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AB-1661 School accountability: federal compliance with accountability requirements.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/17/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 16, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1661


Introduced by Assembly Member Limón

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Sections 1240, 8238.4, 11500, 11501, 11502, 11503, 12030, 12032, 32289, 33126, 33126.2, 33318.5, 33370, 35036, 47606.5, 47607, 47612.5, 49558, 51749.5, 52052.3, 52060, 52063, 52064, 52066, 52069, 60604.5, 69612.5, 69613, and 69613.1 of, to amend the heading of Article 2 (commencing with Section 52051.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of, to repeal Sections 52052.1, 52052.5, 52052.6, and 52052.9 of, to repeal Article 1 (commencing with Section 51700) of Chapter 5 of, to repeal Article 3.1 (commencing with Section 52055.57) and Article 4.1 (commencing with Section 52058.1) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of, to repeal Chapter 8.9 (commencing with Section 52295.10) of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of, and to repeal and add Section 52052 of, and 52069 of the Education Code, relating to school accountability.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1661, as amended, Limón. School accountability: multiple measures accountability system. federal compliance with accountability requirements.

Existing law requires 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 and requires the local control and accountability plan to be updated before July 1 of each year. 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 Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to develop an Academic Performance Index to measure the performance of schools and school districts, especially the academic performance of pupils.

This bill would repeal the Academic Performance Index and instead require the Superintendent to develop, subject to approval by the state board, a multiple measures public school accountability system, based on the specified state priorities, for school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and individual schoolsites. The bill would require the multiple measures accountability system to be based on specified performance standards and to address the accountability requirements in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as specified. The bill would revise reporting requirements in that connection and would make conforming and other related changes and update cross-references. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Existing law establishes the Reading First Plan to provide reading instruction to pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive, and to special education pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and provides funding for the program from moneys allocated from the former federal No child Left Behind Act of 2001. Existing law establishes the Early Warning Program for purposes of implementing provisions of the former federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Existing law establishes the Education Technology Grant Act of 2002 for purposes of implementing specified provisions of the former federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Existing law also establishes the No Child Left Behind Liaison Team to advise the Superintendent and the state board on matters related to the former federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Commencing with the 2017–18 school year, the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, requires the state to identify schools for comprehensive support and improvement pursuant to specified accountability system requirements. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act provides for the allotment of formula grants to states for various activities to support effective educational instruction.
This bill would repeal the Reading First Plan, the Early Warning Program, the Education Technology Grant Act of 2002, and the No Child Left Behind Liaison Team. The bill would make various conforming changes and would update cross-references to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Act and make various conforming changes, including adding requirements on school districts and county offices of education in regards to written parent and family engagement programs, thereby imposing 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.

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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.Section 1240 of the Education Code is amended to read:
1240.

The county superintendent of schools shall do all of the following:

(a)Superintend the schools of his or her county.

(b)Maintain responsibility for the fiscal oversight of each school district in his or her county pursuant to the authority granted by this code.

(c)(1)Visit and examine each school in his or her county at reasonable intervals to observe its operation and to learn of its problems. He or she annually may present a report of the state of the schools in his or her county, and of his or her office, including, but not limited to, his or her observations while visiting the schools, to the board of education and the board of supervisors of his or her county.

(2)(A)(i)Commencing with the 2017–18 fiscal year and every third year thereafter, the Superintendent shall identify pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 a list of schools at or below the 30th percentile of schools that do not meet the definition of alternative schools, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 52052, for which the county superintendent, or his or her designee, annually shall submit a report, at a regularly scheduled November board meeting, to the governing board of each school district under his or her jurisdiction, the county board of education of his or her county, and the board of supervisors of his or her county that describes the state of the schools in the county or of his or her office that are at or below the 30th percentile of nonalternative schools and updated every third year.

(ii)The annual report shall include the determinations for each school made by the county superintendent, or his or her designee, regarding the status of all of the circumstances listed in subparagraph (E) and teacher misassignments and teacher vacancies, and the county superintendent, or his or her designee, shall use a standardized template to report the circumstances listed in subparagraph (E) and teacher misassignments and teacher vacancies, unless the current annual report being used by the county superintendent, or his or her designee, already includes those details with the same level of specificity that is otherwise required by this subdivision.

(B)The county superintendent of the Counties of Alpine, Amador, Del Norte, Mariposa, Plumas, and Sierra, and the City and County of San Francisco shall contract with another county office of education or an independent auditor to conduct the required visits and make all reports required by this paragraph.

(C)On a quarterly basis, the county superintendent, or his or her designee, shall report the results of the visits and reviews conducted that quarter to the governing board of the school district at a regularly scheduled meeting held in accordance with public notification requirements. The results of the visits and reviews shall include the determinations of the county superintendent, or his or her designee, for each school regarding the status of all of the circumstances listed in subparagraph (E) and teacher misassignments and teacher vacancies. If the county superintendent, or his or her designee, conducts no visits or reviews in a quarter, the quarterly report shall report that fact.

(D)The visits made pursuant to this paragraph shall be conducted at least annually and shall meet the following criteria:

(i)Minimize disruption to the operation of the school.

(ii)Be performed by individuals who meet the requirements of Section 45125.1.

(iii)Consist of not less than 25 percent unannounced visits in each county. During unannounced visits in each county, the county superintendent shall not demand access to documents or specific school personnel. Unannounced visits shall only be used to observe the condition of school repair and maintenance, and the sufficiency of instructional materials, as defined by Section 60119.

(E)The priority objective of the visits made pursuant to this paragraph shall be to determine the status of all of the following circumstances:

(i)Sufficient textbooks as defined in Section 60119 and as specified in subdivision (i).

(ii)The condition of a facility that poses an emergency or urgent threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff, as described in school district policy or paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 17592.72.

(iii)The accuracy of data reported on the school accountability report card with respect to the availability of sufficient textbooks and instructional materials, as defined by Section 60119, and the safety, cleanliness, and adequacy of school facilities, including good repair, as required by Sections 17014, 17032.5, 17070.75, and 17089.

(F)The county superintendent may make the status determinations described in subparagraph (E) during a single visit or multiple visits. In determining whether to make a single visit or multiple visits for this purpose, the county superintendent shall take into consideration factors such as cost-effectiveness, disruption to the schoolsite, deadlines, and the availability of qualified reviewers.

(G)If the county superintendent determines that the condition of a facility poses an emergency or urgent threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff as described in school district policy or paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 17592.72, or is not in good repair, as specified in subdivision (d) of Section 17002 and required by Sections 17014, 17032.5, 17070.75, and 17089, the county superintendent, among other things, may do any of the following:

(i)Return to the school to verify repairs.

(ii)Prepare a report that specifically identifies and documents the areas or instances of noncompliance if the school district has not provided evidence of successful repairs within 30 days of the visit of the county superintendent or, for major projects, has not provided evidence that the repairs will be conducted in a timely manner. The report may be provided to the governing board of the school district. If the report is provided to the school district, it shall be presented at a regularly scheduled meeting held in accordance with public notification requirements. The county superintendent shall post the report on his or her Internet Web site. The report shall be removed from the Internet Web site when the county superintendent verifies the repairs have been completed.

(d)Distribute all laws, reports, circulars, instructions, and blanks that he or she may receive for the use of the school officers.

(e)Annually, on or before September 15, present a report to the governing board of the school district and the Superintendent regarding the fiscal solvency of a school district with a disapproved budget, qualified interim certification, or a negative interim certification, or that is determined to be in a position of fiscal uncertainty pursuant to Section 42127.6.

(f)Keep in his or her office the reports of the Superintendent.

(g)Keep a record of his or her official acts, and of all the proceedings of the county board of education, including a record of the standing, in each study, of all applicants for certificates who have been examined, which shall be open to the inspection of an applicant or his or her authorized agent.

(h)Enforce the course of study.

(i)(1)Enforce the use of state textbooks and instructional materials and of high school textbooks and instructional materials regularly adopted by the proper authority in accordance with Section 51050.

(2)For purposes of this subdivision, sufficient textbooks or instructional materials has the same meaning as in subdivision (c) of Section 60119.

(3)(A)Commencing with the 2017–18 school year, if a school is at or below the 30th percentile of nonalternative schools, as specified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c), and not currently under review pursuant to a state or federal intervention program, the county superintendent specifically shall review that school at least annually as a priority school. A review conducted for purposes of this paragraph shall be completed by the fourth week of the school year.

(B)In order to facilitate the review of instructional materials before the fourth week of the school year, the county superintendent in a county with 200 or more schools that are at or below the 30th percentile of schools, as specified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c), may utilize a combination of visits and written surveys of teachers for the purpose of determining sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials in accordance with subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 60119 and as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 60119. If a county superintendent elects to conduct written surveys of teachers, the county superintendent shall visit the schools surveyed within the same academic year to verify the accuracy of the information reported on the surveys. If a county superintendent surveys teachers at a school in which the county superintendent has found sufficient textbooks and instructional materials for the previous two consecutive years and determines that the school does not have sufficient textbooks or instructional materials, the county superintendent shall within 10 business days provide a copy of the insufficiency report to the school district as set forth in paragraph (4).

(C)For purposes of this paragraph, “written surveys” may include paper and electronic or online surveys.

