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AB-967 Local control and accountability plans.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/02/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 02, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 967


Introduced by Assembly Member Smith

February 21, 2019


An act to amend Sections 41570, 41580, 47604.32, 47604.33, 52059.5, 52060, 52061, 52062, 52063, 52064, 52064.1, 52065, 52070, 53013, and 53073 of, and to amend and repeal Section 47606.5 of, the Education Code, relating to school accountability.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 967, as amended, Smith. Local control and accountability plans.
Existing law requires, on or before July 1, 2014, governing boards of school districts and county boards of education to adopt a local control and accountability plan, as provided. Existing law requires charter schools, on or before July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, to adopt a local control and accountability plan to update the goals and annual actions to achieve those goals identified in the charter petition, as provided. Existing law requires, on or before March 31, 2014, the state board to adopt templates for use by school districts, county superintendents of schools, and charter schools for purposes of the local control and accountability plans.
This bill would provide that require the development, adoption, and transparency requirements for local control and accountability plans and the updates to those plans that are applicable apply to the governing boards of school districts and districts, superintendents of school districts, and county superintendents of schools, are also applicable to also apply to the governing bodies of charter schools and schools, administrators of charter schools, and chartering authorities, as specified. This bill would revise and impose additional requirements on superintendents of school districts and administrators for charter schools in regards to presenting the local control and accountability plan and the annual update to the local control and accountability plan to certain parent advisory committees. The bill would require the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school to establish a foster youth parent advisory committee if the school district or charter school enrolls at least 50 pupils who are foster youth. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill also would make nonsubstantive and conforming changes to these and other provisions that reference charter school local control and accountability plans.
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 41570 of the Education Code is amended to read:

41570.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) It is imperative that the state address the persistent academic achievement gap in California’s public schools that has led to inequitable outcomes and opportunities for children.
(2) Several factors, including those that are the residual effects of the historical oppression of disempowered communities, contribute to low academic performance.
(3) Helping all pupils succeed requires both resources and evidence-based practices to initiate and sustain authentic systemic change.
(b) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, the sum of three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Controller for transfer to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent to establish the Low-Performing Students Block Grant in the manner and for the purposes set forth in this section.
(c) The Low-Performing Students Block Grant is hereby established as a state education funding initiative with the goal of providing grant funds to local educational agencies serving pupils identified as low-performing on state English language arts or mathematics assessments who are not otherwise identified for supplemental grant funding under the local control funding formula or eligible for special education services, as described in subdivision (d).
(d) The Superintendent shall allocate an equal amount per pupil during the 2018–19 fiscal year to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools for pupils meeting all of the following criteria:
(1) The pupil does not meet academic achievement standards based on the most recently available results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, established by Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 of Division 4, in any of the following ways:
(A) The pupil does not meet the achievement standard, also referred to as “level 1,” in both English language arts and mathematics.
(B) The pupil does not meet the achievement standard, also referred to as “level 1,” in either English language arts or mathematics, and nearly meets the achievement standard, also referred to as “level 2,” in the other subject.
(C) The pupil does not meet the achievement standard, also referred to as “level 1,” in either English language arts or mathematics, and does not have a valid score for the other subject.
(2) The pupil is not an unduplicated pupil, as defined in Section 42238.02, for the same school year used as the basis for the performance results.
(3) The pupil is not a pupil identified for special education services pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.), for the same school year used as the basis for the performance results.
(e) Block grant funds allocated to eligible school districts, county offices of education, or charter schools pursuant to this section are available for expenditure or encumbrance through the 2020–21 fiscal year and shall be used for evidence-based services that directly support pupil academic achievement, including, but not limited to, professional development activities for certificated staff, instructional materials, or additional supports for pupils.
(f) (1) As a condition for receiving grant funds pursuant to this section, a school district, county office of education, or charter school shall develop a plan describing how the funds will increase or improve evidence-based services for the pupils identified pursuant to subdivision (d) to accelerate increases in academic achievement, and how the effectiveness of the services will be measured. The plan shall include information regarding how the services align with and are described in the school district’s local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 52060, the county superintendent of schools’ local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 52066, or the charter school’s local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Sections 47605, 47605.6, 47606.5 47606.5, and 52060, as applicable. To ensure community and stakeholder input, the plan shall be discussed and adopted at a regularly scheduled meeting of the governing board of the school district, the county board of education, or the governing body of the charter school.
(2) Grant recipients shall report to the Superintendent on or before March 1, 2019, regarding the adopted plan to use the grant funds to increase the academic performance of pupils identified pursuant to subdivision (d). On or before November 1, 2021, grant recipients shall report to the Superintendent regarding the implementation of the plan, the strategies used, and whether those strategies increased the academic performance of the pupils identified pursuant to subdivision (d).
(3) The department shall compile the information reported pursuant to this subdivision and submit reports to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on or before July 1, 2019, and on or before February 1, 2022, and shall update the state board on the contents of those reports.
(g) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202, for the 2017–18 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, for the 2017–18 fiscal year.

