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(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall develop information, and submit this information to the State Board of Education for its approval. This information shall be for distribution to school districts and, to the extent feasible, for posting on the State Department of Education Internet website, to strengthen and promote the opportunity for quality involvement by parents and guardians in schoolsite councils whose composition meets the requirements of Section 52012. In developing the information, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may use documents currently available from nonprofit organizations, such as Ed Source and the California Parent Teacher Association, or state and local government agencies.

(b) The information shall be provided to each school district and county office of education and may be made available for parents and guardians who are members of schoolsite councils whose composition meets the requirements of Section 52012 and shall cover at least the following topics:

(1) Operation of schoolsite advisory bodies, including bylaws, group responsibilities, and roles.

(2) Public meeting notice requirements.

(3) Information about the total budget of a school district and how funds are distributed to schoolsite advisory bodies, including, but not limited to, the amount of funds distributed to schoolsites.

(4) Information about the school district and state standards of expected pupil achievement in core academic subjects for each grade level.

(5) Instruction on how to interpret data from the pupil performance measures selected by the school district.

(6) A definition of "significant gains made by pupils" toward meeting the standards of expected pupil achievement.

(7) Research-based information about curriculum and teaching strategies that will improve pupil performance.

(8) The right to information under the Public Records Act set forth in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

(9) Information regarding the educational and training needs for pupils, as identified and expressed by local employers, former pupils of the school district, and postsecondary education institutions.

(c) In addition to the composition set forth in Section 52012, a schoolsite council at the middle school level may, but is not required to, include pupil representation.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 809, Sec. 1.)


Education Code 52012 (Repealed)

Government Code 6250