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TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 6. EDUCATION PROGRAMS—STATE MASTER PLANS [8006 - 9004]

  ( Part 6 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 7. California State Summer School for the Arts [8950 - 8957]
  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 898, Sec. 1. )

8950.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that the arts and entertainment industries constitute the third largest business sector in the state, and that it is within the interests of the people of the state to preserve the artistic and economic benefits which are derived from these major industries through the establishment of a multidisciplinary arts training program which will enable artistically gifted and talented students to receive intensive training in the arts. It is the intent of the Legislature that the California State Summer School for the Arts be established to provide a training ground for future artists who may wish to study and practice the arts, or to pursue careers in the major performing arts companies and the commercial and fine arts institutions in California.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1131, Sec. 1.)

8951.
  

As used in this chapter, “arts” includes, but is not limited to, all of the following: dance; theatre; music; folk art; creative writing; visual arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, and craft arts; design, including graphic arts, computer graphics, and costume design; film; and video.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 734, Sec. 6. Effective October 11, 2001.)

8952.5.
  

(a) The California State Summer School for the Arts shall be governed by a 15-member board of trustees, to be known as the Trustees of the California State Summer School for the Arts. The membership of the board shall be broadly representative of the cultural, ethnic, and geographic diversity of the state, and shall be composed of artists, arts educators, university professors and administrators, arts administrators, representatives of foundations, corporations, and commercial arts industries, and other distinguished citizens of the state.

(b) The membership of the board of trustees shall be as follows:

(1) Four members appointed by the Governor.

(2) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

(3) One member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.

(4) Two members appointed by the State Board of Education, one of whom shall be a current member of the State Board of Education.

(5) One member appointed by the California Arts Council, who shall be a current member of the council.

(6) One member appointed by the Trustees of the California State University.

(7) One member appointed by the Regents of the University of California.

(8) Four members appointed by the governing board of the nonprofit foundation established pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 8953.5, who shall be the president of the foundation, another officer of the foundation, a member of the governing body of the foundation, and one other person who is a member of the governing body of the foundation, has a prior relationship with the foundation, or has otherwise exhibited a continuing interest in the foundation or in the California State Summer School for the Arts.

(c) Each appointment shall be for a term of three years, and each member shall be eligible for reappointment.

(d) The board of trustees annually shall select a chairperson and vice chairperson, and annually shall hold not less than four meetings.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1091, Sec. 19.)

8953.
  

The board of trustees shall adopt rules and regulations governing fees, applications, auditions, and admission procedures for the California State Summer School for the Arts, and any other procedure or operation necessary to implement the requirements of this chapter. The rules and regulations shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(a) The requirement that pupils admitted to the California State Summer School for the Arts be broadly representative of the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of the state.

(b) In order to be eligible for admission to the summer school, a pupil shall meet one of the following criteria:

(1) The pupil graduated, or will graduate, from junior high school at the end of the school year immediately preceding the summer school session for which he or she is applying.

(2) The pupil is currently enrolled in any of the grades 9 through 12.

(3) The pupil graduated from high school during the school year immediately preceding the summer school session for which he or she is applying.

(c) A pupil’s participation in the summer school shall not be credited toward the pupil’s completion of the course of study prescribed for graduation from high school, unless the pupil’s regular school of attendance tenders payment, no later than the last day of the summer school session, for all application and other fees and expenses charged to the pupil of a kind that would not be charged to a pupil enrolled in the public school system.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1131, Sec. 5.)

8953.3.
  

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the admission of out-of-state pupils to the California State Summer School for the Arts will enhance the national and international standing of the pupils who attend the summer school, and increase the revenues to the school from both tuition and contributions.

(b) Pursuant to the eligibility criteria set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 8953, pupils who are not California residents, including residents of other countries, may be admitted to the summer school, not to exceed in any year 20 pupils or five percent of the total pupil population of the summer school, whichever is less. No admission under this subdivision shall result in the denial of admission under this chapter to a California resident who is eligible for that admission and satisfies applicable artistic qualifications for admission.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 193, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

8953.5.
  

The board of trustees shall do all of the following:

(a) Provide for the operation and governance of the California State Summer School for the Arts.

(b) Appoint a person to fill the full-time, permanent, exempt position of Director of the California State Summer School for the Arts. The director shall employ two assistants, one for program and one for administration, and any other necessary staff.

(c) Develop a statewide application and audition procedure. The procedure shall be implemented with the cooperation of the appropriate state and local agencies, including, but not limited to, school districts, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges.

The cost of the application and audition process shall be at least partially offset by charging each applicant a fee not to exceed twenty dollars ($20). Applicants who are unable to pay the fee shall petition the State Department of Education for a waiver, which shall be granted or denied pursuant to the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to Section 8953.

(d) Maintain an advisory committee or committees to assist the board in administering the summer school.

(e) Develop the curriculum of the summer school.

(f) Establish a nonprofit foundation to develop and receive private support for the summer school.

(g) Establish a permanent endowment fund for the summer school.

(h) Exercise any other powers necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1131, Sec. 6.)

8953.7.
  

The State Department of Education shall assist the California State Summer School for the Arts by providing the following services:

(a) The development and administration of a process for the waiver of registration or program fees pursuant to this chapter.

(b) The distribution to all school districts in the state of notices and guidelines that describe the application procedure, site of the summer school, cost of participation, criteria for admission, and other pertinent information regarding the summer school.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1131, Sec. 7.)

