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SB-1009 Community colleges: tutoring.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) Tutoring increases student success. Studies show that the success rate for students participating in tutoring is significantly higher than the success rate of students in the same courses who are not participating in tutoring.
(2) Current Education Code provisions and corresponding regulations restrict state funding for tutoring to basic skills courses. Provisions requiring faculty referral before students may receive tutoring also restrict access to tutoring.
(3) Expanding access to tutoring by removing the restrictions to tutoring referenced above is a cost-effective method of improving student performance.
(b) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to increase community college student success by expanding the state apportionment funding of tutoring.

SEC. 2.

 Section 84757 of the Education Code is amended to read:

84757.
 (a) For purposes of this chapter, the following noncredit courses and classes shall be eligible for funding:
(1) Parenting, including parent cooperative preschools,  preschools and  classes in child growth and development and parent-child relationships.
(2) Elementary and secondary basic skills and other courses and classes such as remedial academic courses or classes in reading, mathematics, and language arts.
(3) English as a second language.
(4) Classes and courses for immigrants eligible for educational services in citizenship, English as a second language, and work force  Workforce  preparation classes in the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, mathematics, decisionmaking and problem solving skills, and other classes required for preparation to participate in job-specific technical training.
(5) Courses in citizenship for immigrants.
(5) (6)  Education programs for persons with substantial disabilities.
(6) (7)  Short-term vocational programs with high employment potential.
(7) (8)  Education programs for older adults.
(8) (9)  Education programs for home economics.
(9) (10)  Health and safety education.
(11) Supervised tutoring for courses and classes as described in pertinent provisions of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations in all subject areas that are either basic skills, degree applicable, or transfer level, irrespective of whether a student being tutored has been referred to tutoring by a faculty member or has self-initiated the tutoring.
(b) No state apportionment shall be made for any course or class that is not set forth in subdivision (a) and for which no credit is given.
SEC. 3.
 The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall amend Section 58170 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, as soon as feasible, to include student-initiated tutoring in accordance with Section 84757 of the Education Code.