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AB-1743 California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 53070 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53070.
 (a) The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program is hereby established as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. The purpose of this program is to encourage, maintain,  encourage  and strengthen maintain  the delivery of high-quality career technical education programs.
(b) There is hereby appropriated to the department from the General Fund for the program established pursuant to this chapter the following amounts:
(1) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, four hundred million dollars ($400,000,000).
(2) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000).
(3) For the 2017–18 fiscal year, two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000).
(c) For the 2018–19 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, one five  hundred fifty  million dollars ($150,000,000) ($500,000,000)  shall be made available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute, for the program established pursuant to this chapter.
(d) Of the amounts appropriated pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c), 4 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of less than or equal to 140, 8 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more than 140 and less than or equal to 550, and 88 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more than 550, unless otherwise determined by the Superintendent in collaboration with the executive director of the state board. For purposes of this section, average daily attendance shall be those figures that are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the previous fiscal year for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive. For any applicant consisting of more than one school district, county office of education, charter school, or regional occupational center or program (ROCP)  operated by a joint powers authority authority,  or county office of education, or of  of  any combination of those entities, the sum of the average daily attendance for each of the constituent entities shall be used for purposes of this subdivision.

SEC. 2.

 Section 53071 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53071.
 The department shall administer this program as a competitive grant program. An applicant shall demonstrate all of the following to be considered for a grant award:
(a) (1) A proportional dollar-for-dollar match as follows for any funding received from this program:
(A) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, one dollar ($1) for every one dollar ($1) received from this program.
(B) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for every one dollar ($1) received from this program.
(C) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, two dollars ($2) for every one dollar ($1) received from this program.
(D) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, two dollars ($2) one dollar ($1)  for every one dollar ($1) received from this program.
(2) That local match may include funding from school district and charter school local control funding formula apportionments pursuant to Section 42238.02, the federal Strengthening  Carl D. Perkins  Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) (Public Law 115-224),  Improvement Act of 2006,  the California Partnership Academies, the Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant, or any other allowable  source except as provided in paragraph (3).
(3) That local match shall not include funding from the California Career Pathways Trust established pursuant to Section 53010, the K–12 component of the Strong Workforce Program established pursuant to Section 88827, or the Career Technical Education Facilities Program established pursuant to Section 17078.72. 53010. 
(4) An applicant’s matching funds shall be used to support the program or programs for which the applicant was awarded a grant.
(b) A three-year plan for continued financial and administrative  support of career technical education programs that demonstrates a financial commitment of no less than the amount expended on those programs in the previous fiscal year.  programs.  The plan, at a minimum, shall include the identification of available funding within an applicant’s current or projected budget to continue to support career technical education programs and a written commitment to do so. If an applicant consisting of more than one school district, county office of education, charter school, or regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority or county office of education, or  authority, or  any combination of these entities, is applying for grant funding from this program, identification of available funding and a written commitment shall be demonstrated by each participating constituent entity.
(c) The applicant, or the applicant’s career technical education program, as applicable, meets all of the following minimum eligibility standards:
(1) Offers high quality curriculum and instruction aligned with the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, including, but not limited to, providing a coherent sequence of career technical education courses that enable pupils to transition to postsecondary education programs that lead to a career pathway or attain employment upon graduation from high school.
(2) Provides pupils with quality career exploration and guidance.
(3) Provides pupil support services, including counseling and leadership development.
(4) Provides for system alignment, coherence, and articulation, including ongoing and structural regional or local partnerships with postsecondary educational institutions, documented through formal written agreements.
(5) Forms ongoing and meaningful industry and labor partnerships, evidenced by written agreements and through participation on advisory committees and collaboration with business and labor organizations to provide opportunities for pupils to gain access to preapprenticeships, internships, industry certifications, and work-based learning opportunities as well as opportunities for industry to provide input to the career technical education programs and curriculum.
(6) Provides opportunities for pupils to participate in after school, extended day, and out-of-school internships, competitions, leadership development opportunities, career and technical education student organizations, and other work-based learning opportunities.
(7) Reflects regional or local labor market demands, demands  and focuses on current or emerging high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations, and is informed by the regional plan of the local Strong Workforce Program consortium. occupations. 
(8) Leads to an industry-recognized credential or certificate, or appropriate postsecondary education or training, employment, or a postsecondary degree.
(9) Is staffed by skilled teachers or faculty, faculty  and provides professional development opportunities for those teachers or faculty members.
(10) Provides opportunities for pupils who are individuals with exceptional needs to participate in all programs.
(11) (A) Reports data to the Superintendent, no later than November 1 of each fiscal year,  as a program participation requirement, to allow for an evaluation of the program.
(B) Data reported pursuant to this paragraph shall include, but not be limited to, the quality indicators described in the California State Plan for Career Technical Education required by the federal Strengthening  Carl D. Perkins  Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), and each of  Improvement Act of 2006, and  the following metrics:
(i) The high school cohort  graduation rate.
(ii) The number of pupils completing career technical education coursework.
(iii) The number of pupils meeting academic and career-readiness standards as defined in the College/Career Indicator associated with the California School Dashboard.
(iv) The number of pupils obtaining an industry-recognized credential, certificate, license, or other measure of technical skill attainment.
(v) The number of former pupils employed and the types of businesses in which they are employed.
(vi) The number of former pupils enrolled in each of the following: a postsecondary educational institution, a state apprenticeship program, or another form of job training. 
(I) A postsecondary educational institution.
(II) A state apprenticeship program.
(III) A form of job training other than a state apprenticeship program.
(C) No later than November 30 of each fiscal year, the California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee, established pursuant to Section 12053, shall review the data metrics specified in subparagraph (B) and make recommendations to the Department of Finance, the Governor, and the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature as to both of the following topics:
(i) Whether these data metrics remain the most appropriate metrics to measure and evaluate program outcomes for both new and renewal applicants.
(ii) Whether other metrics should be included.
(D) The department shall make the data reported pursuant to subparagraph (B) available to the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges on a date to be determined jointly by the department and the chancellor’s office to ensure that data is included in the California Community Colleges LaunchBoard data platform.

