July 2019

K-12 Education

New Workload and Funding for the California Department of Education

Various Fund Sources (In Thousands)

Workload Change Positions Amounta Duration
Establish coordinator position for state activities related to computer science. Pursuant to Chapter 23 of 2019 (AB 74, Ting). 1 $1,000 Year 1 of 4
Fund Instructional Quality Commission to update curriculum frameworks for visual and performing arts, world languages, and mathematics. Also fund the development of a model curriculum in ethnic studies. Pursuant to Chapter 647 of 2016 (AB 2862, O'Donnell), Chapter 643 of 2016 (AB 2290, Santiago), and Chapter 327 of 2016 (AB 2016, Alejo). -- 492 One time
Provide technical assistance to districts identified as having poor outcomes for students with disabilities based on either the new School Dashboard or a revised federal formula for monitoring district compliance with special education law. 3 452 Ongoing
Monitor SBE-authorized charter schools in 2019-20 and 2020-21. 2 284 Year 1 of 2
Support implementation of the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program and the K-12 component of the Strong Workforce Program. 2 275 Ongoing
Make permanent two temporary positions used to support the development and implementation of state and federal accountability systems. 2 271 Ongoing
Perform certification and monitoring of nonpublic schools providing special education and/or other services. Supported by fees from nonpublic schools. 2 244 Ongoing
Hire additional staff to coordinate services for homeless youth. Supported by federal McKinney-Vento funds. 1.5 207 Ongoing
Provide administrative support to the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy. Pursuant to Chapter 23 of 2019 (AB 74, Ting). Supported by federal ESSA Title II funds. 1 150 Ongoing
Provide technical assistance to county offices of education in developing local inter-agency plans for the care of foster youth. Pursuant to Chapter 815 of 2018 (AB 2083, Cooley). 1 142 Ongoing
Review, approve, and provide technical assistance regarding district plans for providing behavioral restraints to students in danger of harming themselves or others. Pursuant to Chapter 998 of 2018 (AB 2657, Weber). Supported by federal IDEA funds. 1 138 Ongoing
Provide one additional position to review the waivers districts submit when they experience a reduction in student attendance or loss of instructional days due to natural disasters or other emergencies. 1 105 Ongoing
Develop best practices for reviewing and approving school safety plans and post these on CDE's website. Pursuant to Chapter 806 of 2018 (AB 1747, Rodriguez). -- 53 One time
Total 17.5 $3,813  
a Unless otherwise specified, funding is non-Proposition 98 General Fund.
ESSA = Every Student Succeeds Act. IDEA = Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.