PPTX - AB 86

AB 86: Adult Education
Consortia Planning 2013-2015
Webinar Series
$25 Million Statewide for 2 Year Planning
AB 86, Section 76, Article 3
• The CC Chancellor and CDE Superintendent will jointly provide 2-year planning
and implementation grants to regional consortia of community college districts
and school districts for the purpose of developing regional plans to better serve
the educational needs of adults.
• Consortium shall consist of:
– School district – required.
– Community college district – required.
• Consortia may include other adult education providers.
• Consortium determines fiscal agent.
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Regional Consortia Grant Funds
• The consortia will use funding to develop regional plans for
adult education 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; and
5. Programs for apprentices.
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Components of Regional Consortia Plans
A Regional Consortia Plan must include:
Evaluation of existing AE programs.
Evaluation of AE needs.
Plans to integrate programs.
Plans to address the gaps.
Plans to accelerate a student’s progress.
Plans to collaborate on provision of professional development.
Plans to leverage existing regional structures.
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Looking Forward
• Reports to be submitted to the legislature by the CC
Chancellor and CDE Superintendent:
– March, 2014:
• Status of developing regional consortia.
• Status and allocation of grant awards.
– March, 2015:
• Status of plans developed by regional consortia.
• Recommendations for additional improvements.
• Intent of Legislature is to work toward:
• Developing common policies on fees and funding structures.
• Providing additional funding in 2015-16.
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Current Work
Website –http://ab86.cccco.edu
Survey of Interest
Stakeholder Sounding Board
Expert Panel
State Reports
FAQs on website
RFA to be released in December (Not Competitive)
Weekly Webinar Series – Fridays at noon
Town Hall Meetings – October 28th, 29th, 30ieth, and
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Town Hall Meetings
Southern California Meeting
Monday, October 28, 2013
Hacienda La Puente Adult
14101 E Nelson Ave
La Puente, CA 91746
Bay Area Meeting
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Mc Clymonds Educational Complex
2607 Myrtle Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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Central Valley Meeting
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
State Center CCD
390 W. Fir Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611
Northern California Meeting
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Butte Community College
3536 Butte Campus Drive,
Oroville, CA 95965
Questions for Town Hall Participants
• How do you envision the makeup of your consortium in this
• What are some of the specific challenges with collaborating
for the development of a regional consortia?
• This is a non competitive grant process. What are your
suggestions on how these planning funds could be
• AB86 provides an opportunity to re-envision, rethink, and
reshape the service delivery model for adult education. How
do you believe adult learners can be better served as a result
of the development of local consortia?
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What We Heard
“Consortia” can mean many different things.
People are meeting and planning.
Many partners will be involved.
Workforce and economy is important.
California is diverse – implications for planning.
Challenges – logistics, history, culture, misalignment of
Data systems
Funding needs to be equitable.
Students will be better served.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can someone apply to be a part of the Stakeholder
Sounding Board?
• Organizations whose members formally represent organizations
relevant to the five identified areas of Adult Education addressed by
AB86 are invited to select a representative to participate on the
Stakeholder Sounding Board (SSB). The AB86 Cabinet and Work
Group are committed to ensuring an inclusive and transparent
process to listen to and inform the field throughout the development
of the RFA.
– Please submit a participation request form through the AB86 website in order to
appoint a representative from your organization.
– Members of the SSB may be contacted, as needed, to provide structured feedback
to specific questions or portions of draft documents.
– Please note: individuals not formally representing an organization are invited to
provide feedback using the AB86 Inbox.
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Would you please let me know what are the
criteria and how I can serve as one of the
expert panelists?
• Expert Panelists will be invited to participate
by members of the Work Group and Cabinet.
– Expert Panelists will not be directly connected to
or associated with either delivery system, school
district or community college district, but rather
have some deeper knowledge or important
perspective to help in the development of the
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What is the purpose of the Survey of Interest? If we
didn’t submit a response, are we disqualified from
submitting an application in response to the RFA?
• The purpose of the SOI is two fold.
– To provided information from the local educational
agencies (K12 Districts/Adult Education and Community
College Districts/Adult Education) that will help inform the
development of the RFA.
– To encourage the initiation of further development of local
collaborative efforts with all potential partners.
• A response to the SOI was NOT required to be eligible
to submit an application in response to the RFA.
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I heard last spring that the community college
district will “contract” with adult schools with
funding that flows through the regional consortia.
Is this how funding will work?
• As stated in AB86, either an adult school or
community college may serve as a consortium’s
fiscal agent, as determined by the applicant
– The local consortia will determine how the funds for
planning will flow to the partners in the local
– At this point AB86 only addresses the planning
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We have multiple school districts within my
Community College District. Do we need to
include all of them in my consortia?
• AB86 requires at least one CC district and at
least one K-12 school district.
– However, the clear intent of the language is that
consortia will collaborate in planning not only with
all interested districts within the boundaries of the
CC district but also with other partners including,
but not limited to, other publicly-funded entities,
correctional facilities, and community-based
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If a community college had the only adult ed. program
within the college's boundary would they still have to
consort with a K-12 district even if that district does not
have an adult ed. program?
• The law states that there must be at least one
community college district and at least one school
– Note that the work of regional planning to meet the needs
of adult learners is best informed by many partners,
including those who might not provide the core
coursework. Partner districts, whether or not they are the
primary providers of adult education, provide expertise
and perspective beyond course offerings.
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I had understood that the original intent of the
governor’s legislation was to have one system for
adult education in California. Will the Community
College and CDE Adult Education systems be
• The language of AB86 provides planning funds for
adult education delivery through regional
consortia. The intention of AB86 is that the two
delivery systems remain as separate entities and
through consortia, integrate programs, create
linkages, and develop regional plans to better
serve the educational needs of adults.
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My understanding is that while consortia are
rewarded, they are not required. Is that right?
• AB86 is clear that consortia are required to
qualify for the planning grants. A consortium
must have at least one community college
district and one K-12 district within the
boundaries of the community college district.
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As we prepare to work with other agencies in
our consortium, like library literacy programs,
will there be changes to their funding from the
California State Library?
• AB86 does not address funding for other
agencies. There is no indication that these
would change.
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Will our federal WIA Title II funding be affected
by the consortium?
• No, WIA Title II funding is from a Federal grant
and follows its own guidelines. It is outside
the scope of AB 86 which is a State of
California Assembly Bill.
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How will the funding amounts be determined?
• The formula has not yet been determined.
During the Town Hall meetings the Work
Group asked, “What are your suggestions on
how these planning funds could be
distributed?” If you have a suggestion, please
submit it via the AB 86 website.
»[email protected]
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How Do I Get Involved?
Weekly Webinar Series
Stakeholder Sounding Board
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Email feedback/questions – [email protected]
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Questions, Ideas, and Comments
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