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Pupil Attendance Alternatives; Accounting of Transfer Requests   

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(a) (1) Pursuant to this article, each school district of choice shall keep an accounting of all requests made for transfers pursuant to this article and records of all disposition of those requests that shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

(A) The number of requests granted, denied, or withdrawn. In the case of denied requests, the records shall indicate the reasons for the denials.

(B) The number of pupils transferred out of the school district of choice pursuant to this article.

(C) The number of pupils transferred into the school district of choice pursuant to this article.

(D) The race, ethnicity, gender, self-reported socioeconomic status, eligibility for free or reduced-price meals, and the school district of residence of each of the pupils described in subparagraphs (B) and (C).

(E) The number of pupils described in subparagraphs (B) and (C) who are classified as English learners or identified as individuals with exceptional needs, as defined in Section 56026.

(2) If the school district of choice provides transportation to pupils pursuant to Section 48311, the school district of choice shall keep an accounting of the number of pupils as described in subparagraphs (D) and (E) of paragraph (1) transported pursuant to Section 48311 and the total number of pupils transported under this article.

(b) The information maintained pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be reported to the governing board of the school district of choice at a regularly scheduled meeting of the governing board of the school district of choice. No later than October 15 of each year, the school district of choice shall report the information maintained pursuant to subdivision (a) for the current school year in addition to information regarding the school district's status as a school district of choice for the upcoming school year to each school district that is geographically adjacent to the school district of choice, the county office of education in which the school district of choice is located, and, in a manner specified by the Superintendent, the Superintendent.

(c) A school district of choice shall not enroll a pupil under this article if the school district does not report all the data required pursuant to subdivision (b).

(d) The Superintendent shall do all of the following:

(1) Maintain a list of the school districts of choice in the state.

(2) Collect the information specified in subdivision (a) from each school district of choice. The Superintendent shall ensure school districts of choice provide this information in a complete format and shall not create a new field in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System for this purpose. The Superintendent may provide a template for school districts of choice to use and may issue guidance regarding the procedures for collecting and reporting data.

(3) Post the information collected under paragraphs (1) and (2) on the department's Internet Web site. The Superintendent shall make this information available upon request to any school district.

(4) Post a single list of all school choice programs, including, but not limited to, school districts of choice, on the department's Internet Web site.

(e) No later than December 1, 2017, the Superintendent shall report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst's Office with a description of the plan for collecting the data specified in subdivision (a). It is the intent of the Legislature that the Superintendent collect data in a manner that minimizes the administrative burden on school districts and the state.

(f) The Superintendent annually shall make all of the following information available to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst's Office:

(1) The number and characteristics of pupils who use the school district of choice option pursuant to this article.

(2) Assessment scores of school districts of choice and school districts of residence pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 60640.

(3) The graduation rates of school districts of residence and school districts of choice.

(4) The enrollment of school districts of residence and school districts of choice for the previous five years.

(5) The fiscal health of school districts of residence and school districts of choice, including, but not limited to, both of the following:

(A) Increasing or declining enrollment.

(B) Whether a school district received a negative or qualified rating pursuant to Section 42131.

(6) Whether a school district of residence has exceeded the transfer limits specified in Section 48307.

(7) The number of pupils described in subparagraphs (D) and (E) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) transported under this article pursuant to Section 48311.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 15, Sec. 40.)