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AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 27, 2011

INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Brownley

DECEMBER 6, 2010

An act to add Section 41055 to amend
Section 42238 of, to add Sections 41055 and 42238.486 to, to add
Article 5 (commencing with Section 42310) to Chapter 7 of Part 24 of
Division 3 of Title 2 of
, and to add and repeal Section 41054
of, the Education Code, relating to education finance.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 18, as amended, Brownley. School-based
Education finance: school-based
financial reporting
system.
system: Targeted Pupil Equity Grants: Quality
Instruction Grants.

Existing

(1) Existing law establishes the
public school system in this state, and, among other things, provides
for the establishment of school districts throughout the state and
for their provision of instruction at the public elementary and
secondary schools they operate and maintain. Existing law establishes
a public school funding system that includes, among other elements,
the provision of funding to local educational agencies through state
apportionments, the proceeds of property taxes collected at the local
level, and other sources.
This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction,
on or before December 1, 2012, to make recommendations to the
Legislature and the Governor regarding prescribed topics relating to
the statutory and regulatory changes that would be necessary to
support the development, implementation, and use of comprehensive
school-level financial data. These provisions would be repealed on
December 1, 2015. The bill would require the Superintendent, on or
before July 1, 2012, to make all ministerial changes that are
necessary to support the future reporting of school-level financial
data by local educational agencies, as specified. The bill also would
require the Superintendent, on or before July 1, 2012, and annually
thereafter, to notify the superintendent of each school district and
county office of education, and the administrator of each charter
school, of specified items relating to tracking and reporting
school-level financial data.
(2) Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to
determine a revenue limit for each school district in the county
pursuant to a specified formula based on the base revenue limit of
the school district for the prior year, adjusted for inflation, and
based on the average daily attendance for the entire school district.

This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction,
commencing with the 2015-16 fiscal year and each fiscal year
thereafter, to compute an add-on to the revenue limit of each school
district in accordance with a formula based on the average daily
attendance of each school district, and the amount of funding
provided by specified items of the annual Budget Act, for the 2014-15
fiscal year.

(3) Existing law establishes various public education programs
pursuant to which funds are allocated by the state to local
educational agencies.

This bill would establish the Targeted Pupil Equity Grant,
pursuant to which, commencing with the 2015-16 fiscal year and each
fiscal year thereafter, the Superintendent of Public Instruction
would apportion supplemental funds to school districts and charter
schools, in accordance with a prescribed formula, for any educational
purpose that provides instruction or support services to English
learners and low-income pupils, with the goal of improving the
academic performance or workforce preparation of those pupils.


This bill would also establish the Quality Instruction Grant,
pursuant to which, commencing with the 2015-16 fiscal year and each
fiscal year thereafter, the Superintendent would apportion funds to
school districts and charter schools, in accordance with a prescribed
formula, for any of several specified purposes, including the
reduction of class sizes, the provision of professional development
training to school personnel, the provision of leadership coaching
and individualized support to schoolsite staff, the provision of
mentoring or coaching in order to support beginning teachers, the
establishment of teacher recruitment programs that provide
professional development assistance to paraprofessionals in order for
them to obtain teaching credentials, the establishment of intern
programs to provide an alternative route for individuals to obtain
teaching credentials, and the provision of support for beginning
teacher support and assessment.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. (a) The Legislature finds and
declares all of the following:
(a)

(1) The 22 studies of the Getting Down to Facts Project
and the Governor's Committee on Education Excellence were consistent
in their conclusions that California's current education finance
system is overly complex, irrational, and burdensome, and is in need
of a long-term plan for comprehensive reform.
(b)

(2) The complexity of the current system poses a major
obstacle to transparency and effectiveness. It is almost impossible
to determine how much revenue each school district receives or how
those revenues are spent, let alone to report this information to
local communities, stakeholders, and the state.
(c)

(3) The current system is not logical, with district
revenues that are largely a historical artifact of spending in the
1970s combined with a confusing, bureaucratic, report-driven, and
burdensome system of categorical programs. Disparities in school and
school district revenues are substantial and are not
aligned to pupil or educator needs.
(d)

(4) The system places substantial restrictions on the
use of resources by schools and school districts, creating
high compliance costs and making it difficult for local educators to
respond to the needs of their pupils. Fewer paperwork requirements
and more flexibility in allocating resources are cited by school
principals as two of the most important factors in improving pupil
outcomes.
(e) Many schools and

