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SB-692 Local control and accountability plans: state priorities: least restrictive environment.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 07/13/2021 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  July 13, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  April 07, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 692


Introduced by Senator Cortese
(Coauthor: Senator Becker)
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Robert Rivas)

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Sections 52060 52060, 52064, and 52064.5 of, and to add and repeal Section 56139 of, the Education Code, relating to special education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 692, as amended, Cortese. Local control and accountability plans: state priorities: least restrictive environment.
(1) Existing law requires local educational agencies to identify, locate, and assess individuals with exceptional needs and to provide those pupils with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, with special education and related services, as reflected in an individualized education program. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to ensure that pupil and program performance results are monitored at the state and local levels in order to comply with the above requirements by evaluating pupil performance against key performance indicators, including a federal indicator that measures the percentage of pupils with individualized education programs who are 6 to 21 years of age, inclusive, and served inside a regular classroom 80 percent or more of the day. Existing law requires the Superintendent to annually report, and submit a performance plan every 6 years, to the United States Department of Education on performance.
Existing law requires the governing board of each school district to adopt and annually update a local control and accountability plan that includes, among other things, a description of the annual goals to be achieved for each state priority for all pupils and certain subgroups of pupils, including the state priority of school climate, which is measured by, among other things, local measures. Existing law requires a petition for the establishment of a charter school to contain reasonably comprehensive descriptions of, among other things, the annual goals for the charter school for all pupils and certain subgroups of pupils to be achieved in each state priority, as specified. Existing law requires the governing body of a charter school to annually hold a public hearing to adopt a local control and accountability plan that, among other things, updates the annual goals identified in the charter petition.
Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt evaluation rubrics to, among other things, assist a school district, county office of education, or charter school in evaluating its strengths, weaknesses, and areas that require improvement. Existing law requires, as part of the evaluation rubrics, the state board to adopt state and local indicators to measure school district and individual schoolsite performance in regard to each of the state priorities. Existing law requires the State Department of Education, in collaboration with, and subject to the approval of, the executive director of the state board, to develop and maintain the California School Dashboard, a Web-based system for publicly reporting performance data on the state and local indicators. Existing law also requires, as part of the evaluation rubrics, the state board to adopt performance criteria for local educational agency assistance and intervention.
This bill would add the least restrictive environment, as measured by the above-referenced federal indicator, as another local measure of the state priority of school climate, as specified. The bill would require the standards for this local measure to be consistent with the state’s targets for the federal indicators and other specified federal indicators. indicators for federal fiscal year 2020. The bill would require, no later than January 31, 2023, the template for the local control and accountability plan and standards for the evaluation rubrics adopted by the state board to be updated to reflect this local measure. The bill would require, on the California School Dashboard, the narrative summary for an indicator for this local measure and the dashboard for each school district and charter school to display the enrollment percentage of pupils with mild to moderate disabilities and pupils with moderate to severe disabilities, as defined by the state board, compared to the statewide average, and would require the department to provide the indicator data for all school districts and charter schools. The bill would exclude this local measure from the state board’s performance criteria until the beginning of the 2025–26 school year. criteria. By imposing new requirements on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(2) Existing law requires the Superintendent to be responsible for assuring the provision of, and supervising, education and related services to individuals with exceptional needs as specifically required pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
This bill would require, on or before October 1, 2024, the Superintendent to conduct a report on specified topics relating to the least restrictive environment, and to submit the report to the Legislature.
(3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 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, all of the information specified in the template adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.
(d) All of the following are state priorities for purposes of a school district’s local control and accountability plan:
(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 former Section 60811.4, as that section read on June 30, 2016, for purposes of gaining academic content knowledge and English language proficiency.
(3) (A) Parental involvement and family engagement, 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.
(B) Family engagement may include, but need not be limited to, efforts by the school district and each individual schoolsite to apply research-based practices, such as welcoming all families into the school community, engaging in effective two-way communication, supporting pupil success, and empowering families to advocate for equity and access. Family engagement may include, but need not be limited to, treating families as partners to inform, influence, and create practices and programs that support pupil success and collaboration with families and the broader community, expand pupil learning opportunities and community services, and promote civic participation.
(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.
(C) The percentage of pupils who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for 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.
(D) The percentage of pupils who have successfully completed both types of courses described in subparagraphs (B) and (C).
(E) The percentage of English learner pupils who make progress toward English proficiency as measured by the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California or any subsequent assessment of English proficiency, as certified by the state board.
(F) The English learner reclassification rate.
(G) The percentage of pupils who have passed an advanced placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.
(H) The percentage of pupils who 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 both of the following:
(i) Surveys of pupils, parents, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness.
(ii) Least restrictive environment, as measured by federal indicator 5A established by the United States Secretary of Education for the state performance plan and annual performance report described in Section 56600.6. This measure shall be consistent with the state’s targets for federal indicator 5A for federal fiscal year 2020 in the state performance plan, as adopted by the state board. This measure shall not do any of the following:
(I) Be included for a local educational agency that does not report federal indicator 5A on the state performance plan and annual performance report.
(II) Include pupils who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind.
(III) Be construed as modifying or otherwise affecting the right of pupils with disabilities, including pupils who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind, to a free appropriate public education pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1400 et seq.), the development of an individualized education program or the individualized education program team’s determination of placement pursuant to Sections 300.320 to 300.328, inclusive, of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 56345, aids to ensure effective communication pursuant to Section 35.160 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or the continuum of program options that shall be made available as required by Sections 56000.5, 56360, and 56361.
(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 (b) of Section 52064, 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 subdivision (b) 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 the California School Dashboard maintained by the department pursuant to Section 52064.5.
(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. 2.

