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Legislative Update as of 3/31/2015



  1. Sponsor



   
AB 1198   (Dababneh D) Sponsor
School facilities: California School Finance Authority: California Credit Enhancement Program.
Location: 3/26/2015 - A .  ED.
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States the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish the Credit Enhancement Program within the California School Finance Authority for purposes of providing lower cost alternatives for school facility financing through a leveraged public-private partnership program. Currently a placeholder for a Credit Enhancement Program bill. Sponsored by CCSA. (2/27/15) 
 
AB 1344   (Jones R) Sponsor
County office of education: charter schools.
Location: 3/23/2015 - A .  ED.
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Creates an appeal mechanism for charter schools that are denied zoning exemptions by their local school board. Charter schools would be able to appeal to the local County Office of Education, and to the State Board of Education. Sponsored by CCSA. (2/27/15) 
 
AB 1426   (Levine D) Sponsor
Charter schools: classroom-based instruction.
Location: 3/26/2015 - A .  ED.
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Would lower the requirement that 80% of instructional time offered by the charter school be at the charter schoolsite to 60% for purposes of calculating average daily attendance for classroom-based instruction apportionments. Would only apply to a charter school that operates a single schoolsite within the geographic jurisdiction of the authority that granted its charter and has no more than one satellite facility. Creates additional flexibility for Blended Learning schools. Sponsored by CCSA. (2/27/15) 
 


  2. Support



   
AB 839   (Allen, Travis R) Support
School accountability: local control and accountability plans: California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
Location: 3/16/2015 - A .  ED.
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Would add a representative of charter schools, appointed by the Governor, and a parent of a California public school pupil, appointed by the Joint Committee on Rules, to the governing board of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. (2/26/15) 
 
AB 943   (Allen, Travis R) Support
Charter schools: California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
Location: 3/16/2015 - A .  ED.
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Would require a contractor assigned by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to have the experience, expertise, and a record of success in working with charter schools in improving pupil outcomes. (2/26/15) 
 


  4. Oppose



   
AB 709   (Gipson D) Oppose
Charter schools.
Location: 3/16/2015 - A .  ED.
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Expressly states that a charter school is subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act, the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, and Government Code 1090. Places restrictive Conflict of Interest requirements on charter schools. (2/25/15) 
 
AB 787   (Hernández, Roger D) Oppose
Charter schools: operation: nonprofit public benefit corporations.
Location: 3/26/2015 - A .  ED.
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Spot bill on charter schools as non-profits. We expect that this bill will be amended to contain anti-charter language. (2/25/15) 
 
AB 1057   (Medina D) Oppose
Charter schools.
Location: 3/19/2015 - A .  ED.
Bill Text
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Expressly states that a charter school is subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act, the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, and Government Code 1090. Places restrictive Conflict of Interest requirements on charter schools. (2/26/15) 
 
AB 1379   (Nazarian D) Oppose
Charter schools: pupils with disabilities.
Location: 3/23/2015 - A .  ED.
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Would authorize a charter school to exempt a pupil with a moderate to severe disability from the public random drawing if the pupil is eligible for and seeks placement in a specialized program operated by the charter school that is designed for pupils with moderate to severe disabilities. Sponsored by LAUSD. We believe that the bill is unnecessary, and that authorizers and charter schools are already able to do this under current law. (2/27/15) 
 
SB 211   (Hancock D) Oppose
Charter schools: pupils no longer attending.
Location: 3/16/2015 - S .  ED.
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Would add a requirement that a charter school must also notify the superintendent of the school district in which the charter school is located whenever a pupil is expelled or dismissed. Would additionally delete the provision that made this law applicable only to pupils subject to compulsory full-time education. Places reporting mandates on charter schools. (2/11/15) 
 
SB 322   (Leno D) Oppose
Charter schools: pupils: suspension and expulsion: admissions: departures.
Location: 3/5/2015 - S .  ED.
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Requires charter schools to comply with the same suspension and expulsion laws as school districts. Reduces the amount of time from 30 to 10 days a charter school has to provide information to the school district on a pupil that was expelled or leaves a charter school. Adds "the reason for a pupil's departure" to the list of information that must be provided. Requires school districts and charter schools to collect data on teacher turnover. Removes admission requirements from charter school petition requirements. Sponsored by the California Teachers Association, the California Federation of Teachers, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Places burdensome regulations, requirements, and mandates related to suspension and expulsion on charter schools. (2/23/15) 
 
SB 329   (Mendoza D) Oppose
Charter schools: petition denials: competitive bidding.
Location: 3/26/2015 - S .  RLS.
Bill Text
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Spot bill on charter school accounting. We expect that this bill will be amended to contain anti-charter language. (2/23/15) 
 
SB 705   (Hill D) Oppose
Charter school facilities: preliminary proposal: public hearing.
Location: 3/19/2015 - S .  ED.
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Requires a school district's preliminary Proposition 39 (Facilities) proposal regarding the space to be allocated to a charter school to be disclosed at a public hearing that is conducted at a properly noticed and regularly scheduled meeting of the governing board of the school district. This would create an unnecessary extra step in the Proposition 39 process by requiring an additional public hearing. (2/27/15) 
 


  7. Watch



   
SB 739   (Pavley D) Watch
Charter schools: sited outside boundaries: report.
Location: 3/19/2015 - S .  RLS.
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Authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to study and report to the Legislature by December 31, 2016, the number of charter schools that are sited outside the boundaries of the chartering school district. This is likely a placeholder bill for more substantive legislation on this issue. (2/27/15) 
 

Total Measures: 14

Total Tracking Forms: 14



3/31/2015 8:06:05 PM

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