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(a) The governing board of any school district that maintains a high school may expend supplemental funding apportioned pursuant to Section 54761 for the purposes of this section. Any governing board that expends supplemental grant funding pursuant to this section or accepts other funds made available for purposes of this section shall do all of the following:

(1) By May 1, 1991, establish procedures and policies required pursuant to subdivision (b).

(2) By July 1, 1992, establish a program required pursuant to subdivision (c).

(b) The governing board of each school district that elects to utilize supplemental grant funding or accept other funds for the purposes of this section shall do the following:

(1) Establish district policies and procedures to systematically review career technical education classes offered by the district to determine the degree to which each class may offer an alternative means for completing and receiving credit for specific portions of the district's prescribed course of study to graduate from high school. The governing board shall ensure that those classes are equivalent, in terms of content and rigor, to the courses prescribed in subdivision (a) of Section 51225.3.

(2) Establish district policies and procedures to compare, not less than every three years, the local curriculum, course content, and course sequence of career technical education programs in the district with the state model curriculum standards for career technical education.

(c) Each governing board expending supplemental grant funding or accepting other funds made available for the purposes of this section shall develop and implement, in consultation with the regional occupational center or program and community college serving the geographic area of the school district, a career technical education program that meets at least the following criteria:

(1) Provides a series of career technical education programs, each of which offers a sequence of courses leading to specific competencies that will enable pupils to manage personal and work life and attain entry level employment in business or industry upon graduation from high school. The plan to provide a series of career technical education programs shall be consistent with local agreements with regional occupational centers and programs and community colleges regarding the responsibilities for the provision and articulation of services among those local agencies. Each governing board shall also develop and implement plans for articulation of career technical courses, or both career technical and technical courses, with the community colleges to extend the sequence of courses through grades 13 and 14.

(2) Conducts or obtains access to needs data and assessment of local business and industry to ensure that the career technical education programs offered will prepare pupils in competencies for which employment opportunities exist.

(3) Provides counseling and guidance services to pupils to help them meet all necessary requirements for high school graduation and make informed career preparation choices. Counseling and guidance services provided to promote the purposes of this section may include counseling for pupils in grades 6 to 12, inclusive.

(4) Involves business and industry in cooperative projects with the schools to provide work experience opportunities, instructors from business and industry, assistance with needs assessments and program evaluations, and access to business and industry employment placement services.

(5) Provides access to employment placement services to help graduating pupils obtain employment.

(6) Includes a system of data collection to report annually to the governing board on the success or failure of each career technical education program in terms of all of the following:

(A) Pupils achieving the desired competencies.

(B) Pupils securing employment, particularly in jobs related to the area of their career technical preparation.

(C) Pupils proceeding to advanced education and training at the postsecondary level.

(D) Number and types of career technical classes offered and the number of those classes that qualify as alternative means to complete the prescribed course of study pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 51225.3.

(E) Number of pupils enrolled in career technical classes.

(Amended by Stats 2000, Ch. 1058, Sec. 74)

Reference:

Education Code 51225.3