The State Department of Education shall conduct special studies as determined to be necessary by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to carry out the purposes of this article or as required by the Legislature.
The department shall utilize existing information to the maximum extent feasible in conducting the special studies. The special studies shall address topics determined by the Legislature or the Superintendent of Public Instruction to be of current policy significance.
(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 927, Sec. 7.)