A school may be designated a program improvement school when all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The school meets the criteria of Section 54483.
(b) The director of the school is appointed by the school district with the concurrence of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Director of the Office of Compensatory Education.
(c) The school has at least the staff for auxiliary and administrative services that would be present in an adequately staffed school.
(d) The governing board of the school district has delegated to the director of the program improvement school all powers, duties, and responsibilities related to the budget, curriculum, courses of study, pupil conduct, staffing, and class scheduling.
(e) The director of the proposed program improvement school has appointed a community resource committee.
(f) The proposed program of educational improvement has been developed by the director and staff of the school in cooperation with an institution of higher education and has the concurrence of the community resource committee.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)