The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall designate nonprofit agencies to serve as regional Latino heritage resource centers. In order to be eligible to be designated as a regional Latino heritage resource center, a nonprofit agency shall demonstrate all of the following:
(a) A sound programmatic and fiscal plan to do all of the following on a regional basis:
(1) Develop a variety of high-quality permanent and changing exhibits on Latino history, art, and culture encompassing North, Central, and South America.
(2) Provide teacher training activities.
(3) Provide educational services for elementary and secondary school pupils.
(b) Success in attracting private and public financial support for the development of its Latino heritage exhibits and educational programs.
(c) That it will be providing educational services previously unavailable to pupils and teachers in the region including the development of a referral assistance program for teachers on Latino heritage issues, and the development of publications and audio-visual materials on Latino history, art, and culture.
(d) That its current efforts would be improved qualitatively and quantitatively.
(e) That it will collect and preserve Latino cultural heritage and artifacts.
(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 16.)