SEC. 2.

 Section 41580 of the Education Code is amended to read:

41580.
 (a) The sum of two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Superintendent for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent to establish the College Readiness Block Grant in the manner and for the purposes set forth in this section.
(b) The College Readiness Block Grant is hereby established for the purposes of providing California’s high school pupils, particularly unduplicated pupils as defined in Sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, additional supports to increase the number who enroll at institutions of higher education and complete an undergraduate degree within four years.
(c) The Superintendent shall allocate an equal amount per unduplicated pupil enrolled in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, during the 2015–16 fiscal year to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools. No school district, county office of education, or charter school serving at least one unduplicated pupil in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, during the 2015–16 fiscal year shall receive a total allocation of less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000). A school district, county office of education, or charter school shall be eligible for an allocation pursuant to this subdivision only for unduplicated pupils, as defined in Sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, attending a school that is currently accredited or in the process of obtaining accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. These funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance through the 2018–19 fiscal year.
(d) Block grant funds apportioned to eligible local educational agencies shall be used for activities that directly support pupil access and successful matriculation to institutions of higher education. Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Providing teachers, administrators, and counselors with professional development opportunities to improve pupil A–G course completion rates, pupil college-going rates, and college readiness of pupils, including providing for the development of honors and Advanced Placement advanced placement courses.
(2) Beginning or increasing counseling services to pupils and their families regarding college admission requirements and financial aid programs.
(3) Developing or purchasing materials that support college readiness, including materials that support high performance on assessments required for admittance to a postsecondary educational institution.
(4) Developing comprehensive advising plans to support pupil completion of A–G course requirements.
(5) Implementing collaborative partnerships between high schools and postsecondary educational institutions that support pupil transition to postsecondary education, including, but not limited to, strengthening existing partnerships with the University of California and the California State University to establish early academic outreach and college preparatory programs.
(6) Providing subsidies to unduplicated pupils, as defined in Sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, to pay fees for taking Advanced Placement advanced placement examinations.
(7) Expanding access to coursework or other opportunities to satisfy A–G course requirements to all pupils, including, but not necessarily limited to, pupils enrolled in schools identified by the department as high schools with 75 percent or greater enrollment of unduplicated pupils, pursuant to subdivision (g). These opportunities may include, but shall not be limited to, new or expanded partnerships with other secondary or postsecondary educational institutions.
(e) As a condition for receiving funds under this article, a school district, county office of education, or charter school shall develop a plan describing how the funds will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils to ensure college readiness. The plan shall include information regarding how it aligns with the school district’s local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 52060, the county superintendent of schools’ local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 52066, or the charter school’s local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Sections 47605, 47605.6, 47606.5, and 52060, as applicable. The plan shall also include a description of the extent to which all pupils within the school district, county office of education, or charter school, particularly unduplicated pupils, as defined in Sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, will have access to A–G courses approved by the University of California. In order to ensure community and stakeholder input, the plan shall be discussed at a regularly scheduled meeting by the governing board of the school district, county board of education, or governing body of the charter school and adopted at a subsequent regularly scheduled meeting.
(f) As a condition for receiving funds under this article, grant recipients shall report to the Superintendent by January 1, 2017, on how they will measure the impact of the funds received on their unduplicated pupils’ access and successful matriculation to institutions of higher education, as identified within their plan. The department shall compile the information reported pursuant to this subdivision and submit a report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on or before April 30, 2017, and shall update the state board on the contents of that report at a regularly scheduled meeting of the state board.
(g) The Superintendent shall annually post on the department’s internet website a list of each school with a percentage of unduplicated pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, of at least 75 percent of the school’s total enrollment in grades 9 to 12, inclusive.
(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202, for the 2015–16 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, for the 2015–16 fiscal year.

SEC. 3.

 Section 47604.32 of the Education Code is amended to read:

47604.32.
 (a) Each chartering authority, in addition to any other duties imposed by this part, shall do all of the following with respect to each charter school under its authority:
(1) Identify at least one staff member as a contact person for the charter school.
(2) Visit each charter school at least annually.
(3) Ensure that each charter school under its authority complies with all reports required of charter schools by law, including the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 47606.5 or Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 52059.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28, as applicable.
(4) Monitor the fiscal condition of each charter school under its authority.
(5) Provide timely notification to the department if any of the following circumstances occur or will occur with regard to a charter school for which it is the chartering authority:
(A) A renewal of the charter is granted or denied.
(B) The charter is revoked.
(C) The charter school will cease operation for any reason.
(b) The cost of performing the duties required by this section shall be funded with supervisorial oversight fees collected pursuant to Section 47613.

SEC. 4.

