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Reading First Plan   

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The State Board of Education shall amend California's Reading First Plan to do all of the following:

(a) Authorize a local educational agency operating a program pursuant to Section 310 to apply for funding under Title 1 of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).

(b) Specify that first priority for the allocation of increased Reading First funds available during the 2003-04 fiscal year be given to classrooms that meet all of the following criteria:

(1) Have not received funding under the Reading First Plan.

(2) Operate programs pursuant to Section 310.

(3) Are located in previously approved Reading First local educational agencies.

(c) Specify that second priority for the allocation of increased Reading First funds available during the 2003-04 fiscal year be given to local educational agencies that operate programs pursuant to Section 310 and that meet other program requirements, as detailed in the revised Reading First Plan.

(d) Provide a process whereby professional development providers that have expertise in addressing the needs of classrooms operating pursuant to Section 310 and using alternate formats adopted by the State Board of Education will be approved as Reading First providers.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 773, Sec. 2.)

Reference:

20 USC 6301 et seq.

Education Code 310