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SB-720 School accountability: evaluation rubrics: California School Dashboard.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/11/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  January 11, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  January 03, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 720


Introduced by Senator Allen

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Sections 47607.3, 52064, 52064.5, 52071, 52071.5, 52072, and 52072.5, of the Education Code, relating to school accountability.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 720, as amended, Allen. School accountability: the evaluation rubrics: California School Dashboard.
Existing law requires, on or before July 1, 2014, each governing board of a school district and county board of education to adopt a local control and accountability plan using a state template adopted by the State Board of Education. Existing law requires, on or before October 1, 2016, the state board to adopt evaluation rubrics for specified purposes. Pursuant to this requirement, the state board adopted evaluation rubrics in September of 2016 and created the California School Dashboard, which is a graphically presented, publicly accessible interface that displays school performance data based on the evaluation rubrics.
This bill would replace references to “evaluation rubrics” in the code with “the references to “evaluation rubrics, as displayed on the California School Dashboard” Dashboard, and would make conforming changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 47607.3 of the Education Code is amended to read:

47607.3.
 (a) If a charter school fails to improve outcomes for three or more pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052, or, if the charter school has less than three pupil subgroups, all of the charter school’s pupil subgroups, in regard to one or more state or school priority identified in the charter 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, in three out of four consecutive school years, all of the following shall apply:
(1) Using the California School Dashboard an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.5, the chartering authority shall provide technical assistance to the charter school.
(2) At the request of the chartering authority, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence may, after consulting with the Superintendent, and with the approval of the state board, provide advice and assistance to the charter school pursuant to Section 52074.
(b) A chartering authority shall consider for revocation any charter school to which the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence has provided advice and assistance pursuant to subdivision (a) and about which it has made either of the following findings, which shall be submitted to the chartering authority:
(1) That the charter school has failed, or is unable, to implement the recommendations of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
(2) That the inadequate performance of the charter school, based upon the California School Dashboard an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, adopted pursuant to Section 52064.5, is either so persistent or so acute as to require revocation of the charter.
(c) The chartering authority shall consider increases in pupil academic achievement for all pupil subgroups served by the charter school as the most important factor in determining whether to revoke the charter.
(d) A chartering authority shall comply with the hearing process described in subdivision (e) of Section 47607 in revoking a charter. A charter school may not appeal a revocation of a charter made pursuant to this section.

SEC. 2.

 Section 52064 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52064.
 (a) On or before March 31, 2014, the state board shall adopt templates 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.
(b) The templates developed by the state board shall allow a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school to complete a single local control and accountability plan to meet the requirements of this article and the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 related to local educational agency plans pursuant to Section 1112 of Subpart 1 of Part A of Title I of Public Law 107-110. The state board shall also take steps to minimize duplication of effort at the local level to the greatest extent possible. The template shall include guidance for school districts, county superintendents of schools, and charter schools to report both of the following:
(1) A listing and description of expenditures for the 2014–15 fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, implementing the specific actions included in the local control and accountability plan.
(2) A listing and description of expenditures for the 2014–15 fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, that will serve the pupils to whom one or more of the definitions in Section 42238.01 apply and pupils redesignated as fluent English proficient.
(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) 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.
(e) Notwithstanding subdivision (d), the state board may adopt or revise 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). When adopting the template pursuant to the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, the state board shall present the template at a regular meeting and may only take action to adopt the template at a subsequent regular meeting. This subdivision shall become inoperative on December 31, 2018.
(f) 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.
(g) The adoption of a template or the California School Dashboard an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, 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 the California School Dashboard an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, 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.

SEC. 3.

 Section 52064.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52064.5.
 (a) On or before October 1, 2016, the state board shall adopt the California School Dashboard evaluation rubrics, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, for all of the following purposes:
(1) To assist a school district, county office of education, or charter school in evaluating its strengths, weaknesses, and areas that require improvement.
(2) To assist a county superintendent of schools in identifying school districts and charter schools in need of technical assistance pursuant to Section 52071 or 47607.3, as applicable, and the specific priorities upon which the technical assistance should be focused.
(3) To assist the Superintendent in identifying school districts for which intervention pursuant to Section 52072 is warranted.
(b) The California School Dashboard evaluation rubrics, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, shall reflect a holistic, multidimensional assessment of school district and individual schoolsite performance performance, and shall include all of the state priorities described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060.
(c) As part of an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, the state board shall adopt standards for school district and individual schoolsite performance and expectations for improvement in regard to each of the state priorities described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060.

SEC. 4.

