(a) For purposes of facilitating the program reviews required by Section 51776, the governing boards of two or more school districts may agree to establish a consortium of participating school districts. The Superintendent of Public Instruction may determine whether the size of a school district would be counterproductive to the establishment of a consortium with that school district and another school district, thereby making it advisable that the school district is reviewed by its own certified program reviewers. In cases in which the Superintendent of Public Instruction has determined that the onsite review shall be conducted by certified program reviewers from that district, the reviewers may conduct reviews in any school of the district other than the school in which they are employed. In all other onsite reviews, the reviews shall not be conducted by persons who are employed by the district.
(b) Each consortium shall maintain a list of available certified program reviewers submitted by participating school districts.
(c) Trained members of each consortium shall review work experience education programs in participating school districts. A report on the results of the review shall be submitted to the governing board of the school district, the State Department of Education, and the Work Experience Education Consortia Steering Committee established under Section 51778.
(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 964, Sec. 1.)