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California Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers   

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(a) Except as provided in Section 44505, the California Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers shall become fully operational on July 1, 2001, on which date it shall completely replace the California Mentor Teacher Program established pursuant to Chapter 1302 of the Statutes of 1983 and set forth in Article 4 (commencing with Section 44490). This article is applicable to all school districts that elect to receive state funds for the California Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers. Commencing with the 2001-02 fiscal year, funding shall only be made available for purposes authorized by this article. A school district that elects to participate in the program established pursuant to this article shall certify to the Superintendent of Public Instruction by August 1, 2001, that it has implemented a Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers pursuant to this article.

(b) A school district that does not elect to participate in the program authorized under this article by July 1, 2001, is not eligible for any apportionment, allocation, or other funding from an appropriation for the program authorized pursuant to this article or for any apportionments, allocations, or other funding from funding for local assistance appropriated pursuant to Budget Act Item 6110-231-0001, funding appropriated for the Administrator Training and Evaluation Program set forth in Article 3 (commencing with Section 44681) of Chapter 3.1 of Part 25, from an appropriation for the Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program as set forth in Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 44579) of Chapter 3, or from an appropriation for school development plans as set forth in Article 1 (commencing with Section 44670.1) of Chapter 3.1 and the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall not apportion, allocate, or otherwise provide any funds to the district pursuant to those programs.

(c) Commencing February 1, 2002, a school district that elects not to participate in the program authorized under this article shall report annually at a regularly scheduled meeting of the governing board of the school district on the rationale for not participating in the program.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 646, Sec. 20.3.)

Reference:

Education Code 44490

Education Code 44505

Education Code 44579

Education Code 44670.1

Education Code 44681