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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 27. PUPILS [48000 - 49704]

  ( Part 27 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 6.5. Pupil Records [49060 - 49085]

  ( Chapter 6.5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 6. California School Information Services [49080 - 49085]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 78, Sec. 36. )

49080.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that the mission of the California School Information Services is to do all of the following:

(a) Build the capacity of local education agencies to implement and maintain comparable, effective, and efficient pupil information systems that will support their daily program needs, assist local education agencies in improving the outcomes of pupils, and promote the use of information for educational decisionmaking by schoolsite, district office, and county staff.

(b) Enable the accurate and timely exchange of pupil transcripts between local education agencies and to postsecondary institutions.

(c) Assist local education agencies to transmit state and federal reports electronically to the State Department of Education, thereby reducing the reporting burden of local education agency staff.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 78, Sec. 36. Effective July 7, 1999.)

49080.5.
  

For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(a) “CSIS” means the California School Information Services established pursuant to this article.

(b) “FCMAT” means the County Office Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team established pursuant to Section 42127.8.

(c) “Administrator” means the administrator of the California School Information Services.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 78, Sec. 36. Effective July 7, 1999.)

49081.
  

The California School Information Services is hereby established. The CSIS shall be administered by the County Office Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team. FCMAT shall hire a program administrator.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 78, Sec. 36. Effective July 7, 1999.)

49082.5.
  

The California School Information Services shall consult with technical and support staff from local education agencies, special education local plan areas, and schoolsites, the State Department of Education, the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and parents.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 78, Sec. 36. Effective July 7, 1999.)

49083.
  

(a) The California School Information Services program administrator shall submit to the State Board of Education a plan to administer, coordinate, and manage the development and implementation of an electronic statewide school information system to address current problems of information exchange. The plan shall be updated with State Board of Education approval annually.

(b) The plan shall prescribe the set of statewide data elements and codes to be implemented by the California School Information Services. The data elements and codes that are prescribed to be implemented shall comply with Sections 49061 to 49079, inclusive, and Sections 49602 and 56347, with Sections 430 to 438, inclusive, of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, with the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code), and with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act statute (20 U.S.C. Secs. 1232g and 1232h and related federal regulations.

(c) The plan shall prescribe the statewide standards for security of the California School Information Services. Those standards shall include, but not be limited to, processes and procedures for handling both paper and electronic data, training for staff that handle the data, administrative management of the data system, and technical measures to secure the data contained in the electronic system.

(d) The data elements and codes set forth in the plan approved by the State Board of Education, as transferred through any electronic statewide school information system, may not contain any questions of items that solicit or invite disclosure of the personal beliefs or practices of a pupil, or his or her parent or guardian, as to sex, family life, morality, or religion, nor may it contain any question designed to evaluate personal behavioral characteristics including, but not limited to, honesty, integrity, sociability, or self-esteem.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 78, Sec. 36. Effective July 7, 1999.)

49084.
  

(a) A participating local education agency with an enrollment of 3,500 or more pupils, as determined by the most current California Basic Educational Data System information that is available when the agency joins the California School Information Services Program, is eligible for one-time funding for startup costs based on the greater of the following:

(1) Eight dollars and fifty-one cents ($8.51) for each pupil who is enrolled, as determined by the most current California Basic Educational Data System information that is available when the agency joins the California School Information Services Program.

(2) Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per schoolsite under the jurisdiction of the local education agency.

(b) A participating local education agency with a pupil enrollment of fewer than 3,500 pupils and greater than 1,800 pupils, as determined by the most current California Basic Educational Data System information that is available when the agency joins the California School Information Services Program, is eligible for one-time funding for startup costs based on the greater of the following:

(1) Eight dollars and fifty-one cents ($8.51) per pupil who is enrolled, as determined by the most current California Basic Educational Data System information that is available when the agency joins the California School Information Services Program.

(2) Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per schoolsite under the jurisdiction of the local education agency.

(3) Thirty thousand dollars ($30,000).

(c) A participating local education agency with a pupil enrollment of fewer than 1,800 pupils, as determined by the most current California Basic Educational Data System information that is available when the agency joins the California School Information Services Program, is eligible for one-time funding for the startup costs based on the greater of the following:

(1) Eight dollars and fifty-one cents ($8.51) for each pupil who is enrolled, as determined by the most current California Basic Educational Data System information, and two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per schoolsite.

(2) Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

(d) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) the California School Information Services Program may not provide a local education agency more than 50 percent of the total funds required by an agency to achieve full participation in the California School Information Services Program. Total costs may include both actual expenditures and in-kind contributions, including those made within the previous three years, that are necessary to enable the local education agency to participate in the California School Information Services Program.

(e) For each consortium of local education agencies using the same pupil information system software, the consortium fiscal agent shall receive five thousand nine hundred seventy dollars ($5,970) for each new local education agency in the first and second year of participation in the California School Information Services Program to provide project and fiscal management services on behalf of participating consortium members after July 1, 2002.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1002, Sec. 2. Effective September 27, 2002.)

49085.
  

(a) On or before February 1, 2014, the department and the State Department of Social Services shall develop and enter into a memorandum of understanding that shall, at a minimum, require the State Department of Social Services, at least once per week, to share with the department both of the following:

(1) Disaggregated information on children and youth in foster care sufficient for the department to identify pupils in foster care.

(2) Disaggregated data on children and youth in foster care that is helpful to county offices of education and other local educational agencies responsible for ensuring that pupils in foster care receive appropriate educational supports and services.

(b) To the extent allowable under federal law, the department shall regularly identify pupils in foster care and designate those pupils in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System or any future data system used by the department to collect disaggregated pupil outcome data.

(c) To the extent allowable under federal law, the Superintendent, on or before July 1 of each even-numbered year, shall report to the Legislature and the Governor on the educational outcomes for pupils in foster care at both the individual schoolsite level and school district level. The report shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Individual schoolsite level and school district level educational outcome data for each local educational agency that enrolls at least 15 pupils in foster care, each county in which at least 15 pupils in foster care attend school, and for the entire state.

(2) The number of pupils in foster care statewide and by each local educational agency.

(3) The academic achievement of pupils in foster care.

(4) The incidence of suspension and expulsion for pupils in foster care.

(5) Truancy rates, attendance rates, and dropout rates for pupils in foster care.

(d) To the extent allowable under federal law, the department, at least once per week, shall do all of the following:

(1) Inform school districts and charter schools of any pupils enrolled in those school districts or charter schools who are in foster care.

(2) Inform county offices of education of any pupils enrolled in schools in the county who are in foster care.

(3) Provide schools districts, county office of education, and charter schools disaggregated data helpful to ensuring pupils in foster care receive appropriate educational supports and services.

(e) For purposes of this section “pupil in foster care” has the same meaning as “foster youth,” as defined in Section 42238.01.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 71, Sec. 39. Effective January 1, 2015.)

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