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School-to-career initiatives   

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(a) (1) For purposes of this chapter, "local partnership" means a defined system designed to deliver the school-to-career programs funded pursuant to this chapter. A local partnership may include, but is not limited to, a collaborative effort between educators, employers, local government entities, and the public.

(2) For purposes of this chapter, "local partnership geographic area" means the geographic area that an established local partnership is designed to serve.

(b) To be eligible for a grant pursuant to this chapter, a local entity shall, in the grant application, submit a detailed plan demonstrating the following:

(1) All pupils shall be eligible and have access to the activities developed in the geographic region. "All pupils" means every pupil, including, but not limited to, pupils who are college bound, at high risk, disabled pupils, special education pupils, male and female pupils pursuing nontraditional careers, gifted pupils, pupils with limited English proficiency, and economically disadvantaged pupils.

(2) The ability to leverage funds and contributions from public and private entities, including, but not limited to, the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. SEC. 6301), Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (20 U.S.C. SEC. 2301), and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. SEC. 2801).

(3) The ability to build on and integrate other beneficial workforce development and educational programs currently operating in the state, including, but not limited to, tech prep programs as provided through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Amendments of 1998 (P.L. 105-332), Partnership Academies established pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 54690) of Chapter 9 of Part 29, Regional Occupational Centers and programs established pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 52300) of Chapter 9, Project WorkAbility conducted pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 56470) of Chapter 4.7 of Part 30, youth apprenticeship programs, and adult education programs.

(4) The ability to provide school-based learning, work-based learning, and service-based learning at an appropriate level for that local partnership geographic area.

(5) A significant level of participation and contributions from business and organized labor, including, but not limited to, internal school-to-career coordinator salaries, pupil wages in paid work-based learning, supplies, and equipment necessary for relevant school-to-career activities.

(6) The ability to be as inclusive as possible and engage all interested, appropriate, and relevant parties in the activities of the local partnership. The local partnership shall demonstrate participation from representatives of local educational agencies, representatives of local postsecondary educational institutions, representatives of local vocational education schools, local educators, parent organizations, employers, employer organizations, and organized labor. The Interagency Partnership for School-to-Career Programs may, as it deems necessary, require additional participation from other parties, including, but not limited to, community-based organizations, national trade associations, industrial extension centers, rehabilitation agencies and organizations, proprietary institutions of higher education, local government agencies, parent organizations, teacher organizations, private industry councils, and federally recognized Native American tribes and Native American organizations.

(7) An instructional program advising pupils of an employee's and employer's rights and obligations in the workplace.

(8) Accountability measurements shall demonstrate increased academic performance, postsecondary enrollment, decreased dropout rates, transition to appropriate employment, apprenticeship, or any other job training school when applicable, and measurements of pupil, parent, and employer satisfaction.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 62, Sec. 65.)


20 USC 2301

29 USC 2801

20 USC 6301

Education Code 52300

Education Code 54690

Education Code 56470