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Subchapter 5. Special Teacher Employment Programs (K-6). Article 1. General Provisions. Definitions.   

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(a) "Concentrated Area of Poverty and Social Tension." "A concentrated area of poverty and social tension in the state," as used in Article 5 (beginning with Section 54480) of Chapter 4 of Part 29 of the Education Code means a census tract in an urban area as urban area is described in the 1960 federal decennial census served by an elementary school or schools with respect to which tract both of the following circumstances exist:

(1) The census tract was served by an elementary school or schools that on October 1, 1968, had a high proportion of pupils taking the October 1968 sixth grade state reading achievement test whose score on that test fell at or below the first (lowest) quartile score.

(2) The 1960 decennial census shows with respect to the tract both of the following:

(A) At least 20% of the families reported a 1959 income of less than $3,000.

(B) A high percentage of unemployment of those in the labor force as reported for 1959.

(b) "Public School Population." For the purpose of allocating funds available for programs under Education Code Section 54480, public school population means the October 1968 enrollment reported for the elementary schools serving a most concentrated area of poverty and social tension. When a qualified elementary school has been closed subsequent to October 1, 1965, the services provided to the children of that qualified school shall be made available in the school or schools designated to serve the area of the formerly qualified elementary school.

Note: Authority cited for Chapter 5:

Education Code 54483

(Amended by Register 77, No. 39.)