 Section 47604.33 of the Education Code is amended to read:

47604.33.
 (a) Each charter school shall annually prepare and submit the following reports to its chartering authority and the county superintendent of schools, or only to the county superintendent of schools if the county board of education is the chartering authority:
(1) On or before July 1, a preliminary budget. For a charter school in its first year of operation, the information submitted pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 47605 satisfies this requirement.
(2) On or before July 1, a local control and accountability plan and an annual update to the local control and accountability plan required pursuant to Section 47606.5 or Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 52059.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28, as applicable.
(3) On or before December 15, an interim financial report. This report shall reflect changes through October 31.
(4) On or before March 15, a second interim financial report. This report shall reflect changes through January 31.
(5) On or before September 15, a final unaudited report for the full prior year.
(b) The chartering authority shall use any financial information it obtains from the charter school, including, but not limited to, the reports required by this section, to assess the fiscal condition of the charter school pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 47604.32.
(c) The cost of performing the duties required by this section shall be funded with supervisorial oversight fees collected pursuant to Section 47613.

SEC. 5.

 Section 47606.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

47606.5.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, a charter school shall update the goals and annual actions to achieve those goals identified in the charter petition pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605 or subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605.6, as applicable, using the template for the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064, and shall include all of the following:
(1) A review of the progress toward the goals included in the charter, an assessment of the effectiveness of the specific actions described in the charter toward achieving the goals, and a description of changes to the specific actions the charter school will make as a result of the review and assessment.
(2) A listing and description of the expenditures for the fiscal year implementing the specific actions included in the charter as a result of the reviews and assessment required by paragraph (1).
(b) For purposes of the review required by subdivision (a), a governing body of a charter school may consider qualitative information, including, but not limited to, findings that result from school quality reviews conducted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 52052 or any other reviews.
(c) To the extent practicable, data reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner consistent with how information is reported on the California School Dashboard maintained by the department pursuant to Section 52064.5.
(d) The charter school shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, parents, and pupils in developing the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan.
(e) This section shall only apply to local control and accountability plans and annual updates to the local control and accountability plan required to be completed on or before July 1, 2019, or earlier.
(f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2020, and, as of January 1, 2021, is repealed.

SEC. 6.

 Section 52059.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52059.5.
 (a) A single system for providing support to local educational agencies and schools pursuant to this article and for federal programs pursuant to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) is hereby established.
(b) The purpose of this statewide system of support is to build the capacity of local educational agencies to do all of the following:
(1) Support the continuous improvement of pupil performance within the state priorities as described in Sections 52060 and 52066.
(2) Address the gaps in achievement between pupil subgroups as described in Section 52052.
(3) Improve outreach and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure that goals, actions, and services as described in school district, charter school, and county office of education local control and accountability plans reflect the needs of pupils and the community, especially for historically underrepresented or low-achieving populations.

SEC. 7.

 Section 52060 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52060.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2014, the governing board of each school district and the governing body of each charter school shall adopt a local control and accountability plan using a template adopted by the state board.
(b) A local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall be effective for a period of three years, and shall be updated on or before July 1 of each year.
(c) (1) A local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of a school district shall include, for the school district and each school within the school district, all of the information specified in the template adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.
(2) The local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing body of a charter school shall include all of the information specified in the template adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064. If a local control and accountability plan includes more than one charter school authorized in a single charter petition, the local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing body of the charter school shall include, for each charter school referenced, the information specified in the template adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.
(d) All of the following are state priorities for purposes of a school district’s or charter school’s local control and accountability plan:
(1) The degree to which the teachers of the school district or charter school are appropriately assigned in accordance with Sections 44258.9 and 47605, as applicable, and fully credentialed in the subject areas, and, for the pupils they are teaching, every pupil in the school district has sufficient access to the standards-aligned instructional materials as determined pursuant to Section 60119, and school facilities are maintained in good repair, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 17002.
(2) Implementation of the academic content and performance standards adopted by the state board, including how the programs and services will enable English learners to access the common core academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605.8 and the English language development standards adopted pursuant to former Section 60811.3, as that section read on June 30, 2013, or former Section 60811.4, as that section read on June 30, 2016, for purposes of gaining academic content knowledge and English language proficiency.
(3) (A) Parental involvement and family engagement, including efforts the school district or charter school makes to seek parent input in making decisions for the school district and each individual schoolsite, or each charter school included in the local control and accountability plan, and including how the school district or charter school will promote parental participation in programs for unduplicated pupils and individuals with exceptional needs.
(B) Family engagement may include, but need not be limited to, efforts by the school district and each individual schoolsite, or charter school, to apply research-based practices, such as welcoming all families into the school community, engaging in effective two-way communication, supporting pupil success, and empowering families to advocate for equity and access. Family engagement may include, but need not be limited to, treating families as partners to inform, influence, and create practices and programs that support pupil success and collaboration with families and the broader community, expand expanding pupil learning opportunities and community services, and promote promoting civic participation.
(4) Pupil achievement, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:
(A) Statewide assessments administered pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 or any subsequent assessment, as certified by the state board.
(B) The percentage of pupils who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State University, or career technical education sequences or programs of study that align with state board-approved career technical education standards and frameworks, including, but not limited to, those described in subdivision (a) of Section 52302, subdivision (a) of Section 52372.5, or paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 54692.
(C) The percentage of English learner pupils who make progress toward English proficiency as measured by the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California or any subsequent assessment of English proficiency, as certified by the state board.
(D) The English learner reclassification rate.
(E) The percentage of pupils who have passed an advanced placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.
(F) The percentage of pupils who demonstrate college preparedness pursuant to the Early Assessment Program, as described in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 99300) of Part 65 of Division 14 of Title 3, or any subsequent assessment of college preparedness.
(5) Pupil engagement, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:
(A) School attendance rates.
(B) Chronic absenteeism rates.
(C) Middle school dropout rates.
(D) High school dropout rates.
(E) High school graduation rates.
(6) School climate, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:
(A) Pupil suspension rates.
(B) Pupil expulsion rates.
(C) Other local measures, including surveys of pupils, parents, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness.
(7) The extent to which pupils have access to, and are enrolled in, a broad course of study that includes all of the subject areas described in Section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable, including the programs and services developed and provided to unduplicated pupils and individuals with exceptional needs, and the programs and services that are provided to benefit these pupils as a result of the funding received pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented by Section 42238.03.
(8) Pupil outcomes, if available, in the subject areas described in Section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable.
(e) If a charter school does not assess its progress against all the above state priorities, it shall identify any such priority and explain in its local control and accountability plan why that priority does not apply to the charter school.
(f) For purposes of the descriptions required by subdivision (b) of Section 52064, the governing board of a school district or the governing board body of a charter school may consider qualitative information, including, but not limited to, findings that result from school quality reviews conducted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 52052 or any other reviews.
(g) To the extent practicable, data reported in a local control and accountability plan shall be reported in a manner consistent with how information is reported on the California School Dashboard maintained by the department pursuant to Section 52064.5.
(h) The governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, local bargaining units of the school district or, if applicable, charter school, parents, and pupils in developing a local control and accountability plan.
(i) A school district or charter school may identify local priorities, goals in regard to the local priorities, and the method for measuring the school district’s or charter school’s progress toward achieving those goals.