(4)If the county superintendent of schools determines that a school does not have sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in accordance with subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 60119 and as defined by subdivision (c) of Section 60119, the county superintendent shall do all of the following:

(A)Prepare a report that specifically identifies and documents the areas or instances of noncompliance.

(B)Provide within five business days of the review, a copy of the report to the school district, as provided in subdivision (c), or, if applicable, provide a copy of the report to the school district within 10 business days pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3).

(C)Provide the school district with the opportunity to remedy the deficiency. The county superintendent shall ensure remediation of the deficiency no later than the second month of the school term.

(D)If the deficiency is not remedied as required pursuant to subparagraph (C), the county superintendent shall request the department to purchase the textbooks or instructional materials necessary to comply with the sufficiency requirement of this subdivision. If the department purchases textbooks or instructional materials for the school district, the department shall issue a public statement at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the state board occurring immediately after the department receives the request of the county superintendent and that meets the applicable public notice requirements, indicating that the district superintendent and the governing board of the school district failed to provide pupils with sufficient textbooks or instructional materials as required by this subdivision. Before purchasing the textbooks or instructional materials, the department shall consult with the school district to determine which textbooks or instructional materials to purchase. The amount of funds necessary for the purchase of the textbooks and materials is a loan to the school district receiving the textbooks or instructional materials. Unless the school district repays the amount owed based upon an agreed-upon repayment schedule with the Superintendent, the Superintendent shall notify the Controller and the Controller shall deduct an amount equal to the total amount used to purchase the textbooks and materials from the next principal apportionment of the school district or from another apportionment of state funds.

(j)Preserve carefully all reports of school officers and teachers.

(k)Deliver to his or her successor, at the close of his or her official term, all records, books, documents, and papers belonging to the office, taking a receipt for them, which shall be filed with the department.

(l)(1)Submit two reports during the fiscal year to the county board of education in accordance with the following:

(A)The first report shall cover the financial and budgetary status of the county office of education for the period ending October 31. The second report shall cover the period ending January 31. Both reports shall be reviewed by the county board of education and approved by the county superintendent no later than 45 days after the close of the period being reported.

(B)As part of each report, the county superintendent shall certify in writing whether or not the county office of education is able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year and, based on current forecasts, for two subsequent fiscal years. The certifications shall be classified as positive, qualified, or negative, pursuant to standards prescribed by the Superintendent, for the purposes of determining subsequent state agency actions pursuant to Section 1240.1. For purposes of this subdivision, a negative certification shall be assigned to a county office of education that, based upon current projections, will not meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year or for the subsequent fiscal year. A qualified certification shall be assigned to a county office of education that may not meet its financial obligations for the current fiscal year or two subsequent fiscal years. A positive certification shall be assigned to a county office of education that will meet its financial obligations for the current fiscal year and subsequent two fiscal years. In accordance with those standards, the Superintendent may reclassify a certification. If a county office of education receives a negative certification, the Superintendent, or his or her designee, may exercise the authority set forth in subdivision (c) of Section 1630. Copies of each certification, and of the report containing that certification, shall be sent to the Superintendent at the time the certification is submitted to the county board of education. Copies of each qualified or negative certification and the report containing that certification shall be sent to the Controller at the time the certification is submitted to the county board of education.

(i)For the 2011–12 fiscal year, notwithstanding any of the standards and criteria adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 33127, each county office of education budget shall project the same level of revenue per unit of average daily attendance as it received in the 2010–11 fiscal year and shall maintain staffing and program levels commensurate with that level.

(ii)For the 2011–12 fiscal year, the county superintendent shall not be required to certify in writing whether or not the county office of education is able to meet its financial obligations for the two subsequent fiscal years.

(iii)For the 2011–12 fiscal year, notwithstanding any of the standards and criteria adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 33127, the Superintendent, as a condition on approval of a county office of education budget, shall not require a county office of education to project a lower level of revenue per unit of average daily attendance than it received in the 2010–11 fiscal year nor require the county superintendent to certify in writing whether or not the county office of education is able to meet its financial obligations for the two subsequent fiscal years.

(2)All reports and certifications required under this subdivision shall be in a format or on forms prescribed by the Superintendent, and shall be based on standards and criteria for fiscal stability adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 33127. The reports and supporting data shall be made available by the county superintendent to an interested party upon request.

(3)This subdivision does not preclude the submission of additional budgetary or financial reports by the county superintendent to the county board of education or to the Superintendent.

(4)The county superintendent is not responsible for the fiscal oversight of the community colleges in the county, however, he or she may perform financial services on behalf of those community colleges.

(m)If requested, act as agent for the purchase of supplies for the city and high school districts of his or her county.

(n)For purposes of Section 44421.5, report to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing the identity of a certificated person who knowingly and willingly reports false fiscal expenditure data relative to the conduct of an educational program. This requirement applies only if, in the course of his or her normal duties, the county superintendent discovers information that gives him or her reasonable cause to believe that false fiscal expenditure data relative to the conduct of an educational program has been reported.

(o)If any activities authorized pursuant to this section are found to be a state reimbursable mandate pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution, funding provided for school districts and county offices of education pursuant to Sections 2574, 2575, 42238.02, and 42238.03 shall be used to directly offset any mandated costs.

SEC. 2.Section 8238.4 of the Education Code is amended to read:
8238.4.

(a)A family literacy supplemental grant shall be made available and distributed to qualifying California state preschool classrooms, as determined by the Superintendent, at a rate of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per class. The Superintendent shall distribute the family literacy supplemental grant funds according to the following priorities:

(1)First priority shall be assigned to California state preschool programs that contract to receive this funding before July 1, 2012. These programs shall receive this funding until their contract is terminated or the California state preschool program no longer provides family literacy services.

(2)Second priority shall be assigned to California state preschool programs operating classrooms located in the attendance area of elementary schools at or below the 30th percentile of nonalternative schools pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052. The Superintendent shall use a lottery process in implementing this paragraph.

(b)A family literacy supplemental grant distributed pursuant to this section shall be used for purposes specified in Section 8238.

(c)Implementation of this section is contingent upon funding being provided for family literacy supplemental grants for California state preschool programs in the annual Budget Act or other statute.

SEC. 3.SECTION 1.

 Section 11500 of the Education Code is amended to read:

11500.
 The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Despite a substantial increase in school funding over the last five years, a significant percentage of the school-aged population, particularly in large urban areas, is learning well below the statewide average and is making only marginal progress at best.
(b) Parental involvement and support in the education of children is an integral part of improving academic achievement. Educational research has established that properly constructed parent involvement programs can play an important and effective role in the participation of parents in their children’s schools and in raising pupil achievement levels.
(c) The federal government has recognized the critical role of parents in the educational process and requires parental and family engagement programs as a condition of eligibility for funds under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).
(d) The state board has also adopted a policy urging the creation of parent involvement programs in all schools.
(e) The local control funding formula legislation adopts parental involvement as one of its key components.
(f) Research and experience have demonstrated that these programs succeed only when certain components are made part of the program.

SEC. 4.SEC. 2.

 Section 11501 of the Education Code is amended to read:

11501.
 It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to ensure that parent and family engagement programs are properly designed and implemented and to provide a focus and structure for these programs based on prior experience and research while maintaining sufficient local flexibility to design a program that best meets the needs of the local community.

SEC. 5.SEC. 3.

 Section 11502 of the Education Code is amended to read:

11502.
 It is the purpose and goal of this chapter to do all of the following:
(a) To engage parents and family members positively in their children’s education by providing assistance and training on topics such as state academic standards and assessments to develop knowledge and skills to use at home to support their children’s academic efforts at school and their children’s development as responsible future members of our society.
(b) To inform parents that they can directly affect the success of their children’s learning, by providing parents with techniques and strategies that they may utilize to improve their children’s academic success and to assist their children in learning at home.
(c) To build consistent and effective two-way communication between family members and the school so that parents and family members may know when and how to assist their children in support of classroom learning activities.
(d) To train teachers, school administrators, specialized instructional support personnel, and other staff to communicate effectively with parents as equal partners.
(e) To integrate and coordinate parent and family engagement activities with the local control and accountability plan adopted pursuant to Section 47606.5, 52060, or 52066, as applicable, with other programs.

SEC. 6.SEC. 4.

 Section 11503 of the Education Code is amended to read:

11503.
 The governing board of each school district and county office of education shall establish a written parent and family engagement program for each school in the district that receives funds under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114–95). That program shall contain at least the following elements:
(a) Procedures to ensure that parents and family members are consulted and participate in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of the program.
(b) Procedures to involve parents and family members in developing the Local Educational Agency Plan and school support and improvement plans under Section 6312 of Title 20 of the United States Code.
(c) Procedures to provide assistance and support necessary to build schools’ capacity to plan and implement effective parent and family engagement activities.
(d) Procedures to train teachers, school administrators, and other staff on outreach and effective communication with parents and family members as equal partners.
(e) Regular and periodic programs throughout the school year that provide for training, instruction, and information on all of the following:
(1) Parental and family member ability to directly affect the success of their children’s learning through the support they give their children at home and at school.
(2) Explanation of curriculum, state academic achievement standards, and state and local assessments.
(3) Home activities, strategies, and materials that can be used to assist and enhance the learning of children both at home and at school.
(4) Skills to assist parents and family members in understanding the development needs of their children and in understanding how to provide positive discipline for, and build healthy relationships with, their children.
(5) Developing consistent and effective communications between the school and the parents and family members concerning the progress of the children in school and concerning school programs.
(f) An annual statement identifying specific objectives of the program consistent with the requirements of this section.
(g) An annual review and assessment of the program’s progress in meeting those objectives. Parents shall be made aware of the existence of this review and assessment through regular school communications mechanisms and shall be given a copy upon the parent’s request.

