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Certificated Staff Performance Awards for Improved Student Achievement In Underachieving Schools   

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(a) Funds awarded pursuant to this article shall not become part of a district's revenue limit, and shall be identified as a separate item of expenditure on any financial reports filed by school districts with the state pursuant to any state law or regulation.

(b) Salary award amounts received by teachers and other certificated staff pursuant to this article shall not be considered compensation for the purposes of calculating retirement benefits or contributions, or for any other benefit that an employee is eligible to receive where the benefit or contribution amount is calculated based on compensation.

(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that funds appropriated for the purposes of this article shall be fully expended based on the criteria established in subdivision (b) of Section 44650. However, if unexpended funds are available, they shall continue to be available for allocation for the intended purpose of the appropriation in subsequent years.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 52, Sec. 1.)