8954.
  

The period of instruction for the California State Summer School for the Arts shall be not less than four weeks and no more than six weeks in length. This section shall not be construed to prohibit holding two sessions per year, provided that the summer school shall commence no earlier than one week following the end of the regular school year, and shall be concluded no later than one week prior to the commencement of the next regular school year. The faculty of the school shall be comprised of both arts educators and professional artists.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1131, Sec. 8.)

8955.
  

(a) The faculty of the California State Summer School for the Arts shall be annually selected, subject to the final approval of the director of the school, by the board of trustees, upon consultation with a faculty selection panel convened by the board for that purpose. The faculty selection panel shall be composed of professional artists and arts educators, selected to be broadly representative of the schools, institutions, arts organizations, artists, colleges, and universities located throughout the state. Members of the board of trustees may serve on the faculty selection panel, but shall comprise no more than one-third of any faculty selection panel.

(b) The faculty shall be comprised of professional artists and arts educators, and shall not be restricted to members of the current faculty of the host institution. The faculty shall be selected to be broadly representative of the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of the state. Each faculty member shall be chosen for his or her excellence in artistic production, direction, or teaching ability. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the faculty shall not be subject to credentialing requirements or any other restrictions upon eligibility for employment generally applicable to public school instructors, except for the requirement of obtaining a certificate of clearance from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing pursuant to Sections 44332.5, 44339, 44340, and 44341.

(c) The members of the faculty shall be paid on a contractual basis and shall not be considered as state employees.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1131, Sec. 10.)

8956.
  

(a) The site for the California State Summer School for the Arts shall be chosen for one year or on a multiyear basis to be determined by the board of trustees by the cost effectiveness of the proposals submitted to the board through a competitive request for proposal procedure. The criteria for selection shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Space requirements of the summer school, including residential space and appropriate facilities for all artistic disciplines offered by the summer school.

(2) Technical, administrative, and support services available to the summer school, submitted with an appropriate budget designating donated services and the costs to the summer school of having other services provided.

(3) Materials, supplies, and equipment available for the exclusive use of the summer school. Materials or equipment which may be used by the host institution during its regular sessions either shall be purchased by the host institution, which may charge the summer school a rental fee for the use of the materials or equipment, or purchased by the summer school, which shall charge the host institution a rental fee for the use of the materials or equipment during the institution’s regular sessions.

(4) Operating funds and in-kind services.

(b) Private institutions, colleges, and universities, appropriate privately owned and operated facilities, and state facilities, including, but not limited to, facilities of the California State University and the University of California, may be used as the site for the summer school. A regional consortium of campuses and adjacent cultural centers operated by nonprofit organizations may be considered as a single site in the selection process.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1515, Sec. 1.)

8957.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that at least 50 percent, but not more than 75 percent, of the actual costs of the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) for each fiscal year be financed by state funds. The balance of the operating costs shall be financed with fees and private support.

(b) The board of trustees shall set a tuition fee within a range that corresponds to actual costs to the summer school of services per pupil, up to but not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) per session in 1989. These costs shall be limited to tuition, pupil recruitment expenses, faculty and instructional supplies and related equipment, pupil room and board, and security. The amount of this fee may be increased by the board of trustees up to a 5-percent increase each year thereafter. To the extent that fees are not increased as authorized in any year, the board of trustees may increase fees in any subsequent year up to the maximum amount that would have existed if the fees had been increased 5 percent in each year.

(c) The board of trustees may award full or partial scholarships on the basis of need and ability. Pupils who are unable to pay all or part of the fee may petition the board of trustees for a fee reduction or waiver. The department, in conjunction with the board of trustees, shall promulgate rules and regulations regarding fee reduction and waivers, which shall ensure all of the following:

(1) That, to the degree scholarship funds are available, no talented applicant shall be denied admission solely because of inability to pay all or part of the fee.

(2) That any public announcement regarding the summer school program include notification that full scholarships are available, and information regarding the procedure for applying for a scholarship award.

(3) That, pursuant to Section 8953, pupil participation in the summer school program is broadly representative of the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of the state.

(4) That the percentage of low income pupils attending the CSSSA is not reduced below the average percentage of low income pupils attending the CSSSA in the prior two years, as a result of any fee increase approved pursuant to subdivision (b).

(d) Subdivision (b) applies only to pupils who are California residents. For pupils who are not California residents, the board of trustees annually shall set a tuition fee that is not less than the total actual costs to the summer school of services per pupil. The total actual costs of services per pupil shall be computed each year for this purpose by dividing the amount of school expenditures for the prior fiscal year by the total pupil population for the prior year.

(e) The Foundation for the California State Summer School for the Arts, which has been established as a nonprofit foundation to support the CSSSA, may raise funds from the private sector that may be used by the summer school for general program operating costs, scholarships, program augmentation, public relations, recruitment activity, or special projects. Private support may include, but not be limited to, direct grants to the summer school from private corporations or foundations, individual contributions, in-kind contributions, or fundraising benefits conducted by any entity.

(f) The board of trustees shall report annually by October 1, to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Department of Finance, the percentages and numbers of pupils that receive each of the following:

(1) Scholarships.

(2) A waiver of all fees.

(3) A reduction of fees.

(4) Data comparable to that required by paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) for the prior three years.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 573, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)

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