(a) The governing board of a school district and a charter school maintaining any of grades 2 to 6, inclusive, may offer programs of direct, systematic, and intensive supplemental instruction to a pupil enrolled in grades 2 to 6, inclusive, who meets either of the following criteria:
(1) The pupil has been identified as having a deficiency in mathematics, reading, or written expression based on the results of a test administered under the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program established pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33.
(2) The pupil has been identified as being at risk of retention pursuant to Section 48070.5.
(b) Supplemental educational services offered pursuant to this section may be offered during the summer, before school, after school, on Saturdays, or during intersession, or in a combination of summer school, before school, after school, Saturday, or intersession instruction. Services shall not be provided during the regular instructional day of the pupil. A minor pupil whose parent or guardian informs the school district that the pupil is unable to attend a Saturday school program for religious reasons, or a pupil 18 years of age or older who states that he or she is unable to attend a Saturday school program for religious reasons, shall be given priority for enrollment in supplemental instruction offered at a time other than Saturday, over a pupil who is not unable to attend a Saturday school program for religious reasons.
(c) For purposes of this section, a pupil shall be considered to be enrolled in a grade immediately upon completion of the preceding grade. Summer school instruction may also be offered to a pupil who was enrolled in grade 6 during the prior school year.
(d) An intensive remedial program in reading or written expression offered pursuant to this section shall, as needed, include instruction in phoneme awareness, systematic explicit phonics and decoding, word attack skills, spelling and vocabulary, explicit instruction of reading comprehension, writing, and study skills.
(e) A school district or charter school shall seek the active involvement of parents and classroom teachers in the development and implementation of supplemental instructional programs provided pursuant to this section.
(f) It is the intent of the Legislature that a pupil who is at risk of failing to meet state-adopted standards, or who is at risk of retention, be identified as early in the school year, and as early in his or her school careers as possible and be provided the opportunity for supplemental instruction sufficient to assist him or her in attaining expected levels of academic achievement.
(g) (1) A school district or charter school that offers instruction pursuant to this section shall be entitled to receive reimbursement in an amount up to 5 percent of the total enrollment of the school district or charter school in grades 2 to 6, inclusive, for the prior fiscal year multiplied by 120 hours, multiplied by the hourly rate for the current fiscal year determined pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 42239.
(2) The balance of the appropriation made for the purposes of funding programs offered pursuant to this section to serve pupils in grades 2 to 6, inclusive, shall be allocated for reimbursement of pupil attendance in instruction pursuant to subdivision (a) that is in excess of 5 percent, but not in excess of 7 percent, of the enrollment of the school district or charter school for the prior year in grades 2 to 6, inclusive, multiplied by 120 hours, multiplied by the hourly rate for the current fiscal year determined pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 42239.
(h) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the State Board of Education nor the Superintendent may waive any provision of this section.
(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 402, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 42239
Education Code 48070.5
Education Code 60640 et. seq.