(5) Many schools and school
districts lack the proper tools or capacity to ensure that money is
spent on the most effective programs and practices. Research
consistently finds that successful schools use data to inform
teaching practices and innovation. However, California schools and
school districts vary widely in their use of data and in
their capacity to use data to improve pupil performance.
(f)

(6) Ensuring that money is spent efficiently and
effectively requires a complete understanding of how money is
allocated by school districts and spent within schools. However,
California does not collect financial data that is useful for
determining the effectiveness of resources at the state, school
district, or school levels.
(g)

(7) California is currently facing lawsuits which claim
that the state's system for funding public education is deficient.
One lawsuit claims that the system is unconstitutional in that it
fails to provide all pupils with equal access to the required
educational program, while a second lawsuit seeks to have the state
take the individual educational needs of each pupil into
consideration when it makes funding decisions pursuant to the system.

(h)

(b) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to
do all of the following:
(1) Build on previous research and recommendations to produce a
comprehensive plan for finance reform to support pupil achievement,
with specific consideration given to the interactions of incentives
in school finance formulas.
(2) Establish simpler pupil-based formulas for allocating funding
to each local educational agency that provide base funding along with
an amount that is tied to the specific needs of the pupils in the
local educational agency and the costs of educating those pupils.
(3) Make the allocation of funding more rational and equitable so
that the revenues received by each local educational agency reflect
the actual cost of educating pupils with varying needs in varying
environments, so that all pupils are prepared, at the end of their
elementary and secondary education, for college, careers, and
successful participation in our democratic institutions, no matter
where they live or what their economic, racial, or ethnic background
may be.
(4) Support accountability and local flexibility by increasing the
transparency of state funding mechanisms and of expenditure
decisions at the local level, and by facilitating the equitable
allocation of funds across schools within each school district in a
manner that reflects the specific needs of the pupils in those
schools and the costs of educating those pupils.
(5) Improve the reporting of financial data so that programmatic
investments can be linked to programs that increase pupil
achievement.
(6) Support continuous improvement by requiring periodic review of
the school finance system and of local resource decisions.
(7) Hold local educational agencies harmless, and transition to
the new system gradually, as new moneys become available.
SEC. 2. Section 41054 is added to the Education Code, to read:
41054. (a) On or before December 1, 2012, the Superintendent
shall make recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor
concerning statutory and regulatory changes that would be necessary
to support the development, implementation, and use of comprehensive
school-level financial data that would be used to produce all of the
following:
(1) Simple to use, transparent, and informative school-level
financial reports showing both the source of school-level revenue and
the expenditures made by each school.
(2) In-depth analyses of school-level financial data ,
including, but not necessarily limited to, analyses by fund source,
function, program, and object.
(3) Comparisons of financial data across schools, both within the
district and outside of the district, and over time.
(4) Linkages between school-level financial, demographic,
programmatic, and academic achievement data so as to facilitate
program and policy evaluation.
(5) A comprehensive means for the education community,
policymakers, researchers, and the public to easily access
information about all aspects of the performance of each school in
the state.
(b) The Superintendent's recommendations made pursuant to
subdivision (a) shall focus on all changes that are necessary to
support the future reporting of school-level financial data by local
educational agencies and to support the comprehensive uses described
in subdivision (a). These recommendations shall address, but not
necessarily be limited to , all of the following :
(1) Modifications to the School Accountability Report Card.
(2) Changes to existing data collections or the implementation of
new data collections.
(3) Changes to the state's Education Information System,
