(a) As a condition of operating a Concept 6 program at a school in the 2004-05 school year or thereafter, a district shall, by January 1, 2005, present to the department a comprehensive action plan detailing the strategy and steps to be taken annually to eliminate the use of the Concept 6 program as soon as practicable, and no later than July 1, 2012. Except as provided in subdivision (b), the action plan shall include all of the following:
(1) An analysis of the factors relating to the district's current and projected operation of the Concept 6 program including, but not limited to, demographic forecasts, space use and needs, class sizes, programmatic constraints, facility construction status, the amount of funding needed to create additional classroom space, and the proposed sources of that funding.
(2) A detailed description of the multiple phases of planning and construction, including site identification, site acquisition, construction commencement and completion date, and occupancy dates of projects designed to eliminate use of the Concept 6 program, including a reasonable projection of the number of additional pupil seats to be provided through each of the multiple phases of planning and construction.
(3) Reasonable, districtwide numerical goals against which annual progress toward eliminating the use of the Concept 6 program can be measured, including a projection of the number of pupils, if any, the district estimates will remain on a Concept 6 program on July 1 of each year through 2012.
(b) If a district projects that it will eliminate the Concept 6 program on or before July 1, 2008, the district shall not be required to include in its comprehensive action plan the information contained in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) but, instead, shall include a narrative explanation of the manner in which it will accomplish its goal to eliminate the Concept 6 program and shall project the date that each school in the district will eliminate the program.
(c) A district may not transport pupils to another school more than 40 minutes away from the school of residence, other than as required pursuant to a desegregation plan, as a means to eliminate the Concept 6 program.
(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 901, Sec. 3.)