Allowances under this article shall be made by the Superintendent of Public Instruction in accordance with a system of priorities that he or she shall by rule and regulation adopt, designed to carry out the intent and purpose of the Legislature stated in Section 54101.
The system shall be designed to give priority to districts in the following order:
(a) First, to insure that the districts participating in the program during the preceding school year, which continue to be eligible, will not be required to reduce programs below the level of the preceding year.
(b) Second, to insure that applications for new programs in eligible schools be considered on a priority basis in terms of the percentage of pupils having reading difficulties and the financial ability of the district to provide special instructional assistance.
(Repealed and added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 749, Sec. 2.)