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SB-563 Community colleges: College and Career Access Pathways Grant Program.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/10/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 10, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 563


Introduced by Senator Roth

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 76004 of, and to add and repeal Section 76004.5 of to, the Education Code, relating to community colleges.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 563, as amended, Roth. Community colleges: College and Career Access Pathways Pilot Grant Program.
Existing law authorizes the governing board of a community college district to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership with the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school with the goal of developing seamless pathways from high school to community college for career technical education or preparation for transfer, improving high school graduation rates, or helping high school pupils achieve college and career readiness. Existing law requires the partnership agreement to outline the terms of the partnership, as specified, and to establish protocols for information sharing, joint facilities use, and parental consent for high school pupils to enroll in community college courses. Existing law requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, on or before January 1, 2021, to prepare a summary report that includes, among other things, an evaluation of the CCAP partnerships and recommendations for program improvements on certain topics. These provisions are repealed on January 1, 2022.
This bill would extend the operation of the CCAP partnership laws until January 1, 2027. The bill would require the chancellor’s summary report to include recommendations for program improvements on additional specified topics.
This bill, upon appropriation by the Legislature, would establish the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) pilot program, Grant Program to be administered by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, to develop solutions to reduce barriers and enhance participation of school districts in chancellor to provide grants on a competitive basis with the goal of demonstrating effective models of fully funded CCAP partnerships. The bill would require the chancellor’s office, on or before July 1, 2020, to competitively select 3 community colleges, with one each located in each of northern, southern, and central California, and up to a total of 15 high schools located within the service area of those selected community colleges, with at least 3 and no more than 5 selected high schools located in each selected community college service area, to participate in the pilot program, except as provided. that have each partnered with at least one school district or charter school, but no more than 5 school districts or charter schools, as provided. The bill would require the chancellor’s office to allocate to each selected community college and high school college, school district, and charter school a specified grant award for each of the 2020–21 to 2022–23 fiscal years, inclusive, to be used for specified goals to encourage participation in, and enhance services for pupils participating in, a CCAP program. The bill would require each selected community college and high school to report, on or before July 1, 2024, to the chancellor’s office, the Legislature, and the appropriate Senate and Assembly select committees relating to career technical education specified information for its respective pupils participating in a CCAP partnership program. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2025. and would impose certain conditions on the receipt of those grant awards.

This bill would make its operation contingent on the enactment of AB 30 of the 2019–20 Regular Session.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Assembly Bill 288 of the 2015–16 Regular Session (Chapter 618 of the Statutes of 2015) eliminated many of the bureaucratic and statutory hurdles that previously made dual enrollment difficult.
(b) Since the passage of Assembly Bill 288 288, partnerships between school districts and community college districts have increased, but the volume of participation in dual enrollment statewide has not reached the levels needed for substantial improvement in college-going rates.
(c) Recent data indicates that California’s dual enrollment and completion rates are still lagging behind other states.
(d) There are a few primary reasons for this, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Several persistent bureaucratic and statutory challenges.
(2) Best practices in dual enrollment management are neither well known nor uniformly implemented.
(3) The costs associated with wrap-around services and best practices are not provided by existing law.
(e) To mitigate these challenges, funding for wrap-around services and the development of best practices must be a priority.
SEC. 2.Section 76004.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:
76004.5.

(a)Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall administer the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Pilot Program. The goals of the Pilot Program are to accomplish all of the following:

(1)Develop solutions to reduce paper-based registrations and permissions for pupils participating in a CCAP partnership program pursuant to Section 76004.

(2)Develop solutions for better tracking and monitoring of pupils participating in a CCAP partnership program pursuant to Section 76004.

(3)Develop solutions for allowing community colleges to receive funding for pupils participating in a CCAP partnership program pursuant to Section 76004.

(4)Further develop and enhance wrap-around services as part of a CCAP partnership program pursuant to Section 76004, including assistance in admissions, educational planning, disability resource services, counseling, faculty training, and outreach to pupils and parents provided at the high school.

(5)Further develop and disseminate best practices for CCAP partnerships pursuant to Section 76004.

(6)Provide community college faculty professional development on how to teach pupils that are used to a high school environment.

(b)(1)On or before July 1, 2020, the chancellor’s office shall competitively select 3 community colleges, with one each located in northern, southern, and central California, and up to a total of 15 high schools located within the service area of the selected community colleges, with at least 3 and no more than 5 selected high schools located in each selected community college service area, to participate in the pilot program.

(2)The selected community colleges and high schools shall, at the time of their application have entered into CCAP partnership pursuant to Section 76004.

(3)Notwithstanding paragraph (1), Norco College, if it elects to participate, shall be the community college selected to represent southern California.