SEC. 7.SEC. 5.

 Section 12030 of the Education Code is amended to read:

12030.
 The people of the State of California accept the provisions of, and each of the funds provided by, the act of Congress titled “An act to strengthen the national defense and to encourage and assist in the expansion and improvement of educational programs to meet critical national needs; and for other purposes” (National Defense Education Act of 1958), approved September 2, 1958, and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114–95).

SEC. 8.SEC. 6.

 Section 12032 of the Education Code is amended to read:

12032.
 The state board is designated as the state educational agency to carry out the purposes and the provisions of these acts of Congress. The state board is hereby vested with authority to prepare and submit to the United States Secretary of Education any state plan required by these acts of Congress, to prepare and submit amendments to the state plans, and to administer the state plans or amendments thereto, in accordance with these acts of Congress and any rules and regulations adopted thereunder. The state board is hereby vested with all necessary power and authority to cooperate with the government of the United States, or any agency or agencies thereof in the administration of these acts of Congress and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder.

SEC. 9.SEC. 7.

 Section 32289 of the Education Code is amended to read:

32289.
 A complaint of noncompliance with the school safety planning requirements may be filed with the department under the Uniform Complaint Procedures as set forth in Chapter 5.1 (commencing with Section 4600) of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

SEC. 10.Section 33126 of the Education Code is amended to read:
33126.

(a)The school accountability report card shall provide data by which a parent can make meaningful comparisons between public schools that will enable him or her to make informed decisions on the school in which to enroll his or her children.

(b)The school accountability report card shall include, but is not limited to, assessment of the following school conditions:

(1)(A) Pupil achievement by grade level, as measured by the standardized testing and reporting programs pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33.

(B)After the state develops a statewide assessment system pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 60600) and Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 60800) of Part 33, pupil achievement by grade level, as measured by the results of the statewide assessment.

(2)Progress toward reducing dropout rates, including the one-year dropout rate listed in the California Basic Educational Data System or a successor data system for the schoolsite over the most recent three-year period, and the graduation rate, as defined by the state board, over the most recent three-year period when available pursuant to Section 52052.

(3)Estimated expenditures per pupil and types of services funded. The assessment of estimated expenditures per pupil shall reflect the actual salaries of personnel assigned to the schoolsite. The assessment of estimated expenditures per pupil shall be reported in total, shall be reported in subtotal by restricted and by unrestricted source, and shall include a reporting of the average of actual salaries paid to certificated instructional personnel at that schoolsite.

(4)Progress toward reducing class sizes and teaching loads, including the distribution of class sizes at the schoolsite by grade level and the average class size, using the California Basic Educational Data System or a successor data system information for the most recent three-year period.

(5)The total number of the school’s fully credentialed teachers, the number of teachers relying upon emergency credentials, the number of teachers working without credentials, any assignment of teachers outside their subject areas of competence, misassignments, including misassignments of teachers of English learners, and the number of vacant teacher positions for the most recent three-year period.

(A)For purposes of this paragraph, “vacant teacher position” means a position to which a single-designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an entire year or, if the position is for a one-semester course, a position of which a single-designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of a semester for an entire semester.

(B)For purposes of this paragraph, “misassignment” means the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position for which the employee does not hold a legally recognized certificate or credential or the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position that the employee is not otherwise authorized by statute to hold.

(6)(A)Quality and currency of textbooks and other instructional materials, including whether textbooks and other materials meet state standards and are adopted by the state board for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, and adopted by the governing boards of school districts for grades 9 to 12, inclusive, and the ratio of textbooks per pupil and the year the textbooks were adopted.

(B)The availability of sufficient textbooks and other instructional materials, as determined pursuant to Section 60119, for each pupil, including English learners, in each of the areas enumerated in clauses (i) to (iv), inclusive. If the governing board determines, pursuant to Section 60119 that there are insufficient textbooks or instructional materials, or both, it shall include information for each school in which an insufficiency exists, identifying the percentage of pupils who lack sufficient standards-aligned textbooks or instructional materials in each subject area. The subject areas to be included are all of the following:

(i)The core curriculum areas of reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and history/social science.

(ii)Foreign language and health.

(iii)Science laboratory equipment for grades 9 to 12, inclusive, as appropriate.

(iv)Visual and performing arts.

(7)The availability of qualified personnel to provide counseling and other pupil support services, including the ratio of academic counselors per pupil.

(8)Safety, cleanliness, and adequacy of school facilities, including any needed maintenance to ensure good repair as specified in Section 17014, Section 17032.5, subdivision (a) of Section 17070.75, and subdivision (b) of Section 17089.

(9)The annual number of schooldays dedicated to staff development for the most recent three-year period.

(10)Suspension and expulsion rates for the most recent three-year period.

(11)For secondary schools, the percentage of graduates who have passed course requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State University, including the course requirements for high school graduation pursuant to Section 51225.3, and the percentage of pupils enrolled in those courses, as reported by the California Basic Educational Data System or any successor data system.

(12)The number of advanced placement courses offered, by subject.

(13)Contact information pertaining to organized opportunities for parental involvement.

(14)Career technical education data measures, including all of the following:

(A)A list of programs offered by the school district in which pupils at the school may participate and that are aligned to the model curriculum standards adopted pursuant to Section 51226, and program sequences offered by the school district. The list should identify courses conducted by a regional occupational center or program, and those conducted directly by the school district.

(B)A listing of the primary representative of the career technical advisory committee of the school district and the industries represented.

(C)The number of pupils participating in career technical education.

(D)The percentage of pupils that complete a career technical education program and earn a high school diploma.

(E)The percentage of career technical education courses that are sequenced or articulated between a school and institutions of postsecondary education.

(c)If the Commission on State Mandates finds a school district is eligible for a reimbursement of costs incurred complying with this section, the school district shall be reimbursed only if the information provided in the school accountability report card is accurate, as determined by the annual audit performed pursuant to Section 41020. If the information is determined to be inaccurate, the school district remains eligible for reimbursement if the information is corrected by May 15.

(d)It is the intent of the Legislature that schools make a concerted effort to notify parents of the purpose of the school accountability report cards, as described in this section, and ensure that all parents receive a copy of the report card; to ensure that the report cards are easy to read and understandable by parents; to ensure that local educational agencies with access to the Internet make available current copies of the report cards through the Internet; and to ensure that administrators and teachers are available to answer any questions regarding the report cards.

SEC. 11.Section 33126.2 of the Education Code is amended to read:
33126.2.

(a)The Superintendent may recommend additional data elements for inclusion in the accountability system established pursuant to Section 52052. Data elements may be incorporated in the accountability system only after those elements have been determined by the state board to be valid and reliable for the purpose of measuring school performance, and only if their inclusion would not be likely to result in a valid claim against the state for reimbursement pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

(b)The Superintendent shall additionally review, and the state board shall consider, any empirical research data that becomes available concerning barriers to equal opportunities to succeed educationally for all California pupils, regardless of socioeconomic background. Upon obtaining this information, the state board shall evaluate whether there is any need to revise the school accountability report card.

SEC. 12.SEC. 8.

 Section 33318.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

33318.5.
 (a) In addition to the dropout rate the department compiles pursuant to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114–95), the department shall compile an attrition rate for high school pupils in the state pursuant to the formula specified in subdivision (b).
(b) The attrition rate is the difference between the number of pupils who enrolled in grade 9 in a particular year and the number of pupils who, four years later, receive a diploma of graduation from high school, divided by the number of pupils who enrolled in grade 9 in the particular year.

SEC. 13.SEC. 9.

 Section 33370 of the Education Code is amended to read:

33370.
 (a) There is hereby created within the department an American Indian Education Unit, which shall provide technical support to, and proper administrative oversight of, American Indian education programs established by the state in order to ensure that American Indian pupils in California public schools are able to meet the challenging academic standards of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) and that those programs reflect the cultural and educational standards stated in Executive Order No. 13336, 69 Federal Register 25295 (May 5, 2004), relating to American Indian and Alaska Native Education.
(b) The Superintendent shall appoint an American Indian Education Unit Manager who shall oversee the American Indian Education Unit.
(c) The duties of the American Indian Education Unit shall include the development of clear, consistent, and effective operating policies and procedures that include measures to ensure that the learning needs of American Indian pupils are being adequately addressed.
(d) The department shall ensure that staff are properly trained in the application of the policies adopted pursuant to subdivision (c) and that the policies are consistent with the legislative intent relating to the California American Indian Education Program and with Section 11019.6 of, subdivisions (d) and (f) of Section 11340 of, and Section 11342.2 of, the Government Code.
(e) The department shall prescribe the following:
(1) The data that California American Indian education centers shall report on an annual basis in order to measure program performance.
(2) On or before January 1, 2011, and again on or before January 1, 2016, the department shall conduct an evaluation of the centers to determine whether to renew the application of each existing center or instead to approve an application to establish a new center.
(3) A description of the consequences for failing to submit the data.
(f) The department shall adopt policies that include:
(1) An equitable process that will be used to select centers that will receive grant awards and determine their respective funding amounts.
(2) Establish a prompt timeframe for disbursing approved payments to the centers.
(3) A monitoring process and plan to ensure that fiscal and program information reported by the centers is accurate and complete, including a process for corrective action and investigation by the department for noncompliance. The process shall be based upon consistent and equitable principles.
(4) The incorporation of culturally responsive methodologies in order to ensure that an optimal educational program for American Indian pupils is supported and maintained.
(5) Ensuring respect for the federal trust and sovereign nation status of California American Indian tribes.
(g) The Superintendent, with input from existing California American Indian education center directors, shall appoint an American Indian Education Oversight Committee by January 30, 2007, composed of at least seven educators, four of whom shall be California American Indian education center directors. If the Superintendent is unable to find a qualified individual to fill a vacancy in one of the four positions for center directors within 30 days of the vacancy arising, he or she may fill the vacancy with an educator who is not a center director. All members shall possess proven knowledge of current educational policies relating to, and issues faced by, American Indian communities in California. This committee shall provide input and advice to the Superintendent on all aspects of American Indian education programs established by the state.

