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Categorical Education Block Grant Funding; Article 5. Professional Development Block Grant   

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(a) There is hereby established the professional development block grant. Commencing with the 2005-06 fiscal year, the Superintendent shall apportion block grant funds to a school district in the same relative statewide proportion that the school district received in the 2003-04 fiscal year for the programs listed in Section 41531.

(b) A school district may expend funds received pursuant to this article for either of the following:

(1) Any purpose authorized by the programs listed in Section 41531, as the statutes governing those programs read on January 1, 2004.

(2) (A) To compensate new and existing mathematics, science, and special education teachers in schools ranked, in the 2008-09 school year or any subsequent school year, in decile 1, 2, or 3 of the Academic Performance Index, in a manner separate from the uniform allowance for years of training and years of service, as permitted pursuant to the exception described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 45028.

(B) A school district that utilizes the authority granted in this subdivision shall submit an annual report to the Superintendent, the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the chairperson and vice chairpersons of the education policy committees of each house of the Legislature, and the Director of Finance of the amount of funds used pursuant to this paragraph to compensate mathematics, science, and special education teachers.

(c) For the purposes of this article, "school district" includes a county office of education if county offices of education are eligible to receive funds for the programs that are listed in Section 41531. The block grant of a county office of education shall be based only on those programs for which it was eligible to receive funds in the 2003-04 fiscal year.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 276, Sec. 2.)

Reference:

Education Code 41531

Education Code 45028