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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 41520-41522



41520.  (a) There is hereby established the teacher credentialing
block grant. Commencing with the 2005-06 fiscal year, the
Superintendent of Public Instruction shall apportion block grant
funds to a school district or charter school offering approved
programs pursuant to Section 41521 based on the number of eligible
participants in each of those programs.
   (b) (1) The Legislature finds that the Superintendent and the
Commission on Teacher Credentialing established requirements for
reviewing and approving teacher induction programs. The Legislature
further finds that 135 of 150 programs are jointly approved as of
July 1, 2004. It is the intent of the Legislature that these
requirements remain in effect until the Superintendent and the
Commission on Teacher Credentialing jointly agree to modify them. The
Superintendent and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall
jointly review new programs developed pursuant to paragraph (1) of
subdivision (a) based on established approval requirements.
   (2) As provided for in Section 44259, the Commission on Teacher
Credentialing retains authority to issue credentials to candidates
who complete an induction program that meets the Standards of Program
Quality and Effectiveness adopted by the commission. A previously
approved program that is deemed as no longer meeting the Standards of
Program Quality and Effectiveness shall be considered a new program
for purposes of becoming an approved program pursuant to this
article.
   (3) A school district or charter school may expend funds received
pursuant to this article for any purpose authorized by the programs
listed in Section 41521, as the statutes governing those programs
read on January 1, 2004, for the purpose of providing equivalent
program services for beginning teachers. For the purpose of statewide
program support and accountability, equivalent program services
include regional support and technical assistance that existed under
the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment system on January 1,
2004.
   (c) For purposes of this article, "school district" includes a
consortia of school districts, a consortia of school districts and
county offices of education, and a county office of education if
county offices of education are eligible to receive funds for the
programs that are listed in Section 41521.



41521.  (a) The teacher credentialing block grant shall include
funding previously apportioned to school districts for purposes of
beginning teacher support and assessment as set forth in Article 4.5
(commencing with Section 44279.1) of Chapter 2 of Part 25.
   (b) For purposes of issuing teaching credentials, certificates, or
other authorizations, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall
approve the programs described by subdivision (a). To ensure the
Superintendent has the requisite information to allocate funding
based on the number of participating credential candidates pursuant
to this article, the commission shall inform the Superintendent on an
ongoing basis of the approval status of these programs and numbers
of participating candidates in each approved program.



41522.  (a) The amount of funding a school district or charter
school receives pursuant to this article shall be adjusted for
changes in the number of participating credential candidates in each
approved program, and the amount per candidate shall be adjusted
annually for inflation pursuant to Section 42238.1.
   (b) For purposes of calculating the amount of funding a school
district or charter school receives pursuant to this article, the
Superintendent shall include funding for up to 10 percent of
credential candidates who complete the program early in accordance
with paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 44468 for the time
period that the candidate would regularly participate in the program,
but not to exceed two fiscal years. In administering this
subdivision, the Superintendent shall comply with subdivision (b) of
Section 44386.