(a) In determining which applicants shall receive funding, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall give priority to applicants that meet the following criteria, each of which shall be weighted equally:
(1) The program shall provide care at the public elementary school site, except in those areas where there is no available space on school sites.
(2) Except as provided in Section 8464, the program shall meet the requirements of Section 8463 in the most cost-effective manner. "Cost effective," as used in this paragraph, means an agency's demonstrated ability to utilize existing community resources in meeting the child's child care needs and providing the support services that he or she may require. Criteria for scoring cost effectiveness may include, but shall not be limited to, the proposed daily cost for children receiving extended day care authorized pursuant to this article, which cost shall be competitive with local private market rates.
(b) In allocating funds appropriated to carry out this article, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall promote access to extended day care services throughout the state.
(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1199, Sec. 3.)
Education Code 8463
Education Code 8464