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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 3. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION [35000 - 45460]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 25. EMPLOYEES [44000 - 45460]

  ( Part 25 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3.65. Social Tolerance Resource Centers [44776.1 - 44776.7]
  ( Chapter 3.65 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 15. )

44776.1.
  

In enacting this chapter, it is the intent of the Legislature to expand regional social tolerance resource centers to increase education and training opportunities for the teachers and pupils of California. Towards that end, the Legislature intends to provide one-time funding to support regional social tolerance resource centers, in partnership with nonprofit agencies that have demonstrated success in attaining private and governmental support for similar activities on a regional basis.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 15. Effective August 3, 1995.)

44776.2.
  

The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall designate nonprofit agencies to serve as regional social tolerance resource centers. In order to be eligible to be designated as a regional social tolerance resource center, a nonprofit agency shall demonstrate all of the following:

(a) A history of doing all of the following on a regional basis:

(1) Developing and operating a variety of high-quality interactive and multimedia exhibits on social tolerance, the Holocaust, and human rights.

(2) Providing teacher training activities and curricular materials.

(3) Providing educational services for elementary and secondary school pupils, with a special focus on pupils at risk of social violence.

(b) That the agency’s current efforts would be improved qualitatively and quantitatively.

(c) Historic success in attracting private and public financial support for the development and use of its social tolerance exhibits and for its teacher training programs.

(d) That its exhibits would be cross-referenced to appropriate instructional materials and strategies used by public school teachers providing instruction in social tolerance.

(e) The ability to serve a minimum of 500 teachers each year in all grade levels.

(f) The ability to serve a minimum of 70,000 elementary and secondary pupils each year.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 15. Effective August 3, 1995.)

44776.3.
  

The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate the funds appropriated for the purposes of this chapter to applicant regional social tolerance resource centers. The superintendent shall review each center’s application for funding to ensure that the funds will be used only for the purposes authorized in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 15. Effective August 3, 1995.)

44776.4.
  

Funds allocated to regional social tolerance resource centers pursuant to Section 44776.3 shall be used by the centers only for either of the following purposes:

(a) One-time expansion of social tolerance exhibits and teacher training materials.

(b) One-time expenditures to reduce future ongoing facilities operations costs.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 15. Effective August 3, 1995.)

44776.5.
  

Funds allocated to a regional social tolerance resource center pursuant to this chapter shall supplement and not supplant funding for the continuing efforts of these centers to provide teacher training or educational services to public schools.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 15. Effective August 3, 1995.)

44776.6.
  

For the 1995–96 fiscal year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall designate one regional social tolerance resource center to receive funding pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 15. Effective August 3, 1995.)

44776.7.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, “moneys to be applied by the state,” as used in subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, includes funds appropriated for social tolerance resource centers pursuant to this chapter, whether or not those funds are allocated to school districts, as defined in Section 41302.5, or community college districts.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 308, Sec. 15. Effective August 3, 1995.)

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