(a) The governing board of a school district or a charter school offering supplemental instruction pursuant to Section 37253 may apply to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for grants for the following purposes:
(1) To establish staff development programs for teachers to upgrade the academic and instructional skills of those teachers providing instruction in the summer school program.
(2) To establish a training program in which persons enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution or teacher training program and who intend to teach mathematics, science, or other core academic areas designated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction provide supervised instructional services.
(b) To the extent feasible, programs established pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be operated in cooperation with postsecondary educational institutions, teacher education and computer centers, and other appropriate institutions.
(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 72, Sec. 7.)