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AB-2533 California Student Success Coach Grant Program.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/19/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2533


Introduced by Assembly Member Gipson
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Carrillo)

February 19, 2020


An act to add Chapter 10.5 (commencing with Section 49650) to Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to pupils.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2533, as introduced, Gipson. California Student Success Coach Grant Program.
Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils and authorizes the governing board of a school district to employ properly certified persons for the work. Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district to provide for a comprehensive educational counseling program for all pupils enrolled in the school district.
This bill would establish the California Student Success Coach Grant Program to award competitive grants to local- and state-operated AmeriCorps programs to support and expand the presence of student success coaches, as defined, in high-need schools, as defined. The bill would make implementation of the grant program contingent on an appropriation being made for its purposes by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 10.5 (commencing with Section 49650) is added to Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:
CHAPTER  10.5. California Student Success Coach Grant Program

49650.
 (a) The California Student Success Coach Grant Program is hereby established.
(b) Program grants shall be made on a competitive basis to local- and state-operated AmeriCorps programs to support and expand the presence of student success coaches in high-need schools.
(c) The implementation of the grant program is contingent on an appropriation being made for its purposes by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute.
(d) For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) “High-need school” means a school of a school district or county office of education maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with 30 percent or more of students from families with incomes below the federal poverty line.
(2) “Student success coach” means an AmeriCorps member who serves full time with a team of other AmeriCorps members and collaborates with teachers to provide students with evidence-based academic, social, and emotional supports that prepare students for postsecondary and workforce success. A student success coach shall provide students with near-peer support, helping to establish positive developmental relationships and providing integrated social, emotional, and academic supports. A student success coach shall also provide supplemental classroom support to educators, allowing increased personalized learning and individualized support for students’ social, emotional, and academic development.