SEC. 3.

 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 apply to  receive a renewal grant if the applicant’s career technical education program meets the requirements specified in Section 53071, and  program  has been evaluated and deemed successful by the Superintendent, in collaboration with the state board,  Superintendent  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, 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. 4.

 Section 53075 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53075.
 (a) When determining grant recipients, the department and the state board shall do both of the following:
(1) Give positive consideration to each of the following characteristics in an applicant:
(A) Serving unduplicated pupils, pupils  as defined in Section 42238.02.
(B) Serving pupil subgroups that have higher than average dropout rates as identified by the Superintendent.
(C) Located in an area of the state with a high unemployment rate.
(2) Give positive consideration to programs to the extent they do any of the following:
(A) Successfully leverage one or both of the following:
(i) Existing structures, requirements, and resources of the federal Strengthening  Carl D. Perkins  Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) (Public Law 115-224),  Improvement Act of 2006,  California Partnership Academies, California Career Pathways Trust, or Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grants.
(ii) Contributions from industry, labor, and philanthropic sources.
(B) Engage in regional collaboration with postsecondary educational institutions, including the Strong Workforce Program consortium operating in their respective geographic areas,  institutions  or other local educational agencies to align career pathway instruction with postsecondary program requirements.
(C) Make significant investment in career technical education infrastructure, equipment, and facilities.
(D) Operate within rural school districts.
(E) Offer an existing high-quality regional-based career technical education program as a joint powers agency.
(b) When determining grant recipients, the department and the state board shall give greatest weight to the applicant characteristics included in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).

SEC. 5.