(c)(1)(A)The chancellor’s office shall allocate to each selected community college an award of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) for each of the 2020–21 to 2022–23 fiscal years, inclusive, to be used for any of the goals described in subdivision (a) to encourage pupil participation in, and enhance services for pupils participating in, a CCAP partnership program pursuant to Section 76004.

(B)Each selected community college is encouraged to evenly allocate spending on the goals described in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, and paragraph (6) of subdivision (a).

(2)(A)The chancellor’s office shall allocate to each selected high school an award of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for each of the 2020–21 to 2022–23 fiscal years, inclusive, to be used for any of the goals described in subdivision (a) to encourage pupil participation in, and enhance services for pupils participating in, a CCAP partnership program pursuant to Section 76004.

(B)Each selected high school is encouraged to evenly allocate spending on the goals described in paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (a).

(d)(1)On or before July 1, 2024, as a condition of participation in the pilot program, each selected community college and high school shall report to the chancellor’s office, the Legislature, and the appropriate Senate and Assembly select committees relating to career technical education the information required under paragraph (1) of subdivision (t) of Section 76004 for its respective pupils participating in a CCAP partnership program pursuant to Section 76004.

(2)The report required to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(e)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 3.

This act shall become operative only if Assembly Bill 30 of the 2019–20 Regular Session is enacted and becomes effective.

SEC. 2.

 Section 76004 of the Education Code is amended to read:

