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AB 86 Adult Education Regional Planning. What is AB86 ?. $25 Million Statewide for Planning AB 86, Section 76, Article 3 The purpose is develop regional plans to better serve the educational needs of adults in:

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What is ab86
What is AB86 ?

$25 Million Statewide for Planning

AB 86, Section 76, Article 3

The purpose is develop regional plans to better serve the educational needs of adults in:

1. Elementary and basic skills; classes required for HSD or equivalency certificate

2. Classes for immigrants: ESL, citizenship, and workforce preparation

3. Programs for adults with disabilities

4. Short term CTE programs with high employment potential;

5. Programs for apprentices


Ab 86 section 76 article 3
AB 86, Section 76, Article 3

  • Each Adult Education Consortium plan must include at a minimum:

    • An evaluation of current level and types of adult education programs within its region including education for adults in correctional facilities, credit, noncredit and enhanced noncredit adult education coursework and programs funding through Title II of the federal Workforce Investment Act

    • An evaluation of current needs for adult education programs within its region

    • Plans for parties that make up the Adult Education Consortia to integrate their existing programs and create seamless transitions into postsecondary education or the workforce


Ab 86 section 76 article 31
AB 86, Section 76, Article 3

  • Each Adult Education Consortium plan must include at a minimum:

    • Plans to address the gaps identified

    • Plans to employ approaches proven to accelerate a student’s progress toward his or her academics or career goals

    • Plans to collaborate in the provision of ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty and other staff to help them achieve greater program integration and improve student outcomes

    • Plans to leverage existing regional structures


Ab 86 section 76 article 32
AB 86, Section 76, Article 3

  • It is the intent of the Legislature to work toward developing common policies related to adult education affecting adult schools at local educational agencies and community colleges including policies on fees and funding levels.

  • It is the intent of the Legislature to provide additional funding in the 2015-2016 fiscal year to the regional consortia to expand and improve adult education.


State implementation
State Implementation

  • Cabinet:

    • 3 Vice Chancellors from the Community College Chancellor’s Office

    • 3 Division Directors from the California Department of Education

  • Work Group

    • 2 Members from the Community College Chancellor’s Office

    • 2 Members from California Department of Education

    • 4 Members appointed from Adult Education programs around the state

    • 4 Members appoints from Community Colleges


Regional planning process
Regional Planning Process

  • Regions: the geographic area made up by each community college district.

  • Members: the community college district and school districts located within the geographic boundaries of the community college district

    • 70 Regional Consortia across the state

    • 72 Community College Districts and 315 School Districts are participating


Key definitions
Key Definitions

  • A consortium consists of at least one school district and at least one community college district within the geographical boundaries of the community college district.

  • A region is defined as the geographical boundaries of a community college district.

    • 70 Regional Consortia across the state

  • A member is defined as a public school district or community college district within the geographical boundaries of the designated region.

    • 72 Community College Districts and 315 School Districts are participating

  • A partner is determined by the local consortium’s membership.


  • Regional planning timeline
    Regional Planning Timeline

    • December 2013: A Certification of Eligibility was released

    • January 2014: Cover Sheet was Due

    • February 2014: Intent to Participate forms and Project Management Plan Due

    • July 2014: Progress Report Due

    • October 2014: Progress Report Due

    • December 2014: Draft Regional Comprehensive Plan Due

    • March 2014: Final Regional Comprehensive Plan Due


    Legislative report
    Legislative Report

    The AB86 Work Group released a Legislative report describing the planning process in April.

    The report is available at ab86.cccco.edu


    Ab86 myths and facts
    AB86 Myths and Facts

    • Myth: The Community Colleges will be taking over adult education and adult schools will be close.

    • Fact: AB 86 is about collaboration between the Community Colleges and Adult Schools. The purpose of the planning grants is to bring together the strengths of both systems in order to better serve the educational needs of adults in California.

    • Myth: AB86 means that all community colleges are directed to have non-credit adult ed programs.

    • Fact: AB 86 does not require all community colleges to have non-credit adult ed programs. However, even if colleges offer only credit programs, they are vital to effective regional planning and are encouraged to participate in regional consortia. AB 86 specifically lists credit programs as a part of the regional planning process.


    Coordination and collaboration
    Coordination and Collaboration

    • We don’t know what next year will look like or what Adult Education will look like

    • We have been tasked with planning to better collaborate and coordinate our two systems to better serve the educational needs of adults in our region


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