SEC. 14.Section 35036 of the Education Code is amended to read:
35036.

(a)Notwithstanding subdivision (d) of Section 35035, the superintendent of a school district may not transfer a teacher who requests to be transferred to a school offering kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that is at or below the 30th percentile of schools that do not meet the definition of alternative schools as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 52052 pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 if the principal of the school refuses to accept the transfer.

(b)The governing board of a school district may not adopt a policy or regulation, or enter into a collective bargaining agreement, that assigns, after April 15 of the school year prior to the school year in which the transfer would become effective, priority to a teacher who requests to be transferred to another school over other qualified applicants who have applied for positions requiring certification qualification at the school.

(c)The prohibitions in this section shall become operative on January 1, 2007. If the prohibitions in this section are in direct conflict with the terms of a collective bargaining agreement in effect on January 1, 2007, the prohibitions of this section shall become operative on the employees governed by that agreement upon its expiration.

SEC. 15.Section 47606.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:
47606.5.

(a)On or before July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, a charter school shall update the goals and annual actions to achieve those goals identified in the charter pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605 or subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605.6. The local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan shall be developed using the template adopted pursuant to Section 52064 and shall include all of the following:

(1)A review of the progress toward the goals included in the charter, an assessment of the effectiveness of the specific actions described in the charter toward achieving the goals, and a description of changes to the specific actions the charter school will make as a result of the review and assessment.

(2)A listing and description of the expenditures for the fiscal year implementing the specific actions included in the charter as a result of the reviews and assessment required by paragraph (1).

(b)The expenditures identified in subdivision (a) shall be classified using the California School Accounting Manual pursuant to Section 41010.

(c)For purposes of the review required by subdivision (a), a governing body of a charter school may consider qualitative information, including, but not limited to, findings that result from school quality reviews conducted pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 or any other reviews.

(d)To the extent practicable, data reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner consistent with how information is reported on a school accountability report card.

(e)The charter school shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, parents, and pupils in developing the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan.

SEC. 16.Section 47607 of the Education Code is amended to read:
47607.

(a)(1)A charter may be granted pursuant to Sections 47605, 47605.5, and 47606 for a period not to exceed five years. A charter granted by a school district governing board, a county board of education, or the state board may be granted one or more subsequent renewals by that entity. Each renewal shall be for a period of five years. A material revision of the provisions of a charter petition may be made only with the approval of the authority that granted the charter. The authority that granted the charter may inspect or observe any part of the charter school at any time.

(2)Renewals and material revisions of charters are governed by the standards and criteria in Section 47605, and shall include, but not be limited to, a reasonably comprehensive description of any new requirement of charter schools enacted into law after the charter was originally granted or last renewed.

(3)(A)The authority that granted the charter shall consider increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils served by the charter school as one as the most important factors in determining whether to grant a charter renewal.

(B)For purposes of this section, “all groups of pupils served by the charter school” means a numerically significant pupil subgroup, as defined by paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052, served by the charter school.

(b)Commencing on January 1, 2005, or after a charter school has been in operation for four years, whichever date occurs later, a charter school shall meet at least one of the following criteria before receiving a charter renewal pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a):

(1)Ranked in the top 60 percent of schools that do not meet the definition of alternative schools, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 52052, pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 in the prior year or in two of the last three years.

(2)Ranked in the top 60 percent of schools that do not meet the definition of alternative schools for a demographically comparable school in the prior year or in two of the last three years.

(3)Ranked in the top 60 percent of alternative schools, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 52052, pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052.

(4)Ranked in the top 60 percent of alternative schools, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 52052, pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 for a demographically comparable school.

(5)(A)The entity that granted the charter determines that the academic performance of the charter school is at least equal to the academic performance of the public schools that the charter school pupils would otherwise have been required to attend, as well as the academic performance of the schools in the school district in which the charter school is located, taking into account the composition of the pupil population that is served at the charter school.

(B)The determination made pursuant to this paragraph shall be based upon all of the following:

(i)Documented and clear and convincing data.

(ii)Pupil achievement data from assessments, including, but not limited to, the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program established by Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 for demographically similar pupil populations in the comparison schools.

(iii)Information submitted by the charter school.

(C)A chartering authority shall submit to the Superintendent copies of supporting documentation and a written summary of the basis for any determination made pursuant to this paragraph. The Superintendent shall review the materials and make recommendations to the chartering authority based on that review. The review may be the basis for a recommendation made pursuant to Section 47604.5.

(D)A charter renewal may not be granted to a charter school prior to 30 days after that charter school submits materials pursuant to this paragraph.

(6)Qualified for an alternative accountability system pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 52052.

(c)(1)A charter may be revoked by the authority that granted the charter under this chapter if the authority finds, through a showing of substantial evidence, that the charter school did any of the following:

(A)Committed a material violation of any of the conditions, standards, or procedures set forth in the charter.

(B)Failed to meet or pursue any of the pupil outcomes identified in the charter.

(C)Failed to meet generally accepted accounting principles, or engaged in fiscal mismanagement.

(D)Violated any provision of law.

(2)The authority that granted the charter shall consider increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils served by the charter school as one of the most important factors in determining whether to revoke a charter.

(d)Before revocation, the authority that granted the charter shall notify the charter school of any violation of this section and give the school a reasonable opportunity to remedy the violation, unless the authority determines, in writing, that the violation constitutes a severe and imminent threat to the health or safety of the pupils.

(e)Before revoking a charter for failure to remedy a violation pursuant to subdivision (d), and after expiration of the school’s reasonable opportunity to remedy without successfully remedying the violation, the chartering authority shall provide a written notice of intent to revoke and notice of facts in support of revocation to the charter school. No later than 30 days after providing the notice of intent to revoke a charter, the chartering authority shall hold a public hearing, in the normal course of business, on the issue of whether evidence exists to revoke the charter. No later than 30 days after the public hearing, the chartering authority shall issue a final decision to revoke or decline to revoke the charter, unless the chartering authority and the charter school agree to extend the issuance of the decision by an additional 30 days. The chartering authority shall not revoke a charter, unless it makes written factual findings supported by substantial evidence, specific to the charter school, that support its findings.

(f)(1)If a school district is the chartering authority and it revokes a charter pursuant to this section, the charter school may appeal the revocation to the county board of education within 30 days following the final decision of the chartering authority.

(2)The county board of education may reverse the revocation decision if the county board of education determines that the findings made by the chartering authority under subdivision (e) are not supported by substantial evidence. The school district may appeal the reversal to the state board.

(3)If the county board of education does not issue a decision on the appeal within 90 days of receipt, or the county board of education upholds the revocation, the charter school may appeal the revocation to the state board.

(4)The state board may reverse the revocation decision if the state board determines that the findings made by the chartering authority under subdivision (e) are not supported by substantial evidence. The state board may uphold the revocation decision of the school district if the state board determines that the findings made by the chartering authority under subdivision (e) are supported by substantial evidence.

(g)(1)If a county office of education is the chartering authority and the county board of education revokes a charter pursuant to this section, the charter school may appeal the revocation to the state board within 30 days following the decision of the chartering authority.

(2)The state board may reverse the revocation decision if the state board determines that the findings made by the chartering authority under subdivision (e) are not supported by substantial evidence.

(h)If the revocation decision of the chartering authority is reversed on appeal, the agency that granted the charter shall continue to be regarded as the chartering authority.

(i)During the pendency of an appeal filed under this section, a charter school, whose revocation proceedings are based on subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c), shall continue to qualify as a charter school for funding and for all other purposes of this part, and may continue to hold all existing grants, resources, and facilities, in order to ensure that the education of pupils enrolled in the school is not disrupted.

(j)Immediately following the decision of a county board of education to reverse a decision of a school district to revoke a charter, the following shall apply:

(1)The charter school shall qualify as a charter school for funding and for all other purposes of this part.

(2)The charter school may continue to hold all existing grants, resources, and facilities.

(3)Any funding, grants, resources, and facilities that had been withheld from the charter school, or that the charter school had otherwise been deprived of use, as a result of the revocation of the charter shall be immediately reinstated or returned.

(k)A final decision of a revocation or appeal of a revocation pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be reported to the chartering authority, the county board of education, and the department.

