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Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program   

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(a) (1) The Superintendent shall notify local educational agencies that they are eligible to receive an incentive award based on the percentage of eligible teachers calculated in accordance with provisions of an item of appropriation in the annual Budget Act. It is the intent of the Legislature that a local educational agency give highest priority to training teachers who are new to the teaching profession, who are assigned to high-priority schools, who are assigned to schools that are under state sanctions as specified under Section 52055.5 or 52055.650, or who have recently changed teaching assignments.

(2) It is also the intent of the Legislature that funding appropriated in one fiscal year that is not expended by a local educational agency be redirected to local educational agencies that have trained more eligible teachers than the percentage funded. If a redirection of funding occurs, funding in subsequent fiscal years for the local educational agencies involved shall be adjusted to reflect the redirection of funding.

(b) A school district that cannot make the certification required pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 99237 for all the grade levels it maintains in mathematics or reading may apply for and receive incentive funding for the grade levels and subjects for which it can make the certification required pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 99237, in which case the certified assurance submitted pursuant to Section 99237 applies only to the professional development provided to teachers, instructional aides, and paraprofessionals who directly assist with classroom instruction in mathematics or reading in the grade levels and subjects for which it can make the certification required pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 99237.

(c) Of the incentive provided pursuant to subdivision (a), a local educational agency may use not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of the per teacher per subject amount to provide an individual teacher stipend.

(d) The Superintendent shall notify local educational agencies that the maximum funding for the purpose of this article for which they are eligible each year is equal to the percentage calculated in accordance with provisions of an item of appropriation in the annual Budget Act, multiplied by the sum of the following two factors multiplied by two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500):

(1) Twice the number of multiple subjects teachers teaching in a self-contained classroom and special education teachers, as specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 99233, that provide direct instruction in mathematics or reading as reported in the most recent available CBEDS data, who have not received training pursuant to either this article or Article 2 (commencing with Section 99220).

(2) The number of mathematics, English, science, and social science teachers, as specified in paragraphs (3) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 99233 that were reported in the most recent available CBEDS data, who have not received training pursuant to either this article or Article 2 (commencing with Section 99220).

(e) The Superintendent shall allocate funding appropriated for the purposes of this article in the following order of priority:

(1) Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each qualifying teacher who was provided training pursuant to subdivision (a) in the prior year for whom the local educational agency did not receive funding due to insufficient availability of funds in the prior fiscal year.

(2) Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each qualifying teacher who was provided training pursuant to this article, subject to the limitations in subdivision (d).

(3) Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each qualifying teacher who was provided training pursuant to this article in excess of limitations in subdivision (d).

(f) Funding may not be provided to a local educational agency until the state board approves the certified assurance of the agency submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 99237.

(g) Of the funding a local educational agency is eligible to receive pursuant to this section for each eligible teacher, 50 percent shall be awarded following the provision of 40 hours of professional development based on the statewide academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605, the Mathematics and Reading/English Language Arts frameworks adopted by the State Board of Education, and instructional materials adopted by the state board or standards-aligned instructional materials, as specified in subdivision (b) of Section 99237, with the remaining funding to be awarded following certification of the provision of the 80 hours of followup instruction as specified in subdivision (b) of Section 99237. The 80 hours of training may be completed over a two-year period.

(h) A local educational agency may not receive funds pursuant to this article for teachers who receive training pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 99220) using funding provided pursuant to that article.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 524, Sec. 3.)

Reference:

Education Code 52055.5

Education Code 52055.650

Education Code 60605

Education Code 99220

Education Code 99233

Education Code 99237