(a) Each local educational agency or consortium applying for a grant under this chapter shall establish procedures to ensure on-going consultation and collaboration with local agencies for the purposes set forth in subdivision (c). The consultation and collaboration process shall involve, at a minimum, parents or guardians and teachers of pupils of qualifying schools and representatives of each member agency or private partner who will provide, or is anticipated to provide, services pursuant to this chapter.
(b) If the local educational agency or consortium is located within a county that has established an interagency children's services coordinating council pursuant to Chapter 12.8 (commencing with Section 18986), of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, any Healthy Start Support Services for Children Grant Program proposal submitted under this chapter first shall be approved by that council. The implementation of any program developed pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to the regular review of the interagency children's services coordinating council. The local educational agency or consortium may engage in those activities authorized pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 18986.20) of Chapter 12.8 of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code provided that the interagency children's services coordinating council first approves those activities. The interagency children's services coordinating council or its members may be designated to fulfill the responsibilities of the consultation and collaboration process required by this article.
(c) Responsibilities of individuals designated for consultation and collaboration by the local educational agency or consortium shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) Participate in the development of the program during the planning stages.
(2) Participate with the local educational agency or consortium in the design and operation of the program.
(3) Facilitate communication between the local educational agency or consortium and state, local, and community-based organizations providing support services to children.
(4) Make recommendations to appropriate organizations regarding ways to improve delivery of support services to children, and in the most cost-effective manner.
(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 157, Sec. 4.)
Welfare and Institutions Code 18986
Welfare and Institutions Code 18986.20