SEC. 17.Section 47612.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:
47612.5.

(a)Notwithstanding any other law and as a condition of apportionment, a charter school shall do all of the following:

(1)For each fiscal year, offer, at a minimum, the following number of minutes of instruction:

(A)To pupils in kindergarten, 36,000 minutes.

(B)To pupils in grades 1 to 3, inclusive, 50,400 minutes.

(C)To pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, 54,000 minutes.

(D)To pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, 64,800 minutes.

(2)Maintain written contemporaneous records that document all pupil attendance and make these records available for audit and inspection.

(3)Certify that its pupils have participated in the state testing programs specified in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 60600) of Part 33 in the same manner as other pupils attending public schools as a condition of apportionment of state funding.

(b)Notwithstanding any other law and except to the extent inconsistent with this section and Section 47634.2, a charter school that provides independent study shall comply with Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 51745) of Chapter 5 of Part 28 and implementing regulations adopted thereunder. The state board shall adopt regulations that apply this article to charter schools. To the extent that these regulations concern the qualifications of instructional personnel, the state board shall be guided by subdivision (l) of Section 47605.

(c)A reduction in apportionment made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be proportional to the magnitude of the exception that causes the reduction. For purposes of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), for each charter school that fails to offer pupils the minimum number of minutes of instruction specified in that paragraph, the Superintendent shall withhold from the charter school’s apportionment for average daily attendance of the affected pupils, by grade level, the sum of that apportionment multiplied by the percentage of the minimum number of minutes of instruction at each grade level that the charter school failed to offer.

(d)(1)Notwithstanding any other law and except as provided in paragraph (1) of subdivision (e), a charter school that has an approved charter may receive funding for nonclassroom-based instruction only if a determination for funding is made pursuant to Section 47634.2 by the state board. The determination for funding shall be subject to any conditions or limitations the state board may prescribe. The state board shall adopt regulations on or before February 1, 2002, that define and establish general rules governing nonclassroom-based instruction that apply to all charter schools and to the process for determining funding of nonclassroom-based instruction by charter schools offering nonclassroom-based instruction other than the nonclassroom-based instruction allowed by paragraph (1) of subdivision (e). Nonclassroom-based instruction includes, but is not limited to, independent study, home study, work study, and distance and computer-based education. In prescribing any conditions or limitations relating to the qualifications of instructional personnel, the state board shall be guided by subdivision (l) of Section 47605.

(2)Except as provided in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 47634.2, a charter school that receives a determination pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 47634.2 is not required to reapply annually for a funding determination of its nonclassroom-based instruction program if an update of the information the state board reviewed when initially determining funding would not require material revision, as that term is defined in regulations adopted by the board. A charter school that is in the top 60 percent of schools pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 for the two years immediately prior to receiving a funding determination pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 47634.2 shall receive a five-year determination and is not required to annually reapply for a funding determination of its nonclassroom-based instruction program if an update of the information the state board reviewed when initially determining funding would not require material revision, as that term is defined in regulations adopted by the state board. Notwithstanding any other law, the state board may require a charter school to provide updated information at any time it determines that a review of that information is necessary. The state board may terminate a determination for funding if updated or additional information requested by the state board is not made available to the state board by the charter school within a reasonable amount of time or if the information otherwise supports termination. A determination for funding pursuant to Section 47634.2 may not exceed five years.

(3)A charter school that offers nonclassroom-based instruction in excess of the amount authorized by paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) is subject to the determination for funding requirement of Section 47634.2 to receive funding each time its charter is renewed or materially revised pursuant to Section 47607. A charter school that materially revises its charter to offer nonclassroom-based instruction in excess of the amount authorized by paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) is subject to the determination for funding requirement of Section 47634.2.

(e)(1)Notwithstanding any other law, and as a condition of apportionment, “classroom-based instruction” in a charter school, for the purposes of this part, occurs only when charter school pupils are engaged in educational activities required of those pupils and are under the immediate supervision and control of an employee of the charter school who possesses a valid teaching certification in accordance with subdivision (l) of Section 47605. For purposes of calculating average daily attendance for classroom-based instruction apportionments, at least 80 percent of the instructional time offered by the charter school shall be at the schoolsite, and the charter school shall require the attendance of all pupils for whom a classroom-based apportionment is claimed at the schoolsite for at least 80 percent of the minimum instructional time required to be offered pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 47612.5.

(2)For the purposes of this part, “nonclassroom instruction” or “nonclassroom-based instruction” means instruction that does not meet the requirements specified in paragraph (1). The state board may adopt regulations pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) specifying other conditions or limitations on what constitutes nonclassroom-based instruction, as it deems appropriate and consistent with this part.

(3)For purposes of this part, a schoolsite is a facility that is used principally for classroom instruction.

(4)Notwithstanding any other law, neither the state board nor the Superintendent may waive the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).

SEC. 18.SEC. 10.

 Section 49558 of the Education Code is amended to read:

49558.
 (a) All applications and records concerning any individual made or kept by any public officer or agency in connection with the administration of any provision of this code relating to free or reduced-price meal eligibility shall be confidential, and may not be open to examination for any purpose not directly connected with the administration of any free or reduced-price meal program, or any investigation, prosecution, or criminal or civil proceeding conducted in connection with the administration of any free or reduced-price meal program.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a public officer or agency may allow school district employees, who are authorized by the governing board of the school district, to disclose from the individual meal records only the pupil’s name and school meal eligibility status, solely for purposes of disaggregation of academic achievement data or to identify pupils eligible for public school choice and direct pupil services pursuant to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), if the public agency ensures the following:
(1) The public agency has adopted a policy that allows for the use of individual records for these purposes.
(2) No individual indicators of participation in any free or reduced-price meal program are maintained in the permanent record of any pupil, unless otherwise allowed by law.
(3) No public release of information regarding individual pupil participation in any free or reduced-price meal program is permitted.
(4) All other confidentiality provisions required by law are met.
(5) The information collected regarding individual pupils certified to participate in the free or reduced-price meal program is destroyed when it is no longer needed for its intended purpose.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the school districts and county superintendents of schools may release information on the School Lunch Program application to the local agency that determines eligibility under the Medi-Cal program if the child is approved for free meals and if the applicant consents to the sharing of information pursuant to Section 49557.2.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the school districts and county superintendents of schools may release information on the School Lunch Program application to the local agency that determines eligibility under the CalFresh program or to an agency that determines eligibility for nutrition assistance programs authorized by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 210.1) of Subtitle B of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, if the child is approved for free or reduced-price meals and if the applicant consents to the sharing of information pursuant to Section 49557.3.
(e) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a school district, charter school, or county office of education may release the name and eligibility status of a pupil participating in the free or reduced-price meal program as follows:
(1) To the Superintendent for purposes of determining funding allocations under the local control funding formula and for assessing the accountability of that funding.
(2) Upon request, to another school district, charter school, or county office of education that is serving a pupil living in the same household as an enrolled pupil for purposes related to free or reduced-price meal program eligibility and for data used in local control funding formula calculations.
(f) Information released pursuant to subdivision (c), (d), or (e) shall adhere to all of the following requirements:
(1) Individual indicators of participation in a free or reduced-price meal program shall not be maintained in the permanent record of any pupil, unless otherwise authorized by law.
(2) The public release of information regarding individual pupil participation in a free or reduced-price meal program is not permitted.
(3) All other confidentiality requirements imposed by law or regulation are met.

SEC. 19.Article 1 (commencing with Section 51700) of Chapter 5 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 20.SEC. 11.

