(a) The department shall establish a process by which local educational agencies issue, maintain, and report information using the unique statewide pupil identifiers specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 60900 for state and federally funded center-based child care and development programs under their purview.
(b) In order to comply with the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) assurances delineated in Section 6401(e)(2) of the America COMPETES Act (20 U.S.C.SEC. 9871), the department shall establish the process referenced in subdivision (a) no later than January 1, 2011.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that on or before January 1, 2011, the department, at a minimum, ensures that the data elements pertaining to preschool described in Section 6401(e)(2)(D) of the America COMPETES Act (20 U.S.C.SEC. 9871) be collected for all preschool programs operated by a local educational agency.
(d) Except to the extent required by federal law, or as needed to ensure compliance with federal law, the department shall not require these center-based child care and development programs to implement or maintain unique pupil identifiers specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 60900 until an appropriation for this purpose is provided in the annual Budget Act or another statute.
(Amended by Stats. 2010, 5th Ex. Sess., Ch. 1, Sec. 2.)
20 USC 9871
Education Code 60900