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AB 1777 – Provides For The Development Of Two Extended School Year Programs To Serve Migrant Students
AB 1777 commencing on January 1, 2024, authorizes up to two local educational agencies to provide an extended school year program to migrant pupils to mitigate the loss of instruction time due to family movement related to migratory agricultural employment. The extended school year program must be provided to migrant pupils who enroll in kindergarten, including transitional kindergarten, or any of the grades 1 to 6 on or after March 1 of the school year and depart on or after December 1 of the next school year. If more than two local educational agencies request authorization, the State Board of Education is required to develop a process to determine the two local educational agencies that will be authorized based on the ability of each local educational agency to provide a high-quality extended school year program consistent with this section.
The authorized local educational agency may receive average daily attendance funding for those migratory pupils enrolled in the extended learning program and whose program meets the following requirements:
- Enrollment is limited to migratory pupils who, due to family movement related to migratory agriculture employment, are enrolled in kindergarten, including transitional kindergarten, or any grades 1 to 6, inclusive, on or after March 1 of the school year and depart on or before December 1 of the next school year.
- The days of attendance are the same length of time as the school day for pupils of the same grade level attending summer school in the local educational agency in which the extended school year program is provided, but not less than the minimum school day for that grade level.
- Is comparable in standards, scope, and quality to the school year program offered during the regular school year.
- Instruction is conducted in person and is not an independent study.
Funds from the migrant children summary school program may be used to supplement the extended school year program so long as the requirements under the migrant children’s summer school program are met and the funds are used to offer additional days or hours of instruction. Additionally, the local educational agency operating an extended learning program may enter into a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of transferring funds generated by the attendance of migrant pupils in multiple school districts.
The authorized local educational agency must submit an annual report to the State Board of Education that includes the following:
- The characteristics of pupils enrolled in the program;
- Academic and other support services provided through the program;
- Academic and other outcomes for pupils enrolled in the program; and
- The financing for the program, including any other local, state, federal, or nongovernmental funding sources used.
(AB 177 adds Section 41601.6 to the Education Code.)