Dissemination of unformation; conditions for funding proposals
(a) The State Department of Education shall annually disseminate to each school district, county office of education, resource agency or consortium as described in Article 2 (commencing with Section 44680) of Chapter 3.1 of Part 25, and other public educational entity, as appropriate, information regarding effective educational projects and programs developed and validated pursuant to this article, in addition to projects included in the National Diffusion Network.
(b) The California State Facilitator Project, county offices of education, and other regional educational agencies are encouraged to assist in the dissemination of information regarding effective educational programs.
(c) The State Board of Education, upon review of the recommendation of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, may authorize funds for any proposal of a school district or county office of education for the adoption of an effective educational project, in an amount not exceeding the initial start-up costs of the project, where the board determines that the proposal does all of the following:
(1) Establishes a local need for the adoption or adaptation of the project.
(2) Contains a plan that evidences the commitment of resources necessary to implement the adoption of the project and that coordinates the project with existing educational programs. In the case of a school, that plan should be articulated with the school district plan.
(3) Contains a method of evaluating resulting changes in teaching, pupil performance, and the instructional program.
(4) Has been validated pursuant to Section 33323.
(d) The Superintendent of Public Instruction may assist in the implementation of projects adopted pursuant to subdivision (b), either by the department or pursuant to Section 33326.
(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1360, Sec. 20.)
Education Code 33323
Education Code 33326
Education Code 44680 (Repealed by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1032, Sect. 3.)