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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 28. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS [51000 - 53315]

  ( Part 28 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 16.5. California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program [53070 - 53076]
  ( Chapter 16.5 added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 13, Sec. 36. )

53070.
  

(a) The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program is hereby established as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. The purpose of this program is to encourage and maintain the delivery of career technical education programs during implementation of the school district and charter school local control funding formula pursuant to Section 42238.02. There is hereby appropriated to the department from the General Fund for the program established pursuant to this chapter the following amounts:

(1) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, four hundred million dollars ($400,000,000).

(2) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000).

(3) For the 2017–18 fiscal year, two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000).

(b) Of the amounts appropriated in paragraphs (1) through (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a), 4 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of less than or equal to 140, 8 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more than 140 and less than or equal to 550, and 88 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more than 550, unless otherwise determined by the Superintendent in collaboration with the executive director of the state board. For purposes of this section, average daily attendance shall be those figures that are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the previous fiscal year for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive. For any applicant consisting of more than one school district, county office of education, charter school, or regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority, or of any combination of those entities, the sum of the average daily attendance for each of the constituent entities shall be used for purposes of this subdivision.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 29, Sec. 25. Effective June 27, 2016.)

53071.
  

The department shall administer this program as a competitive grant program. An applicant shall demonstrate all of the following to be considered for a grant award:

(a) (1) A proportional dollar-for-dollar match as follows for any funding received from this program:

(A) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, one dollar ($1) for every one dollar ($1) received from this program.

(B) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for every one dollar ($1) received from this program.

(C) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, two dollars ($2) for every one dollar ($1) received from this program.

(2) That local match may include funding from school district and charter school local control funding formula apportionments pursuant to Section 42238.02, the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, the California Partnership Academies, the Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant, or any other source except as provided in paragraph (3).

(3) That local match shall not include funding from the California Career Pathways Trust established pursuant to Section 53010.

(b) At least a three-year plan for continued support of career technical education programs after grant funding expires. The plan, at a minimum, shall include the identification of available funding within an applicant’s current or projected budget to continue to support career technical education programs and a written commitment to do so. If an applicant consisting of more than one school district, county office of education, charter school, or regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority, or any combination of these entities, is applying for grant funding from this program, identification of available funding and a written commitment must be demonstrated by each participating constituent entity.

(c) The applicant, or the applicant’s career technical education program, as applicable, meets all of the following minimum eligibility standards:

(1) Offers high quality curriculum and instruction aligned with the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, including, but not limited to, providing a coherent sequence of career technical education courses that enable pupils to transition to postsecondary education programs that lead to a career pathway or attain employment upon graduation from high school.

(2) Provides pupils with quality career exploration and guidance.

(3) Provides pupil support services, including counseling and leadership development.

(4) Provides for system alignment, coherence, and articulation, including ongoing and structural regional or local partnerships with postsecondary educational institutions, documented through formal written agreements.

(5) Forms ongoing and structural industry and labor partnerships, documented through formal written agreements and through participation on advisory committees.

(6) Provides opportunities for pupils to participate in after school, extended day, and out-of-school internships, competitions, and other work-based learning opportunities.

(7) Reflects regional or local labor market demands and focuses on current or emerging high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations.

(8) Leads to an industry-recognized credential or certificate, or appropriate postsecondary training or employment.

(9) Is staffed by skilled teachers or faculty and provides professional development opportunities for those teachers or faculty members.

(10) (A) Reports data, as a program participation requirement, to allow for an evaluation of the program.

(B) Data reported pursuant to this paragraph shall include, but not be limited to, metrics aligned with the core metrics required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the quality indicators described in the California State Plan for Career Technical Education required by the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, and the following metrics:

(i) The number of pupils completing high school.

(ii) The number of pupils completing career technical education coursework.

(iii) The number of pupils obtaining an industry-recognized credential, certificate, license, or other measure of technical skill attainment.

(iv) The number of former pupils employed and the types of businesses in which they are employed.