 Section 51749.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

51749.5.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, and commencing with the 2015–16 school year, a school district, charter school, or county office of education may, for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, provide independent study courses pursuant to the following conditions:
(1) The governing board or body of a participating school district, charter school, or county office of education adopts policies, at a public meeting, that comply with the requirements of this section and any applicable regulations adopted by the state board.
(2) A signed learning agreement is completed and on file pursuant to Section 51749.6.
(3) Courses are taught under the general supervision of certificated employees who hold the appropriate subject matter credential pursuant to Section 44300 or 44865, or subdivision (l) of Section 47605, and are employed by the school district, charter school, or county office of education at which the pupil is enrolled, or by a school district, charter school, or county office of education that has a memorandum of understanding to provide the instruction in coordination with the school district, charter school, or county office of education at which the pupil is enrolled.
(4) (A) Courses are annually certified, by school district, charter school, or county office of education governing board or body resolution, to be of the same rigor and educational quality as equivalent classroom-based courses, and shall be aligned to all relevant local and state content standards.
(B) This certification shall, at a minimum, include the duration, number of equivalent daily instructional minutes for each schoolday that a pupil is enrolled, number of equivalent total instructional minutes, and number of course credits for each course. This information shall be consistent with that of equivalent classroom-based courses.
(5) Pupils enrolled in courses authorized by this section shall meet the applicable age requirements established pursuant to Sections 46300.1, 46300.4, 47612, and 47612.1.
(6) Pupils enrolled in courses authorized by this section shall meet the applicable residency and enrollment requirements established pursuant to Sections 46300.2, 47612, 48204, and 51747.3.
(7) (A) Certificated employees and each pupil shall communicate in person, by telephone, or by any other live visual or audio connection no less than twice per calendar month to assess whether each pupil is making satisfactory educational progress.
(B) For purposes of this section, satisfactory educational progress includes, but is not limited to, applicable statewide accountability measures and the completion of assignments, examinations, or other indicators that evidence that the pupil is working on assignments, learning required concepts, and progressing toward successful completion of the course, as determined by certificated employees providing instruction.
(C) If satisfactory educational progress is not being made, certificated employees providing instruction shall notify the pupil and, if the pupil is less than 18 years of age, the pupil’s parent or legal guardian, and conduct an evaluation to determine whether it is in the best interest of the pupil to remain in the course or whether he or she should be referred to an alternative program, which may include, but is not limited to, a regular school program. A written record of the findings of an evaluation made pursuant to this subdivision shall be treated as a mandatory interim pupil record. The record shall be maintained for a period of three years from the date of the evaluation and, if the pupil transfers to another California public school, the record shall be forwarded to that school.
(D) Written or computer-based evidence of satisfactory educational progress, as defined in subparagraph (B), shall be retained for each course and pupil. At a minimum, this evidence shall include a grade book or summary document that, for each course, lists all assignments, examinations, and associated grades.
(8) A proctor shall administer examinations.
(9) (A) Statewide testing results for pupils enrolled in any course authorized pursuant to this section shall be reported and assigned to the school or charter school at which the pupil is enrolled, and to any school district, charter school, or county office of education within which that school’s or charter school’s testing results are aggregated.
(B) Statewide testing results for pupils enrolled in a course or courses pursuant to this section shall be disaggregated for purposes of comparing the testing results of those pupils to the testing results of pupils enrolled in classroom-based courses.
(10) A pupil shall not be required to enroll in courses authorized by this section.
(11) The pupil-to-certificated-employee ratio limitations established pursuant to Section 51745.6 are applicable to courses authorized by this section.
(12) For each pupil, the combined equivalent daily instructional minutes for enrolled courses authorized by this section and enrolled courses authorized by all other laws and regulations shall meet the minimum instructional day requirements applicable to the local educational agency. Pupils enrolled in courses authorized by this section shall be offered the minimum annual total equivalent instructional minutes pursuant to Sections 46200 to 46208, inclusive, and Section 47612.5.
(13) Courses required for high school graduation or for admission to the University of California or California State University shall not be offered exclusively through independent study.
(14) A pupil participating in independent study shall not be assessed a fee prohibited by Section 49011.
(15) A pupil shall not be prohibited from participating in independent study solely on the basis that he or she does not have the materials, equipment, or Internet access that are necessary to participate in the independent study course.
(b) For purposes of computing average daily attendance for each pupil enrolled in one or more courses authorized by this section, the following computations shall apply:
(1) (A) For each schoolday, add the combined equivalent daily instructional minutes, as certified in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a), for courses authorized by this section in which the pupil is enrolled.
(B) For each schoolday, add the combined daily instructional minutes of courses authorized by all other laws and regulations in which the pupil is enrolled and for which the pupil meets applicable attendance requirements.
(C) For each schoolday, add the sum of subparagraphs (A) and (B).
(2) If subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) meets applicable minimum schoolday requirements for each schoolday, and all other requirements in this section have been met, credit each schoolday that the pupil is demonstrating satisfactory educational progress pursuant to the requirements of this section, with up to one school day of attendance.
(3) (A) Using credited schoolday attendance pursuant to paragraph (2), calculate average daily attendance pursuant to Section 41601 or 47612, whichever is applicable, for each pupil.
(B) The average daily attendance computed pursuant to this subdivision shall not result in more than one unit of average daily attendance per pupil.
(4) Notwithstanding any other law, average daily attendance computed for pupils enrolled in courses authorized by this section shall not be credited with average daily attendance other than what is specified in this section.
(5) If more than 10 percent of the total average daily attendance of a school district, charter school, or county office of education is claimed pursuant to this section, then the amount of average daily attendance for all pupils enrolled by that school district, charter school, or county office of education in courses authorized pursuant to this section that is in excess of 10 percent of the total average daily attendance for the school district, charter school, or county office of education shall be reduced by either (A) the statewide average rate of absence for elementary school districts for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, or (B) the statewide average rate of absence for high school districts for grades 9 to 12, inclusive, as applicable, as calculated by the department for the prior fiscal year, with the resultant figures and ranges rounded to the nearest 10th.
(c) For purposes of this section, “equivalent total instructional minutes” means the same number of minutes as required for an equivalent classroom-based course.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the right to collectively bargain any subject within the scope of representation pursuant to Section 3543.2 of the Government Code.
(e) (1) The Superintendent shall conduct an evaluation of independent study courses offered pursuant to this section and report the findings to the Legislature and the Director of Finance no later than September 1, 2019. The report shall, at a minimum, compare the academic performance of pupils in independent study with demographically similar pupils enrolled in equivalent classroom-based courses.
(2) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under paragraph (1) is inoperative on September 1, 2023, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(3) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SEC. 21.The heading of Article 2 (commencing with Section 52051.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code is amended to read:
2.Public School Accountability System
SEC. 22.Section 52052 of the Education Code is repealed.
SEC. 23.Section 52052 is added to the Education Code, to read:
52052.

(a)(1) The Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, shall develop a multiple measures public school accountability system, based on the state priorities as referenced in subdivision (d) of Section 52060, for school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools and individual schoolsites.

(2)The multiple measures accountability system shall be based on the performance standards for school district and individual schoolsite performance and expectations for improvement included in the evaluation rubrics adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.5 and shall address the accountability requirements in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).

(3)Each measure shall apply to all numerically significant pupil subgroups at the school or school district or county office of education, including all of the following:

(A)Ethnic subgroups.

(B)Socioeconomically disadvantaged pupils.

(C)English learners.

(D)Pupils with disabilities.

(E)Foster youth.

(F)Homeless youth.

(4)(A)For purposes of this section, a numerically significant pupil subgroup is one that consists of at least 30 pupils.

(B)Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), for a subgroup of pupils who are foster youth or homeless youth, a numerically significant pupil subgroup is one that consists of at least 15 pupils. To the extent federal law requires the same definition of numerically significant for all pupil subgroups, the definition in subparagraph (A) shall control for all pupil subgroups for purposes of that federal requirement.

(5)The Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, may develop and implement a program of school quality review that features locally convened panels to visit schools, observe teachers, interview pupils, and examine pupil work, if an appropriation for this purpose is made in the annual Budget Act.

(b)The Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, shall develop an alternative accountability system for schools under the jurisdiction of a county board of education or a county superintendent of schools, community day schools, nonpublic, nonsectarian schools pursuant to Section 56366, and alternative schools serving high-risk pupils, including continuation high schools and opportunity schools.

(c)For purposes of this section, “homeless youth” has the same meaning as in Section 11434(a)(2) of Title 42 of the United States Code.

SEC. 24.Section 52052.1 of the Education Code is repealed.
SEC. 25.Section 52052.3 of the Education Code is amended to read:
52052.3.

(a)As part of the alternative accountability system for schools developed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 52052, or any successor system, the Superintendent and the state board shall allow no more than 10 dropout recovery high schools, as defined in subdivision (b), to report, in lieu of other indicators, the results of an individual pupil growth model that is proposed by the school and certified by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (c).

(b)For purposes of this section, “dropout recovery high school” means a school offering instruction in any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in which 50 percent or more of its pupils are either designated as dropouts pursuant to the exit and withdrawal codes developed by the department or left a school and were not otherwise enrolled in a school for a period of at least 180 days and the school provides instruction in partnership with any of the following:

(1)The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128).

(2)Federally affiliated Youthbuild programs (29 U.S.C. 3226 et seq.).

(3)Federal job corps training or instruction provided pursuant to a memorandum of understanding with the federal provider.

(4)The California Conservation Corps or local conservation corps certified by the California Conservation Corps pursuant to Section 14406 or 14507.5 of the Public Resources Code.

(c)A dropout recovery high school shall submit to the Superintendent a certification that the high school meets the criteria specified in subdivision (b) and provide a summary of data derived from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 60900) of Part 33 to support that designation. A dropout recovery high school shall also submit a proposed individual pupil growth model, and the Superintendent shall review and certify that model if it meets all of the following criteria:

(1)The model measures learning based on valid and reliable nationally normed or criterion-referenced reading and mathematics tests.

(2)The model measures skills and knowledge aligned with state standards.

(3)The model measures the extent to which a pupil scored above an expected amount of growth based on the individual pupil’s initial achievement score.

(4)The model demonstrates the extent to which a school is able to accelerate learning on an annual basis.

(d)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 26.Section 52052.5 of the Education Code is repealed.
SEC. 27.Section 52052.6 of the Education Code is repealed.
SEC. 28.Section 52052.9 of the Education Code is repealed.
SEC. 29.Article 3.1 (commencing with Section 52055.57) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code is repealed.
SEC. 30.Article 4.1 (commencing with Section 52058.1) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code is repealed.
SEC. 31.Section 52060 of the Education Code is amended to read:
52060.

(a)On or before July 1, 2014, the governing board of each school district shall adopt a local control and accountability plan using a template adopted by the state board.

(b)A local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of a school district shall be effective for a period of three years, and shall be updated on or before July 1 of each year.

