ERIC Number: ED227569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Local Control: Use It or Lose It.
California School Boards Association, Sacramento.
Two California laws have increased the autonomy of local school districts. As of January 1982, virtually all provisions of the California Education Code can be waived at the request of local school boards with the approval of the state board of education. Under Article 2 of Assembly Bill 777, Chapter 100, programs that may be waived include state testing requirements, immunization programs, class size, bilingual education, and mandatory attendance age. The local governing board can apply for a waiver on behalf of a single school site, multiple sites, or on a districtwide basis. School boards requesting a waiver must provide an opportunity for community input, including the participation of parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and students. The second law, Article 3 of Chapter 100, allows schools to coordinate state-funded programs, which means that staff supported from a certain funding source may serve more pupils than those identified for that particular program. The governing board must decide which schools may consider a coordinated program and which funds it will allow to be coordinated. Under Article 3, programs must be recommended for coordination by a school site council. The intent of this article is smoother administration of programs and attention for every student rather than for selected students. (JM)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Categorical Aid, Citizen Participation, Citizens Councils, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, Resource Allocation, School District Autonomy, State Aid, State Legislation, State Programs
California School Boards Association, 916 23rd Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California School Boards Association, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; California Education Code
Note: Waiver and Coordination Task Force Report.