especially to facilitate the linking of school financial,
demographic, and pupil program data.
(4) Changes to the state's hardware and software support or
capacity, or other information technology needs that would be
necessary to support publicly available school-level data analysis
and evaluative tools, as well as publicly available school-level
reports.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Superintendent,
in making the recommendations pursuant to this section, shall do both
of the following:
(1) Build upon previous research, reports, evaluations, audits,
and studies.
(2) Develop the recommendations in consultation with policymakers,
members of the education community, members of the public, and other
stakeholders.
(d) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this
section is repealed on December 1, 2015.
SEC. 3. Section 41055 is added to the Education Code, to read:
41055. (a) On or before July 1, 2012, the Superintendent shall
make all ministerial changes that are necessary to support the future
reporting of school-level financial data reporting by local
educational agencies. These changes shall include, but are not
limited to, all of the following:
(1) Modifications to the standardized account code structure.
(2) Modifications to the California School Accounting Manual.
(3) Modifications to financial regulations imposed upon or other
instructions provided to school districts, county offices of
education, or charter schools.
(b) On or before July 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, the
Superintendent shall notify the superintendent of each school
district and county office of education, and the administrator of
each charter school, of both of the following:
(1) The capacity for the tracking and reporting of school-level
financial data using the standardized account code structure
developed by the department and used for the purpose of financial
accounting and reporting in public schools and districts.
(2) Directions for using the standardized account code structure
to track and report school-level financial data.
(c) The notification made pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be
updated as necessary each year to include any changes that result
from the recommendations made by the Superintendent pursuant to
Section 41054, and any ministerial changes made by the Superintendent
pursuant to subdivision (a).
SEC. 4. Section 42238 of the Education
Code
is amended to read:
42238. (a) For the 1984-85 fiscal year and each fiscal year
thereafter, the county superintendent of schools shall determine a
revenue limit for each school district in the county pursuant to this
section.
(b) The base revenue limit for a fiscal year shall be determined
by adding to the base revenue limit for the prior fiscal year the
following amounts:
(1) The inflation adjustment specified in Section 42238.1.
(2) For the 1995-96 fiscal year, the equalization adjustment
specified in Section 42238.4.
(3) For the 1996-97 fiscal year, the equalization adjustments
specified in Sections 42238.41, 42238.42, and 42238.43.
(4) For the 1985-86 fiscal year, the amount per unit of average
daily attendance received in the 1984-85 fiscal year pursuant to
Section 42238.7.
(5) For the 1985-86, 1986-87, and 1987-88 fiscal years, the amount
per unit of average daily attendance received in the prior fiscal
year pursuant to Section 42238.8.
(6) For the 2004-05 fiscal year, the equalization adjustment
specified in Section 42238.44.
(7) For the 2006-07 fiscal year, the equalization adjustment
specified in Section 42238.48.
(8) For the 2011-12 fiscal year, the equalization adjustment
specified in Section 42238.49.
(c) (1) (A) For the 2010-11 fiscal year, the Superintendent shall
compute an add-on for each school district by adding the inflation
adjustment specified in Section 42238.1 to the adjustment specified
in Section 42238.485.
(B) For the 2011-12 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter,
the Superintendent shall compute an add-on for each school district
by adding the inflation adjustment specified in Section 42238.1 to
the amount computed pursuant to this paragraph for the prior fiscal
year.
(2) Commencing with the 2010-11 fiscal year, the Superintendent
shall compute an add-on for each school district by dividing each
school district's fiscal year average daily attendance computed
pursuant to Section 42238.5 by the total adjustments in funding for
each district made for the 2007-08 fiscal year pursuant to Section
42238.22 as it read on January 1, 2009.
(3) Commencing with the 2015-16 fiscal year and each fiscal year
thereafter, the Superintendent shall compute an add-on for each
school district pursuant to Section 42238.486.

