(a) The reimbursement rate shall be established in the annual Budget Act and the rate shall be commonly applied to all providers of instruction specified in subdivision (d).
(b) For purposes of this section, each hour of teaching time may include up to 10 minutes of passing time and breaks.
(c) This section also applies to isolated apprentices, as defined in Section 3074 of the Labor Code, for which alternative methods of instruction are provided.
(d) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall make the reimbursements specified in this section for teaching time provided by local educational agencies.
(e) The hours for related and supplemental instruction derived from funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8150 shall be allocated by the Chancellor of California Community Colleges directly to participating local educational agencies that contract with apprenticeship programs pursuant to subdivision (f).
(f) Reimbursements may be made under this section for related and supplemental instruction provided to indentured apprentices only if the instruction is provided by a program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards of the Department of Industrial Relations in accordance with Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 3070) of Division 3 of the Labor Code.
(g) The initial allocation of hours made pursuant to subdivision (e) for related and supplemental instruction at the beginning of a fiscal year, when multiplied by the hourly reimbursement rate, shall equal 100 percent of the total appropriation for apprenticeships.
(h) If funds remain from the appropriation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8150, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall reimburse local educational agencies for unfunded related and supplemental instruction hours from any of the three previous fiscal years, in the following order:
(1) Reported related and supplemental instruction hours, as described in subdivision (b) of Section 8154, that were paid at a rate less than the hourly rate specified in the Budget Act.
(2) Reported related and supplemental instruction hours that were not reimbursed.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 71, Sec. 28.)