Legislation

BILLS PASSED

 

AB-288

Public schools: College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships

SUMMARY:  Authorizes the governing board of a community college district to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways partnership with the governing board of a school district with the goal of developing seamless pathways from high school to community college for career technical education or preparation for transfer, improving high school graduation rates, or helping high school pupils achieve college and career readiness. The bill would require the partnership agreement to outline the terms of the partnership, as specified, and to establish protocols for information sharing, joint facilities use, and parental consent for high school pupils to enroll in community college courses.

The bill would authorize specified high school pupils to enroll in up to 15 units per term if those units are required for these pupils’ partnership programs and specified conditions are satisfied, and would authorize a community college district to exempt special part-time and full-time students taking up to a maximum of 15 units per term from specified fee requirements. The bill would prohibit a district from receiving a state allowance or apportionment for an instructional activity for which the partnering district has been, or will be, paid an allowance or apportionment under a concurrent enrollment partnership agreement. The bill would require, for each partnership agreement entered into under the bill, the affected community college district and school district to provide an annual report, containing specified data, to the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. The bill would require the chancellor to prepare a summary report, no later than January 1, 2021, that includes an evaluation of the partnerships, as specified. The bill’s provisions would be repealed on January 1, 2022.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB288

Source: www.leginfo.ca.gov

Status: Signed into law

Status Date: 10/08/2015

AB 288 Legal Opinion  from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office: http://extranet.cccco.edu/Portals/1/Legal/Legal%20Opinions/Legal%20Opinion%2016-02%20Dual%20Enrollment%20and%20AB%20288%20%28CCAP%29.pdf

 

 

SB-2364

Public postsecondary education: community colleges: exemption from nonresident tuition

SUMMARY: Requires a community college district to exempt a special part-time student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, as defined, from paying all or parts of the fee if that student is admitted pursuant to one of additionally specified concurrent or dual enrollment programs. Because the bill would require community college districts to determine whether students qualify for exemption from nonresident tuition, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2364

Source: www.leginfo.ca.gov

Status: Signed into law

Status Date: 09/12/2016

 

 

SB-379

Early and Middle College High Schools, Dual Enrollment Students at Charter Schools

SUMMARY:  Provides legislature findings and declarations that early college high schools are innovative partnerships between charter or noncharter public secondary schools and a local community college, the California State University, or the University of California that allow pupils to earn a high school diploma and up to 2 years of college credit in 4 years or less. Requires a charter school that operates as an early college high school or middle college high school, for purposes of calculating classroom-based average daily attendance for classroom-based instruction apportionments, to offer at least 80% of the instructional time at the charter school schoolsite, and to require a pupil enrolled in grade 11 or 12 who is also enrolled in courses of the California State University, or courses of the University of California, or a pupil enrolled who is also enrolled as a special part-time student in a community college (i.e., dual enrollment student), to attend the charter school for a minimum of 50% of the minimum number of minutes of instruction the charter school is required to offer in a fiscal year.

Requires a pupil enrolled in a charter school that operates as an early college high school or middle college high school who is not enrolled in courses of the California State University or the University of California, or who is not a special part-time student in a community college, to attend the charter school for a minimum of 67% of the minimum number of minutes of instruction the charter school is required to offer in a fiscal year. Subjects these requirements to annual audits.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0351-0400/sb_379_bill_20130926_chaptered.pdf

Source: www.leginfo.ca.gov

Status: Signed into law

Status Date: 09/26/2013

 

SB-1316

CHAPTER 67

An act to amend Section 46141 of, and to add Section 46146.5 to, the Education Code, relating to school attendance.

[ Approved by Governor July 09, 2012. Filed with Secretary of State July 09, 2012. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 1316, Hancock. School attendance: early and middle college high schools.
Existing law provides that the minimum schoolday in any high school is 240 minutes, except for, among other entities, an evening high school, a regional occupational center, or a continuation high school.
This bill would also exempt an early college high school and a middle college high school from the 240-minute minimum schoolday. The bill would instead provide that a day of attendance for an early college high school pupil or middle college high school pupil is 180 minutes if the pupil is a special part-time student enrolled in a community college under specified provisions, or the pupil is in grades 11 and 12 and is also enrolled part time in classes of the California State University or the University of California. The bill would provide that a day of attendance for an early college high school pupil or middle college high school pupil who is neither a special part-time student enrolled in a community college nor enrolled part time in classes of the California State University or the University of California is 240 minutes. The bill would state findings and declarations regarding the pupils for whom an early college high school is designed and the key elements of an early college high school.

Source: www.leginfo.ca.gov

Status: Signed into law

Status Date: 07/09/2012

 


BILLS TO WATCH