 Section 53076 of the Education Code is amended to read:

53076.
 For purposes of administering the program established by this chapter, the Superintendent shall do all of the following:
(a) Determine, in collaboration with the executive director of the state board, and make public at a regularly scheduled meeting of the state board, the allocation formula, specific funding amounts, the purposes for which grant funds may be used, allowable and nonallowable expenditures, and the number of grants to be awarded. The information specified in this subdivision shall also be provided in writing to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and the Governor. 
(b) Distribute funding on a multiyear schedule, establish a process for monitoring the use of the funding, and, if necessary, cease distribution of funding and recover previously distributed funding in the case of a recipient’s failure to report the specified data to the Superintendent or  comply with a grant prerequisite or minimum standard.
(c) Annually review grant recipients’ expenditures on career technical education programs for purposes of determining if the grant recipients have met the dollar-for-dollar match requirement specified in subdivision (a) of Section 53071. If, If  after review, the Superintendent determines that a grant recipient failed to meet the matching funds requirement, the Superintendent shall reduce the following year’s grant allocation in an amount equal to the unmet portion of the match requirement. The reduction shall not reduce the grant recipient’s match requirement for the year in which the Superintendent reduces the allocation.
(d) Require grant recipients to submit program reports pursuant to paragraph (11) of subdivision (c) of Section 53071.
(e) Manage the grant process, collect pertinent data, and undertake statewide program improvement activities.
(f) Promote the success of K–12 career technical education programs through statewide activities to improve and administer the program, including by facilitating system, program, and data alignment at the state and regional levels, facilitating the development and delivery of professional development training modules, and supporting school districts in meeting their college indicator and career indicator targets.
(g) Ensure that the department fulfills the reporting requirements in Section 53076.5.

SEC. 6.

 Section 53076.1 is added to the Education Code, immediately following Section 53076, to read:

53076.1.
 (a) Commencing with the 2018–19 fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) shall be made available to the department, subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act or another statute for purposes of this section, to provide regional career technical education coordinators for the provision of technical assistance and support to local educational agencies in implementing career technical education courses, programs, and pathways. The Superintendent shall contract with selected county offices of education to provide regional industry leads with proven expertise in career technical education.
(b) The duties of the regional career technical education coordinators provided pursuant to this section shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:
(1) Providing technical assistance and support to local educational agencies to implement career technical education courses, programs, and pathways and integrate available local, regional, state, and nonpublic resources to ensure that pupils will achieve successful outcomes.
(2) Collaborating on behalf of the local educational agencies within the region with local community colleges, industry partners, local workforce investment boards, and other relevant agencies or organizations to support and align K–12 career technical education programs.
(3) Acting as the first point of contact for local educational agencies, industry organizations, and employers with the intent of assisting local educational agencies to respond to industry needs and facilitating industry connections with K–12 career technical education programs.
(4) Cultivating collaborative communities so that local educational agencies and industry can collaborate and providing peer-to-peer knowledge exchange in areas of common interest.
(5) Ensuring that career technical education classes, programs, and pathways established under this chapter meet the requirements specified in subdivision (c) of Section 53071.
(c) The distribution of funding for the provision of regional career technical education coordinators shall be determined by the Superintendent on the basis of the average daily attendance of the K–12 public schools in a county. To the extent possible, the selection of applicants by the department shall result in an equitable distribution of grant awards to applicants in northern, southern, and central California, and in urban and rural areas of the state.
(d) Any funds not utilized for the purposes of subdivision (a) shall be added to the amount appropriated in the annual Budget Act for the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program established pursuant to Section 53070.

SEC. 7.

 Section 53076.2 is added to the Education Code, immediately following Section 53076.1, to read:

53076.2.
 The Superintendent shall evaluate the progress of the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program in achieving the goals of the program, and shall identify appropriate changes to the program no later than June 30, 2021, and no later than June 30 every three years thereafter. The progress report shall be provided to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and the Governor.