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(a) The intent of the Legislature in enacting this section is to assure a thorough review of programs listed in this part and the funding sources thereof, so that they most effectively, efficiently, and economically meet the needs of pupils and improve schools. It is not the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to remove resources from pupils with special needs or to cease efforts to improve the schools.

(b) It was the intent of the Legislature in enacting this part to ensure that each categorical program is thoroughly reviewed. It was also intended that programs would be reviewed the year prior to the sunset date so that school districts and county offices of education would not be subject to unnecessary confusion and disruption in planning and administering those programs.

(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that the legislative review of programs specified in this part shall consider the appropriateness of state administration by agencies other than by the State Department of Education, such as the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 223, Sec. 8.)