(d) The sum of the base revenue limit computed pursuant to
subdivision (b) and the add-on add-ons
computed pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be multiplied by the
district average daily attendance computed pursuant to Section
42238.5.
(e) For districts electing to compute units of average daily
attendance pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section
42238.5, the amount computed pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with
Section 42280) shall be added to the amount computed in subdivision
(c) or (d), as appropriate.
(f) For the 1984-85 fiscal year only, the county superintendent
shall reduce the total revenue limit computed in this section by the
amount of the decreased employer contributions to the Public
Employees' Retirement System resulting from enactment of Chapter 330
of the Statutes of 1982, offset by any increase in those
contributions, as of the 1983-84 fiscal year, resulting from
subsequent changes in employer contribution rates.
(g) The reduction required by subdivision (f) shall be calculated
as follows:
(1) Determine the amount of employer contributions that would have
been made in the 1983-84 fiscal year if the applicable Public
Employees' Retirement System employer contribution rate in effect
immediately prior to the enactment of Chapter 330 of the Statutes of
1982 was in effect during the 1983-84 fiscal year.
(2) Subtract from the amount determined in paragraph (1) the
greater of subparagraph (A) or (B):
(A) The amount of employer contributions that would have been made
in the 1983-84 fiscal year if the applicable Public Employees'
Retirement System employer contribution rate in effect immediately
after the enactment of Chapter 330 of the Statutes of 1982 was in
effect during the 1983-84 fiscal year.
(B) The actual amount of employer contributions made to the Public
Employees' Retirement System in the 1983-84 fiscal year.
(3) For purposes of this subdivision, employer contributions to
the Public Employees' Retirement System for either of the following
shall be excluded from the calculation specified above:
(A) Positions supported totally by federal funds that were subject
to supplanting restrictions.
(B) Positions supported, to the extent of employer contributions
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) by a single
educational agency, from a revenue source determined on the basis of
equity to be properly excludable from the provisions of this
subdivision by the Superintendent with the approval of the Director
of Finance.
(4) For accounting purposes, the reduction made by this
subdivision may be reflected as an expenditure from appropriate
sources of revenue as directed by the Superintendent.
(h) The Superintendent shall apportion to each school district the
amount determined in this section less the sum of:
(1) The district's property tax revenue received pursuant to
Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 75) and Chapter 6 (commencing
with Section 95) of Part 0.5 of Division 1 of the Revenue and
Taxation Code.
(2) The amount, if any, received pursuant to Part 18.5 (commencing
with Section 38101) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(3) The amount, if any, received pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing
with Section 16140) of Part 1 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the
Government Code.
(4) Prior years' taxes and taxes on the unsecured roll.
(5) Fifty percent of the amount received pursuant to Section
41603.
(6) The amount, if any, received pursuant to the Community
Redevelopment Law (Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000) of Division
24 of the Health and Safety Code), except for any amount received
pursuant to Section 33401 or 33676 of the Health and Safety Code that
is used for land acquisition, facility construction, reconstruction,
or remodeling, or deferred maintenance, except for any amount
received pursuant to Section 33492.15 of, paragraph (4) of
subdivision (a) of Section 33607.5 of, or Section 33607.7 of, the
Health and Safety Code that is allocated exclusively for educational
facilities.
(7) For a unified school district, other than a unified school
district that has converted all of its schools to charter status
pursuant to Section 47606, the amount of statewide average
general-purpose funding per unit of average daily attendance received
by school districts for each of four grade level ranges, as computed
by the department pursuant to Section 47633, multiplied by the
average daily attendance, in corresponding grade level ranges, of any
pupils who attend charter schools funded pursuant to Chapter 6
(commencing with Section 47630) of Part 26.8 of Division 4 for which
the district is the sponsoring local educational agency, as defined
in Section 47632, and who reside in and would otherwise have been
eligible to attend a noncharter school of the district.
