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AB-221 Teachers: third-party contracts: prohibitions.(2019-2020)



Current Version: 04/12/19 - Amended Assembly        


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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 12, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 04, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 221


Introduced by Assembly Member Cristina Garcia

January 16, 2019


An act to add Article 14 (commencing with Section 32440) to Chapter 3 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, relating to teachers.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 221, as amended, Cristina Garcia. Teachers: third-party contracts: prohibitions.
Existing law establishes a system of public elementary and secondary schools in this state pursuant to which school districts operate schools and employ certificated personnel to provide instruction to pupils. Existing law, the Charter Schools Act of 1992, specifies the procedures for the submission, review, and approval or denial of a petition to establish a charter school.
This bill would prohibit, commencing with the 2020–21 school year, a local educational agency, as defined, from entering into a contract with a third-party organization to employ teachers who commit to teaching in the organization for less than 5 years, employ teachers to teach at any school maintained by the local educational agency that has at least 40% of its pupils being from low-income families, as specified pursuant to Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, or pay the organization any fee associated with interviewing or hiring a teacher candidate. To the extent the bill would increase duties on local educational agencies, it would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Article 14 (commencing with Section 32440) is added to Chapter 3 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  14. Teach for America Third-Party Organization Teacher Contracts

32440.
 (a) Commencing with the 2020–21 school year, a local educational agency shall not enter into a contract with a third-party organization to do any of the following:
(1) Employ teachers who commit to teaching in the organization for less than five years.
(2) Employ teachers to teach at any school maintained by the local educational agency that has at least 40 percent of its pupils being from low-income families, as specified pursuant to Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).
(3) Pay the organization any fee associated with interviewing or hiring a teacher candidate.
(b) This section shall not be construed to apply to a teacher’s placement at a school described in subdivision (a) before the start of the 2020–21 school year.
(c) For purposes of this section, a “local educational agency” means a school district, county office of education, or charter school.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.