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AB-1835 Education finance: local control funding formula: supplemental and concentration grants.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/06/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1835


Introduced by Assembly Members Weber and Quirk-Silva

January 06, 2020


An act to add Section 42238.09 to the Education Code, relating to education finance.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1835, as introduced, Weber. Education finance: local control funding formula: supplemental and concentration grants.
Existing law establishes a public school financing system that requires state funding for county superintendents of schools, school districts, and charter schools to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified. Existing law requires funding pursuant to the local control funding formula to include, in addition to a base grant, supplemental and concentration grant add-ons that are based on the percentage of pupils who are English learners, foster youth, or eligible for free or reduced-price meals, as specified, served by the county superintendent of schools, school district, or charter school. Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt regulations that govern the expenditure of funds apportioned pursuant to the supplemental and concentration grant add-ons.
This bill would require each school district, county office of education, and charter school to identify unspent supplemental and concentration grant funds by annually reconciling and reporting to the department its estimated and actual spending of those moneys. The bill would require unspent funds identified pursuant to these provisions to continue to be required to be expended to increase and improve services for unduplicated pupils, and would require each local educational agency to report the amounts of unspent funds identified in its local control and accountability plan. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, 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 the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 42238.09 is added to the Education Code, to read:

42238.09.
 (a) Each local educational agency shall identify unspent supplemental and concentration grant funds by annually reconciling and reporting to the department its estimated and actual spending of those moneys.
(b) Unspent funds identified pursuant to subdivision (a) shall continue to be required to be expended to increase and improve services for unduplicated pupils, and each local educational agency shall report the amounts of unspent funds identified pursuant to subdivision (a) in its local control and accountability plan.
(c) For purposes of this section, “local educational agency” means a school district, county office of education, or charter school.

SEC. 2.

 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.