This chapter and Chapters 5, 6, and 7 implement the three legislative purposes of the Economic Impact Aid (EIA) Program pursuant to Education Code Sections 54000 et seq.
One purpose is to provide financial assistance to certain school districts having significant concentrations of special need students in meeting their obligation to ensure equal educational opportunity for pupils of limited English proficiency an obligation which exists, irrespective of whether or not a district qualifies for assistance under this chapter or whether or not the EIA funds are made available under this chapter. This purpose is implemented in Chapter 5.
A second equally important purpose is to provide financial assistance to such school districts to design and implement State Compensatory Education (SCE) programs to meet the special educational needs of their educationally disadvantaged students. This purpose is implemented in Chapter 6. A third purpose is to provide financial assistance for other designated purposes such as to improve school security. This purpose is implemented in Chapter 7.
Education Code 54005
Education Code 54020
(Amended by Register 82, No. 38.)