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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 8660-8669.1



8660.  (a) The California State Summer School for Mathematics and
Science is hereby created to establish a multidisciplinary academic
development program in mathematics and science and to enable pupils
with demonstrated academic excellence in mathematics and science to
receive intensive educational enrichment in these subjects.
   (b) The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science
shall provide an opportunity for pupils who wish to study advanced
mathematics or science or to pursue careers that require a high
degree of skills and knowledge in mathematics or science.



8661.  The Regents of the University of California are hereby
requested to operate the California State Summer School for
Mathematics and Science.


8662.  (a) Pupils who have demonstrated academic excellence in
mathematics and science and who meet one of the following criteria
shall be eligible for admission to the summer school:
   (1) The pupil graduated, or will graduate, from the 8th grade at
the end of the school year immediately preceding the summer school
session for which he or she is applying.
   (2) The pupil is currently enrolled in any of grades 9 to 12,
inclusive.
   (3) The pupil graduated from high school during the school year
immediately preceding the summer school session for which he or she
is applying.
   (b) A pupil's participation in the summer school shall not be
credited toward the pupil's completion of the course of study
prescribed for graduation from high school, unless the local school
district that the pupil regularly attends tenders payment to the
pupil, no later than the last day of the summer school session, for
all application and other fees and expenses charged to the pupil by
the summer school that would not be charged to a pupil enrolled in
the public school system.



8663.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares that the admission of
out-of-state pupils to the California State Summer School for
Mathematics and Science can enhance the national and international
standing of the pupils who attend the summer school.
   (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that pursuant to the
eligibility criteria set forth in Section 8662, the Regents of the
University of California adopt policies that will enable pupils who
are not California residents, including residents of other countries,
to be admitted to the California State Summer School for Mathematics
and Science, not to exceed in any year 20 pupils or 5 percent of the
total pupil population of the summer school, whichever is less. It
is the further intent of the Legislature that admission of a
nonresident under this subdivision may not result in the denial of
admission under this chapter to a California resident who is eligible
for that admission and satisfies applicable qualifications for
admission.



8664.  The Regents of the University of California are hereby
requested to perform all of the following duties:
   (a) Provide for the operation and governance of the California
State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, including the
appointment of an advisory committee to assist in planning and
administering the summer school.
   (b) Develop and implement a statewide application procedure in
cooperation with appropriate state and local agencies, including, but
not limited to, school districts, the California State University,
and the California Community Colleges. The cost of the application
process shall be at least partially offset by charging each applicant
a fee not to exceed twenty dollars ($20). Applicants who are unable
to pay the fee shall petition the University of California for a
waiver, which shall be granted or denied pursuant to the rules and
regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8669.
   (c) Develop the curriculum of the summer school.
   (d) Establish a nonprofit foundation to develop and receive
private support for the summer school or establish a separate account
for donations.



8666.  It is the intent of the Legislature that the period of
instruction for the California State Summer School for Mathematics
and Science commence no earlier than one week following the end of
the regular school year, and concludes no later than one week prior
to the commencement of the next regular school year. This section
shall not be construed to prohibit two sessions per year.



8667.  (a) The University of California shall be responsible for
selection of the faculty of the California State Summer School for
Mathematics and Science.
   (b) The faculty for the summer school shall be selected from
distinguished kindergarten to 12th grade, inclusive, teachers and
university faculty of mathematics and science, and may not be
restricted to members of the current faculty of the University of
California. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the faculty
may not be subject to credentialing requirements or any other
restrictions upon eligibility for employment generally applicable to
public school instructors, except for the requirement of obtaining a
certificate of clearance from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing
pursuant to Sections 44332.5, 44339, 44340, and 44341.




8668.  The site for the California State Summer School for
Mathematics and Science shall be chosen by the Regents of the
University of California. The Regents of the University of California
are requested to collaborate with other institutions of higher
education regarding the planning and administration of the summer
school.



8669.  (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that at least 50
percent, but not more than 75 percent, of the actual costs of the
California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science for each
fiscal year would be financed by state funds beginning in the
1999-2000 fiscal year. The balance of the operating costs would be
financed with fees and private support.
   (b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), the Regents of the
University of California shall set a tuition fee within a range that
corresponds to actual program costs, up to but not exceeding one
thousand dollars ($1,000) per session in the year 2000, and may
increase this fee by an amount up to 5 percent each year thereafter.
It is the intent of the Legislature that the University of California
award full or partial scholarships on the basis of need and that
pupils who are unable to pay all or part of the fee may petition the
University of California for a fee reduction or waiver to ensure that
a qualified applicant is not denied admission solely because of his
or her inability to pay part or all of the fee. Any public
announcement regarding the summer school program should include
notification that need-based scholarships are available, and
information regarding the procedure for applying for a scholarship
award.
   (c) For pupils who are not California residents, it is the intent
of the Legislature that the Regents of the University of California
set a tuition fee that is not less than the total actual costs to the
summer school of services per pupil.
   (d) The foundation authorized to be established pursuant to
subdivision (f) of Section 8664 may raise funds from the private
sector that may be used by the summer school for general program
operating costs, scholarships, program augmentation, public
relations, recruitment activity, or special projects. Private support
may include, but not necessarily be limited to, direct grants to the
summer school from private corporations or foundations, individual
contributions, in-kind contributions, or fundraising benefits
conducted by any entity.
   (e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2008.



8669.1.  It is the intent of the Legislature that the University of
California conduct an evaluation on the effectiveness of the
California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science every two
years from the effective date of the act that amends this section.