SEC. 8.

 Section 52061 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52061.
 On or before July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, a school district or charter school shall update the local control and accountability plan. The annual update shall be developed using a template adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064 and shall include all of the information specified in the template.

SEC. 9.

 Section 52062 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52062.
 (a) Before the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school considers the adoption of a local control and accountability plan or an annual update to the local control and accountability plan, all of the following shall occur:
(1) (A) The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall present the local control and accountability plan and or the annual update to the local control and accountability plan to the parent advisory committee established pursuant to Section 52063 for review and comment. The local control and accountability plan and the annual update shall not be presented at the same meeting. The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall respond, orally and in writing, to oral comments during the course of the parent advisory committee meeting or to written comments received from the parent advisory committee following presentation of the local control and accountability plan or the annual update and before the first public hearing. Any written response shall be posted on the school district’s or charter school’s internet website and provided to the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school no later than the same time a draft or proposed local control and accountability plan or the annual update is provided to the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school. committee.
(B) The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall present the local control and accountability plan and or the annual update to the local control and accountability plan to the English learner parent advisory committee established pursuant to Section 52063, if applicable, for review and comment. The local control and accountability plan and the annual update shall not be presented at the same meeting. The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall respond, orally and in writing, to oral comments during the course of the English learner parent advisory committee meeting or to written comments received from the English learner parent advisory committee following presentation of the local control and accountability plan or the annual update and before the first public hearing. Any written response shall be posted on the school district’s or charter school’s internet website and provided to the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school no later than the same time a draft or proposed local control and accountability plan or the annual update is provided to the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school. committee.

(C)The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall present the local control and accountability plan and the annual update to the local control and accountability plan to the foster youth parent advisory committee established pursuant to Section 52063, if applicable, for review and comment. The local control and accountability plan and the annual update shall not be presented at the same meeting. The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall respond, orally and in writing, to oral comments during the course of the foster youth parent advisory committee meeting or to written comments received from the foster youth parent advisory committee following presentation of the local control accountability plan or the annual update and before the first public hearing. Any written response shall be posted on the school district’s or charter school’s internet website and provided to the governing board of the school district or governing body of a charter school no later than the same time a draft or proposed local control or accountability plan is provided to the governing board of the school district or governing body of the charter school.

