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AB-1533 Pupil instruction: College Promise Partnership Act.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/07/2017 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  September 07, 2017
Passed  IN  Senate  August 31, 2017
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 05, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  July 17, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  June 21, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 20, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 05, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1533


Introduced by Assembly Member O’Donnell
(Principal coauthor: Senator Lara)

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Sections 48811 and 76003 of, and to repeal Section 48814 of, the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1533, O’Donnell. Pupil instruction: College Promise Partnership Act.
Existing law establishes the College Promise Partnership Act, and authorizes the Long Beach Community College District and the Long Beach Unified School District to enter into a partnership, as specified, to provide participating pupils with an aligned sequence of rigorous high school and college coursework leading to capstone college courses, as defined, with consistent and jointly established eligibility for college courses. Existing law makes the act and related provisions necessary to implement the act inoperative on June 30, 2017, and repeals the act and those related provisions on January 1, 2018.
This bill would extend the operation of the act and those related provisions indefinitely.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Long Beach Unified School District and the Long Beach Community College District.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 48811 of the Education Code is amended to read:

48811.
 (a) The purpose of the partnership authorized by Section 48810.5 shall be to provide a seamless bridge to college for pupils not already college bound and to reduce the time needed for advanced students to complete programs.
(b) A pupil who elects to participate in the partnership authorized by Section 48810.5 shall complete the grade 11 achievement test provided for in Section 60640, or a successor test approved by the state board, to determine readiness for college-level coursework, and shall enroll in coursework during grade 12 to remedy any deficiencies diagnosed by the achievement test. The consent of a parent or guardian of a pupil shall be required prior to a pupil’s participation in the partnership.
(c) Article 1 (commencing with Section 48800) does not apply to pupils enrolled in a partnership operating pursuant to this article.

SEC. 2.

 Section 48814 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 76003 of the Education Code is amended to read:

76003.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 76001, the governing board of the Long Beach Community College District may admit to any community college under its jurisdiction, as a special part-time or full-time student, in any session or term, any student who is participating in the partnership established pursuant to Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 48810) of Chapter 5 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2.
(b) (1) For the purpose of receiving state apportionments pursuant to Section 76002, the Long Beach Community College District may include high school pupils who attend a community college within the district and participate in the College Promise Partnership Act pursuant to Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 48810) of Chapter 5 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 in the district’s report of full-time equivalent students (FTES), provided that no school district has received reimbursement for the same instructional activity.
(2) The Long Beach Community College District shall report to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges the moneys utilized for the partnership pursuant to Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 48810) of Chapter 5 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 by no later than November 1 of each year the partnership is in operation.
(c) Credit for partnership courses completed shall be at the level determined to be appropriate by the governing boards of the Long Beach Unified School District and the Long Beach Community College District pursuant to the terms of the partnership established pursuant to Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 48810) of Chapter 5 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2.
(d) The Long Beach Community College District may assign priority for enrollment and course registration to any of the following:
(1) Students pursuing and making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, certificate, transfer, or basic skills objective that is declared or reaffirmed upon enrollment in each academic term.
(2) Students pursuing and making satisfactory academic progress pursuant to an approved individual education plan toward a career development objective that is declared or reaffirmed upon enrollment in each academic term.
(3) Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 76001, students participating in a partnership in accordance with Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 48810) of Chapter 5 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2.

SEC. 4.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because the Long Beach College Promise Partnership has been successful in providing high-quality education for pupils from the Long Beach Unified School District and there is a need to continue this partnership into the future with the Long Beach Community College District.

SEC. 5.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to make, at the earliest possible time, the Long Beach College Promise Partnership a permanent program and to ensure student enrollment in the 2017–18 academic year, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.