 Section 52064 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52064.
 (a) On or before March 31, 2014, the state board shall adopt a template for a local control and accountability plan and an annual update to the local control and accountability plan 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) On or before January 31, 2020, the template adopted by the state board shall require the inclusion of all of the following information:
(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 subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605, subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 47605.6, subdivision (d) of Section 52060, or subdivision (d) of Section 52066, as applicable, and for any additional local priorities identified by the governing board of the school district, the county board of education, or in the charter school petition. For purposes of this article, a subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Section 52052 shall be a numerically significant pupil subgroup as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 52052.
(2) A description of the specific actions the school district, county office of education, or charter school will take during each year of the local control and accountability plan to achieve the goals identified in paragraph (1). The specific actions shall not supersede the provisions of existing local collective bargaining agreements, if any, within the jurisdiction of the school district, county office of education, or charter school.
(3) One or more summary tables listing and describing the budgeted expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year implementing each specific action included in the local control and accountability plan, including expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year that will serve unduplicated pupils, as defined in Section 42238.02, and pupils redesignated as fluent English proficient. The summary table or tables shall include both of the following:
(A) The total overall expenditures for all specific actions included in the local control and accountability plan, broken down by personnel and nonpersonnel expenditures.
(B) The subtotals of expenditures for each specific action included in the local control and accountability plan broken down into the following categories:
(i) Funds apportioned under the local control funding formula pursuant to Section 42238.02.
(ii) All other state funds.
(iii) All local funds.
(iv) All federal funds.
(4) One or more summary tables listing and describing the specific actions and budgeted expenditures in paragraph (3) that contribute to the demonstration that the school district, county office of education, or charter school will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils, consistent with regulations adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 42238.07, grouped as follows:
(A) Specific actions and budgeted expenditures provided to all pupils on a districtwide, countywide, or charterwide basis.
(B) Specific actions and budgeted expenditures that are targeted only to one or more unduplicated pupil subgroups. For these specific actions, the description shall specify the unduplicated pupil subgroup or subgroups that are targeted by each specific action and, if not provided at all schools, the school or schools where the specific action is provided.
(C) Only for school districts and county offices of education that operate more than one schoolsite, specific actions and budgeted expenditures provided to all pupils on a schoolwide basis, but only at schools serving certain grade spans or only at one or more schools. For these specific actions, the description shall specify the school or schools at which the specific action is provided.
(5) An estimate of the funds to be apportioned in the ensuing fiscal year on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils and calculation of the percent the school district, county office of education, or charter school will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils, consistent with regulations adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(6) A demonstration that the school district, county office of education, or charter school will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils in the ensuing fiscal year in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils, consistent with regulations adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 42238.07.
(7) A review of the progress toward the goals included in the existing local control and accountability plan, a review of any changes in the applicability of the goals, an assessment of the effectiveness of the specific actions described in the existing local control and accountability plan toward achieving the goals, a description of changes to the specific actions and related expenditures the school district, county office of education, or charter school will make as a result of the review and assessment, and an update on progress implementing the specific actions in the current fiscal year, including estimated actual expenditures for the specific actions.
(8) A plan summary that includes general information about the school district, county office of education, or charter school and highlights of the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan, including reflections on annual performance on the California School Dashboard authorized in Section 52064.5 and other local data.
(9) A summary of the stakeholder engagement process and how stakeholder engagement influenced the development of the adopted local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan.
(c) On or before January 31, 2023, the template adopted by the state board shall be updated to reflect the changes made to subdivision (d) of Section 52060 by Senate Bill 692 of the 2021–22 Regular Session.