 Section 52071 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52071.
 (a) If a county superintendent of schools does not approve a local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan approved by a governing board of a school district, or if the governing board of a school district requests technical assistance, the county superintendent of schools shall provide technical assistance, including, among other things, any of the following:
(1) Identification of the school district’s strengths and weaknesses in regard to the state priorities described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060, communicated in writing to the school district. This identification shall include a review of effective, evidence-based programs that apply to the school district’s goals.
(2) Assignment of an academic expert or team of academic experts to assist the school district in identifying and implementing effective programs that are designed to improve the outcomes for all pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052. The county superintendent of schools may also solicit another school district within the county to act as a partner to the school district in need of technical assistance.
(3) Request that the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence provide advice and assistance to the school district.
(b) Using the California School Dashboard an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.5, the county superintendent of schools shall provide the technical assistance described in subdivision (a) to any school district that fails to improve pupil achievement across more than one state priority described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060 for one or more pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052.
(c) Technical assistance provided pursuant to this section at the request of a school district shall be paid for by the school district requesting the assistance.

SEC. 5.

 Section 52071.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52071.5.
 (a) If the Superintendent does not approve a local control and accountability plan or annual update to the local control and accountability plan approved by a county board of education, or if the county board of education requests technical assistance, the Superintendent shall provide technical assistance, including, among other things, any of the following:
(1) Identification of the county board of education’s strengths and weaknesses in regard to the state priorities described in subdivision (d) of Section 52066, communicated in writing to the county board of education. This identification shall include a review of effective, evidence-based programs that apply to the board’s goals.
(2) Assignment of an academic expert or team of academic experts, or request the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence established pursuant to Section 52074, to assist the county board of education in identifying and implementing effective programs that are designed to improve the outcomes for all pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052. The Superintendent may also solicit another county office of education to act as a partner to the county office of education in need of technical assistance.
(b) Using the California School Dashboard an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.5, the Superintendent shall provide the technical assistance described in subdivision (a) to any county office of education that fails to improve pupil achievement in regard to more than one state priority described in subdivision (d) of Section 52066 for one or more pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052.
(c) Technical assistance provided pursuant to this section at the request of a county board of education shall be paid for by the county board of education receiving assistance.

SEC. 6.

 Section 52072 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52072.
 (a) The Superintendent may, with the approval of the state board, identify school districts in need of intervention.
(b) The Superintendent shall only intervene in a school district that meets both of the following criteria:
(1) The school district did not improve the outcomes for three or more pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052 or, if the school district has less than three pupil subgroups, all of the school district’s pupil subgroups, in regard to more than one state or local priority in three out of four consecutive school years.
(2) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence has provided advice and assistance to the school district pursuant to Section 52071 and submits either of the following findings to the Superintendent:
(A) That the school district has failed, or is unable, to implement the recommendations of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
(B) That the inadequate performance of the school district, based upon the California School Dashboard an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, adopted pursuant to Section 52064.5, is either so persistent or acute as to require intervention by the Superintendent.
(c) For school districts identified pursuant to subdivision (a), the Superintendent may, with the approval of the state board, do one or more of the following:
(1) Make changes to a local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of the school district.
(2) Develop and impose a budget revision, in conjunction with revisions to the local control and accountability plan, that the Superintendent determines would allow the school district to improve the outcomes for all pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052 in regard to state and local priorities.
(3) Stay or rescind an action, if that action is not required by a local collective bargaining agreement, that would prevent the school district from improving outcomes for all pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052 in regard to state or local priorities.
(4) Appoint an academic trustee to exercise the powers and authority specified in this section on his or her behalf.
(d) The Superintendent shall notify the county superintendent of schools, the county board of education, the superintendent of the school district, and the governing board of the school district of any action by the state board to direct him or her to exercise any of the powers and authorities specified in this section.

SEC. 7.

 Section 52072.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52072.5.
 (a) The Superintendent may, with the approval of the state board, identify county offices of education in need of intervention.
(b) The Superintendent shall only intervene in a county office of education that meets both of the following criteria:
(1) The county office of education did not improve the outcomes for three or more pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052 or, if the county office of education has less than three pupil subgroups, all of the county office of education’s pupil subgroups, in regard to more than one state or local priority in three out of four consecutive school years.
(2) The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence has provided advice and assistance to the county office of education pursuant to Section 52071.5 and submits either of the following findings to the Superintendent:
(A) That the county office of education has failed, or is unable, to implement the recommendations of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
(B) That the inadequate performance of the county office of education, based upon the California School Dashboard an evaluation rubric, as displayed on the California School Dashboard, adopted pursuant to Section 52064.5, is either so persistent or acute as to require intervention by the Superintendent.
(c) For county offices of education identified pursuant to subdivision (a), the Superintendent may, with the approval of the state board, do one or more of the following:
(1) Make changes to a local control and accountability plan adopted by the county board of education.
(2) Develop and impose a budget revision, in conjunction with revisions to the local control and accountability plan, that the Superintendent determines would allow the county office of education to improve the outcomes for all pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052 in regard to state and local priorities.
(3) Stay or rescind an action, if that action is not required by a local collective bargaining agreement, that would prevent the county office of education from improving outcomes for all pupil subgroups identified pursuant to Section 52052 in regard to state or local priorities.
(4) Appoint an academic trustee to exercise the powers and authority specified in this section on his or her behalf.
(d) The Superintendent shall notify the county board of education and the county superintendent of schools, in writing, of any action by the state board to direct him or her to exercise any of the powers and authorities specified in this section.