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(a) To receive incentive funding for the purpose of this article, a local educational agency, individually or in partnership with one or more institutions of higher education or other educational entities, shall submit a program proposal to the State Board of Education. The program proposal shall contain an expenditure plan and shall specify how the training program for which funding is being requested addresses the program goals specified in paragraphs (1) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 44511 and how the local educational agency plans to continue ongoing school administrator professional development.

(b) The State Board of Education shall approve or disapprove a local educational agency's plan.

(c) Training programs offered pursuant to this article shall have a duration of no fewer than 80 hours and shall involve a minimum of 80 hours of intensive individualized support and professional development in the areas specified in subdivision (a) of Section 44511. The additional 80 hours of intensive individualized support and professional development may be completed over a period of up to two years once the initial 80 hours of training commences. To the extent practicable, the institute training portion of Modules 1, 2, and 3 shall be held outside of the regular schoolday.

(d) Training plans may include professional development leadership activities, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Coaching, mentorship, assistance, and intensive support customized to meet the individual needs of school administrators.

(2) Activities that assist school administrators to analyze subgroup achievement data and focus support on those subgroups whose academic achievement is not meeting state and local goals.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 364, Sec. 4.)


Education Code 44511