It is the intent of the Legislature to do all of the following:
(a) Ensure equal education opportunity for all Californians.
(b) Provide students with the resources and support to establish informed educational choices aligned with their academic and career goals.
(c) Ensure that students receive the educational services necessary to optimize their opportunities for success in completing their educational goals and courses of study.
(d) Recognize that student success is the responsibility of the institution and student, supported by well-coordinated and evidence-based student and instructional services to foster academic success.
(e) Target state resources on the provision of critical student services, such as counseling and student advising, and identify a broad array of service delivery mechanisms that can effectively reach a greater number of students.
(f) Recognize the importance for community college districts of establishing local and regional partnerships with school districts, workforce agencies, and other system partners to leverage resources to assist students in exploring career options, preparing for college, and developing and achieving educational goals and plans.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 624, Sec. 4.)