AB 599 – Revises The Duties Of The County Superintendent Of Schools To Increase Accountability

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Nov 04, 2021

Existing law requires county superintendents to maintain responsibility for the fiscal oversight of each school district in their county, and to visit and examine each school in their county at reasonable intervals to observe its operation and learn of its problems.

This bill revises the duties of the county superintendent. It requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to identify a list of schools for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years that require comprehensive support and improvement. This bill also requires that the list include schools where 15% or more of the teachers are holder of a permit, certificate, or any other authorization that is a lesser certificate than a preliminary or clear California teaching credential.  The bill requires the Superintendent to create this list at least every three fiscal years following the 2022-23 fiscal year. Under this new law, the county superintendent is required to inspect the schools on the list and within their county annually and to submit a report describing the state of the school.

(AB 599 amends Section 1240 of the Education Code.)

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