(a) The State Board of Education is designated the state board of vocational education, which is the sole state agency responsible for the administration or the supervision of the state vocational education program, as required by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act (P.L. 98-524), the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990 (P.L. 101-392; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 2301 and following), and any acts amending or succeeding those acts. The State Board of Education is granted all necessary power and authority to carry out those provisions of federal law.
(b) In recognition of the need for coordinated delivery of vocational education and training in California, the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall enter into a memorandum of understanding, which shall do all of the following:
(1) Provide for an advisory committee composed of an equal number of members of each board.
(2) Assure shared planning and coordination.
(3) Delegate to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, in keeping with the requirements of federal law, the maximum responsibility in administration, operation, and supervision of policies and procedures related to community college vocational programs provided for in federal law.
(c) In carrying out the provisions of federal law, the State Board of Education, prior to taking final action on any proposed policies, procedures, or allocations of funds, shall consider recommendations, if any, of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and make a record of review and comment on the proposed policies, procedures, or allocations of funds.
(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 22.)
20 USC 2301