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AB-1153 School accountability: local control and accountability plans: posting: evaluation rubrics.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 20, 2015

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1153


Introduced by Assembly Member Calderon

February 27, 2015


An act to amend Section Sections 52064 and 52065 of the Education Code, relating to school accountability.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1153, as amended, Calderon. School accountability: local control and accountability plans: posting: evaluation rubrics data. rubrics.
Existing law required, requires, on or before July 1, 2014, the governing boards of school districts and county boards of education to adopt a local control and accountability plan using a state template adopted by the State Board of Education. Existing law requires the local control and accountability plan to include, among other things, a description of annual goals for all pupils and specified subgroups of pupils to be achieved for each state priority, as specified, and a description of the specific actions the school district or county superintendent of schools will take to achieve those goals. Existing law requires the state board, on or before October 1, 2015, to adopt evaluation rubrics to, for purposes of, among other things, assist assisting a school district, county office of education, or charter school in evaluating its strengths, weaknesses, and areas that require improvement.
This bill would require, on or before January 31, 2017, the state board to consider a revision to the template to include a section or appendix sufficient to monitor actual progress on certain outcomes.
Existing law requires governing boards of school districts and county boards of education to annually adopt or revise local control and accountability plans that align with the annual budget and contain specified elements. Existing law requires superintendents the superintendent of a school districts district and a county superintendents superintendent of schools to post on the Internet Web site of his or her school districts district or county offices office of education, as appropriate, applicable, the local control and accountability plans plan approved by the governing board of the school district or the county board of education, as appropriate, applicable, and any updates or revisions to the local control and accountability plans plan approved by the appropriate applicable governing bodies. Existing law also requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to post links to all local control and accountability plans approved by the governing boards of school districts and county boards of education.
This bill would additionally require school districts, districts and county superintendents of schools, and the Superintendent schools to post their respective populated evaluation rubric data rubric on their respective Internet Web sites, except as specified. The bill also would require the Superintendent to post the evaluation rubrics adopted by the state board to its Internet Web site. By imposing additional duties on school district and county office of education officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
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 these statutory provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 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 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 January 31, 2018.
(f) Revisions to a template or evaluation rubric shall be approved by the state board by January 31 before the fiscal year during which the template or evaluation rubric is to be used by a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school.
(g) On or before January 31, 2017, the state board shall consider a revision to the template to include a section or appendix sufficient to monitor actual progress on outcomes adopted pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 52064.5.

(g)

(h) 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.

SECTION 1.SEC. 2.

 Section 52065 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52065.
 (a) The superintendent of a school district shall post on the Internet Web site of the school district any local control and accountability plan approved by the governing board of the school district, any updates or revisions to a local control and accountability plan approved by the governing board of the school district, and, if available, the school district’s populated evaluation rubric data. unless the state board revises the template for the local control and accountability plan pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 52064.
(b) A county superintendent of schools shall do all of the following:
(1) Post on the Internet Web site of the county office of education any local control and accountability plan approved by the county board of education, any updates or revisions to a local control and accountability plan approved by the county board of education, and, if available, the county office of education’s populated evaluation rubric data. unless the state board revises the template for the local control and accountability plan pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 52064.
(2) Post all local control and accountability plans submitted by school districts and the school district’s evaluation rubric data, districts, or links to those plans and data, plans, on the Internet Web site 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 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 and county boards of education, the evaluation rubrics adopted by the state board, and each school district’s and county office of education’s evaluation rubric data education on the Internet Web site of the department.

SEC. 2.SEC. 3.

 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.