The department shall establish standards including standards of attendance, curriculum, administration, and guidance and counseling service for these classes as a basis for the several apportionments of state funds provided herein for the support of these classes. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall prepare, distribute, and maintain a detailed handbook for use by the local educational agencies. The handbook shall contain course approval criteria, implementation plans for administrative regulations, and procedures for securing course and program approvals.
(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 922, Sec. 135.)