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Identification of the Most Concentrated Areas.   

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The "most concentrated areas of poverty and social tension" or a "designated area of disadvantage" as used in Chapter 4 of Part 31 of the Education Code shall be either of the following:

(a) The area served by elementary schools identified and determined by ranking the elementary schools serving those census tracts that are concentrated areas of poverty and social tension as defined in Section 12050(a) in accordance with a severity score based upon the sum of the following:

(1) The percentage of the pupils enrolled in the school who took the October 1968 sixth grade state reading achievement test whose score was at or below the first quartile;

(2) The percentage of families (at least 20%) in the census tract or tracts served in whole or in part by the school whose 1959 income reported to the census was under $3,000 and;

(3) Twice the percentage of unemployment reported by the 1960 decennial census for the census tract or tracts served in whole or in part by the school; or

(b) The Director may designate as "a most concentrated area of poverty and social tension" the attendance area of an elementary school that has been identified and approved as a target area school for purposes of Title I, ESEA program services in a school district in which there are schools declared eligible in accord with the scores computed under subparagraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (a). The selection of such school attendance areas shall be based primarily on the criteria of high concentration of children from low income and AFDC families.

(Amended by Register 77, No. 39.)