview.
(2) The process described in paragraph (1) shall also enable a county office of education to issue and submit a unique statewide pupil identifier to the department on behalf of an applicant or contracting agency, as that term is defined in subdivision (c) of Section 8208, that is not a local educational agency and that is operating a state-funded state or federally funded childcare and development program, as defined including, but not limited to, one that meets the definition in subdivision (i) of Section 8208, within that county.
(b) In order to comply with the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) assurances delineated in Section 6401(e)(2) of the America COMPETES Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 9871), the department shall establish the process referenced in subdivision (a) no later than January 1, 2011.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that on or before January 1, 2011, the department, at a minimum, ensures that the data elements pertaining to preschool described in Section 6401(e)(2)(D) of the America COMPETES Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 9871) be collected for all preschool programs operated by a local educational agency.
(d) Except to the extent required by federal law, or as needed to ensure compliance with federal law, the department shall not require these center-based childcare and development programs to implement or maintain unique pupil identifiers specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 60900 until an appropriation for this purpose is provided in the annual Budget Act or another statute.