K-12 Schools


Prohibits for-profit operation of charter schools
AB 406 (McCarty, D-Sacramento) prohibits a petitioner that submits a charter petition for the establishment of a charter school, or a charter school that submits a charter renewal or material revision application, from operating as, or being operated by, a for-profit corporation, a for-profit educational management organization, or a for-profit charter management organization.

Prohibits fees for beginning teacher induction programs
AB 410 (Cervantes, D-Riverside) prohibits a school district, county office of education, or charter school from charging a fee to a beginning teacher to participate in a beginning teacher induction program that is approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Changes to Local Control Funding Formula
AB 2808 (Muratsuchi, D-Torrance) relates to the public school financing system. Deletes the provision specifying the amount of the base grant in the 2013-14 fiscal year and would instead specify new, higher amounts for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which would also increase the supplemental and concentration grant amounts and result in various other changes to funding calculations for purposes of the Local Control Funding Formula.

Tax relief for cost of new teacher induction 
SB 1214 (Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge) allows K-12 teachers with preliminary credentials to claim, for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2024, a $2,500 above-the-line tax deduction on their personal state income taxes for fees incurred toward the completion of an induction program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This bill would also require the Legislature to review the deduction before January 1, 2024. SB 1214 would take effect upon an appropriation of the legislature as a tax levy.