(c)A local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of a school district shall include, for the school district and each school within the school district, both of the following:

(1)A description of the annual goals, for all pupils and each subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Section 52052, to be achieved for each of the state priorities identified in subdivision (d) and for any additional local priorities identified by the governing board of the school district. For purposes of this article, a subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Section 52052 shall be a numerically significant pupil subgroup as specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052.

(2)A description of the specific actions the school district will take during each year of the local control and accountability plan to achieve the goals identified in paragraph (1), including the enumeration of any specific actions necessary for that year to correct any deficiencies in regard to the state priorities listed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d). The specific actions shall not supersede the provisions of existing local collective bargaining agreements within the jurisdiction of the school district.

(d)All of the following are state priorities:

(1)The degree to which the teachers of the school district are appropriately assigned in accordance with Section 44258.9, and fully credentialed in the subject areas, and, for the pupils they are teaching, every pupil in the school district has sufficient access to the standards-aligned instructional materials as determined pursuant to Section 60119, and school facilities are maintained in good repair, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 17002.

(2)Implementation of the academic content and performance standards adopted by the state board, including how the programs and services will enable English learners to access the common core academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605.8 and the English language development standards adopted pursuant to former Section 60811.3, as that section read on June 30, 2013, or Section 60811.4, for purposes of gaining academic content knowledge and English language proficiency.

(3)Parental involvement, including efforts the school district makes to seek parent input in making decisions for the school district and each individual schoolsite, and including how the school district will promote parental participation in programs for unduplicated pupils and individuals with exceptional needs.

(4)Pupil achievement, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:

(A)Statewide assessments administered pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 or any subsequent assessment, as certified by the state board.

(B)The percentage of pupils who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State University, or career technical education sequences or programs of study that align with state board-approved career technical education standards and frameworks, including, but not limited to, those described in subdivision (a) of Section 52302, subdivision (a) of Section 52372.5, or paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 54692.

(C)The percentage of English learner pupils who make progress toward English proficiency as measured by the California English Language Development Test or any subsequent assessment of English proficiency, as certified by the state board.

(D)The English learner reclassification rate.

(E)The percentage of pupils who have passed an advanced placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.

(F)The percentage of pupils who participate in, and demonstrate college preparedness pursuant to, the Early Assessment Program, as described in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 99300) of Part 65 of Division 14 of Title 3, or any subsequent assessment of college preparedness.

(5)Pupil engagement, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:

(A)School attendance rates.

(B)Chronic absenteeism rates.

(C)Middle school dropout rates.

(D)High school dropout rates.

(E)High school graduation rates.

(6)School climate, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:

(A)Pupil suspension rates.

(B)Pupil expulsion rates.

(C)Other local measures, including surveys of pupils, parents, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness.

(7)The extent to which pupils have access to, and are enrolled in, a broad course of study that includes all of the subject areas described in Section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable, including the programs and services developed and provided to unduplicated pupils and individuals with exceptional needs, and the programs and services that are provided to benefit these pupils as a result of the funding received pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented by Section 42238.03.

(8)Pupil outcomes, if available, in the subject areas described in Section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable.

(e)For purposes of the descriptions required by subdivision (c), the governing board of a school district may consider qualitative information, including, but not limited to, findings that result from school quality reviews conducted pursuant to subparagraph (J) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 or any other reviews.

(f)To the extent practicable, data reported in a local control and accountability plan shall be reported in a manner consistent with how information is reported on a school accountability report card.

(g)The governing board of a school district shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, local bargaining units of the school district, parents, and pupils in developing a local control and accountability plan.

(h)A school district may identify local priorities, goals in regard to the local priorities, and the method for measuring the school district’s progress toward achieving those goals.

SEC. 32.SEC. 12.

 Section 52063 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52063.
 (a) (1) The governing board of a school district shall establish a parent advisory committee to provide advice to the governing board of the school district and the superintendent of the school district regarding the requirements of this article.
(2) A parent advisory committee shall include parents or legal guardians of pupils to whom one or more of the definitions in Section 42238.01 apply.
(3) This subdivision shall not require the governing board of the school district to establish a new parent advisory committee if the governing board of the school district already has established a parent advisory committee that meets the requirements of this subdivision, including any committee established to meet the requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) pursuant to Section 6312 of that act.
(b) (1) The governing board of a school district shall establish an English learner parent advisory committee if the enrollment of the school district includes at least 15 percent English learners and the school district enrolls at least 50 pupils who are English learners.
(2) This subdivision shall not require the governing board of the school district to establish a new English learner parent advisory committee if the governing board of the school district already has established a committee that meets the requirements of this subdivision.

SEC. 33.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 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) related to local educational agency plans pursuant to Section 6312 of that act. 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)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.

SEC. 34.Section 52066 of the Education Code is amended to read:
52066.

(a)On or before July 1, 2014, each county superintendent of schools shall develop, and present to the county board of education for adoption, a local control and accountability plan using a template adopted by the state board.

(b)A local control and accountability plan adopted by a county board of education shall be effective for a period of three years, and shall be updated on or before July 1 of each year.

(c)A local control and accountability plan adopted by a county board of education shall include, for each school or program operated by the county superintendent of schools, both of the following:

(1)A description of the annual goals, for all pupils and each subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Section 52052, to be achieved for each of the state priorities identified in subdivision (d), as applicable to the pupils served, and for any additional local priorities identified by the county board of education.

(2)A description of the specific actions the county superintendent of schools will take during each year of the local control and accountability plan to achieve the goals identified in paragraph (1), including the enumeration of any specific actions necessary for that year to correct any deficiencies in regard to the state priorities listed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d). The specific actions shall not supersede the provisions of existing local collective bargaining agreements within the jurisdiction of the county superintendent of schools.

(d)All of the following are state priorities:

(1)The degree to which the teachers in the schools or programs operated by the county superintendent of schools are appropriately assigned in accordance with Section 44258.9 and fully credentialed in the subject areas, and, for the pupils they are teaching, every pupil in the schools or programs operated by the county superintendent of schools has sufficient access to the standards-aligned instructional materials as determined pursuant to Section 60119, and school facilities are maintained in good repair as specified in subdivision (d) of Section 17002.

(2)Implementation of the academic content and performance standards adopted by the state board, including how the programs and services will enable English learners to access the common core academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605.8 and the English language development standards adopted pursuant to Section 60811.3 for purposes of gaining academic content knowledge and English language proficiency.

(3)Parental involvement, including efforts the county superintendent of schools makes to seek parent input in making decisions for each individual schoolsite and program operated by a county superintendent of schools, and including how the county superintendent of schools will promote parental participation in programs for unduplicated pupils and individuals with exceptional needs.

(4)Pupil achievement, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:

(A)Statewide assessments administered pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 or any subsequent assessment, as certified by the state board.

(B)The percentage of pupils who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State University, or career technical education sequences or programs of study that align with state board-approved career technical education standards and frameworks, including, but not limited to, those described in subdivision (a) of Section 52302, subdivision (a) of Section 52372.5, or paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 54692.

(C)The percentage of English learner pupils who make progress toward English proficiency as measured by the California English Language Development Test or any subsequent assessment of English proficiency, as certified by the state board.

(D)The English learner reclassification rate.

(E)The percentage of pupils who have passed an advanced placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.

(F)The percentage of pupils who participate in, and demonstrate college preparedness pursuant to, the Early Assessment Program, as described in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 99300) of Part 65 of Division 14 of Title 3, or any subsequent assessment of college preparedness.

(5)Pupil engagement, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:

(A)School attendance rates.

(B)Chronic absenteeism rates.

(C)Middle school dropout rates.

(D)High school dropout rates.

(E)High school graduation rates.

(6)School climate, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:

(A)Pupil suspension rates.

(B)Pupil expulsion rates.

(C)Other local measures, including surveys of pupils, parents, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness.

(7)The extent to which pupils have access to, and are enrolled in, a broad course of study that includes all of the subject areas described in Section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable, including the programs and services developed and provided to unduplicated pupils and individuals with exceptional needs, and the program and services that are provided to benefit these pupils as a result of the funding received pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented by Section 42238.03.

(8)Pupil outcomes, if available, in the subject areas described in Section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable.

(9)How the county superintendent of schools will coordinate instruction of expelled pupils pursuant to Section 48926.

(10)How the county superintendent of schools will coordinate services for foster children, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(A)Working with the county child welfare agency to minimize changes in school placement.

(B)Providing education-related information to the county child welfare agency to assist the county child welfare agency in the delivery of services to foster children, including, but not limited to, educational status and progress information that is required to be included in court reports.

(C)Responding to requests from the juvenile court for information and working with the juvenile court to ensure the delivery and coordination of necessary educational services.

(D)Establishing a mechanism for the efficient expeditious transfer of health and education records and the health and education passport.

(e)For purposes of the descriptions required by subdivision (c), a county board of education may consider qualitative information, including, but not limited to, findings that result from school quality reviews conducted pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052 or any other reviews.

(f)To the extent practicable, data reported in a local control and accountability plan shall be reported in a manner consistent with how information is reported on a school accountability report card.

(g)The county superintendent of schools shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, local bargaining units of the county office of education, parents, and pupils in developing a local control and accountability plan.

(h)A county board of education may identify local priorities, goals in regard to the local priorities, and the method for measuring the county office of education’s progress toward achieving those goals.

SEC. 13.

