Bill Number SENATE SB 958
Author Michael Rubio (D‐Bakersfield) Leland Yee (D‐San Francisco/San Mateo Juan Vargas (D‐San Diego)
Subject Well‐equipped classrooms Compensation for administrators at UC and CSU California Latino Curriculum Committee
Status Passed Senate Education committee; sent to appropriations. 4/25/12 ‐ Failed in Senate Education committee Passed Senate Education committee; sent to appropriations. Scheduled for hearing before Senate appropriations committee 4/30/12
What it would do Creates inventory of what supplies are needed in each classroom In response to CSU trustees increasing executive compensation while student fees are being raised, this bill would prohibit salary increases within two years of fee hikes. Establishes commission to improve Latino history in K12 curriculum Creates California Open Education Resources Council to develop a list of the 50 most widely used college textbooks for lower division courses and require publishers to give three free copies to college library, develop review and approval process for open source materials, and establishes competitive bid process allowing faculty and publishers to apply for funds to produce 50 high quality affordable, digital open source textbooks and related materials in 2013. Creates digital open source library. (Requires passage of SB 1052).
Darrell Steinberg Affordable college (D‐Sacramento) and textbooks Elaine Alquist (D‐Santa Clara)
Darrell Steinberg Digital college (D‐Sacramento) and textbooks Elaine Alquist
Passed Senate Education committee; sent to
(D‐Santa Clara) Curren Price, Jr. (D‐Los Angeles)
appropriations. Pupils: Juvenile Scheduled for a Justice system and hearing in Senate expulsions and Appropriations suspensions committee on 4/30/12 Protecting CPEC data until successor agency found Digital format for K‐12 instructional materials Common Core standards and 8th grade math Discipline ‐ Students Passed Senate Education committee; sent to appropriations 4/25/12 Passed Senate education committee Passed Senate Education committee; sent to appropriations. Scheduled for hearing before Senate appropriations committee on 4/30/12 Scheduled for hearing before Senate appropriations committee on
Carol Liu (D‐La Cañada/ Flintridge) Mimi Walters (R‐Laguna Niguel) Loni Hancock (D‐Oakland)
Prohibits schools from refusing to enroll or readmit students who were in the juvenile justice system. Also gives expelled students more than one opportunity to demonstrate that they have completed their rehabilitation plans. Authorizes CDE to oversee data files formerly maintained by CPEC until a new agency is permanently named. Requires publishers to offer digital format for all texts and create easy online access for teachers and students. Requires the State Board of Education to adopt college and career readiness standards developed by state’s common core consortium. Also calls for review of 8th grade math standards. Requires schools with suspension rates above 25% overall or for a specific racial or ethnic group to implement a research‐based alternative to out‐of‐school suspension and expulsion. Requires petitions for new and renewal charter petitions to consider increases in academic achievement.
SB 1154 SB 1200
Darrell Steinberg (D‐Sacramento)
Elaine Alquist (D‐Santa Clara)
Carol Liu (D‐La Cañada/Flintridge)
4/30/12 4‐25‐12 – Passed Senate Education committee 4/25/12 – Failed in Senate Education Committee Scheduled for hearing before appropriations committee on 4/30/12 Passed Senate Education committee; sent to appropriations Scheduled for a hearing before appropriations committee on 5/7/12 Passed Senate Education committee; sent to appropriations Passed Senate Education
SB 1295 SB 1328
Bob Huff (D‐Diamond Bar) Kevin De León (D‐Los Angeles)
Home‐to‐school transportation College textbooks
Alan Lowenthal (D – Community Long Beach) Colleges Darrell Steinberg (D‐Sacramento) API reform
Kevin De León (D‐Los Angeles) Alex Padilla (D‐Los Angeles)
Authorizes school districts to evaluate new principals during their first and second year on the job, lets the school board determine who will conduct the evaluation and establishes criteria. Would allow school districts to place advertising on school buses and keep the revenue from those ads. Requires textbook publishers to provide faulty with a usable online dataset and platform that can compare prices of all relevant textbooks in one place so that they can make an educated choice on behalf of students. Student Success Act of 2012. Requires community colleges to start developing infrastructure for student orientation, education plans and counseling. A limit standardized test scores to no more than 40% of a high school’s API, and includes graduation rates, student readiness for college/career and other factors to the equation. Increases minimum household income to qualify for a Cal Grant to $150,000 per years. Makes it easier for school districts to remove teachers involved in sexual misconduct, drugs
Discipline ‐ Teachers
Ellen Corbett (D‐San Leandro)
committee. Sent to appropriations. Passed Senate Education committee; heads to Senate floor. Scheduled for a hearing before Assembly Appropriations on 5/2/12 Scheduled for a hearing before the Assembly Higher Ed committee on 5/1/12 Ordered to third reading on Assembly Floor.
or violence against students. Requires college textbook publishers to inform professors of the differences from previous editions and to provide them with a list of all products they offer on the same topic. Prohibits the legislature from reducing funding for home to school transportation below the amount established in the Budget Act of 2011. Creates the Middle Class Scholarship Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission. Beginning with the 2012‐13 year, UC and CSU undergrads whose family incomes are $150,000 or less and are state residents, would receive a package of financial aid covering at least 2/3 of tuition and fees. Eliminates non‐federally funded end‐of‐ course high school assessment in integrated math and integrated/coordinated science.
