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Division 4. California Student Aid Commission. Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission. Article 14. Assumption Program Of Loans For Education. The APLE Institutional Agreement, Nominations by an Eligible Institution, Participating District Intern Program Office, Eligible School District, and County Offices of Education and the Renewal Verification Report.   

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(a) Each eligible institution, participating district intern program office, eligible school district, and California County Office of Education shall sign an Institutional Agreement (Attachment D) with the Commission. The Institutional Agreement shall include the printed name and title of the institutional representative, the signature of the institutional representative, phone number, date, and Signature of the Chief of the Program Administrative and Services Division. The eligible institution, eligible school district, County Office of Education, the participating district intern program office, and the Commission agree to the following:

(1) The Commission shall distribute APLE program information, student applications, and loan assumption agreements to eligible postsecondary institutions. Eligible institutions must participate in state and federal financial aid programs and have a qualifying program of professional preparation that has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Each eligible institution shall receive at least one allocation, and the remainder shall be distributed proportionate to the number of teaching candidates from each institution that were fully credentialed based on the most recent data available. Each eligible institution is responsible for submission of completed nominated applications and loan assumption agreements to the Commission.

(2) The Commission shall distribute APLE program information, credentialed teacher applications and loan assumption agreements to participating California County Offices of Education. Each County Office of Education shall make applications available to eligible school districts that employ credentialed teachers who are authorized to teach and teach in a school ranked in the bottom 2 deciles of the Academic Performance Index. Each County Office of Education is responsible for submission of completed nominated applications and loan assumption agreements to the Commission.

(3) The Commission shall distribute APLE program information, district intern applications, and loan assumption agreements to participating district intern program offices having a program of professional preparation that has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Each eligible office shall receive at least one allocation, and the remainder shall be distributed to eligible offices proportionate to the number of teaching candidates from each office that were fully credentialed based on the most recent data available. Each District Intern Program Office is responsible for submission of completed nominated applications and loan assumption agreements to the Commission.

(4) The Postsecondary Institution, or the County Office of Education, or the District Intern Program Office shall distribute these APLE applications and loan assumption agreements as follows:

(A) For postsecondary institutions and district intern programs, applications and loan assumption agreements shall be provided to applicants who agree to teach for at least four consecutive full-time school years, or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of four full-time school years after obtaining a teaching credential. Qualified teaching shall be in an eligible school, in a subject area(s) that is designated as current or projected shortage area(s) by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(B) For postsecondary institutions and district intern program applications shall be provided to applicants who agree to obtain teaching credentials and to provide classroom instruction in schools that serve large populations of students from low-income families, schools in a rural area, schools with a high percentage of teachers holding emergency-type permits, or schools ranked in the lowest two deciles on the Academic Performance Index. Applicants shall agree to teach for at least four consecutive full-time school years, or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of four full-time school years.

(C) For the county offices of education, applications and loan assumption agreements shall be provided to credentialed teachers in eligible school districts, that are currently teaching in schools that are ranked in the lowest 20% of the Academic Performance Index. Applicants shall agree to teach for at least four consecutive full-time school years, or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of four full-time school years.

(5) The Postsecondary Institution further agrees to:

(A) Administer the loan assumption program according to all applicable published rules, regulations, and guidelines; and

(B) Make special efforts to notify students regarding the availability of the program, particularly those students who are members of populations underrepresented in the teaching profession; and

(C) Coordinate the loan assumption program with other existing programs designed to recruit or encourage students to enter the teaching profession; and

(D) Provide financial aid information, including student loan information, on APLE applicants and program participants; and

(E) Provide other information necessary to establish eligibility for APLE applicants and program participants; and

(F) Report on the selection criteria and selection procedures used to allocate applications for APLE program applicants; and

(G) Verify that each APLE applicant and program participant has maintained satisfactory academic progress half-time enrollment; and

(H) Verify that the program participant's student does not owe a refund on any state or federal educational grant or defaulted on any student loan.

(6) The County Office of Education further agrees to:

(A) Administer the loan assumption program according to all applicable published rules, regulations, and guidelines; and

(B) Make special efforts to notify credentialed teachers regarding the availability of the program, through eligible school districts, particularly those credentialed teachers who are teaching in schools that are ranked in the lowest 2 deciles of the Academic Performance Index; and

(C) Provide other information necessary to establish eligibility for APLE applicants and program participants.