 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 Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) related to local educational agency plans pursuant to Section 1112 of Subpart 1 of Part A of Title I of Public Law 107-110. 6312 of that act. 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 or revise 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 December 31, 2018.
(f) Revisions to a template shall be approved by the state board by January 31 before the fiscal year during which the template is to be used by a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school.
(g) 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.

SEC. 35.SEC. 14.

 Section 52069 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52069.
 (a) (1) A county superintendent of schools shall establish a parent advisory committee to provide advice to the county board of education and the county superintendent of schools regarding the requirements of this article.
(2) A parent advisory committee shall include parents or legal guardians of pupils to whom one or more of the definitions in Section 42238.01 apply.
(3) This subdivision shall not require the county superintendent of schools to establish a new parent advisory committee if the county superintendent of schools already has established a parent advisory committee that meets the requirements of this subdivision, including any committee established to meet the requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) pursuant to Section 6312 of that act.
(b) (1) A county superintendent of schools shall establish an English learner parent advisory committee if the enrollment of the pupils in the schools and programs operated by the county superintendent of schools includes at least 15 percent English learners and the schools and programs operated by the county superintendent of schools enroll at least 50 pupils who are English learners.
(2) This subdivision shall not require the county superintendent of schools to establish a new English learner parent advisory committee if the county superintendent of schools already has established a committee that meets the requirements of this subdivision.

SEC. 36.Chapter 8.9 (commencing with Section 52295.10) of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code is repealed.
SEC. 37.Section 60604.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:
60604.5.

(a)It is the intent of the Legislature that the reauthorization of the statewide pupil assessment program include all of the following:

(1)A plan for transitioning to a system of high-quality assessments.

(2)Alignment with the standards developed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 60605.8.

(3)Any common assessments aligned with the standards developed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 60605.8.

(4)Conformity to the assessment requirements of any reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act or any other federal law that effectively replaces that act.

(b)The Superintendent shall develop recommendations for the reauthorization of the statewide pupil assessment program. The recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, a plan for transitioning to a system of high-quality assessments. The recommendations shall consider including all of the following in the reauthorized assessment system:

(1)Aligning the assessments to the standards adopted or revised pursuant to Section 60605.8.

(2)Implementing and incorporating any common assessments aligned with the common set of standards developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative consortium or other interstate collaboration in which the state participates.

(3)Conforming to the assessment requirements of any reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) or any other federal law that effectively replaces that act.

(4)Enabling the valid, reliable, and fair measurement of achievement at a point in time and over time for groups and subgroups of pupils, and for individual pupils.

(5)Allowing the comparison from one year to the next of an individual pupil’s scale scores in each content area tested, so as to reflect the growth in that pupil’s actual scores over time.

(6)Enabling and including the valid, reliable, and fair measurement of achievement of all pupils, including pupils with disabilities and English learners.

(7)Providing for the assessment of English learners using primary language assessments.

(8)Ensuring that no aspect of the system creates any bias with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

(9)Incorporating a variety of item types and formats, including, but not limited to, open-ended responses and performance-based tasks.

(10)Generating multiple measures of pupil achievement, which, when combined with other measures, can be used to determine the effectiveness of instruction and the extent of learning.

(11)Including the assessment of science and history-social science in all grade levels at or above grade 4.

(12)Assessing a pupil’s understanding of and ability to use the technology necessary for success in the 21st century classroom and workplace.

(13)Providing for both formative and interim assessments, as those terms are defined in this chapter, in order to provide timely feedback for purposes of continually adjusting instruction to improve learning.

(14)Making use of test administration and scoring technologies that will allow the return of test results to parents and teachers as soon as is possible in order to support instructional improvement.

(15)Minimizing testing time while not jeopardizing the validity, reliability, fairness, or instructional usefulness of the assessment results.

(16)Including options for diagnostic assessments for pupils in grade 2.

(c)In developing the recommendations pursuant to this section, the Superintendent shall consult with all of the following:

(1)The state board.

(2)Measurement experts from California’s public and private universities.

(3)Individuals with expertise in assessing pupils with disabilities and English learners.

(4)Teachers, administrators, and governing board members, from California’s local educational agencies.

(5)Parents.

(d)The Superintendent shall report the recommendations developed pursuant to this section to the fiscal and appropriate policy committees of both houses of the Legislature on or before November 1, 2012.

SEC. 38.Section 69612.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:
69612.5.

For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following definitions:

(a)“Eligible institution” means a postsecondary institution that is determined by the Student Aid Commission to meet both of the following requirements:

(1)The institution is eligible to participate in state and federal financial aid programs.

(2)The institution maintains a program of professional preparation that has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(b)“Eligible school” means a school that meets any of the following criteria:

(1)It serves a large population of pupils from low-income families, as designated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(2)The institution has 20 percent or more teachers holding emergency-type permits including, but not limited to, any of the following:

(A)Provisional internships.

(B)Short-term staff permits.

(C)Credential waivers.

(D)Substitute permits.

(3)It is a nonalternative school that is at or below the 20th percentile of schools that do not meet the definition of alternative school as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 52052 pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052.

(4)It is a school that serves a rural area.

SEC. 39.Section 69613 of the Education Code is amended to read:
69613.

(a)Program participants shall meet all of the following eligibility criteria prior to selection in the program and shall continue to meet these criteria, as appropriate, during the payment periods:

(1)The applicant has completed at least 60 semester units, or the equivalent, and is enrolled in an academic program leading to a baccalaureate degree at an eligible institution, has agreed to participate in a teacher internship program, or has been admitted to a program of professional preparation that has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(2)The applicant is currently enrolled in, or has been admitted to, a program in which he or she will be enrolled on at least a half-time basis, as determined by the participating institution. The applicant shall agree to maintain satisfactory academic progress and a minimum of half-time enrollment, as defined by the participating eligible institution.

(A)Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C), if a person participating in the program fails to maintain at least half-time enrollment, as required by this article, under the terms of the agreement pursuant to paragraph (2), the loan assumption agreement shall be invalidated and the participant shall retain full liability for all student loan obligations. This subparagraph shall not apply if the participant is in his or her final semester or quarter in school and has no additional coursework required to obtain his or her teaching credential.

(B)Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), if a program participant is unable to maintain at least half-time enrollment due to serious illness, pregnancy, or other natural causes, or is called to active military duty status, the participant is not required to retain full liability for the student loan obligation for a period not to exceed one calendar year, unless approved by the commission for a longer period.

(C)If a natural disaster prevents a program participant from maintaining at least half-time enrollment due to the interruption of instruction at the eligible institution, the term of the loan assumption agreement shall be extended for a period not to exceed one calendar year, unless approved by the commission for a longer period.

(3)The applicant has been judged by his or her postsecondary institution, school district, or county office of education to have outstanding ability on the basis of criteria that may include, but need not be limited to, any of the following:

(A)Grade point average.

(B)Test scores.

(C)Faculty evaluations.

(D)Interviews.

(E)Other recommendations.

(4)The applicant has received, or is approved to receive, a loan under one or more of the following designated loan programs:

(A)The Federal Family Education Loan Program (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1071 et seq.).

(B)Any educational loan program approved by the Student Aid Commission.

(5)The applicant has agreed to teach full time for at least four consecutive academic years, or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of four full-time academic years, after obtaining a teaching credential in a public elementary or secondary school in this state, in a subject area that is designated as a current or projected shortage area by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or, on the date the teacher is hired, at an eligible school.

(b)An agreement shall remain valid even if the subject area under which an applicant becomes eligible to enter into an agreement ceases to be a designated shortage field by the time the applicant becomes a teacher.

(c)For the purposes of calculating eligible years of teaching for the redemption of an award, the inclusion by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of a school on a list prepared pursuant to Section 69613.1 shall apply retroactively from the date the school first opened.

(d)A person participating in the program pursuant to this section shall not enter into more than one agreement.

(e)A person participating in the program pursuant to this section shall not owe a refund on any state or federal educational grant or have defaulted on any student loan.

(f)Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a credentialed teacher teaching in a public school at or below the 20th percentile as determined pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 69612.5, possesses a clear multiple subject or single subject teaching credential or level II education specialist credential and who has not otherwise participated in the program established by this article, is eligible to enter into an agreement for loan assumption pursuant to this article. The number of loan assumption agreements provided pursuant to this subdivision shall not exceed 400 per year. The commission shall develop and adopt regulations for the implementation of this subdivision by January 1, 2010.

SEC. 40.Section 69613.1 of the Education Code is amended to read:
69613.1.

On or before January 1 of each year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall furnish the commission with all of the following:

(a)A list of teaching fields that have the most critical shortage of teachers. The Superintendent shall review this list annually and revise the list as he or she deems necessary. The list of shortage areas furnished pursuant to this subdivision shall include the state special schools as a category separate from special education.

(b)A list of schools that serve a large population of pupils from low-income families, as designated for purposes of the Perkins Loan Program, or according to standards the Superintendent deems appropriate.

(c)A list of schools with a high percentage of teachers holding emergency-type permits. The list shall be established according to criteria determined by the Superintendent.

(d)A list of schools serving rural areas. The list shall be established according to standards deemed appropriate by the Superintendent.

(e)A list of schools at or below the 20th percentile as determined pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 69612.5.

(f)A list of high priority schools.

SEC. 41.

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.

SEC. 15.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because this act implements a federal law or regulation and results only in costs mandated by the federal government, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.