(c)

(d) 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)

(e) (1) The template for the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan shall, to the greatest extent practicable, use language that is understandable and accessible to parents. The state board shall include instructions for school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to complete the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan consistent with the requirements of this section. The state board may include more technical language in the instructions.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), the state board shall not require school districts, county offices of education, or charter schools to provide any information in addition to the information required pursuant to subdivision (b). subdivisions (b) and (c).
(3) The state board may require the inclusion of additional information in the template in order to meet requirements of federal law.

(e)

(f) (1) The process of developing and annually updating the local control and accountability plan should support school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools in comprehensive strategic planning, accountability, and improvement across the state priorities and any locally identified priorities through meaningful engagement with local stakeholders.
(2) In developing the template for the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan, the state board shall ensure that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools track and report their progress annually on all state priorities, including the applicable metrics specified within each state priority and, for charter schools, in accordance with Section 47606.5.
(3) The instructions developed by the state board pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) (e) shall specify that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools should prioritize the focus of the goals, specific actions, and related expenditures included within the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan within one or more state priorities. The instructions shall further specify that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools should consider their performance on the state and local indicators, including their locally collected and reported data for the local indicators, that are included in the California School Dashboard authorized in Section 52064.5 in determining whether and how to prioritize the goals, specific actions, and related expenditures included within the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan.
(4) The instructions developed by the state board pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) (e) shall specify that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools that have a numerically significant English learner pupil subgroup shall include specific actions in the local control and accountability plan related to, at a minimum, the language acquisition programs, as defined in Section 306, provided to pupils and professional development activities specific to English learners.
(5) On or before January 31, 2022, the instructions developed by the state board pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) (e) shall specify that school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools that meet the criteria to receive technical assistance pursuant to Section 47607, 47607.2, 52071, or 52071.5, as applicable, based on the performance of the same pupil subgroup or subgroups for three or more consecutive years shall include a goal in the local control and accountability plan focused on improving the performance of the pupil subgroup or subgroups.
(6) (A) On or before January 31, 2022, the instructions developed by the state board pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) (e) shall specify that, for any school district or county office of education with a school that meets the criteria described in subparagraph (B), the school district or county office of education shall include a goal in the local control and accountability plan focused on addressing the disparities in performance at the school or schools compared to the school district or county office of education as a whole.
(B) The requirement described in subparagraph (A) shall apply applies for any local educational agency with two or more schools if, for two consecutive years, a school receives the two lowest performance levels on all but one of the state indicators for which the school receives performance levels on the California School Dashboard pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 52064.5 and the performance of the local educational agency for all pupils is at least one performance level higher on all of those indicators.

(f)

(g) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (g), (h), 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.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), 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 paragraph shall become inoperative on January 31, 2019.

(g)

(h) Notwithstanding subdivision (f), (g), revisions of the template for the local control and accountability plan and annual update to the local control and accountability plan necessary to implement Assembly Bill 1808 and Assembly Bill 1840 of the 2017–18 Regular Session Chapter 32 of the Statutes of 2018 (Assembly Bill 1808 of the 2017–18 Regular Session), Chapter 426 of the Statutes of 2018 (Assembly Bill 1840 of the 2017–18 Regular Session), or legislation passed during the 2019–20 Regular Session shall not be subject 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 make necessary revisions to 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).

(h)

(i) 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.

(i)

(j) In developing the template, the state board shall take steps to minimize duplication of effort at the local level to the greatest extent possible. 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.

(j)

(k) Notwithstanding any other law, the templates developed by the state board pursuant to this section, as it read on June 30, 2018, shall continue in effect until the state board adopts a new template pursuant to subdivision (b) on or before January 31, 2020, except that the state board may adopt revisions to those templates pursuant to subdivision (g) (h) that are necessary to implement Assembly Bill 1808 of the 2017–18 Regular Session Chapter 32 of the Statutes of 2018 (Assembly Bill 1808 of the 2017–18 Regular Session) or meet federal requirements.

SEC. 2.SEC. 3.

