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AB-2558 Community colleges: faculty and staff development.(2013-2014)



Current Version: 09/19/14 - Chaptered        


AB2558:v96#DOCUMENT

Assembly Bill No. 2558
CHAPTER 473

An act to amend Sections 87150 and 87151 of, and to repeal and add Section 87152 of, the Education Code, relating to community colleges.

[ Approved by Governor  September 19, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  September 19, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2558, Williams. Community colleges: faculty and staff development.
Existing law establishes the Community College Faculty and Staff Development Fund, to be administered by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, for purposes of providing state general funds to community colleges for supporting locally developed and implemented faculty and staff development programs. Existing law requires the board of governors to annually allocate funds appropriated for these purposes to each community college district whose chief executive officer has submitted to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges an affidavit that includes specified information. Existing law limits the allocation a community college district can receive from the Community College Faculty and Staff Development Fund to a maximum of 2% of the community college district’s fiscal year revenues for the prior fiscal year.
This bill would eliminate the Community College Faculty and Staff Development Fund and instead establish the Community College Professional Development Program. The bill would require any funding appropriated for this program to be allocated, in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the board of governors, to community college districts that provide professional development opportunities for both faculty and staff. The bill would require community college districts receiving this funding to include the employee’s time used participating in the Community College Professional Development Program in the employee’s contractually obligated hours. The bill would also make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 87150 of the Education Code is amended to read:

87150.
 There is hereby established the Community College Professional Development Program, to be administered by the board of governors, the purpose of which is to provide state general funds to community colleges for supporting locally developed and implemented faculty and staff development programs.

SEC. 2.

 Section 87151 of the Education Code is amended to read:

87151.
 The board of governors shall annually allocate funds, when appropriated for purposes of this article, only to a community college district whose chief executive officer has submitted to the chancellor an affidavit that includes all of the following:
(a) A statement that each campus within the community college district has an advisory committee, composed of administrators, faculty, and staff representatives, which has assisted in the assessment of the faculty and staff development needs and in the design of the plan to meet those needs.
(b) A campus human development resources plan has been completed for the current and subsequent fiscal years.
(c) A report of the actual expenditures for faculty and staff development for the preceding year.

SEC. 3.

 Section 87152 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 4.

 Section 87152 is added to the Education Code, to read:

87152.
 (a) Any funding appropriated for purposes of this article shall be allocated to the community college districts that provide professional development opportunities to both faculty and staff. Funding shall be disbursed in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the board of governors.
(b) Community college districts that receive funding pursuant to this section shall include the employee’s time used participating in the Community College Professional Development Program in the employee’s contractually obligated hours.