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Strong Workforce Program   

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(a) For purposes of awarding grants under the K-12 component of the Strong Workforce Program, each consortium shall form a K-12 Selection Committee made up of individuals with expertise in K-12 career technical education and workforce development. The K-12 Selection Committee membership shall be composed of all of the following:

(1) Current or former K-12 career technical education teachers and administrators.

(2) Charter school representatives, including representatives of charter schools operating pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 47612.1.

(3) Career guidance counselors.

(4) Representatives of industries that are prioritized by the consortium.

(5) At least one community college faculty or administrator.

(6) Other K-12 education stakeholders, or other stakeholders, as determined by the consortium.

(b) The K-14 Technical Assistance Provider in each consortium shall serve as a consultant to the K-12 Selection Committee.

(c) (1) Decisions governing, or relating to, the distribution of fiscal resources for the K-12 component shall be made exclusively by the K-12 Selection Committee, including selection of grant recipients and specific funding amounts for each grant.

(2) The K-12 Selection Committee shall annually notify the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, the Department of Finance, and the fiscal and appropriate policy committees of both houses of the Legislature of the amount awarded to each grant recipient and the activities to be supported by the grant.

(d) To be eligible to receive a grant, a local educational agency with a representative on the K-12 Selection Committee shall maintain appropriate and transparent internal controls and processes to ensure that the local educational agency representative's duties and responsibilities are clearly delineated, identified, and distinguished from the duties and responsibilities conferred upon the local educational agency as a grant applicant and recipient.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 116.)