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AB-1846 Adult Education Block Grant Program: report.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Senate  June 22, 2016
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 27, 2016
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 26, 2016
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2016

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1846


Introduced by Assembly Member Lopez
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Chávez and Eduardo Garcia)

February 09, 2016


An act to amend Section 84917 of the Education Code, relating to adult education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1846, as amended, Lopez. Adult Education Block Grant Program: report.
Existing law creates the Adult Education Block Grant Program under the administration of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Under this program, the chancellor and Superintendent, with the advice of the executive director of the State Board of Education, are required to divide the state into adult education regions and approve one adult education consortium in each adult education region. Existing law also requires, as a condition of receipt of an apportionment of funds from this program for a fiscal year, that members of a consortium approve an adult education plan, as specified. Existing law requires the chancellor and the Superintendent to submit to the Director of Finance, the State Board of Education, and the Legislature, by September 30 following any year for which funds are appropriated for the program, a report about the use of specified funds and outcomes for adults statewide and in each adult education region.
This bill would require that report to also include a summary summary, based upon a review of the annual adult education plan for each consortium, of the extent to which funds from the program provided to each consortium consortium, in combination with other funds available to the consortium and other entities that provide education and workforce services for adults in the region, were insufficient to address the adult education demands within the service area of the consortium.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 84917 of the Education Code is amended to read:

84917.
 (a) To inform actions taken by the Governor and the Legislature related to adult education, the chancellor and the Superintendent shall submit to the Director of Finance, the State Board of Education, and, in conformity with Section 9795 of the Government Code, the Legislature, by September 30 following any fiscal year for which funds are appropriated for the program, a report about the use of these funds and outcomes for adults statewide and in each adult education region. The report shall include at least all of the following:
(1) A summary of the adult education plan operative for each consortium.
(2) The distribution schedule for each consortium.
(3) The types and levels of services provided by each consortium.
(4) The effectiveness of each consortium in meeting the educational needs of adults in its respective region.
(5) Any recommendations related to delivery of education and workforce services for adults, including recommendations related to improved alignment of state programs.

(6)A summary, based on an assessment by each consortium, regarding the extent to which funds provided to the consortium pursuant to this article were insufficient to address the demands for adult education within the service area of the consortium.

(6) A summary, based upon a review of the annual adult education plan for each consortium required pursuant to Section 84906, of the extent to which funds provided pursuant to this article, in combination with other funds available to the consortium and other entities that provide education and workforce services for adults in the region, were insufficient to address the demands for adult education within the service area of the consortium.
(b) (1) The chancellor and the Superintendent may require a consortium, as a condition of receipt of an apportionment, to submit any reports or data necessary to produce the report described in subdivision (a).
(2) The chancellor and the Superintendent shall align the data used to produce the report described in subdivision (a) with data reported by local educational agencies for other purposes, such as data used for purposes of the federal Workforce Opportunity and Innovation Act (Public Law 113-128).
(3) The Employment Development Department and the California Workforce Investment Board shall provide any assistance needed to align delivery of services across state and regional workforce, education, and job service programs.