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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 7. COMMUNITY COLLEGES [70900 - 88922]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 48. COMMUNITY COLLEGES, EDUCATION PROGRAMS [78015 - 79500]

  ( Part 48 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. Adult Schools [78401 - 78402]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [78401 - 78402]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

78401.
  

(a) The governing board of any community college district shall have power with the approval of the board of governors to establish and maintain classes for adults for the purpose of providing instruction in civic, vocational, literacy, health, homemaking, technical and general education.

(b) Classes for adults shall conform to any course of study and graduation requirements otherwise imposed by law or under the authority of law.

(c) Classes for adults shall be open for the admission of adults and of any minors who, in the judgment of the governing board, may be qualified for admission thereto.

(d) The board of governors shall establish standards, including standards of attendance, curriculum, administration, and guidance and counseling service for classes for adults as a basis for the several apportionments of state funds provided herein for the support of these classes.

(e) The governing board of any community college district maintaining an adult school shall prescribe the requirements for the granting of diplomas.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 488.)

78402.
  

(a) The chancellor’s office, in conjunction with the department, as part of the report and recommendations required pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 84830, shall jointly develop and issue assessment policy recommendations regarding assessments to be used by school districts and community college districts for purposes of placement in adult education courses offered pursuant to Section 84830 and paragraphs (2) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 84757.

(b) The department and the chancellor’s office, as a part of the report and recommendations required pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 84830, shall jointly develop and issue policy recommendations to the Legislature regarding a comprehensive accountability system for adult education courses offered pursuant to Section 84830 and paragraphs (2) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 84757. The department and the chancellor’s office shall develop recommendations for all adult education-funded providers for assessment, evaluation, and data collection to document participant outcomes and placement, and other performance measures they deem appropriate. Accountability measures may include receipt of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, placement in a postsecondary educational institution, training, and employment. All funded programs shall be required to annually submit demographic and other student-level outcome information to the department or the chancellor’s office, as appropriate.

(c) The chancellor’s office, in conjunction with the department, and as a part of the report and recommendations required pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 84830, shall coordinate and issue both of the following:

(1) Recommendations, including recommendations as to whether or not fees should be assessed, and fee policy guidelines to be used by school districts and community college districts regarding the authority to charge fees for courses offered pursuant to Section 84830. With respect to these recommendations and guidelines, it is the intent of the Legislature that:

(A) Registration and course fees should be equivalent across all programs.

(B) Fees should not generate income beyond the cost of providing the courses.

(C) Fees should not create a barrier to student access to adult education programs.

(2) Recommendations and policy guidelines regarding the use of a single student identifier to be used by school districts and community college districts for purposes of developing a comprehensive accountability system pursuant to the requirements of Section 84830.

(d) As used in this section, “department” means the State Department of Education.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 545, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2015.)

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