The Life Sciences and Conservation Education Project of 1998
The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall do all of the following:
(a) Develop and distribute, to each school district and county office of education that operates an elementary school or junior high school or middle school that is attended by pupils in grade 6, 7, or 8, the forms and guidelines necessary to submit a proposal as described in Section 52761. The guidelines shall include, but need not be limited to, a list of local and state resources that may be of assistance to participating pupils, and the criteria that will be used to select exemplary proposals for special recognition.
(b) Establish a panel of three teachers and one pupil to review and select exemplary proposals submitted by classes participating in the program.
(c) Develop and distribute certificates of commendation for members of the panel established pursuant to subdivision (b), certificates of recognition for all schools that submit a proposal, and certificates of commendation for proposals that are selected as exemplary. To the extent feasible, the superintendent shall, in addition, issue a press release to publicize the competition, make the exemplary proposals available for distribution to other public schools, and disseminate information about the Life Sciences and Conservation Education Project of 1998 to appropriate science or environmental education organizations and publications.
(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 877, Sec. 2.)