(a) A local governing board shall use funding received pursuant to this chapter to ensure that each pupil is provided with a standards-aligned textbook or basic instructional materials, as adopted by the State Board of Education subsequent to the adoption of content standards pursuant to Section 60605 for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, or as adopted by the local governing board pursuant to Sections 60400 and 60411, for grades 9 to 12, inclusive. Pupils shall be provided with standards-aligned textbooks or basic instructional materials by the beginning of the first school term that commences no later than 24 months after those materials were adopted by the State Board of Education.
(b) Once a governing board certifies compliance with subdivision (a) with regard to standards-aligned instructional materials in the core curriculum areas of reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and history/social sciences, and if the governing board of a school district has met the eligibility requirements of Section 60119, the remaining funds may only be used consistent with subdivision (a) of Section 60242 and pursuant to Section 60242.5.
(c) The State Board of Education may grant the school district additional time to meet the purchasing requirements of subdivision (a) if the governing board of the school district demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the state board, that all of the following criteria apply to the district:
(1) The school district has implemented a well-designed, standards-aligned basic instructional materials program.
(2) The school district, at the time of its request for additional time pursuant to this subdivision, has sufficient textbooks or basic instructional materials for use by each pupil.
(3) The school district has adopted a plan for the purchase of standards-aligned instructional materials in accordance with subdivision (a) but that plan indicated an alternative date for compliance that is declared in the request for additional time.
(d) The funds provided for the purchase of instructional materials in Schedules 1 and 2 of Item 6110-189-0001 and paragraph 6 of Item 6110-485 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2002 shall be used for the purposes of, and allocated consistent with, this chapter.
(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 802, Sec. 12.)
Education Code 60119
Education Code 60242
Education Code 60242.5
Education Code 60400
Education Code 60411
Education Code 60605