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Plan to implement exchange of students with Japan   

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(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall develop and implement a specific plan to help achieve the objectives contained in the April 17, 1996, Joint Statement between the United States and Japan providing for the educational exchange of high school pupils between the two countries. The plan shall include ways to best utilize the strong cooperative relationship between California and the Osaka Prefecture that was established pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement dated November 15, 1994, between the State of California and the Prefecture of Osaka.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the plan be developed and implemented no later than June 1, 1997.

(c) The costs of the plan shall be funded through donations from the private sector. No state funds shall be appropriated to the State Department of Education for the purposes of developing and implementing the plan required pursuant to subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 773, Sec. 1.)