(2) The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall notify members of the public of the opportunity to submit written comments regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan, using the most efficient method of notification possible. This paragraph shall not require a school district or charter school to produce printed notices or to send notices by mail. The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall ensure that all written notifications related to the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan are provided consistent with Section 48985.
(3) If a local control and accountability plan includes more than one charter school authorized in a single charter petition, the charter school administrator shall review applicable charter school plans submitted pursuant to Section 64001 and ensure that the specific actions included in the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan are consistent with strategies included in the school plans submitted pursuant to Section 64001.
(4) The superintendent of the school district shall review school plans submitted pursuant to Section 64001 for schools within the school district and ensure that the specific actions included in the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan are consistent with strategies included in the school plans submitted pursuant to Section 64001.
(5) The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of a charter school shall consult with its special education local plan area administrator or administrators to determine that specific actions for individuals with exceptional needs are included in the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan, and are consistent with strategies included in the annual assurances support plan for the education of individuals with exceptional needs.
(b) (1) The governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall hold at least one public hearing to solicit the recommendations and comments of members of the public regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan. The agenda for the public hearing shall be posted at least 72 hours before the public hearing, and shall include the location where the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan will be available for public inspection. For only the governing board of a school district, the public hearing shall be held at the same meeting as the public hearing required by paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 42127.
(2) The governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall adopt a local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan in a public meeting. This meeting shall be held after, but not on the same day as, the public hearing held pursuant to paragraph (1). For only the governing board of a school district, the meeting shall be the same meeting as that during which the governing board of the school district adopts a budget pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 42127.
(c) The governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school may adopt revisions to a local control and accountability plan during the period the local control and accountability plan is in effect. The governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school may only adopt a revision to a local control and accountability plan if it follows the process to adopt a local control and accountability plan pursuant to this section and the revisions are adopted in a public meeting.

SEC. 10.

 Section 52063 of the Education Code is amended to read:
52063.

(a)The superintendent of a school district or the administrator of a charter school shall engage their communities in open, data-driven, two-way communication throughout the school year to build and support the capacity of parents, pupils, and stakeholders to participate in the development, implementation, monitoring, and revision of the local control and accountability plan for the purposes of holding school districts and charter schools accountable to improving pupil outcomes through the continuous improvement process. Those actions shall include, but not be limited to, those set forth in subdivisions (b) to (f), inclusive.

(b)

52063.
 (a) (1) The governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall establish a parent advisory committee to provide advice to the governing board of the school district and the superintendent of the school district or the governing body of a charter school and the administrator of the charter school regarding the requirements of this article.
(2) A parent advisory committee shall include parents or legal guardians of pupils to whom one or more of the definitions in Section 42238.01 apply.
(3) This subdivision shall not require the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school to establish a new parent advisory committee if the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school already has established a parent advisory committee that meets the requirements of this subdivision, including any committee established to meet the requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95), pursuant to Section 1116 of Subpart 1 of Part A of Title I of that act.

(c)

(b) (1) The governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall establish an English learner parent advisory committee if the enrollment of the school district or charter school includes at least 15 percent English learners and the school district or charter school enrolls at least 50 pupils who are English learners.
(2) This subdivision shall not require the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school to establish a new English learner parent advisory committee if the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school already has established a committee that meets the requirements of this subdivision.

(d)(1)The governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall establish a foster youth parent advisory committee if the school district or charter school enrolls at least 50 pupils who are foster youth.

(2)This subdivision shall not require the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school to establish a new foster youth parent advisory committee if the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school already has established a committee that meets the requirements of this subdivision.

(e)The superintendent of a school district or the administrator of a charter school shall engage the parent advisory committee, and, if applicable, the English learner parent advisory committee and foster youth parent advisory committee, throughout the school year in a process that supports and strengthens each committee’s capacity to review and comment on the local control accountability plan and the annual update to the local control accountability plan as described in Section 52062. The superintendent of the school district or the administrator of the charter school shall, among other actions of support, do all of the following:

(1)Provide training for committee members regarding the local control funding formula, the local control and accountability plan, the budget for the school district or charter school, the statewide system of support, differentiated assistance, and level three assistance.

(2)Engage the committees in data-driven analysis of the school district’s or charter school’s California School Dashboard results, and efforts the school district or charter school has made to address its performance gaps in its state and local indicators and relevant pupil groups.

(3)Engage the committees in development and adoption of instruments and measures used to measure the local indicators in the California School Dashboard.

(f)Meetings of the parent advisory committee, the English learner parent advisory committee, and the foster youth parent advisory committee shall be held in accordance with Sections 35147 and 48985 and paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 51101.1.

SEC. 11.

