(a) There is hereby established the gender equity train-the-trainer grant program. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall award grants from funds available for that purpose to the governing boards of school districts and county offices of education for the implementation of programs to train trainers in gender equity.
(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall, with the approval of the State Board of Education, develop criteria for the grant applications . The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall select as grant recipients applicants that have clearly demonstrated all of the following:
(1) Grant moneys will result in the grantee providing ongoing gender training to all staff members, including certificated and classified staff, and maintaining a pool of knowledgeable gender equity trainers.
(2) The applicant has considered other available federal and state funding resources for gender equity training and coordinated those resources, as appropriate with a grant under this section.
(c) A grant application shall include an evaluation plan for determining the extent to which the expected benefits of the trainer program are being realized. The results of the evaluation shall be reported to the governing board of the school district or county board of education, as appropriate.
(d) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall implement this section only in fiscal years in which sufficient funds have been appropriated for this purpose. To the extent funds are available in multiple years, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall award grants in a manner that ensures that training is available in all parts of the state.
(e) No more than a total of one hundred thirty thousand dollars ($130,000) of state funds may be expended in any fiscal year for purposes of this section.
(Added by Stats., Ch. 459, Sec. 2)