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Request to Purchase Nonadopted Core Reading Program Instructional Materials.   

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If in the judgement of the governing board of a school district or a county office of education, none of the instructional materials adopted by the California State Board of Education in 1996 promotes the maximum efficiency of pupil learning in that local educational agency's core reading program, and if that governing board desires to purchase nonadopted materials with the funds apportioned to it pursuant to Education Code section 60351, it shall request authorization to do so from the California State Board of Education. The request shall include all of the following:

(a) An overview of the goals and objectives of the local educational agency's core reading program for kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive, including a statement about how the goals and objectives were developed and a description of their consistency with "Teaching Reading: A Balanced, Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Reading in Prekindergarten Through Grade Three" (Reading Program Advisory), jointly approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California State Board of Education, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and published by the California Department of Education in 1996.

(b) A list of the core reading program instructional materials proposed to be purchased, including titles of individual curricular units, literature, and technology resources.

(c) An analysis of the proposed materials, describing the strengths and weaknesses of the materials, including the local educational agency's rubrics, criteria, and standards used to evaluate the materials for consistencey with the requirements of this section, including, in particular, subdivisions (j) and (k).

(d) A description of a process by which the proposed materials were evaluated and selected by the local educational agency.

(e) A description of the local educational agency's plans for staff development for teachers regarding the use of the proposed materials.

(f) A description of how the proposed materials will be used by the local educational agency's teachers.

(g) A description of the projected timeline for the purchase of the proposed materials.

(h) A description of the process used for public display of the proposed materials by the local educational agency, with a statement of assurance from the local educational agency that the materials have been or will be on public display for at least 30 days prior to their purchase, with all comments received during the display period made part of the official records of the local educational agency's governing board.

(i) A statement of assurance from the local educational agency that the proposed materials are for use in kindergarten or any grades 1 to 3, inclusive.

(j) A statement of assurance from the local educational agency that the proposed materials are based on the fundamental skills required by reading, including, but not limited to , systematic, explicit phonics and spelling, within the meaning of Education Code section 60200.4.

(k) A statement of assurance from the local educational agency that the proposed materials include, bur are not necessarily limited to, phonemic awareness, systematic explicit phonics, and spelling patterns, accompanied by reading materials that provide practice in the lesson being taught, within the meaning of Education Code section 60352(d).

(l) Evidence that the local educational agency's governing board:

(1) Formally approved the authorization request at a properly noticed public meeting.

(2) Supports the use of the specified funds for the purpose expressed in the request.

(3) Verified that the local educational agency considered the California State Board of Education adopted materials for is core reading program and considered the reasons given by the California State Board of Education for not adopting the materials proposed for purchase, if those material were submitted for adoption in 1996.

(4) Verified that the proposed materials comply with Education Code section 60040, 60041, 60042, 60044, 60045 and 60046.

(5) Verified that all statements of assurance included within the request for authorization are true and correct.

If the request for authorization complies with subdivisions (a) to (l), inclusive, and establishes to the satisfaction of the California State Board of Education that none of the instructional materials adopted by the California State Board of Education in 1996 promotes the maximum efficiency of pupil learning in the applying local educational agency's core reading program, then the request for authorization shall be granted by the California State Board of Education.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 60206

Education Code 60352(d)

Reference:

Education Code 60351

Education Code 60352(d)

(Added by Register 97, No. 31)