Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program
(a) The Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program is hereby established and shall be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with the approval of the State Board of Education.
(b) A local education agency that maintains kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, is eligible to apply for and receive incentive funding from funds appropriated for the purpose of this article.
(c) From funds appropriated for the purpose of this article, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall award funding to provide teachers and instructional aides and paraprofessionals who directly assist with classroom instruction in mathematics and reading with instruction and training in the areas of mathematics and reading.
(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 737, Sec. 10.)