(a) The Governor, the Superintendent, and the state board shall jointly develop a single high-quality plan or multiple plans, in collaboration with participating local educational agencies, as necessary, to submit as part of an application for federal Race to the Top funds, authorized under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).
(b) The Department of Finance, concurrent with the submission of the plan to the Attorney General, shall provide the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of both houses of the Legislature with a copy of the state plan or plans, including any amendments.
(c) The plan submitted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall include a budget or expenditure plan consistent with the requirements of the Race to the Top program and application. At a minimum, the plan shall address how the Race to the Top program funds and any other applicable federal funds shall be used to provide resources to the low-achieving and persistently lowest-achieving schools as defined in this chapter. These resources may include, but are not necessarily limited to, professional development, technical assistance, and partnering with schools that have successfully transitioned from low- to higher-performing status.
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that funding for local educational agencies be the highest priority in the allocation of Race to the Top program funds.
(Added by Stats. 2010, 5th Ex. Sess., Ch. 2, Sec. 8.)