(a) As a condition to receiving an apportionment pursuant to Section 52126, school districts shall have a staff development program that requires a certificated teacher who will provide direct instructional services for a class participating in the school district's class size reduction program to receive the appropriate training necessary to maximize the educational advantages of class size reduction. This training shall include, but not be limited to, methods for providing each of the following:
(1) Individualized instruction.
(2) Effective teaching, including classroom management, in smaller classes.
(3) Identifying and responding to pupil needs.
(4) Opportunities to build on the individual strengths of pupils.
(b) School districts may use funds currently received for staff development or funds received under this chapter to meet the requirements of this section.
(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 303, Sec. 15.)
Education Code 52126