(v) The number of former pupils enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution, a state apprenticeship program, or another form of job training.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 13, Sec. 36. Effective June 24, 2015.)

53072.
  

A grant recipient under this chapter may consist of one or more, or any combination, of the following:

(a) School districts.

(b) County offices of education.

(c) Charter schools.

(d) Regional occupational centers or programs operated by joint powers authorities, provided that the application has the written consent of each participating local educational agency.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 13, Sec. 36. Effective June 24, 2015.)

53073.
  

(a) An applicant receiving a grant from this program in the 2015–16 fiscal year shall be eligible to receive a renewal grant in the 2016–17 fiscal year and in the 2017–18 fiscal year. An applicant that does not receive a grant in the 2015–16 fiscal year, but receives a grant in the 2016–17 fiscal year, shall be eligible to receive a renewal grant in the 2017–18 fiscal year. No applicant shall be eligible for a renewal grant in the 2018–19 fiscal year.

(b) (1) The department, in collaboration with the state board, shall determine renewal grant eligibility using metrics identified pursuant to paragraph (10) of subdivision (c) of Section 53071.

(2) If an applicant for a renewal grant is subject to the requirements of Sections 52060 and 52061, Sections 52066 and 52067, or Section 47606.5, the inclusion of career technical education programs in the applicant’s local control and accountability plan shall be required to be eligible for a renewal grant.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 13, Sec. 36. Effective June 24, 2015.)

53074.
  

The department shall consult with entities having career technical education expertise, including, but not necessarily limited to, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, state workforce investment organizations, and organizations representing business in the development of the request for grant applications and in the consideration of grant applications under this chapter. The department shall annually submit its list of recommended new and renewal grant recipients to the state board for review and approval before making annual grant awards.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 13, Sec. 36. Effective June 24, 2015.)

53075.
  

(a) When determining grant recipients, the department and the state board shall do both of the following:

(1) Give positive consideration to each of the following characteristics in an applicant:

(A) Did not operate a career technical education program during the 2014–15 fiscal year.

(B) Serving unduplicated pupils as defined in Section 42238.02.

(C) Serving pupil subgroups that have higher than average dropout rates as identified by the Superintendent.

(D) Located in an area of the state with a high unemployment rate.

(2) Give positive consideration to programs to the extent they do any of the following:

(A) Successfully leverage one or both of the following:

(i) Existing structures, requirements, and resources of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, California Partnership Academies, or Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grants.

(ii) Contributions from industry, labor, and philanthropic sources.

(B) Engage in regional collaboration with postsecondary education or other local educational agencies.

(C) Make significant investment in career technical education infrastructure and equipment.

(D) Operate within rural school districts.

(b) When determining grant recipients, the department and the state board shall give greatest weight to the applicant characteristics included in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 13, Sec. 36. Effective June 24, 2015.)

53076.
  

For purposes of administering the program established by this chapter, the Superintendent may do any of the following:

(a) Determine, in collaboration with the executive director of the state board, specific funding amounts and the number of grants to be awarded.

(b) Distribute funding on a multiyear schedule, establish a process for monitoring the use of the funding, and, if necessary, cease distribution of funding and recover previously distributed funding in the case of a recipient’s failure to comply with a grant prerequisite or minimum standard.

(c) Annually review grant recipients’ expenditures on career technical education programs for purposes of determining if the grant recipients have met the dollar-for-dollar match requirement specified in subdivision (a) of Section 53071. If after review, the Superintendent determines that a grant recipient failed to meet the matching funds requirement, the Superintendent shall reduce the following year’s grant allocation in an amount equal to the unmet portion of the match requirement. The reduction shall not reduce the grant recipient’s match requirement for the year in which the Superintendent reduces the allocation.

(d) Require grant recipients to submit program reports.

(e) Set aside up to 1 percent of the total amount provided for the program for one or both of the following purposes:

(1) To provide planning grants.

(2) To contract with a local educational agency for the provision of technical assistance to applicants and grant recipients.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 29, Sec. 26. Effective June 27, 2016.)

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