49650. (a) The California Student Success Coach Grant Program is hereby established.
(b) Program grants shall be made on a competitive basis to local- and state-operated AmeriCorps programs to support and expand the presence of student success coaches in high-need schools.
(c) The implementation of the grant program is contingent on an appropriation being made for its purposes by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute.
(d) For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) “High-need school” means a school of a school
district or county office of education maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with 30 percent or more of students from families with incomes below the federal poverty line.
(2) “Student success coach” means an AmeriCorps member who serves full time with a team of other AmeriCorps members and collaborates with teachers to provide students with evidence-based academic, social, and emotional supports that prepare students for postsecondary and workforce success. A student success coach shall provide students with near-peer support, helping to establish positive developmental relationships and providing integrated social, emotional, and academic supports. A student success coach shall also provide supplemental classroom support to educators, allowing increased personalized learning and individualized support for students’ social, emotional, and academic development.