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For purposes of the Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program pursuant to Education Code sections 44579-44579.4 the following definitions shall apply:

(a) "Certificated classroom teacher" as used in Education Code section 44579.1(c)(1) means an employee of the school district or county office of education, employed in a position or positions requiring certification qualifications, whose duties require him or her to provide direct instruction to pupils in classrooms of the schools of that school district or county office of education. Certificated classroom teacher may include a substitute only if the employee or employees whom the substitute is replacing are not included for purposes of the Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program.

(b) "Certificated teaching assistant" as used in Education Code section 44579.1(c)(1) means a classified employee of the school district or county office of education who possesses a certificate issued pursuant to Education Code section 10020 and who is assigned to work in the classroom under the immediate supervision of a certificated classroom teacher.

(c) "Classified classroom instructional aide" as used in Education Code section 44579.1(c)(1) means a classified employee of the school district or county office of education, employed in a position or positions as defined in Education Code section 45343 whose duties require him or her to assist certificated classroom teachers in the classroom in the supervision and instruction of pupils.

(d) "Classroom instructional aide and assistant" as used in Education Code section 44579.1(c)(2) means an employee of a charter school who is assigned to assist a classroom teacher in the classroom in the supervision and instruction of pupils.

(e) "Classroom teacher" as used in Education Code section 44579.1(c)(2) means an employee of a charter school in a position or positions whose duties require him or her to provide direct instruction to pupils in classrooms of the charter school. Classroom teacher may include a substitute only if the employee or employees whom the substitute is replacing are not included for purposes of the Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program.

(f) "Core curriculum areas" as used in Education Code section 44579.1 means those areas of study specified in Education Code sections 51210(a) through (g) and 51220(a) through (j).

(g) "Number of teacher-days attendance" as used in Education Code section 44579.2(a)(3) means the sum of the full staff development days of attendance of the qualified classroom teachers, classroom instructional aides and teaching assistants of the school district, charter school, or county office of education.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 44579.1(b)

Reference:

Education Code 10020

Education Code 41401

Education Code 44579-44579.4

Education Code 45343

Education Code 51210

Education Code 51220

(Amended by Register 99, No. 13)