(a) In furtherance of its constitutional and legal requirement to offer special language assistance to children coming from backgrounds of limited English proficiency, the state shall encourage family members and others to provide personal English language tutoring to those children, and support these efforts by raising the general level of English language knowledge in the community.
(b) Programs funded under this section shall be provided through schools or community organizations.
(c) Funding for programs authorized under this section shall be provided pursuant to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act. Funds shall be apportioned to the Superintendent for disbursement to school districts for the purpose of providing funding under this section for free or subsidized programs of adult English language instruction to parents or other members of the community who pledge to provide personal English language tutoring to improve the English language proficiency of California school children with limited English proficiency.
(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 632, Sec. 1.)