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SB 4

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2009-2010, 5th Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 15, 2009
  • Passed Senate Dec 17, 2009
  • Passed Assembly Jan 05, 2010
  • Governor

Public schools: Race to the Top.

Abstract

(1) Existing law requires each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years not otherwise exempted to attend the public full-time day school or continuation school or classes in the school district in which his or her parent or guardian is a resident. Existing law authorizes 2 school districts to enter into an agreement that allows pupils to transfer between the 2 districts. This bill would establish the Open Enrollment Act to enable pupils residing in the state to attend public schools in school districts other than their school district of residence, as defined. The bill would authorize the parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in a low-achieving school, as defined, to submit an application for the pupil to attend a school in a school district of enrollment, as defined. The bill would authorize a school district of enrollment, as defined, to adopt specific, written standards for acceptance and rejection of applications for enrollment, subject to specified conditions and a specified priority scheme for applicants. Within 60 days of receiving an application for enrollment, the bill would require a school district of enrollment to notify the applicant parent or guardian and the school district of residence, as defined, in writing whether the application has been accepted or rejected and, if an application is rejected, state in the notification the reasons for the rejection. The bill would require the State Board of Education to adopt emergency regulations to implement these provisions. The bill would require the Superintendent to contract for an independent evaluation of the program using federal funds appropriated for that purpose and to provide a final evaluation report to the Legislature, the Governor, and the state board on or before October 1, 2014. By requiring school districts to perform additional duties regarding the enrollment of nonresident pupils, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2) The federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) , provides $4.3 billion for the State Incentive Grant Fund (Race to the Top Fund) , which is a competitive grant program designed to encourage and reward states that are implementing specified educational objectives. The ARRA requires a governor to apply on behalf of a state seeking a Race to the Top grant, and requires the application to include specified information. The United States Secretary of Education has issued regulations and guidelines regarding state eligibility under the Race to the Top program. This bill would require a local educational agency to implement one of several specified reforms for any other school which, after one full school year, is subject to corrective action pursuant to a specified provision of federal law and continues to fail to make adequate yearly progress, and have an Academic Performance Index score of less than 800, and where at least12 of the parents or legal guardians of pupils attending the school, or a combination of at least12 of the parents or legal guardians of pupils attending the school and the elementary or middle schools that normally matriculate into a middle or high school, as applicable, sign a petition requesting the local educational agency to implement one of the alternative governance arrangements, unless the local educational agency makes a finding in writing why it cannot implement the recommended arrangement and instead designates in writing which of the other alternative governance arrangements it will implement in the subsequent school year. The bill would require the local educational agency to notify the Superintendent and the state board if it decides to implement a different alternative governance option. The bill would limit this procedure to no more than 75 schools. (3) 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. (4) The bill would provide that it would become operative only if SB 1 of the 5th Extraordinary Session is also enacted and becomes operative.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Gloria Romero

  • Democratic
Author

Elaine Alquist

  • Democratic
Author

Bob Huff

  • Republican
Author

Mark Wyland

  • Republican
Author

Votes


Actions


Jan 07, 2010

California State Legislature

(Corrected January 6.)

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 3, Statutes of 2009-10 Fifth Extraordinary Session.

California State Legislature

Approved by Governor.

California State Legislature

Enrolled. To Governor at 9:30 a.m.

Jan 06, 2010

Senate

From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 8. Noes 3. Page 43.)

Senate

Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 23. Noes 11. Page 41.) To enrollment.

Senate

From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. But first re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1. Page 43.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jan 05, 2010

Assembly

(Ayes 59. Noes 0. Page 63.)

Assembly

From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 4.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 4.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Assembly

(Heard in committee on January 5.)

Assembly

Art. IV, Sec. 8(b), of Constitution dispensed with.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 4.)

Assembly

Read second time.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 41. Noes 27. Page 66.) To Senate.

Senate

In Senate. To unfinished business.

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10.

Senate

From committee: Pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10, be re-referred to Coms. on ED. and APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 38.) Re-referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Coms. on ED. and APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 38.) Re-referred to Com. on ED.

Jan 04, 2010

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Assembly

To Coms. on ED. and APPR.

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on ED.

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on ED.

Dec 17, 2009

Senate

From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 34.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 34.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 7. Page 33.) To Assembly.

Senate

Read second time.

Senate

Art. IV, Sec. 8(b), of Constitution dispensed with.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 8. Noes 3. Page 34.)

Senate

(Ayes 28. Noes 0. Page 32.)

Senate

Amended.

Dec 15, 2009

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on ED.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB4 HTML
12/15/09 - Introduced PDF
12/17/09 - Amended Senate PDF
01/04/10 - Amended Assembly PDF
01/06/10 - Enrolled PDF
01/07/10 - Chaptered PDF

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