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AB 86, Section 85 (Chapter 48, Statutes of 2013)

Language from education trailer bill, Assembly Bill 86, Section 85 (Chapter 48, Statutes of 2013) of the Budget Act of 2013.

(a) (1) The sum of one billion two hundred fifty million dollars ($1,250,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for transfer to Section A of the State School Fund. The sum of six hundred twenty-five million dollars ($625,000,000) shall be transferred in July 2013 and the sum of six hundred twenty-five million dollars ($625,000,000) shall be transferred in August 2013.

(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and the state special schools use funds allocated pursuant to subdivision (b) to support the integration of academic content standards in instruction adopted pursuant to Sections 60605.8, 60605.85, 60605.10, 60605.11, and 60811.3 of the Education Code, for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, for purposes of establishing high-quality instructional programs for all pupils.

(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall apportion funds to school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and the state special schools using an equal rate per pupil based on prior year enrollment.

(c) A school district, county office of education, charter school, or state special school may encumber funds apportioned pursuant to this section at any time during the 2013–14 or 2014–15 fiscal year.

(d) A school district, county office of education, charter school, or state special school shall expend funds allocated pursuant to this section for any of the following purposes:

(1) Professional development for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessional educators or other classified employees involved in the direct instruction of pupils that is aligned to the academic content standards adopted pursuant to Sections 60605.8, 60605.11, 60605.85, and 60811.3 of the Education Code.

(2) Instructional materials aligned to the academic content standards adopted pursuant to Sections 60605.8, 60605.85, 60605.11, and 60811.3 of the Education Code, including, but not limited to, supplemental instructional materials as provided in Sections 60605.86, 60605.87, and 60605.88 of the Education Code.

(3) Integration of these academic content standards through technology-based instruction for purposes of improving the academic performance of pupils, including, but not necessarily limited to, expenditures necessary to support the administration of computer-based assessments and provide high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity for the purpose of administration of computer-based assessments.

(e) As a condition of receiving funds allocated pursuant to this section, a school district, county office of education, charter school, or state special school shall do both of the following:

(1) Develop and adopt a plan delineating how funds allocated pursuant to this section shall be spent. The plan shall be explained in a public meeting of the governing board of the school district, county board of education, or governing body of the charter school, before its adoption in a subsequent public meeting.

(2) On or before July 1, 2015, report detailed expenditure information to the State Department of Education, including, but not limited to, specific purchases made and the number of teachers, administrators, or paraprofessional educators that received professional development. The State Department of Education shall determine the format for this report.

(f) The State Department of Education shall summarize the information reported pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) and shall submit the summary to the appropriate budget subcommittees and policy committees of the Legislature and to the Department of Finance on or before January 1, 2016.

(g) Funding apportioned pursuant to this section is specifically intended to fund, and shall first be used to offset, the costs of any new programs or higher levels of service associated with implementation of the academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Sections 60605.8, 60605.85, 60605.10, 60605.11, and 60811.3 of the Education Code, including those required by this section or Article 3.8 (commencing with Section 52060) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code.

(h) Funding apportioned pursuant to this section is subject to the annual audits required by Section 41020 of the Education Code.

(i) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, of the funds appropriated by this section:

(1) One billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2012–13 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2012–13 fiscal year.

(2) Two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2013–14 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2013–14 fiscal year.

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