 Section 52064 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52064.
 (a) On or before March 31, 2014, the state board shall adopt a template for a local control and accountability plan and an annual update to the local control and accountability plan for the following purposes:
(1) For use by school districts to meet the requirements of Sections 52060 to 52063, inclusive.
(2) For use by county superintendents of schools to meet the requirements of Sections 52066 to 52069, inclusive.
(3) For use by charter schools to meet the requirements of Section 47606.5 or Sections 52060 to 52063, inclusive, as applicable.
(b) On or before January 31, 2020, the template adopted by the state board shall require the inclusion of all of the following information:
(1) A description of the annual goals, for all pupils and each subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Section 52052, to be achieved for each of the state priorities identified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605, subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605.6, subdivision (d) of Section 52060, or subdivision (d) of Section 52066, as applicable, and for any additional local priorities identified by the governing board of the school district, the county board of education, or in the charter school petition. For purposes of this article, a subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Section 52052 shall be a numerically significant pupil subgroup as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 52052.
(2) A description of the specific actions the school district, county office of education, or charter school will take during each year of the local control and accountability plan to achieve the goals identified in paragraph (1). The specific actions shall not supersede the provisions of existing local collective bargaining agreements, if any, within the jurisdiction of the school district, county office of education, or charter school.
(3) One or more summary tables listing and describing the budgeted expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year implementing each specific action included in the local control and accountability plan, including expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year that will serve unduplicated pupils, as defined in Section 42238.02, and pupils redesignated as fluent English proficient. The summary table or tables shall include both of the following:
(A) The total overall expenditures for all specific actions included in the local control and accountability plan, broken down by personnel and nonpersonnel expenditures.
(B) The subtotals of expenditures for each specific action included in the local control and accountability plan broken down into the following categories:
(i) Funds apportioned under the local control funding formula pursuant to Section 42238.02.
(ii) All other state funds.
(iii) All local funds.
(iv) All federal funds.
(4) One or more summary tables listing and describing the specific actions and budgeted expenditures in paragraph (3) that contribute to the demonstration that the school district, county office of education, or charter school will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils, consistent with regulations adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 42238.07, grouped as follows:
(A) Specific actions and budgeted expenditures provided to all pupils on a districtwide, countywide, or charterwide basis.
(B) Specific actions and budgeted expenditures that are targeted only to one or more unduplicated pupil subgroups. For these specific actions, the description shall specify the unduplicated pupil subgroup or subgroups that are targeted by each specific action and, if not provided at all schools, the school or schools where the specific action is provided.
(C) For school districts and county offices of education that operate more than one schoolsite, and for charter school local control and accountability plans that include more than one charter school authorized in a single charter petition, specific actions and budgeted expenditures provided to all pupils on a schoolwide basis, but only at schools serving certain grade spans or only at one or more schools. For these specific actions, the description shall specify the school or schools at which the specific action is provided.
(5) An estimate of the funds to be apportioned in the ensuing fiscal year on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils and calculation of the percent the school district, county office of education, or charter school will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils, consistent with regulations adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(6) A demonstration that the school district, county office of education, or charter school will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils in the ensuing fiscal year in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils, consistent with regulations adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(7) A review of the progress toward the goals included in the existing local control and accountability plan, a review of any changes in the applicability of the goals, an assessment of the effectiveness of the specific actions described in the existing local control and accountability plan toward achieving the goals, a description of changes to the specific actions and related expenditures the school district, county office of education, or charter school will make as a result of the review and assessment, and an update on progress implementing the specific actions in the current fiscal year, including estimated actual expenditures for the specific actions.
(8) A plan summary that includes general information about the school district, county office of education, or charter school and highlights of the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan, including reflections on annual performance on the California School Dashboard authorized in Section 52064.5 and other local data.
(c) If possible, the templates identified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) for use by county superintendents of schools shall allow a county superintendent of schools to develop a single local control and accountability plan that would also satisfy the requirements of Section 48926.
(d) (1) The template for the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan shall, to the greatest extent practicable, use language that is understandable and accessible to parents. The state board shall include instructions for school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to complete the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan consistent with the requirements of this section. The state board may include more technical language in the instructions.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), the state board shall not require school districts, county offices of education, or charter schools to provide any information in addition to the information required pursuant to subdivision (b).
(3) The state board may require the inclusion of additional information in the template in order to meet requirements of federal law.
(e) (1) The process of developing and annually updating the local control and accountability plan should support school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools in comprehensive strategic planning, accountability, and improvement across the state priorities and any locally identified priorities through meaningful engagement with local stakeholders.
(2) In developing the template for the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan, the state board shall ensure that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools track and report their progress annually on all state priorities, including the applicable metrics specified within each state priority and, for charter schools, in accordance with Section 47606.5 or this article, as applicable.
(3) The instructions developed by the state board pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) shall specify that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools should prioritize the focus of the goals, specific actions, and related expenditures included within the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan within one or more state priorities. The instructions shall further specify that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools should consider their performance on the state and local indicators, including their locally collected and reported data for the local indicators, that are included in the California School Dashboard authorized in Section 52064.5 in determining whether and how to prioritize the goals, specific actions, and related expenditures included within the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan.
(4) The instructions developed by the state board pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) shall specify that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools that have a numerically significant English learner pupil subgroup shall include specific actions in the local control and accountability plan related to, at a minimum, the language acquisition programs, as defined in Section 306, provided to pupils and professional development activities specific to English learners.
(f) Except as provided in subdivision (g), the state board shall adopt the template pursuant to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). The state board may adopt emergency regulations for purposes of implementing this section. The adoption of emergency regulations shall be deemed an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or general welfare.
(g) Notwithstanding subdivision (f), revisions of the template for the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan necessary to implement Assembly Bill 1808 and Assembly Bill 1840 of the 2017–18 Regular Session shall not be subject to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). The state board may make necessary revisions to the template in accordance with the requirements of 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).
(h) Revisions to a template shall be approved by the state board by January 31 before the fiscal year during which the template is to be used by a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school.
(i) In developing the template, the state board shall take steps to minimize duplication of effort at the local level to the greatest extent possible. The adoption of a template or evaluation rubric by the state board shall not create a requirement for a governing board of a school district, a county board of education, or a governing body of a charter school to submit a local control and accountability plan to the state board, unless otherwise required by federal law. The Superintendent shall not require a local control and accountability plan to be submitted by a governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school to the state board. The state board may adopt a template or evaluation rubric that would authorize a school district or a charter school to submit to the state board only the sections of the local control and accountability plan required by federal law.
(j) Notwithstanding any other law, the templates developed by the state board pursuant to this section, as it read on June 30, 2018, shall continue in effect until the state board adopts a new template pursuant to subdivision (b) on or before January 31, 2020, except that the state board may adopt revisions to those templates pursuant to subdivision (g) that are necessary to implement Assembly Bill 1808 of the 2017–18 Regular Session or meet federal requirements.

