Bill Text: CA AB705 | 2009-2010 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Career technical education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2010-02-02 - Died at Desk. [AB705 Detail]

Download: California-2009-AB705-Introduced.html

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Bill Berryhill

                        FEBRUARY 26, 2009

   An act to amend Section 52372.1 of the Education Code, relating to
career technical education.


   AB 705, as introduced, Bill Berryhill. Career technical education.

   Existing law permits the governing board of a high school
district, as specified, the governing board of a joint powers
regional occupational center or program, or the county superintendent
of schools that conducts a county-operated regional occupational
center or program to establish and maintain cooperative career
technical education programs or community classrooms as part of a
career technical education course. Existing law requires the
Superintendent of Public Instruction to adopt rules and regulations
relating to cooperative career technical education programs and
community classrooms, as specified.
   This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


  SECTION 1.  Section 52372.1 of the Education Code is amended to
   52372.1.  (a) The Superintendent  of Public Instruction
 shall adopt rules and regulations for cooperative career
technical education programs and community classrooms. The rules and
regulations shall include, but need not necessarily be limited to,
all of the following:
   (1) Selection and approval of work and training stations.
   (2) Related classroom instruction.
   (3) Supervision of  students   pupils 
while in training.
   (4) Joint venture training agreements and plans.
   (5)  Student   Pupil  teacher ratios.
   (6) Paid and unpaid on-the-job experiences.
   (7) Credit for participation in cooperative career technical
education programs and community classrooms.
   (b) As used in this section, "cooperative career technical
education programs" includes cooperative agreements between schools
and employers to provide  students   pupils
 with paid on-the-job experiences, as well as career technical
education instruction contributing to the  student's
  pupil's  education and employability.
   (c) As used in this section, "community classrooms" includes
instructional methodologies  which   that 
are part of a career technical education course, and  which
 that  may utilize the facilities and equipment of
a public agency or private business to provide  students
  pupils  the opportunity to expand competencies
developed in a career technical course in unpaid on-the-job
   (d) Joint venture agreements shall be entered into between the
director and the management of the community classroom site to ensure
that  students   pupils  will be provided,
through unpaid on-the-job experiences, the opportunity to expand the
competencies developed in the classroom instruction portion of their
   Each instructor, in cooperation with the business or agency in
which the  student   pupil  will be placed,
shall develop an individualized training plan for each pupil
enrolled in a community classroom.
   (e) All statutes and regulations applicable to minors in
employment relationships apply to cooperative career technical
education programs and to community classrooms.
   (f) For purposes of this section, "public agency" means any public
agency capable of providing unpaid on-the-job experience meeting all
of the following requirements:
   (1) The on-the-job experiences are in occupations for which there
is a local job market.
   (2) The on-the-job experiences are equivalent to those 
which   that  could be received for each specific
occupational area as if they were held at a private business site.