ASSEMBLY AB 1448 Warren Furutani (D‐Gardena)
John A. Pérez (D‐Los Angeles)
Student financial aid: Middle class scholarship program
Julia Brownley (D‐Santa Monica) Roger Hernández (D‐West Covina)
STAR Testing: Dual language immersion programs Charter Schools
Scheduled for Prohibits preferences in admissions based on hearing in Assembly the contribution of time or money. Education Committee on 5/9/12
Julia Brownley (D‐Santa Monica)
School residency requirement for Foster Children Student Fees
Ricardo Lara (D‐Bell Gardens)
Julia Brownley (D‐Santa Monica) Mike Eng (D–Alhambra) Tom Ammiano (D‐San Francisco)
Education Financing: Block Grants Community Colleges Pupil Rights: suspension or expulsion Community Colleges Recognition of Teacher Leaders
Paul Fong (D‐Mountain View) Julia Brownley (D‐Santa Monica)
Passed Assembly; Clarifies current education code to specify sent to Senate Rules that a foster child who remains in his or her for assignment. school of origin complies with residency requirements for school attendance in the district. Assembly Would prohibit school districts from charging Appropriations student fees, deposits, or other charges not Suspense File specifically authorized by law. The bill would settle a lawsuit brought by the ACLU. (Similar bill vetoed last year by Gov. Brown). In Assembly Simplifies school finance by consolidating Education categorical programs into targeted block committee grants to promote greater equality, increase local control and improve instruction. Passed Assembly Prohibits salaries of community college Higher Education chancellors from exceeding 2x highest paid committee; sent to faculty member. appropriations. Passed Assembly Allows a principal or superintendent to use Education alternatives to expulsion or suspension as committee; sent to long as they address the student’s appropriations. misbehavior. Districts must document their action. Passed Assembly Provides faculty counseling and training to Higher Education ensure that community college students have committee; sent to access to support services. appropriations Assembly Requires Commission on Teacher Appropriations Credentialing to convene advisory panel to Suspense File. explore a teacher leader career path.
Joan Buchanan (D – San Ramon)
Julia Brownley (D‐Santa Monica)
School Meals: Free or reduced priced
Scheduled for a hearing before Assembly Appropriations on 5/2/12 Assembly Appropriations Suspense File.
Starting with the 2014‐15 school year, a child will have to complete one year of kindergarten before being admitted to first grade.
Curt Hagman (R‐ Chino Hills) Julia Brownley (D‐Santa Monica)
Digital Textbooks K‐8 API: Charter School Reporting
Marty Block (D‐San Diego) Susan Bonilla (D‐Concord)
CSU and UC campus liaison Pupil Assessment
Would require schools to provide free or reduced‐price meals at all campus locations where lunch is available in order to protect low‐income students from being stigmatized and possibly not eating or eating unhealthy food. Passed assembly; Requires publishers submitting instructional sent to Senate Rules materials for adoption to make them available committee for in print and digital formats. assignment. In Assembly Makes it easier for school districts to access Appropriations student data achievement data from charter Committee. schools within their district boundaries. Permits districts to ask for alternative APIs calculated just with charter schools authorized by the district. Passed Assembly; Designate a liaison between student sent to Senate Rules protestors and campus police to ensure committee for another UC Davis incident doesn’t occur. assignment Passed Assembly Would streamline the state’s STAR testing Education program to restore instructional time, and committee, sent to bring together educators from middle and appropriations. high school and college to create better pathways from K‐12 to college.
Luis Alejo (D‐Salinas) V. Manuel Pérez (D‐Coachella) Roger Dickinson (D‐Sacramento) Marty Block (D‐San Diego)
Pupils: Expulsion or suspension. Mandatory Kindergarten Pupils: Expulsion or suspension For‐profit college disclosure
AB 2203 AB 2242
On Assembly Appropriations committee suspense file Passed Assembly Education; sent to Appropriations Passed Assembly Education; sent to Appropriations
Requires schools to disaggregate expulsion and suspension rates by race, English learner status, socioeconomic status, and gender.
Ricardo Lara (D‐Bell Gardens) V. Manuel Pérez (D‐Coachella) Warren Furutani (D–Gardena)
Pupils: Expulsion or suspension Community Colleges
Requires California children to begin school at age five. Currently compulsory education starts at age six. Revises expulsion and suspension policy so schools can no longer expel or place a student on out‐of‐school suspension for willfully defying authority. Passed Assembly Requires for‐profit private colleges to inform Higher Education prospective students where they are committee; sent to accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. appropriations. and California and, if not, what the limitations of the degrees are. Passed Assembly Requires publishers of e‐textbooks to provide Higher Education pricing tiers, offer cloud storage, make refund committee; sent to policy available, and provide digital rights appropriations. management information. Hearing postponed Limits mandatory expulsion requirement to in Assembly students caught with a gun at school. Gives Education schools more discretion on how to treat other committee misbehavior. On Assembly Would require backfilling of community Appropriations colleges if property tax revenues fall below committee suspense budgeted expectations. file