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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 58700-58702



58700.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) The Pasadena Unified School District has operated the Tutoring
and Homework Assistance Program since September 1985 through which
pupils are able to receive appropriate homework or specialized
tutorial assistance, or both, from trained personnel and volunteers
after regular school hours at each of the district's 30 schools, at
no cost to the pupil, and through which parents, teachers, and pupils
receive information and referral services on the tutoring and
homework support services available through the school district and
other community organizations.
   (b) The Tutoring and Homework Assistance Program has provided over
30,000 hours of assistance annually to over 1,000 pupils.
   (c) Surveys completed by principals, site coordinators, classroom
teachers, parents, and pupils have generated favorable responses to
the program.
   (d) The Tutoring and Homework Assistance Program is of educational
benefit and provides a cost-effective means of reaching pupils, of
supporting rather than replacing the role of parents, and of enabling
pupils to succeed in school and, therefore, to be more likely to
remain in school.
   (e) The district has evaluated the program pursuant to the
evaluation requirements of this chapter and has found that the
program results in improved academic performance.
   (f) The Tutoring and Homework Assistance Program has demonstrated
success during the first two years of operation and should be
continued on a statewide basis.



58702.  (a) Any school district that implements the Tutoring and
Homework Assistance Program may credit towards its summer school
apportionments, computed pursuant to Section 42239, as amended by the
annual Budget Act, hours of homework and tutorial assistance
provided pursuant to the program described in Section 58700, if the
instruction is in core academic areas specified in paragraph (2) of
subdivision (d) of Section 42239.
   (b) Any school district may claim funding for programs operated
pursuant to this chapter if the district has first claimed in regular
summer school programs the budgeted funding level of hours based on
7 percent of the district's total enrollment for the prior fiscal
year or the budgeted funding level of hours guaranteed in either
Section 42239 or the annual Budget Act, if greater than 7 percent.
   (c) Funding claimed pursuant to this chapter shall be limited to
the amount calculated pursuant to each school district's percentage
of enrollment for the prior year and number of hours specified in the
annual Budget Act as being available for reallocation of funding
appropriated for summer school that is not claimed by school
districts.
   (d) Each school district that claims funding pursuant to this
chapter shall maintain a record, capable of being audited, of the
number of hours spent in direct contact with the pupil under the
program. A certificated employee of the district shall certify the
accuracy of the number of hours utilized to submit a claim for
funding pursuant to this chapter prior to the allocation of that
funding to the school district.