(i) A transfer of pupils of grades 7 and 8 between an elementary
school district and a high school district shall not result in the
receiving district receiving a revenue limit apportionment for those
pupils that exceeds 105 percent of the statewide average revenue
limit for the type and size of the receiving school district.
SEC. 5. Section 42238.486 is added to the
Education Code , to read:
42238.486. (a) For the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Superintendent
shall calculate a per pupil funding amount for each school district
by dividing the average daily attendance as determined for the
2014-15 fiscal year pursuant to Section 42238.5, into the sum of the
following amounts:
(1) Funding provided pursuant to Items 6110-108-0001,
6110-122-0001, 6110-124-0001, 6110-181-0001, 6110-187-0001,
6110-188-0001, 6110-189-0001, 6110-190-0001, 6110-198-0001,
6110-204-0001, 6110-208-0001, 6110-209-0001, 6110-228-0001,
6110-232-0001, 6110-240-0001, 6110-243-0001, 6110-247-0001,
6110-248-0001, 6110-265-0001, and 6110-268-0001 of Section 2.00 of
the annual Budget Act as those items are funded for the 2014-15
fiscal year.
(2) Funding provided pursuant to Schedule (1) of Item
6110-156-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act as that item
is funded for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
(3) That portion of the funding provided pursuant to Item
6110-111-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act as that item
is funded for the 2014-15 fiscal year, that is not apportioned to
each school district by the Superintendent pursuant to Section
41851.5.
(4) The average adjustment made to revenue limits pursuant to
Section 42238.12 over the preceding 15 years as calculated by the
Superintendent as follows:
(A) For each of the 2000-01 to 2014-15 fiscal years, inclusive,
calculate a per pupil amount by dividing the total additional revenue
received pursuant to Section 42238.12 by average daily attendance
calculated pursuant to Section 42238.5 for that fiscal year.
(B) Calculate a 15-year average per pupil amount by dividing the
sum of the amounts calculated in subparagraph (A) by 15.
(C) Multiply the amount calculated in subparagraph (B) by the
average daily attendance for the 2014-15 fiscal year as calculated
pursuant to Section 42238.5.
(5) The average adjustment made to revenue limits pursuant to
Section 42241.7 over the preceding 15 years as calculated by the
Superintendent as follows:
(A) For each of the 2000-01 to 2014-15 fiscal years, inclusive,
calculate a per pupil amount by dividing the total additional revenue
received pursuant to Section 42241.7 by the average daily attendance
calculated pursuant to Section 42238.5 for that fiscal year.
(B) Calculate a 15-year average per pupil amount by dividing the
sum of the amounts calculated in subparagraph (A) by 15.
(C) Multiply the amount calculated in subparagraph (B) by the
average daily attendance for the 2014-15 fiscal year as calculated
pursuant to Section 42238.5.
(b) For the 2016-17 fiscal year and every fiscal year thereafter,
the per pupil funding amount for each district shall be calculated to
be the amount calculated pursuant to this section for the prior
fiscal year.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts use
the funds provided in this add-on, in conjunction with other base
funding provided to school districts, for any educational purpose
necessary to maintain and improve the educational services provided
to all pupils in the district.
(d) Any instructional materials purchased by a local educational
agency shall be the materials adopted by the state board for
kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, and for grades 9 to 12,
inclusive, the materials purchased shall be aligned with state
standards as defined in Section 60605, and shall also meet the
reporting and sufficiency requirements contained in Section 60119.
(e) For purposes of this section, "sufficiency" means that each
pupil has sufficient textbooks and instructional materials in the
four core areas as defined in Section 60119 and that all pupils
within the local educational agency who are enrolled in the same
course shall have identical textbooks and instructional materials, as
specified in Section 1240.3.
(f) A school district that received funding under Item
6110-198-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act for the
2014-15 fiscal year and operates the child care component of the
Cal-SAFE program shall comply with paragraphs (5) and (6) of
subdivision (c) of Section 54746.
(g) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize a
school district that receives funding on behalf of a charter school
pursuant to Section 47651 to redirect this funding for another
purpose unless otherwise authorized in law or pursuant to an
agreement between a charter school and its chartering authority.

