(a) A school district kindergarten readiness program operated pursuant to this article is exempt from the requirements of the Class Size Reduction Program (Ch. 6.10 (commencing with Sec. 52150), Pt. 28) and the regulations adopted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction pursuant to Section 8261 if the program meets kindergarten staffing and safety requirements.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, including, but not limited to, subdivision (a) of Section 17285, a commercial building that does not meet the requirements of Section 17280, that is leased to a school district may, until January 1, 2007, be used as a classroom in order to accommodate programs under this article if the governing board of the school district finds that conditions of subdivision (b) of Section 17285 have been met.
(c) Any teacher participating in the kindergarten readiness program shall hold a permit or credential issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing that authorizes instruction in kindergarten or child care and development.
(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 227, Sec. 25.)
Education Code 8261
Education Code 52150 (Repealed)
Education Code 17280
Education Code 17285