It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this article to accomplish all of the following:
(a) Implement the terms of the proposed settlement agreement in California Teachers Association, et al. v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al. (Case Number 05CS01165 of the Superior Court for the County of Sacramento).
(b) Provide for the discharge of the minimum state educational funding requirement of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution and Chapter 213 of the Statutes of 2004 for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 fiscal years.
(c) Improve the quality of academic instruction and the level of pupil achievement in schools in which pupils have high levels of poverty and complex educational needs.
(d) Develop exemplary school district and school practices that will create the working conditions and classroom learning environments that will attract and retain well qualified teachers, administrators, and other staff.
(e) Focus school resources, including all categorical funds, solely on instructional improvement and services to pupils.
(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 751, Sec. 2.)