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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 51050-51057



51050.  The governing board of every school district shall enforce
in its schools the courses of study and the use of textbooks and
other instructional materials prescribed and adopted by the proper
authority.


51053.  The course of study for preschool, kindergarten, grades 1
through 6, and grades 7 and 8 of those elementary districts
maintaining grades 7 and 8, shall be prescribed and enforced by the
governing board. The governing board of any school district may
cooperate with the county board of education and the county
superintendent of schools in the development of the courses of study
required by this section.
   The development of any course of study by a school district
governing board which involves the cooperation of the county board of
education and the county superintendent of schools is a proper
charge against whatever funds the county superintendent of schools
may have for this purpose.


51054.  Except as provided in Section 51053, the course of study for
grades 7 through 12 shall be prepared under the direction of the
governing board having control thereof and shall be subject to
approval as may be required by the state board.




51055.  Courses for continuation high schools shall be prepared
under the direction of the governing board having control thereof.
Insofar as possible courses shall meet the high school requirements
set forth in Sections 51220 and 51222.


51056.  A course of study for each adult school shall be prepared
under the direction of the governing board of the district
maintaining the adult school and shall be subject to approval of the
Department of Education.


51057.  Upon request of the governing board of any school district,
the State Board of Education may, for a number of years to be
specified by the board, grant the district exemption from one or more
of the course of study requirements set forth in this division. The
exemption may be renewed. Such exemption may be granted only if the
board deems that the request made is an essential part of a planned
experimental curriculum project which the board determines will
adequately fit the educational needs and interests of the pupils.
   The request for exemption shall include all of the following
elements:
   (a) Rationale for the planned experimental curriculum project.
   (b) Objectives of the planned experimental curriculum project.
   (c) Plans for the administration and conduct of the planned
experimental curriculum project, including the use of personnel,
facilities, time, techniques, and activities.
   (d) Plans for testing and evaluation of the planned experimental
curriculum project.
   (e) Plans for necessary revisions, if any, of the planned
experimental curriculum project.
   (f) Plans for reporting to the State Board of Education on the
planned experimental curriculum project.