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Legislative Update as of 12/14/2017



  1. Sponsor



   
AB 950   (Rubio D) Sponsor
Charter schools.
Location: 5/26/2017 - A .  2 YEAR
Bill Text
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Current law, the Charter Schools Act of 1992, authorizes a charter school petitioner, if the governing board of a school district denies a petition for the establishment of a charter school, to submit the petition to the county board of education, and, if the county board of education denies the petition, to then submit the petition to the State Board of Education. A charter school that is granted its charter through an appeal to the state board is required to submit a petition for renewal of the charter to the governing board of the school district that initially denied the charter. This bill would instead authorize the petitioner to submit a petition for renewal to either the governing board of the school district that initially denied the charter or directly to the state board.  
 
SB 765   (Wiener D) Sponsor
School facilities: surplus real property: charter schools.
Location: 7/21/2017 - A .  2 YEAR
Bill Text
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The Charter Schools Act of 1992 provides for the establishment and operation of charter schools and provides that a charter school may operate as, or be operated by, a nonprofit public benefit corporation. Under current law, a charter school that is unable to locate within the jurisdiction of the chartering school district may, under specified circumstances, establish a site outside of the boundaries of the school district but within the county in which the school district is located. This bill would reinstate the requirement that expired on July 1, 2016, to first provide a written offer to the above-specified charter schools but would exempt from the requirement the governing board of a school district seeking to sell or lease real property it deems to be surplus property intended to be used in accordance with the Teacher Housing Act of 2016.  
 
SB 806   (Glazer D) Sponsor
Charter schools: operation: for-profit entities.
Location: 4/28/2017 - S .  2 YEAR
Bill Text
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Would require a charter school to operate as or by a nonprofit public benefit corporation or be operated by a school district or county office of education and would provide that an authority that grants a charter for the establishment of a charter school formed and organized as a nonprofit public benefit corporation is entitled to one representative on the board of directors of the nonprofit public benefit corporation.  
 


  2. Support



   
AB 1321   (Weber D) Support
Education finance: fiscal transparency.
Location: 9/1/2017 - S .  2 YEAR
Bill Text
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Would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Controller, and the Director of Finance to take actions to ensure, for purposes of transparency, that the reporting of per-pupil expenditures of federal, state, and local funds includes actual personnel expenditures and actual nonpersonnel expenditures of federal, state, and local funds, as specified, for each local educational agency and school in the state, as required by a specified provision of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. 
 


  4. Oppose



   
AB 406   (McCarty D) Oppose
Charter schools: operation.
Location: 7/21/2017 - S .  2 YEAR
Bill Text
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The Charter Schools Act of 1992 provides for the establishment and operation of a charter school and authorizes a charter school to elect to operate as, or be operated by, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, as specified. This bill, on and after January 1, 2019, would prohibit a petitioner that submits a charter petition for the establishment of a charter school or a charter school that submits a charter renewal or material revision application from operating as, or being operated by, a for-profit corporation, a for-profit educational management organization, or a for-profit charter management organization. 
 
AB 1478   (Jones-Sawyer D) Oppose
Charter schools.
Location: 6/2/2017 - A .  2 YEAR
Bill Text
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Would expressly state that charter schools and entities managing charter schools are subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act, unless the charter school is operated by an entity governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, in which case the charter school would be subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws. 
 
SB 808   (Mendoza D) Oppose
Charter schools: chartering authorities and approvals.
Location: 4/28/2017 - S .  2 YEAR
Bill Text
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Would repeal the authority of a county board of education or the State Board of Education to approve a petition to establish a charter school upon appeal and would specify that a petition to establish a charter school may only be submitted to the school district the boundaries within which the charter school would be located. Would provide that charter schools operating under a charter approved by a county board of education or the state board may continue to operate under those charters only until the date on which the charter is required to be renewed. Would allow school district authorizers to deny charter schools based on their projected financial impact to the district. (2/17/17) 
 


  5. Oppose unless amended



   
AB 1661   (Limón D) Oppose unless amended
School accountability: multiple measures accountability system.
Location: 6/2/2017 - A .  2 YEAR
Bill Text
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Would repeal the Academic Performance Index and instead require the Superintendent to develop, subject to approval by the state board, a multiple measures public school accountability system, based on the specified state priorities, for school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and individual schoolsites. The bill would require the multiple measures accountability system to be based on specified performance standards and to address the accountability requirements in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as specified. 
 

Total Measures: 8

Total Tracking Forms: 8



12/14/2017 4:47:24 PM

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