SEC. 12.

 Section 52064.1 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52064.1.
 (a) (1) On or before July 1, 2019, and each year thereafter, each school district, county office of education, and charter school shall develop a summary document that shall be known as the local control funding formula budget overview for parents.
(2) The local control funding formula budget overview for parents shall be developed in conjunction with, and attached as a cover to, the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of a school district pursuant to Section 52062, by a county board of education pursuant to Section 52068, or by a charter school pursuant to Section 47606.5 or 52062, as applicable. The local control funding formula budget overview for parents, local control and accountability plan, and annual update to the local control and accountability plan shall comprise a single document for purposes of the posting requirements described in Section 52065.
(b) The local control funding formula budget overview for parents shall include all of the following information for the school district, county office of education, or charter school:
(1) The total projected general fund revenue for the ensuing fiscal year and the subtotals for each of the following categories:
(A) Funds apportioned under the local control funding formula pursuant to Section 2574 or 42238.02, as applicable.
(B) Of the funds described in paragraph (1), the funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils pursuant to Section 2574 or 42238.02, as applicable.
(C) All other state funds.
(D) All local funds.
(E) All federal funds.
(2) The total projected general fund expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year.
(3) The total budgeted expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year on the planned actions and services to meet the goals included in the local control and accountability plan.
(4) The total budgeted expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year on the planned actions and services included in the local control and accountability plan that contribute to the increased or improved services for unduplicated pupils pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(5) The total budgeted expenditures for the existing fiscal year on the planned actions and services included in the local control and accountability plan that contribute to the increased or improved services for unduplicated pupils pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(6) The estimated actual expenditures for the existing fiscal year on the planned actions and services included in the local control and accountability plan that contribute to the increased or improved services for unduplicated pupils pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(7) A brief description of the activities or programs supported by any expenditures described in paragraph (2) that are not included in paragraph (3).
(8) To the extent there is any difference between the expenditures described in paragraph (4) and the revenue described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1), a brief description of how the actions and services included in the local control and accountability plan improve services for unduplicated pupils pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(9) A brief description of how any difference between the expenditures described in paragraph (5) that are not included in paragraph (6) impacted the planned actions and services included in the local control and accountability plan that contribute to the increased or improved services for unduplicated pupils pursuant to Section 42238.07, and the overall increased or improved services for unduplicated pupils pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(10) The name and contact information for the school district, county office of education, or charter school.
(c) (1) The local control funding formula budget overview for parents shall be subject to all of the following requirements for adoption, review, and approval of the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan:
(A) For a school district, Sections 52062, 52065, and 52070.
(B) For a county superintendent of schools, Sections 52065, 52068, and 52070.5.
(C) For a charter school, Sections 47604.33, 47606.5, 52062, 52065, and 52070, as applicable.
(2) (A) A local control funding formula budget overview for parents filed by the governing board of a school district with a county superintendent of schools, or a local control funding formula budget overview for parents filed by a county board of education with the Superintendent, shall be approved by the county superintendent of schools or the Superintendent, as applicable, if it adheres to the template adopted by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (e) and follows any instructions or directions for completing the template developed by the Superintendent.
(B) If a county superintendent of schools or the Superintendent does not approve a local control funding formula budget overview for parents pursuant to subparagraph (A), the county superintendent of schools or the Superintendent shall withhold approval of the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan filed by the governing board of the school district or county board of education and shall provide technical assistance pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 52071 or subdivision (b) of Section 52071.5.
(d) The template for the local control funding formula budget overview for parents developed pursuant to subdivision (e) shall, to the greatest extent practicable, use language that is understandable and accessible to parents. The information specified in subdivision (b) shall be displayed, to the greatest extent practicable, using visuals and graphics.
(e) (1) The Superintendent, subject to approval by the executive director of the state board, shall develop a template for the local control funding formula budget overview for parents on or before December 31, 2018. In developing the template, the Superintendent shall not require school districts to provide any information in addition to the information required pursuant to subdivision (b) and shall establish reasonable word or character limits for the information required pursuant to subdivision (b), as appropriate.
(2) The development of the template for the local control funding formula budget overview for parents shall not be subject to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).

