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Any program operated under this chapter shall be deemed to be successful to the extent that, after two years of operation, the participating school has achieved the following objectives:

(a) Pupil enrollment is increased by at least 18 percent, or, in "low growth" schools, by at least 10 percent.

(b) Annual teacher salary for those teachers working on an 11 month contract is increased by at least 20 percent over the annual teacher salary for those teachers working the traditional school year.

(c) An annual savings of at least 8 percent in teacher benefits costs.

(d) In "low growth" schools, average class size is reduced by at least three pupils.

(e) Excluding program startup costs and year-round incentive payments, operating costs of the program do not exceed operating costs of the school under a traditional school calendar.

(f) Pupils receiving interim session instruction pursuant to this chapter show greater improvement in academic performance than pupils in comparable schools in that district operating under a traditional school calendar who also qualify for the funding sources described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 37302.

(g) Average pupil achievement scores for all pupils equal or exceed the average pupil achievement scores for all pupils in that school for each of the three school years preceding the operation of the program set forth in this chapter.

(h) At least 60 percent of parents and teachers express support for the program.

(i) Pupil and teacher absentee rates do not exceed those rates for the school as determined for the 1987-88 school year.

(j) At least 70 percent of the eligible pupils, as specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 37302, attend the interim session classes.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1246, Sec. 4.)

Reference:

Education Code 37302