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2017 Legislative Report

Practices with Promise

May 24, 2017
In this issue you will find:
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Article4Adult Ed Block Grant Technical Assistance Project Announcing NEW Webinar Series
Join us for the next webinar on Wednesday, May 31 at noon. The webinar will provide an update about the Consortia Fiscal Administration Declaration (CFAD) approval process, release of the annual plan template as well as an overview of the AEBG Technical Assistance Project.
AEBG Technical Assistance Project webinars will use the Adobe Connect System. After you register for the webinar at the link provided below, you will receive an email with directions on how to access the webinar. For those who cannot attend the live webinar, an archived recorded version will be made available.

REGISTER HERE: register.aebg.org

Support: If you need help registering for or accessing the webinar, please call AEBG TAP at (916) 228-2355. You also can e-mail your questions in advance of the to tap@aebg.org If questions arise at the time of the webinar, please call instead, as your email likely won't be seen once the webinar is underway.

Article4Upcoming Deliverables
A reminder that the following items are due soon:
  • Due June 20 in the AEBG expense and reporting system.
    • Budget revision for 2015-16 (online certification required) and
    • Budget revision for 2016-17 (online certification required).
  • Due Aug. 1 in TOPSproŽ Enterprise: fourth-quarter data and data-integrity report. 
  • Due Aug. 15 in AEBG web portal: 
    • 2017-18 annual plan: The Annual Plan Toolkit will be out soon. Stay tuned for guidance and upcoming webinars.
Important Links:

Article4Annual Plan Template and Assurances Document Released


2017-18 Annual Consortium Planning
This week marks the beginning of the 2017-18 Consortium Annual Plan reporting cycle. To aid in consortium planning activities, the AEBG office has posted the following resources on the AEBG website.
  • Consortium 2017-18 Annual Plan Template - As in previous years, the 2017-18 annual plan will ask consortia to consider key accomplishments and challenges from the prior year, as well as outline goals and activities for the coming funding year. The Consortium Annual Plan Template is intended to support consortium planning by providing an editable "preview" reporting form that can be used to draft the annual plan. The plan itself will be submitted via the AEBG web portal. It will be available starting in the portal June 1 and will close on Aug. 15.
  • AEBG 2017-18 General Assurances For purposes of evaluating consortia and the effectiveness of consortium members, the California Department of Education and California Community College Chancellor's Office establish annual indicators of compliance. All consortium members must agree to adhere to these requirements as a condition for receiving AEBG funds.Members who fail to meet the requirements listed in the 2017-18 AEBG General Assurances Document could be deemed non-compliant and that determination could lead to partial or complete loss of consortium and/or member funding. 
Additional resources will be made available in the coming weeks.


Article4AEBG Office Launches Field Teams
The AEBG Office has established three field teams: the Data and Accountability Committee, the CTE Assessment Committee and the ABE/ASE/ESL Committee. The committees are made up of select representatives of K-12 adult schools, community college credit programs and community college noncredit programs. These members will be joined by representatives from the California Department of Education and from the Chancellor's Office. 

The Data and Accountability committee will develop recommendations regarding metric definitions, data tracking, assessment, and accountability reporting for AEBG. The CTE Assessment and the Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education/English as a Second Language (ABE/ASE/ESL) committees will examine issues pertaining to how each program area should be assessed for AEBG. The committees' recommendations will be presented in a summary paper. The recommendations also will be included in comprehensive documentation of data and accountability requirements for AEBG grantees, and it will be used to develop the assessment and accountability report due to the legislature Aug. 1.

The committees will meet between May and July. The Data and Accountability Committee will meet for the first time May 25. Below are links to the white paper prepared for the first meeting as well as the meeting agenda. For more information and future updates, visit  aebg.cccco.edu. 

Article4Telling Our Story
As part of our efforts to better communicate our successes to legislators and the community at large, the AEBG annual report is being designed in an e-magazine format. This interactive online magazine is highly visual, with infographics, embedded videos and narrative to bring our story to life. It's the first step in an ongoing strategy currently being developed to create communication tools to share with legislators and your partners. The e-magazine is in production now. Stay tuned for more information!
Article4Save the Date: Consortium Director Event Oct. 12 & 13
Save the date for a special AEBG event for consortia directors. The event will take place Oct. 12 & 13 at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. Stay tuned for more details.  

Article7Have Questions or Comments?

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