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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 5. Classified Employees [45100 - 45460]

  ( Chapter 5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 8. Teacher Aides [45360 - 45367]
  ( Article 8 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

45360.
  

It is the intent and purpose of the Legislature that teacher aides be employed in the elementary schools of the state, specifically in grades one through six, to the end of assisting classroom teachers in carrying out activities directly related to the classroom instruction of pupils. From the moneys specially appropriated therefor by the Legislature, grants shall be made to school districts pursuant to the specifications of this article for teacher aide projects approved by the State Board of Education.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

45361.
  

The State Board of Education shall establish rules and regulations for the administration of this article which shall include, but not be limited to, the criteria upon which grants shall be made within the amounts appropriated by the Legislature and among the several districts of the state which may apply for such grants.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

45361.5.
  

(a) No person shall be initially assigned to assist in instruction for work as an aide for instructional purposes in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, unless the person has demonstrated proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills pursuant to Section 45330.

(b) As used in this section, “initially assigned” means any assignment, including substitute, temporary, probationary, or permanent employment, to assist in instruction as an aide for instructional purposes.

(c) A school district may charge a fee to prospective aides taking the district proficiency test pursuant to the requirements of this section to fund the costs incurred by the district in giving the test. This fee may be subject to negotiation between the district and the exclusive representative of instructional aides, but in no event shall the fee exceed seven dollars ($7).

(d) The school district governing board, at a public meeting, may grant an exemption from this requirement to any person, for a period of one year, if the person is to be assigned as a bilingual-crosscultural aide and the governing board determines that there is no other person available to serve in the same capacity. Upon or prior to the expiration of the one-year period, the bilingual-crosscultural aide shall be required to take and pass the basic skills test required by this section. A bilingual-crosscultural aide who has not demonstrated his or her basic skills proficiency through these means may not be compensated for work as a bilingual-crosscultural aide. A bilingual-crosscultural aide may only be granted one exemption from this requirement. The authority of district governing boards to grant these exemptions shall cease on June 30, 1985.

(e) An aide who passes a district proficiency test as required by this section who transfers to another district and is employed in the same capacity, shall be considered to have met the proficiency standards for purposes of this section unless the district to which he or she has transferred determines that the test taken by the aide is not comparable to the standards required by the employing district.

(f) An aide who passes a district proficiency test, as required by this section, and who is reassigned to another school or program in the district and is employed in the same capacity, shall be considered to have met the state basic skills proficiency test requirement.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1080, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

45362.
  

School districts shall establish standards and procedures for the implementation and conduct of teacher aide projects, authorized under the provisions of this article, which shall meet, but not be limited to, the provisions of Section 45361. Such standards and procedures shall be made a part of a school district grant application as described in this article.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

45363.
  

The State Board of Education shall direct that apportionment grants for teacher aide projects be made to school districts on the basis of two thousand dollars ($2,000) per school year per teacher aide employed, diminished by an amount derived by multiplying the ratio which the assessed valuation per unit of average daily attendance during the preceding fiscal year in grades kindergarten through eight in the district bears to the assessed valuation per unit of such average daily attendance in the state times one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

45364.
  

All funds received by school districts under the provisions of this article shall be used for and restricted to the purpose of paying the salaries of teacher aides employed under the provisions of this article.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

45365.
  

Apportionments for the purpose of this article shall be made upon the order of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and by warrant of the State Controller. Funds apportioned shall be expended by school districts precisely in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the State Board of Education.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

45366.
  

Apportionments to a school district shall be in the form of grants, no part of which shall be required to be repaid to the state by the school district.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

45367.
  

Programs on projects conducted pursuant to this article shall be deemed a program of compensatory education, or an element thereof, and shall be coordinated with, and be an integral part of, the school district’s overall compensatory education plan. The programs and projects shall be subject to the provisions of Section 54461.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

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