 Section 52064.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52064.5.
 (a) On or before October 1, 2016, the state board shall adopt evaluation rubrics for all of the following purposes:
(1) To assist a school district, county office of education, or charter school in evaluating its strengths, weaknesses, and areas that require improvement.
(2) To assist a county superintendent of schools, the department, or a chartering authority in identifying school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools in need of technical assistance pursuant to Section 52071, 52071.5, or 47607.3, as applicable, and the specific priorities upon which the technical assistance should be focused.
(3) To assist the Superintendent in identifying school districts and county offices of education for which intervention pursuant to Section 52072 or 52072.5, as applicable, is warranted.
(b) The evaluation rubrics shall reflect a holistic, multidimensional assessment of school district and individual schoolsite performance and shall include all of the state priorities described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060.
(c) As part of the evaluation rubrics, the state board shall adopt state and local indicators to measure school district and individual schoolsite performance in regard to each of the state priorities described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060. No later than January 31, 2021, local indicators shall reflect school-level data to the extent the department collects or otherwise has access to relevant and reliable school-level data for all schools statewide.
(d) The state board may adopt alternate methods for calculating the state and local indicators described in subdivision (c) for alternative schools, as described in subdivision (d) of Section 52052, if appropriate to more fairly evaluate the performance of these schools or of a specific category of these schools. Alternate methods may include an individual pupil growth model.
(e) (1) As On or before January 31, 2023, as part of the evaluation rubrics, the state board shall adopt standards for school district and individual schoolsite performance and expectations for improvement in regard to each of the state priorities described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060. The standards shall be based on the state and local indicators specified in subdivision (c).
(2) The standards for the local measure of least restrictive environment, as described in paragraph (6) of subdivision (d) of Section 52060, shall be consistent with the state’s targets for federal fiscal year 2020 in the state performance plan for the federal indicators 5A, 5B, and 5C, via guidelines established by the United States Secretary of Education. On the California School Dashboard, the narrative summary for an indicator for this measure and the dashboard for each school district and charter school shall display the enrollment percentage of pupils with mild to moderate disabilities and pupils with moderate to severe disabilities, as defined by the state board, compared to the statewide average. The department shall provide the indicator data for all school districts and charter schools.
(3) No later than January 31, 2020, the standards for local indicators shall, at a minimum, ensure that the governing board of a school district, the county board of education, and the governing body of a charter school review any data to be publicly reported for the local indicators in conjunction with the adoption of a local control and accountability plan pursuant to Section 52062, 52068, or 47606.5, as applicable. No later than January 31, 2021, the standards for local indicators for which the department collects or otherwise has access to relevant and reliable school-level data for all schools statewide shall, to the extent practicable, be based on objective criteria, which may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the extent of any disparities across schoolsites within a school district or county office of education or performance relative to statewide data.
(f) The department, in collaboration with, and subject to the approval of, the executive director of the state board, shall develop and maintain the California School Dashboard, a Web-based system for publicly reporting performance data on the state and local indicators included in the evaluation rubrics.
(g) As part of the evaluation rubrics, the state board shall adopt performance criteria for local educational agency assistance and intervention pursuant to Sections 47607.3, 52071, 52071.5, 52072, and 52072.5. The criteria shall be based on performance by pupil subgroups either across two or more of the state and local indicators specified in subdivision (c) or across two or more of the state priorities described in subdivision (d) of Section 52060 and subdivision (d) of Section 52066, but shall exclude the local measure of least restrictive environment, as described in paragraph (6) of subdivision (d) of Section 52060, until the beginning of the 2025–26 school year. 52060.

SEC. 3.SEC. 4.

 Section 56139 is added to the Education Code, to read:

56139.
 (a) On or before October 1, 2024, the Superintendent shall do both of the following:
(1) Conduct a report on all of the following subjects:
(A) The minimum professional development needed for existing general education teachers to be prepared to teach pupils with learning disabilities.
(B) The number of local educational agencies that are would be expected to meet the criteria for differentiated assistance pursuant to Sections 52071 and 52071.5, as applicable, based on the local measure of least restrictive environment, as described in paragraph (6) of subdivision (d) of Section 52060, once if this local measure is were to be included in the performance criteria, as described in subdivision (g) of Section 52064.5.
(C) The estimated funds county offices of education and special education local plan areas would need to provide meaningful technical assistance and differentiated assistance to the local educational agencies described in subparagraph (D). (D) if the local measure of least restrictive environment, as described in paragraph (6) of subdivision (d) of Section 52060, were to be included in the performance criteria, as described in subdivision (g) of Section 52064.5.
(2) Submit the report conducted pursuant to paragraph (1) to the Legislature. The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 4.SEC. 5.

 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.