June 30, 1992 to July 1, 1995
Adult Education Act, P.L. 100-297 as Amended by the
National Literacy Act, P.L. 102-73
California Department of Education
Specialized Programs Branch
Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Division
Adult Education Unit
Compliance with the Adult Education Act and applicable regulations require certifications of legal authority, assurance of intergovernment review, various program assurances as to how the program will be administered, and a description of the procedures used by the state in formulating the State Plan.
This section provides general certifications and assurances that are required to comply with the Adult Education Act and applicable regulations. It also describes the procedures used by the California Department of Education (CDE) in formulating this Plan, including outreach activities and review by public groups and official agencies.
I, Joseph R. Symkowick, hereby certify that the state educational agency named in the attached Program Plan for Adult Education under the Adult Education Act [P.L. 100-297], as amended by the National Literacy Act [P.L. 102-73], is the agency responsible for the administration of said Program Plan; that said state agency has authority under state law to develop, submit, and administer, either directly or through arrangements with other state or local public agencies, the Program Plan; that this state has authority under state law to carry out the Program Plan as set forth therein; that the State Controller has authority under state law to receive, hold, and disburse in accordance with the Program Plan funds received under said Adult Education Act [P.L. 100-297], as amended by the National Literacy Act [102-73], and that all provisions of said Program Plan are consistent with state law, and that this Plan is the basis for the state operation and administration of the federally funded program for adult education.
Joseph R. Symkowick Date
California Department of Education
In order to facilitate coordinated review by various State agencies, the State Plan was sent on to the Grants Coordinator of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, which serves as the State's "single point of contact."
This State Plan incorporates all necessary program assurances that the following will be addressed by the California Department of Education (CDE) in the development and implementation of the Adult Education Act:
(2) CDE will use the Federal funds granted to the State under the Act to supplement, and not supplant, the amount of State and local funds available for uses specified in the Act;
(3) Programs, services, and activities funded in accordance with the uses specified in Section 322 of the Act are designed to expand or improve the quality of adult education programs, including programs for educationally disadvantaged adults, to initiate new programs of high quality, or, where necessary, to maintain programs;
(4) CDE will provide such fiscal control and funding accounting procedures as may be necessary to ensure proper disbursement of, and accounting for, Federal funds paid to the State (including such funds paid by the State to eligible recipients under the Act);
(5) CDE has instituted policies and procedures to ensure that copies of the State plan and all statements of general policy, rules, regulations, and procedures will be made available to the public;
(6) CDE will comply with the maintenance of effort requirements in Section 361(b) of the Act;
(7) Adults enrolled in adult basic education programs will not be charged tuition, fees, or any other charges, or be required to purchase any books or any other materials that are needed for participation in the program;
(8) CDE will not use more than 20 percent of the funds granted to the State under the Act for programs of equivalency for a certificate of graduation from secondary school;
(9) CDE will use not less than 15 percent of the funds granted to the state for special experimental demonstration projects and teacher training projects as authorized under Section 353 of the Act and will adhere to the Special Rule in subsection (b) of Section 353 in the expenditure of these funds;
(10) Local education agencies, public or private non-profit agencies, community-based organizations, correctional education agencies, postsecondary educational institutions, and institutions which serve educationally disadvantaged adults will be provided direct and equitable access to all Federal funds provided under Section 322 of the Adult Education Act.
(11) Federal funds granted to the state under the Act shall be used to assist and expand existing programs and to develop new programs for adults whose lack of basic skills--
(B) keeps them, whether employed or unemployed, from functioning independently in society; and
(C) severely reduces their ability to have a positive effect on the literacy of their children. [Section 342(c)(15)]
(12) CDE annually will report information about the State's adult education students, programs, expenditures, and goals, as may be required by the Secretary.
The above assurances are made in accord with the federal Adult Education Act [P.L. 100-297], as amended by the National Literacy Act [P.L. 102-73)].
The procedures for formulating the State Plan, including the outreach and review process, appear in the next chapter, "Public and Private Sector Involvement." The responses to the public input sessions are provided in Appendix 1. Comments received from State agencies mandated to review the Plan, along with the California Department of Education's response to the comments, appear in Appendix 2. Communication of the Plan to the Office of the Governor as the "Single Point of Contact" appears in Appendix 3.
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