YCCD Annual Clery Act Report Released
The campuses of the Yuba Community College District continue to provide safe learning environments for students according to the most recent Crime Statistics Report provided by the YCCD Police Department in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Act. In 2020 only four on-campus offenses were reported, two motor vehicle thefts, and two burglaries. In addition, four additional offenses were reported off-campus on adjacent public property.
Annually, the YCCD Police Department gathers statistics on reportable crimes and reports the statistics to the Department of Education, the FBI, and to the public. The Jeanne Clery Act requires statistics to be reported from a geographic area that includes the campuses as well as adjacent public property and requires reports of student disciplinary referrals in addition to arrests for drug, alcohol, and weapon offenses.
Copies of the most recent YCCD Clery Act Reports are available online at: www.yccd.edu/central-services/campus-safety/jeanne-clery-report/. Crime statistics and campus safety information is compiled based upon crime reports received by the YCCD Police Department; from crime statistics received from outside agencies; and from incident reports received from other campus security authorities.
Dual Enrollment Report and Legislation
Assembly member Holden intends to move legislation that would eliminate the sunset date on the CCAP (Dual Enrollment) programs and would increase the cap on the number of students that can be served under the program.
A new report recently released examined the success of dually enrolled students in Iowa, specifically the 2011 graduating cohort, found that 75.5 % of former concurrently enrolled students enrolled in postsecondary education in the fall of their graduation year compared to 50.4% of non-concurrently enrolled students. 61.9% of former concurrently enrolled students entered an Iowa community college within eight years of high school graduation compared to 49.6% of non-concurrently enrolled students.
50.4% of former concurrently enrolled students received an award or transferred to a four-year college within three years compared to 35.3% of non-concurrently enrolled. On average, students with concurrent enrollment experience who enroll in any postsecondary education immediately after high school graduation are 15.4% less likely to drop out. Within eight years of high school graduation, 8705% of former concurrently enrolled students in postsecondary education compared to 67.0% of non-concurrently enrolled students.
You can download the entire report here.
Legislative Analyst Office Tax Analysis
The Legislative Analyst’s Office released their latest fiscal analysis in which they estimate that the state will experience another significant surplus in state funds. The LAO estimates that revenue could be $5 billion to $25 billion above budget projections. The LAO’s best guess is that the additional revenue will total a little more than $15 billion above projects. If this holds, Governor Newsom and the Legislature will have additional funding over the current projected surplus to either allocate or send back to taxpayers depending upon how the funding interact with the State Appropriations Limit.
For every $1 of revenue that is above the estimated projections, approximately 40 cents would go to Proposition 98. A budget surplus of $15 billion would mean approximately $6 billion in additional funding for Proposition 98.
You can access the latest LAO tax analysis here.
Bills of Interest
The Governor signed the following major bills of interest:
AB 14 (Aguiar-Curry) – This bill, signed by the Governor, extends the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) to provide funding to local governments and other entities to assist in the deployment of high-speed internet access in areas of low access.
AB 89 (Jones-Sawyer) – This bill was signed by the Governor. The bill would raise the age requirement to become a peace officer from 18 to 21 and would require the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to develop a modern policing degree program, with the commission and other stakeholders to serve as advisors, and to submit a report on recommendations to the Legislature outlining a plan to implement the program on or before June 1, 2023.
AB 101 (Medina) – This bill was signed by the Governor and makes ethnic studies a requirement for high school graduation.
Ab 245 (Chiu) – This bill was signed by the Governor and requires a campus of the University of California (UC), California State University (SCU), or California Community Colleges (CCC) to update a former student’s records to include the student’s updated legal name or gender if the institution receives government-issued documentation from the student demonstrating that the former student’s legal name or gender has been changed.
AB 275 (Medina) – This bill was signed by the Governor and shortens the maximum length of a prescribed period of probation for classified employees to 6 months or 130 days of paid service, whichever is longer. This change would not apply to a conflicting collective bargaining agreement entered into before January 1, 2022, until the expiration or renewal of that collective bargaining agreement.
AB 340 (Ward) – This bill was signed by the Governor and adds expenses associated with participation in a registered apprenticeship program and payment on the principal or interest of a qualified education loan to the definition of “qualified higher education expenses” under the Golden State Scholar Share Trust.
AB 417 (McCarty) – This bill provides funding for the Risking Scholars Program through the State Chancellor’s Office to provide additional wrap around services to justice-involved students.
AB 469 (Reyes) – This bill requires high school seniors, unless they opt out, to complete a FASFA or California Dream Act Application in order to access state and federal financial aid.
AB 543 (Davies) – This bill was signed by the Governor and will require campuses of the California Community Colleges (CCC) and the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees, and requests the University of California (UC) Board of Regents to provide all incoming students with educational information regarding the CalFresh program, including eligibility requirements, during campus orientation.
