The State Board of Education may authorize the funding of any proposal of a school district, county office of education, public postsecondary educational institution, or other public educational agency for the development of an educational program, where the board determines that the proposal does all of the following:
(a) Provides an effective, cost-effective solution to a current or anticipated statewide educational need in public elementary or secondary schools.
(b) Demonstrates that teachers, and experts in the subject matter of the proposal, collaborated in the development of the proposal.
(c) Contains a professional development component that maximizes teacher commitment and integration of the program into the existing instructional program.
(d) Contains a method of evaluating resulting changes in teaching, pupil performance, and the instructional program, as appropriate.
(e) Provides for development and evaluation of the proposal in collaboration with postsecondary educational institutions and other educational agency resources.
(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1636, Sec. 1.5.)