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California Public School Library Act of 1998   

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(a) The California Public School Library Act of 1998 is hereby established to be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. As a condition of receiving funding under this article, school districts shall develop a districtwide school library plan and the local school district governing board shall certify approval of the plan. In developing the plan, school districts are encouraged to include school library media teachers. If a school library media teacher is not employed at a school, schools are encouraged to involve a school library media teacher employed by the district or county office of education in the development of the plan. Charter schools may apply for funding on their own behalf or through their chartering entity. Notwithstanding Section 47610, charter schools applying on their own behalf are required to develop and certify approval of a school library plan.

(b) A county office of education that complies with this section may receive funding under the article commencing in the 1999-2000 fiscal year.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 646, Sec. 9.2.)