SEC. 6. Article 5 (commencing with Section 42310)
is added to Chapter 7 of Part 24 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the
Education Code , to read:

Article 5. Targeted Pupil Equity Grants and Quality
Instruction Grants


42310. (a) The Targeted Pupil Equity Grant is hereby established.

(b) Commencing with the 2015-16 fiscal year and for each fiscal
year thereafter, the Superintendent shall apportion Targeted Pupil
Equity Grant funds to each school district and charter school for the
purposes specified in subdivision (c), based on a per pupil funding
amount calculated pursuant to subdivision (d) multiplied by the sum
of the count of English learners determined pursuant to subdivision
(b) of Section 54023 and the count of economically disadvantaged
pupils as determined pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 54023,
for that school district or charter school in that fiscal year.
(c) Unless otherwise prohibited under federal law or otherwise
specified in this section, school districts and charter schools shall
use funding received pursuant to subdivision (b), as a supplement to
funds otherwise provided for these pupils, for any educational
purpose that provides instruction or support services to English
learners and low-income pupils, with the goal of improving the
academic performance or workforce preparation of those pupils.
(d) (1) For the 2015-16 fiscal year, the per pupil funding amount
for each school district and charter school shall be calculated by
dividing the sum of the count of English learners determined pursuant
to subdivision (b) of Section 54023 for the 2014-15 fiscal year and
the count of economically disadvantaged pupils as determined pursuant
to subdivision (a) of Section 54023 for the 2014-15 fiscal year,
into the sum of the following amounts:
(A) Funding provided pursuant to Items 6110-104-0001,
6110-128-0001, 6110-150-0001, 6110-227-0001, and 6110-246-0001 of
Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act as those items are funded for
the 2014-15 fiscal year.
(B) Funding provided pursuant to Schedules (2) and (3) of Item
6110-156-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act as that item
is funded for the 2014-15 fiscal year, to the extent that Schedules
(2) and (3) of that item provide funding for instruction of
CalWORKs-eligible pupils.
(C) The amount provided pursuant to Items 6110-211-0001 and
6110-212-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act as that item
is funded for the 2014-15 fiscal year, multiplied by the ratio of the
total amounts appropriated in the 2014-15 fiscal year pursuant to
the Items listed in subparagraph (A) to the total amounts
appropriated in the 2014-15 fiscal year pursuant to the items
providing funding to all other programs included in the Charter
School Categorical Block Grant.
(2) For the 2016-17 fiscal year and every fiscal year thereafter,
the per pupil funding amount for each school district and charter
school shall be calculated to be the amount calculated pursuant to
this subdivision for the prior fiscal year.
(e) It is the intent of the Legislature to:
(1) Provide an inflation adjustment to the per pupil amount
calculated pursuant to subdivision (d) in any fiscal year in which
funds are available for that purpose.
(2) Provide an equalization adjustment to the per pupil amount
calculated pursuant to subdivision (d) in any fiscal year in which
funds are available for that purpose.
(3) Use the Targeted Pupil Equity Grant, in conjunction with
funding provided to school districts and charter schools for all
pupils, to appropriately weight educational funding so as to provide
additional resources for the instruction of English learners and
low-income pupils and to enable school districts and charter schools
to direct resources toward improving the academic performance of
those pupils.
(f) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize a
school district that receives funding on behalf of a charter school
pursuant to Section 47651 to redirect this funding for another
purpose unless otherwise authorized in law or pursuant to an
agreement between a charter school and its chartering authority.
42315. (a) The Quality Instruction Grant is hereby established.
(b) Commencing with the 2015-16 fiscal year and for each fiscal
year thereafter, the Superintendent shall apportion Quality
Instruction Grant funds to each school district and charter school
for the purposes
specified in subdivision (c), based on a per pupil funding amount
calculated pursuant to subdivision (d) multiplied by the average
daily attendance as determined at the second principal apportionment
for that school district or charter school in that fiscal year.
(c) Unless otherwise prohibited under federal law or otherwise
specified in this section, school districts and charter schools shall
use funding received pursuant to subdivision (b), for any of the
following purposes:
(1) To reduce class sizes.
(2) To provide professional development training to teachers,
administrators, and staff on any of the following areas:
(A) The state academic content standards adopted by the state
board pursuant to Section 60605.8.
(B) The curriculum frameworks adopted by the state board pursuant
to Section 60200.
(C) The English language development standards adopted by the
state board pursuant to Section 60811.
(3) To provide leadership coaching and individualized support to
schoolsite staff and administrators in order to support staff in
becoming instructional leaders and administrators.
(4) To provide teacher, administrator, and staff mentoring or
coaching in order to support beginning teachers with the goal of
increasing academic achievement.
(5) To establish teacher recruitment programs that provide
professional development assistance to paraprofessionals in order for
them to obtain a teaching credential.
(6) To establish intern programs to provide an alternative route
for individuals to obtain a teaching credential.
(7) To provide support for beginning teacher support and
assessment.
(d) (1) For the 2015-16 fiscal year, the per pupil funding amount
for each school district and charter school shall be calculated by
dividing the average daily attendance as determined at the 2014-15
second principal apportionment, into the sum of the following
amounts:
(A) Funding provided pursuant to Items 6110-137-0001,
6110-144-0001, 6110-234-0001, 6110-244-0001, 6110-245-0001,
6110-260-0001, and 6110-267-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget
Act as those items are funded for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
(B) Funding provided pursuant to Schedules (1) and (2) of Item
6110-193-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act as that item
is funded for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
(C) Funding provided pursuant to Item 6110-195-0001 of Section
2.00 of the annual Budget Act as that item is funded for the 2014-15
fiscal year, excluding any funds necessary to fund awards for
teachers that have previously met the requirements necessary to
obtain these awards, until the award is paid in full.
(2) For the 2016-17 fiscal year and every fiscal year thereafter,
the per pupil funding amount for each school district and charter
school shall be calculated to be the amount calculated pursuant to
this subdivision for the prior fiscal year.
(e) It is the intent of the Legislature to do all of the
following:
(1) Provide an inflation adjustment to the per pupil amount
calculated pursuant to subdivision (d) in any fiscal year in which
funds are available for that purpose.
(2) Provide an equalization adjustment to the per pupil amount
calculated pursuant to subdivision (d) in any fiscal year in which
funds are available for that purpose.
(3) Enable school districts and charter schools to use the Quality
Instruction Grant, in conjunction with other base funding provided
to school districts and charter schools, to maintain and improve high
quality instruction in all classrooms and to enable school districts
and charter schools to direct resources toward improving the
academic performance of all pupils by supporting teaching and
instructional leadership.
(f) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize a
school district that receives funding on behalf of a charter school
pursuant to Section 47651 to redirect this funding for another
purpose unless otherwise authorized in law or pursuant to an
agreement between a charter school and its chartering authority.