76004.
 Notwithstanding Section 76001 or any other law:
(a) The governing board of a community college district may enter into a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership with the governing board of a school district for the purpose of offering or expanding dual enrollment opportunities for pupils who may not already be college bound or who are underrepresented in higher education, with the goal of developing seamless pathways from high school to community college for career technical education or preparation for transfer, improving high school graduation rates, or helping high school pupils achieve college and career readiness.
(b) A participating community college district may enter into a CCAP partnership with a school district partner that is governed by a CCAP partnership agreement approved by the governing boards of both districts. As a condition of, and before adopting, a CCAP partnership agreement, the governing board of each district, at an open public meeting of that board, shall present the dual enrollment partnership agreement as an informational item. The governing board of each district, at a subsequent open public meeting of that board, shall take comments from the public and approve or disapprove the proposed agreement.
(c) (1) The CCAP partnership agreement shall outline the terms of the CCAP partnership and shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the total number of high school pupils to be served and the total number of full-time equivalent students projected to be claimed by the community college district for those pupils; the scope, nature, time, location, and listing of community college courses to be offered; and criteria to assess the ability of pupils to benefit from those courses. The CCAP partnership agreement shall also establish protocols for information sharing, in compliance with all applicable state and federal privacy laws, joint facilities use, and parental consent for high school pupils to enroll in community college courses.
(2) The CCAP partnership agreement shall identify a point of contact for the participating community college district and school district partner.
(3) A copy of the CCAP partnership agreement shall be filed with the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and with the department before the start of the CCAP partnership. The chancellor may void any CCAP partnership agreement it determines has not complied with the intent of the requirements of this section.
(d) A community college district participating in a CCAP partnership shall not provide physical education course opportunities to high school pupils pursuant to this section or any other course opportunities that do not assist in the attainment of at least one of the goals listed in subdivision (a).
(e) A community college district shall not enter into a CCAP partnership with a school district within the service area of another community college district, except where an agreement exists, or is established, between those community college districts authorizing that CCAP partnership.
(f) A high school pupil enrolled in a course offered through a CCAP partnership shall not be assessed any fee that is prohibited by Section 49011.
(g) A community college district participating in a CCAP partnership may assign priority for enrollment and course registration to a pupil seeking to enroll in a community college course that is required for the pupil’s CCAP partnership program that is equivalent to the priority assigned to a pupil attending a middle college high school as described in Section 11300 and consistent with middle college high school provisions in Section 76001.
(h) The CCAP partnership agreement shall certify that any community college instructor teaching a course on a high school campus has not been convicted of any sex offense as defined in Section 87010, or any controlled substance offense as defined in Section 87011.
(i) The CCAP partnership agreement shall certify that any community college instructor teaching a course at the partnering high school campus has not displaced or resulted in the termination of an existing high school teacher teaching the same course on that high school campus.
(j) The CCAP partnership agreement shall certify that a qualified high school teacher teaching a course offered for college credit at a high school campus has not displaced or resulted in the termination of an existing community college faculty member teaching the same course at the partnering community college campus.
(k) The CCAP partnership agreement shall include a certification by the participating community college district of all of the following:
(1) A community college course offered for college credit at the partnering high school campus does not reduce access to the same course offered at the partnering community college campus.
(2) A community college course that is oversubscribed or has a waiting list shall not be offered in the CCAP partnership.
(3) Participation in a CCAP partnership is consistent with the core mission of the community colleges pursuant to Section 66010.4, and that pupils participating in a CCAP partnership will not lead to enrollment displacement of otherwise eligible adults in the community college.
(l) The CCAP partnership agreement shall certify that both the school district and community college district partners comply with local collective bargaining agreements and all state and federal reporting requirements regarding the qualifications of the teacher or faculty member teaching a CCAP partnership course offered for high school credit.
(m) The CCAP partnership agreement shall specify both of the following:
(1) Which participating district will be the employer of record for purposes of assignment monitoring and reporting to the county office of education.
(2) Which participating district will assume reporting responsibilities pursuant to applicable federal teacher quality mandates.
(n) The CCAP partnership agreement shall certify that any remedial course taught by community college faculty at a partnering high school campus shall be offered only to high school pupils who do not meet their grade level standard in math, English, or both on an interim assessment in grade 10 or 11, as determined by the partnering school district, and shall involve a collaborative effort between high school and community college faculty to deliver an innovative remediation course as an intervention in the pupil’s junior or senior year to ensure the pupil is prepared for college-level work upon graduation.
(o) (1) A community college district may limit enrollment in a community college course solely to eligible high school pupils if the course is offered at a high school campus, either in person or using an online platform, during the regular school day and the community college course is offered pursuant to a CCAP partnership agreement.
(2) For purposes of allowances and apportionments from Section B of the State School Fund, a community college district conducting a closed course on a high school campus pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (p) shall be credited with those units of full-time equivalent students attributable to the attendance of eligible high school pupils.
(p) A community college district may allow a special part-time student participating in a CCAP partnership agreement established pursuant to this article to enroll in up to a maximum of 15 units per term if all of the following circumstances are satisfied:
(1) The units constitute no more than four community college courses per term.
(2) The units are part of an academic program that is part of a CCAP partnership agreement established pursuant to this article.
(3) The units are part of an academic program that is designed to award students both a high school diploma and an associate degree or a certificate or credential.
(q) The governing board of a community college district participating in a CCAP partnership agreement established pursuant to this article shall exempt special part-time students described in subdivision (p) from the fee requirements in Sections 76060.5, 76223, 76300, 76350, and 79121.
(r) A district shall not receive a state allowance or apportionment for an instructional activity for which the partnering district has been, or shall be, paid an allowance or apportionment.
(s) (1) The attendance of a high school pupil at a community college as a special part-time or full-time student pursuant to this section is authorized attendance for which the community college shall be credited or reimbursed pursuant to Section 48802 or 76002, provided that no school district has received reimbursement for the same instructional activity.
(2) For purposes of calculating classroom-based average daily attendance for classroom-based instruction apportionments, at least 80 percent of the instructional time offered by a charter school pursuant to an authorized CCAP partnership agreement shall be at the schoolsite, and the charter school shall require the attendance of a pupil for a minimum of 50 percent of the minimum instructional time required to be offered pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 47612.5, if the pupil is also a special part-time student enrolled in a community college pursuant to this section and the pupil will receive academic credit upon satisfactory completion of enrolled courses.
(t) (1) For each CCAP partnership agreement entered into pursuant to this section, the affected community college district and school district shall report annually to the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges all of the following information:
(A) The total number of high school pupils by schoolsite enrolled in each CCAP partnership, aggregated by gender and ethnicity, and reported in compliance with all applicable state and federal privacy laws.
(B) The total number of community college courses by course category and type and by schoolsite enrolled in by CCAP partnership participants.
(C) The total number and percentage of successful course completions, by course category and type and by schoolsite, of CCAP partnership participants.
(D) The total number of full-time equivalent students generated by CCAP partnership community college district participants.
(E) The total number of full-time equivalent students served online generated by CCAP partnership community college district participants.
(2) On or before January 1, 2021, the chancellor shall prepare a summary report that includes an evaluation of the CCAP partnerships, an assessment of trends in the growth of special admits systemwide and by campus, and, based upon the data collected pursuant to this section, section and consultation with CCAP participants, recommendations for program improvements, including, but not necessarily limited to, both recommendations addressing all of the following:
(A) Any recommended changes Changes to the statewide cap on special admit full-time equivalent students to ensure that adults are not being displaced.
(B) Any recommendation concerning the The need for additional student assistance or academic resources to ensure the overall success of the CCAP partnerships.
(C) How to reduce paper-based registrations and permissions for pupils participating in a CCAP partnership.
(D) Improved tracking and monitoring of pupils participating in a CCAP partnership.
(E) Allowing community colleges to receive funding for pupils participating in a CCAP partnership.
(F) Developing and enhancing wrap-around services as part of a CCAP partnership program, including assistance in admissions, educational planning, disability resource services, counseling, faculty training, and outreach to pupils and parents provided at the high school.
(G) Developing and disseminating best practices for successful CCAP partnerships.
(H) Professional development for community college faculty on how to teach pupils who are used to a high school environment.
(I) Ensuring dual enrollment program completers are counted for all statewide metrics, dashboards, and funding formulas.
(3) The chancellor shall ensure that the number of full-time equivalent students generated by CCAP partnerships is reported pursuant to the reporting requirements in Section 76002.
(u) The annual report required by subdivision (t) shall also be transmitted to all of the following:
(1) The Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) The Director of Finance.
(3) The Superintendent.
(v) A community college district that violates this article, including, but not necessarily limited to, any restriction imposed by the board of governors pursuant to this article, shall be subject to the same penalty as may be imposed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 78032.
(w) The statewide number of full-time equivalent students claimed as special admits shall not exceed 10 percent of the total number of full-time equivalent students claimed statewide.
(x) Nothing in this section is intended to affect a dual enrollment partnership agreement existing on the effective date of this section under which an early college high school, a middle college high school, or California Career Pathways Trust existing on the effective date of this section is operated. An early college high school, middle college high school, or California Career Pathways Trust partnership agreement existing on the effective date of this section shall not operate as a CCAP partnership unless it complies with this section.
(y) The governing body of a charter school may enter into a CCAP partnership agreement with the governing board of a community college district pursuant to this section. That CCAP partnership agreement shall comply with all applicable requirements of this section.