(7) The District Intern Program Office further agrees to:

(A) Administer the loan assumption program according to all applicable published rules, regulations, and guidelines; and

(B) Make special efforts to notify students regarding the availability of the program, particularly those students who are members of populations underrepresented in the teaching profession; and

(C) Coordinate the loan assumption program with other existing programs designed to recruit or encourage students to enter the teaching profession; and

(D) Provide other information necessary to establish eligibility for APLE applicants and program participants; and

(E) Report on the selection criteria and selection procedures used to allocate applications for APLE program applicants.

(b) An eligible institution may nominate eligible applicants who have submitted applications and loan assumption agreements to participate in the program meeting the requirements of Section 30702 by submitting to the Commission all of the following information on a form provided by the Commission (Attachment A.1):

(1) the applicant's complete application and loan assumption agreement;

(2) the eligible institution's certifications of the following information:

(A) the applicant's expected standing for the academic year

1. college junior; and

2. senior; and

3. continuing undergraduate; and

4. graduate-pursuing teacher certification;

(B) the type of program the applicant will be enrolled in:

1. an academic program leading to a baccalaureate degree; or

2. an academic program of professional teacher preparation

3. a district intern program

4. an internship program which requires a Commission on Teacher Credentialing Internship Credential to teach;

(3) The date the applicant is expected to receive his or her initial teaching credential or special education credential.

(c) A participating district intern program office may nominate eligible applicants who have submitted applications and loan assumption agreements to participate in the program meeting the requirements of Section 30702 by submitting to the Commission all of the following information on a form provided by the Commission (Attachment C.1):

(1) the applicant's complete application and loan assumption agreement,

(2) the district intern program the applicant will be participating in during the academic year:

(A) the school name; and

(B) the district intern program

(3) Date the applicant is expected to complete training for:

(A) a preliminary or clear teaching credential; or

(B) a Special Education credential.

(d) Each year the County Office of Education shall solicit, from every school district in that county, nominations of credentialed teachers teaching in a public school ranked in the lowest two deciles on the Academic Performance Index. The County Office of Education may nominate eligible applicants who have submitted applications and loan assumption agreements to participate in the program meeting the requirements of Section 30702 by submitting to the Commission all of the following information on a form provided by the Commission (Attachment B.1):

(1) The applicant's complete application and loan assumption agreement;

(2) the County Office of Education certifications of the following information:

(A) the applicant possesses a clear single subject credential in math or science and is authorized to teach in grades 7-12; or

(B) the applicant currently possesses a clear multiple subject teaching credential and is authorized to teach in grades K-12; or

(C) the applicant currently possesses a level II education specialist credential and is authorized to teach in grades K-12; and

(D) the applicant is currently teaching at the public school ranked in the lowest 2 deciles on the Academic Performance Index

(3) the following school information:

(A) School Name; and

(B) District Name; and

(C) County; and

(D) Number years the applicant taught at a public school ranked in the lowest two deciles on the Academic Performance Index;

(e) Each nomination, including the certifications required by this section, submitted by a eligible institution, participating district intern program office, or County Office of Education shall include:

(1) the school seal or county seal; and

(2) signature of the APLE coordinator, district intern official, county official, or designee under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California. If requested, the APLE coordinator, district intern official, or county official must provide documentation to verify all information provided; and

(3) printed or typed name of the APLE coordinator, district intern official, or county official; and

(4) title of the APLE coordinator, district intern official, or county official; and

(5) email address; and

(6) phone number; and

(7) for a district intern official, the fax number; and

(8) for a county official, the county name; and

(9) for an APLE coordinator, the school name; and

(10) date

(f) Each year eligible institutions shall submit renewal verification reports to the Commission. The Commission will use this information to determine if the program participant has retained program eligibility. The report shall included the following information:

(1) Verification if the program participant maintained a minimum of half-time enrollment; and

(2) Verification if the program participant maintained satisfactory academic progress; and

(3) The program participants current educational level; and

(4) Verification if the program participant is enrolled for the next academic year; and

(5) If the program participant was recommended to Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a preliminary or clear credential; and

(6) The date the program participant was recommended, if applicable; and

(7) Verification that the program participant does not owe a refund on any state or federal educational grant or has not defaulted on any educational loan.

(g) Each year participating district intern program offices shall submit renewal verification reports to the Commission. The Commission will use this information to determine if the program participant has retained program eligibility. The report shall include the following information:

(1) If the program participant maintained satisfactory progress; and

(2) If the program participant was recommended to Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a preliminary or clear credential, and

(3) Verification that the program participant does not owe a refund on any state or federal educational grant or has not defaulted on any educational loan.

Authority cited:

Education Code 69615

Reference:

Education Code 69613

Education Code 69614

Education Code 69615.4

(Repealed and added by Register 2010, No. 4.)