(a) Adult education programs and regional occupational programs operated by school districts and county offices of education that have contracted with the Superintendent of Public Instruction pursuant to subdivision (b) shall provide services to welfare recipients referred by county welfare departments in accordance with subdivision (c) of Section 11322.8 and paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 11325.22 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. These services shall include an evaluation of the individual's educational and training needs for purposes of subdivision (c) of Section 11322.8 and paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 11325.22 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and the preparation of a related education and training plan reflecting these needs. The plan shall specify the educational and training services to be provided and the length of time services are to be provided, and shall assure access to those services.
(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall identify school districts or county offices of education that can best accommodate welfare recipients for whom vocational education, adult education, and English as a second language is specified in contracts required by Sections 11321.4 and 11325.21 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. The superintendent shall enter into contracts with each consenting district or county office, where necessary, so that the contracting district, independent regional occupation program, or county office shall provide at least 10 weekly hours of open entry-open exit skills training and education for welfare recipients who need this training to enable counties to meet their goals for plans developed pursuant to Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 11320) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. If a program is unable to provide at least 10 hours of instruction to these participants, even though funds are available, the appropriate district or county office shall report to the superintendent the reasons why sufficient hours of instruction were not provided. The superintendent should provide technical assistance to those districts or county offices to resolve the problems that prohibit an adequate number of hours of instruction from being offered.
(c) Allocations to the Superintendent of Public Instruction of funds available under Section 202 (c) (1) (C) and Section 262(c) (1) (C) of the federal Job Training Partnership Act shall be used for purposes of this section to the extent the superintendent determines necessary.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds directly to service delivery areas for allocation to those providers of educational and training services delivered in accordance with this section. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate to community college districts and the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges such funds as are determined necessary pursuant to Section 71050. The Superintendent of Public Instruction may allocate these funds to service delivery areas which have agreements with private schools and organizations to provide educational and training services under Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 11320) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. These funds shall be allocated in accordance with the coordination criteria of the coordination and special services plan as provided in Section 10524 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, and according to the priority order of eligible persons for these funds as provided in Sections 15010 and 15011 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(d) As a condition for the funding of education and training services to participants under Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 11320) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, as provided in subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, education providers and county welfare departments shall discuss and jointly certify that they agree upon the delivery of education and training services for program participants.
(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 306, Sec. 1.)
Welfare and Institutions Code 11320
Welfare and Institutions Code 11321.4
Welfare and Institutions Code 11322.8
Welfare and Institutions Code 11325.21
Welfare and Institutions Code 11325.22