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Education Code - EDC


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


  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


  ( Part 31 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 9. Demonstration of Restructuring in Public Education [58900 - 58930]

  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1556, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 3. Selection of Program Participants and Awarding Demonstration Grants [58914 - 58915.5]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1556, Sec. 1. )


(a) School districts and consortia of school districts interested in applying for a demonstration grant may first obtain a planning grant from the state.

(b) The application for the planning grant shall be a letter of intent to submit a proposal for restructuring education which is signed by the governing board of the applicant school district or consortium of school districts, provided that the collective bargaining representative has been consulted prior to submittal of the application.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1556, Sec. 1.)


(a) Each applicant school district shall develop a demonstration proposal in consultation with businesses, colleges or universities, other organizations as appropriate, classroom teachers, school level administrators, other school personnel, including the various categories of classified employees, parents, and the collective bargaining representative for certificated and classified employees of the school district.

(b) Each demonstration proposal shall be submitted jointly by the applicant school district and the collective bargaining representative of the certificated employees of the school district.

(c) Each demonstration proposal shall include, but need not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) A description of the elements to restructure education in the applicant school or schools over the five-year demonstration period.

(2) Proof that the demonstration proposal has been developed in accordance with Section 58915, and that agreement has been reached by the governing board or boards of applicant districts and each of the respective collective bargaining representatives for certificated school employees.

(3) A spending plan for demonstration funds, including evidence of the incorporation of state funds, and to the extent feasible, federal and private funds, into the demonstration of restructuring in education.

(4) A description of an evaluation plan to assess the degree of success toward achieving the intended restructuring outcomes. The plan shall describe all outcome measurements in authentic performance terms for pupils and staff.

(5) Agreement by the school district to cooperate with the independent evaluation conducted pursuant to this chapter.

(d) Any demonstration proposal may include one or more requests to waive provisions of the Education Code or state regulations pursuant to Sections 33050 and 33051, or Article 12 (commencing with Section 44666) of Chapter 3 of Part 25, as necessary or desirable, to effectively implement the district’s restructuring proposal.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1556, Sec. 1.)


School districts and schools, in preparing and implementing demonstration proposals, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in reviewing and recommending to the State Board of Education, and the board, in selecting proposals to be funded, shall ensure that demonstration activities do not in any way promote or perpetuate racial, ethnic, gender, or socioeconomic isolation or segregation among pupils.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1556, Sec. 1.)

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