AB 1491 – Establishes New Rules Permitting The Reduction Of Carryover Funds Of A Consortium Member Who Is Consistently Ineffective In Providing Services That Address The Adult Education Plan

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Employers
DATE: Oct 28, 2022

Existing law establishes the Adult Education Program under the administration of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Under existing law, the amount distributed to a member of a consortium cannot be reduced unless the consortium makes specified findings related to the member for which the distribution would be reduced.

AB 1491 amends existing law by authorizing a consortium to reduce a member’s allocation by no more than the amount of the member’s carryover if the consortium makes a finding by a majority vote that the member has had excessive carryover for at least two consecutive fiscal years beginning with the 2022-2023 fiscal year, that the member has been consistently ineffective in providing services that address the needs identified in the adult education plan, and reasonable interventions have not resulted in improvements. The bill requires a consortium with carryover from one or more prior fiscal years exceeding 20 percent to submit a written expenditure plan, as specified, to the chancellor and the Superintendent. The bill also requires the Chancellor and the Superintendent to prescribe and assign technical assistance to that consortium to ensure that adequate adult education services are provided to the region in proportion to the region’s available funding for each fiscal year that a consortium has a carryover of more than 20 percent.

(AB 1491 amends Sections 84901 and 84914 to the Education Code.)

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