AB 576 (Maienschein) – This bill authorizes community college districts to collect apportionment for closed course classes that they offer on military bases.
AB 615 (Rodriguez) – This bill was signed by the Governor and requires a higher education employer to provide a procedure for medical and dental interns, residents, and other identified employees to challenge a termination of employment or a disciplinary action, among other provisions.
AB 927 (Medina) – This bill makes the current 15 community college baccalaureate pilot programs permanent and creates a system by which additional community college baccalaureate degree programs may be approved. Under the provisions of the bill, up to 30 new baccalaureate programs may be created per year.
AB 928 (Berman) – This bill creates the ADT intersegmental transfer implementation committee, requires the CSU and UC to create a single lower division transfer curriculum, and automatically places a student in an ADT of their major if one is available when they enroll in community colleges.
AB 1002 (Choi) – This bill was signed by the Governor and requires the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University (CSU) and requests the Office of the President of the University of California (UC) to develop, by September 1, 2022, a consistent policy to award military personnel and veterans course credit.
AB 1111 (Berman) – This bill requires the California Community Colleges to create a common course numbering system. There was also $10 million included in the budget to provide for the creation of an implementation committee.
AB 1113 (Medina) – This bill was signed by the Governor and prohibits the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of Law, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and Trustees of the California State University, and, if they adopt an appropriate resolution, the Regents of the University of California from collecting mandatory systemwide tuition and fees from any qualifying surviving spouse or surviving child of a deceased person who was a resident of this state, who was employed as a licensed physician or a licensed nurse by a health facility regulated and licensed by the State Department of Public Health or as a first responder and who died of COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency in California.
AB 1273 (Rodriguez) – This bill was signed by the Governor and prohibits the Department of consumer Affairs and its various boards from approving an accrediting program that prohibits earn and learn programs for training in a profession licensed or certified by the board. The bill also prohibits the State Department of Public Health, in the licensing and certification of health professions, from prohibiting earn and learn programs for training of personnel. The bill requires boards of the Department of Consumer Affairs and the State Department of Public Health to use licensing or certification standards that authorize the use of earn and learn training. The bill makes these provisions operative on January 1, 2024.
AB 1326 (Arambula) – This bill was signed by the Governor and requires a county human services agency to designate at least one employee as a staff liaison to serve as a contact for academic counselors and other professional staff at a campus of an institution of public higher education within the county to provide information on available public social services; additionally, requires the agency to develop protocols for engagement between the staff liaison and a campus of an institution of public higher education.
AB 1377 (McCarty) – This bill was signed by the Governor and requires the California State University (CSU), and requests the University of California (UC), to conduct a student housing needs assessment, by campus, and create a student housing plan outlining how they will meet their projected student housing needs.
SB 4 (Gonzalez) – This bill extends and expands the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF). It increases the funding that CASF may collect and extends the entities that are eligible to receive the funds in order to expand broadband access throughout the state.
SB 290 (Skinner) – This bill was signed by the Governor. The bill would require a unit designated to satisfy the inclusionary zoning requirements of a city or county to be included in the total number of units on which a density bonus and the number of incentives or concessions are based. The bill would require a city or county to grant one incentive or concession for a student housing development project that will include at least 20% of the total units for lower income students.
SB 330 (Durazo) – This bill was signed by the Governor and requires the governing board of the Los Angeles Community College District to develop and implement a pilot program to provide affordable housing to students or employees of the Los Angeles Community College District, and to provide a report to the Legislature, no later than January 1, 2032, with findings and recommendations on the success of the program. The bill requires priority to be given to low-income students experiencing homelessness for the affordable units of the affordable hosing for students or employees. By imposing new duties on a community college district, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
SB 512 (Min) – This bill was signed by the Governor and expands eligibility for priority enrollment for current and former foster youth at the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community Colleges (CCC), and expands eligibility for a student support program for current and former foster youth at the CCCs.
SB 737 (Limon) – The bill was signed by the Governor and modifies and expands criteria for which the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) may apportion funds to support projects under the California Student Opportunity and Access program (Cal-SOAP). This bill additionally expands duties and responsibilities of funded projects.
The Governor also vetoed a number of bills of interest, including:
AB 375 (Medina) – this bill would have increased from 67% to 85% the level of a fulltime load that a part-time faculty member could teach and not be considered a full-time employee. In his veto message, the Governor indicated that the cost to local districts would have been too great, but that he looks forward to addressing the issue in next year’s budget.
AB 1456 (Medina) – this bill would have reformed the Cal Grant program to provide for two new programs, the Cal Grant 2 that would have supported community college students, and the Cal Grant 4 which would have supported students attending 4-year colleges and universities. In his veto message, the Governor noted that the state has made significant investments in the Cal Grant program this year. He also indicated that he is committed working with the author to address further changes to the Cal Grant program through the budget process.