SEC. 13.

 Section 52065 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52065.
 (a) The superintendent of a school district or the administrator of a charter school shall post prominently on the homepage of the internet website of the school district or charter school any local control and accountability plan approved by the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school, and any updates or revisions to a local control and accountability plan approved by the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school.
(b) A county superintendent of schools shall do all of the following:
(1) Post prominently on the homepage of the internet website of the county office of education any local control and accountability plan approved by the county board of education, and any updates or revisions to a local control and accountability plan approved by the county board of education.
(2) Post all local control and accountability plans submitted by school districts and charter schools, or links to those plans, on the internet website of the county office of education.
(3) Transmit or otherwise make available to the Superintendent all local control and accountability plans submitted to the county superintendent of schools by school districts and charter schools and the local control and accountability plan approved by the county board of education.
(c) The Superintendent shall post links to all local control and accountability plans approved by the governing boards of school districts, the governing bodies of charter schools, and county boards of education on the internet website of the department.

SEC. 14.

 Section 52070 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52070.
 (a) Not later than five days after adoption of a local control and accountability plan or annual update to a local control and accountability plan, the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall file the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan with the county superintendent of schools. schools or the chartering authority, as applicable.
(b) On or before August 15 of each year, the county superintendent of schools or the chartering authority, as applicable, may seek clarification, in writing, from the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school about the contents of the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan. Within 15 days the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school shall respond, in writing, to requests for clarification.
(c) Within 15 days of receiving the response from the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school, the county superintendent of schools or the chartering authority, as applicable, may submit recommendations, in writing, for amendments to the local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan. The governing board of a school district or the governing body of the charter school shall consider the recommendations submitted by the county superintendent of schools or the chartering authority, as applicable, in a public meeting within 15 days of receiving the recommendations.
(d) The county superintendent of schools or the chartering authority, as applicable, shall approve a local control and accountability plan or annual update to a local control and accountability plan on or before October 8, if the county superintendent of schools or the chartering authority, as applicable, determines all of the following:
(1) The local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan adheres to the template adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064, and follows any instructions or directions for completing the template that are adopted by the state board.
(2) The budget for the applicable fiscal year adopted by the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school includes expenditures sufficient to implement the specific actions and strategies included in the local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school based on the projections of the costs included in the plan.
(3) The local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan adheres to the expenditure requirements adopted pursuant to Section 42238.07 for funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils pursuant to Sections 42238.02 and 42238.03.
(e) If a county superintendent of schools has jurisdiction over a single school district, the Superintendent shall perform the duties specified in this section.

SEC. 15.

 Section 53013 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53013.
 The following are conditions of receipt of California Career Pathways Trust funds:
(a) A grant recipient shall not use the funds to supplant other funding from state, federal, or any other public or private sources that would otherwise be used in the absence of funding provided by a California Career Pathways Trust grant.
(b) A grant recipient shall identify and set aside funding within its own budget and obtain funding commitments from program partners sufficient to support the ongoing costs of the program for multiple years following the expiration of grant funding pursuant to this chapter.
(c) A grant recipient subject to the requirements of Sections 52060 and 52061, Sections 52066 and 52067, or Section 47606.5, as applicable, shall ensure that the activities supported by the California Career Pathways Trust funds are in alignment with the priorities and activities of the grant recipient’s local control and accountability plan.
(d) A grant recipient subject to the requirements of subdivision (c) of Section 52302 shall ensure that the activities supported by the California Career Pathways Trust funds are in alignment with the elements of the plan identified in that section.
(e) A grant recipient shall annually collect and submit data on outcome measures to the department, which shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Pupil and student academic performance indicators.
(2) The number and rate of school or program graduates.
(3) Attainment of certificates, transfer readiness, and postsecondary enrollment.
(4) Transitions to appropriate employment, apprenticeships, or job training.

SEC. 16.

 Section 53073 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53073.
 (a) An applicant receiving a grant from this program in a prior fiscal year shall be eligible to receive a renewal grant if the applicant’s career technical education program meets the requirements specified in Section 53071, and has been evaluated and deemed successful by the Superintendent, in collaboration with the state board, based on the metrics specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).
(b) (1) The department, in collaboration with the state board, shall determine reporting requirements and renewal grant eligibility using metrics identified pursuant to paragraph (11) of subdivision (c) of Section 53071.
(2) If an applicant for a renewal grant is subject to the requirements of Sections 52060 and 52061, Sections 52066 and 52067, or Section 47606.5, as applicable, the inclusion of career technical education programs in the applicant’s local control and accountability plan and annual update shall be required to be eligible for a renewal grant.

SEC. 17.

 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.