The Legislature recognizes that for many languages there is a shortage of primary language textbooks, curriculum, teacher training programs, and bilingual personnel. The requirement for reading in the primary language may be waived by the board if the district documents the lack of available materials, personnel, and training programs. The department shall maintain a list of available curriculum materials and teacher training programs in all appropriate languages, to verify the waiver requests. The waiver is renewable yearly. Each waiver request shall be signed by the chairperson of the district bilingual committee. The waiver does not eliminate the requirement for primary oral language development.
(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1339, Sec. 9.)