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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 19. Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan [53310 - 53315]
  ( Chapter 19 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 693, Sec. 2. )

53310.
  

(a) On or before March 1, 2018, the Superintendent shall convene a computer science strategic implementation advisory panel to develop recommendations for a computer science strategic implementation plan. The advisory panel shall hold public meetings, post the location and time of the meetings, and post agendas online. Members of the advisory panel shall possess expertise in computer science.

(b) Unless otherwise specified in this subdivision, the Governor shall select the membership of the advisory panel. The advisory panel shall consist of, but not necessarily be limited to, the following members:

(1) A representative appointed by the Superintendent to serve as cochair of the advisory panel.

(2) A representative appointed by the president of the state board to serve as cochair of the advisory panel.

(3) A representative designated by the Senate Committee on Rules.

(4) A representative designated by the Speaker of the Assembly.

(5) (A) Six K–12 teacher representatives, three of whom shall be designated by the Superintendent.

(B) It is the intent of the Legislature that these representatives include two elementary school teachers, two middle school teachers, and two high school teachers who are all currently teaching.

(C) It is further the intent of the Legislature that these representatives include at least one teacher from a large urban school district and at least one from a rural school district.

(6) A representative representing the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(7) A credentialed teacher representing the Computer Science Teachers Association.

(8) A representative of the private sector technology industry.

(9) A faculty member from the University of California.

(10) A faculty member from the California State University.

(11) A faculty member from the California Community Colleges.

(12) A faculty member from a private postsecondary educational institution.

(13) A credentialed teacher from the Instructional Quality Commission.

(14) A representative from an equity-focused organization knowledgeable of computer science/STEM education programs.

(15) A representative from a parent organization.

(16) A representative representing school administrators and superintendents, designated by the Superintendent.

(17) A pupil enrolled in a public school.

(18) A representative from a county office of education.

(c) Representatives from the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges may be consulted by the advisory panel to provide input on the computer science strategic implementation plan.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 15, Sec. 55. Effective June 27, 2017. Inoperative July 31, 2020. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 53315.)

53311.
  

(a) On or before January 15, 2019, the computer science strategic implementation advisory panel shall submit recommendations for a computer science strategic implementation plan to the Superintendent, the state board, and the Legislature that includes, at a minimum, recommendations on all of the following:

(1) Broadening the pool of teachers to teach computer science. These recommendations may provide, among other things, for the following:

(A) Providing training and professional development for education in computer science pursuant to Section 60605.4.

(B) Creating a teacher certification pathway in computer science.

(C) Expanding scholarship eligibility and loan forgiveness programs for computer science teachers in low-income and underserved school districts and rural and urban school districts.

(2) Defining computer science education principles that meet the needs of pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.

(3) Ensuring that all pupils have access to quality computer science courses. These recommendations may provide, among other things, for the following:

(A) Scaling up computer science education coursework so that all high schools teach at least one computer science course.

(B) Providing access to computer science in both college and career pathways.

(C) Ensuring school districts have adequate broadband connectivity and infrastructure and access to hardware and software. This may include, but is not limited to, the development of grant programs that prioritize high-need school districts.

(D) Removing local policy and regulatory barriers that local educational agencies face when implementing computer science education.

(E) Increasing the participation of pupils traditionally underrepresented in computer science education.

(b) The recommendations shall be submitted to the Legislature in conformance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(c) Upon completion of the recommendations for a computer science strategic implementation plan, the computer science strategic implementation advisory panel established pursuant to Section 53310 shall cease to exist.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 15, Sec. 56. Effective June 27, 2017. Inoperative July 31, 2020. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 53315.)

53313.
  

The Superintendent shall receive the recommendations submitted by the computer science strategic implementation advisory panel pursuant to Section 53311. The Superintendent shall develop, and the state board shall consider adopting, a computer science strategic implementation plan on or before July 15, 2019. The Superintendent shall submit the plan, if adopted by the state board, to the Legislature in conformance with Section 9795 of the Government Code on or before July 15, 2019.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 15, Sec. 58. Effective June 27, 2017. Inoperative July 31, 2020. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 53315.)

53314.
  

If state or federal funds are not available or sufficient for purposes of this chapter, the computer science strategic implementation advisory panel may evaluate the process and ability to accept grants and receive donations and other financial support from public or private sources for purposes of convening the advisory panel, preparing the computer science strategic implementation plan, and ensuring that the computer science strategic implementation plan adopted by the state board is implemented.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 693, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2017. Inoperative July 31, 2020. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 53315.)

53315.
  

This chapter shall become inoperative on July 31, 2020, and, as of January 1, 2021, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 693, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Chapter 19, commencing with Section 53310.)

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