(z)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2022, deletes or extends that date.

(z) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2027, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 76004.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

76004.5.
 (a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the chancellor shall administer the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Grant Program to provide grants on a competitive basis with the goal of demonstrating effective models of fully funded CCAP programs. The purpose of this grant program is to identify and demonstrate the proper mix of wrap-around services that maximize pupil success, participation, equity, and return on investment.
(b) A joint grant application may be submitted only by a community college district and at least one school district or charter school, but no more than five school districts and charter schools, that, at the time of their application, have entered into a CCAP partnership pursuant to Section 76004.
(c) (1) The chancellor shall consult with the Superintendent of Public Instruction in the development of the request for grant applications and in the consideration of grant applications for this program.
(2) For purposes of considering competitive priorities for this program pursuant to paragraph (1), the chancellor shall prioritize grants to joint grant applicants that best demonstrate the following for pupils participating in a CCAP partnership pursuant to Section 76004:
(A) Consistency with the purpose of the CCAP program, described in subdivision (a) of Section 76004.
(B) Solutions to reducing paper-based registrations and permissions.
(C) Effective tracking and monitoring of pupil outcomes.
(D) Success accelerating dual enrollment and expanding CCAP agreements to multiple sites.
(E) The availability of wrap-around services, including assistance in admissions, educational planning, disability resource services, counseling, faculty training, and outreach to pupils and parents provided at high schools.
(F) The ability to disseminate best practices throughout the state.
(G) Providing educator professional development on how to teach pupils who are used to a high school environment.
(d) All of the following are conditions on the receipt of grant funds under this program:
(1) Grant recipients shall not use the funds to supplant other funding from state, federal, or any other public or private sources that would otherwise be used in the absence of funding provided by this program.
(2) Grant recipients shall identify and set aside funding within their own budgets and obtain funding commitments from program partners sufficient to support the ongoing costs of the CCAP partnership for multiple years following the expiration of grant funding from this program.
(3) Grant recipients that are subject to the requirements of Sections 52060, 52061, 52066, and 52067, or Section 47606.5 shall ensure that the activities supported by this program are in alignment with the priorities and activities of the grant recipients’ local control and accountability plans.
(4) Grant recipients that are subject to the requirements of subdivision (c) of Section 52302 shall ensure that the activities supported by this program are in alignment with the elements of the plan identified in that section.
(e) For purposes of administering this program, the chancellor shall do all of the following:
(1) Establish a structure for awarding grants on a regional basis such that three community college districts, with one located in each of northern, southern, and central California, and their partnering school districts or charter schools, are selected.
(2) Select the grant recipients on or before July 1, 2020.
(3) Distribute funding on a multiyear schedule, establish a process for monitoring the use of the funding, and, if necessary, cease distribution of funding in the case of a grant recipient’s failure to comply with a grant award condition.
(4) Allocate to each of the selected community college districts an award of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) for each of the 2020–21 to 2022–23 fiscal years, inclusive.
(5) Allocate to each of the selected school districts or charter schools an award of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for each of the 2020–21 to 2022–23 fiscal years, inclusive.
(f) For purposes of this section, school districts and charter schools shall be limited to those maintaining any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive.