Report of Legislature on Evaluation of Kindergarten Programs
(a) No later than July 1, 2017, the Superintendent shall provide the Legislature with an evaluation of kindergarten program implementation in the state, including part-day and full-day kindergarten programs. The evaluation shall include recommended best practices for providing full-day kindergarten programs.
(b) The evaluation shall include an estimate of the average costs, including fixed and marginal costs, associated with full-day and part-day kindergarten programs and options for incentivizing full-day kindergarten, including providing differentiated funding rates for full-day and part-day kindergarten.
(c) The evaluation shall include a sample of local educational agencies' full-day and part-day kindergarten programs from across the state. It is the intent of the Legislature that this sample be representative of the diversity of the state, and shall include both urban and rural and small and large local educational agencies within school districts.
(d) The report required pursuant to this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(e) This section shall not become operative until the Legislature makes an appropriation for these purposes in the annual Budget Act or in any other statute.
(f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2017, and, as of January 1, 2018, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 29, Sec. 16.)