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An interesting requirement of the law regarding California schools –

(And they have to do it, whether it is a first grade class or community college, believe it or not -)

(4) If the county superintendent determines that a school does not
have sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in accordance
with subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section
60119 and as defined by subdivision (c) of Section 60119, the county
superintendent shall do all of the following:
   (A) Prepare a report that specifically identifies and documents
the areas or instances of noncompliance.
   (B) Provide within five business days of the review, a copy of the
report to the school district, as provided in subdivision (c), or,
if applicable, provide a copy of the report to the school district
within 10 business days pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph
(3).
   (C) Provide the school district with the opportunity to remedy the
deficiency. The county superintendent shall ensure remediation of
the deficiency no later than the second month of the school term.

********* Read this part especially ******

 (D) If the deficiency is not remedied as required pursuant to
subparagraph (C), the county superintendent shall request the
department to purchase the textbooks or instructional materials
necessary to comply with the sufficiency requirement of this
subdivision. If the department purchases textbooks or instructional
materials for the school district, the department shall issue a
public statement at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the
state board occurring immediately after the department receives the
request of the county superintendent and that meets the applicable
public notice requirements, indicating that the district
superintendent and the governing board of the school district failed
to provide pupils with sufficient textbooks or instructional
materials as required by this subdivision. Before purchasing the
textbooks or instructional materials, the department shall consult
with the district to determine which textbooks or instructional
materials to purchase. All purchases of textbooks or instructional
materials shall comply with Chapter 3.25 (commencing with Section
60420) of Part 33. The amount of funds necessary for the purchase of
the textbooks and materials is a loan to the school district
receiving the textbooks or instructional materials. Unless the school
district repays the amount owed based upon an agreed-upon repayment
schedule with the Superintendent, the Superintendent shall notify the
Controller and the Controller shall deduct an amount equal to the
total amount used to purchase the textbooks and materials from the
next principal apportionment of the district or from another
apportionment of state funds.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=edc&group=01001-02000&file=1240-1281

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(or from another apportionment of state funds . . . ) yep, they have to cover the costs from somewhere else - not cut back -

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somebody needs to explain it in terms of lawsuits that they are able to hear . . .

- cricketdiane

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California laws about education - protests today about budget cuts and tuition hikes which are exclusionary and discrimination based on status - financial status -
not acceptable - California and US higher education state colleges and universities are raising tuitions illegally

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EDUCATION CODE 
 SECTION 17075.10-17075.15 

17075.10.  (a) A school district may apply for hardship assistance
in cases of extraordinary circumstances. Extraordinary circumstances
may include, but are not limited to, the need to repair, reconstruct,
or replace the most vulnerable school facilities that are identified
as a Category 2 building, as defined in the report submitted
pursuant to Section 17317, determined by the department to pose an
unacceptable risk of injury to its occupants in the event of a
seismic event.
   (b) A school district applying for hardship state funding under
this article shall comply with either paragraph (1) or (2).
   (1) Demonstrate both of the following:
   (A) That due to extreme financial, disaster-related, or other
hardship the school district has unmet need for pupil housing.
   (B) That the school district is not financially capable of
providing the matching funds otherwise required for state
participation, that the district has made all reasonable efforts to
impose all levels of local debt capacity and development fees, and
that the school district is, therefore, unable to participate in the
program pursuant to this chapter except as set forth in this article.
   (2) Demonstrate that due to unusual circumstances that are beyond
the control of the district, excessive costs need to be incurred in
the construction of school facilities. Funds for the purpose of
seismic mitigation work or facility replacement pursuant to this
section shall be allocated by the board on a 50-percent state share
basis from funds reserved for that purpose in any bond approved by
the voters after January 1, 2006. If the board determines that the
seismic mitigation work of a school building would require funding
that is greater than 50 percent of the funds required to construct a
new facility, the school district shall be eligible for funding to
construct a new facility under this chapter.
   (c) The board shall review the increased costs that may be
uniquely associated with urban construction and shall adjust the
per-pupil grant for new construction or modernization hardship
applications as necessary to accommodate those costs. The board shall
adopt regulations setting forth the standards, methodology, and a
schedule of allowable adjustments, for the urban adjustment factor
established pursuant to this subdivision.

17075.15.  (a) From funds available from any bond act for the
purpose of funding facilities for school districts with a financial
hardship, the board may provide other construction, modernization, or
relocation assistance as set forth in this chapter or Chapter 14
(commencing with Section 17085) to the extent that severe
circumstances may require, and may adjust or defer the local
financial participation, as pupil health and safety considerations
require to the extent that bond act funds are provided for this
purpose.
   (b) The board shall adopt regulations for determining the amount
of funding that may be provided to a district, and the eligibility
and prioritization of funding, under this article.
   (c) The regulations shall define the amount, and sources, of
financing that the school district could reasonably provide for
school facilities as follows:
   (1) Unencumbered funds available in all facility accounts in the
school district including, but not limited to, fees on development,
redevelopment funds, sale proceeds from surplus property, funds
generated by certificates of participation for facility purposes,
bond funds, federal grants, and other funds available for school
facilities, as the board may determine.
   (2) The board may exclude from consideration all funds encumbered
for a specific capital outlay purpose, a reasonable amount for
interim housing, and other funds that the board may find are not
reasonably available for the project.
   (d) Further, the regulations shall also specify a method for
determining required levels of local effort to obtain matching funds.
The regulations shall include consideration of at least all of the
following factors:
   (1) Whether the school district has passed a bond measure within
the two-year period immediately preceding the application for funding
under this article, the proceeds of which are substantially
available for use in the project to be funded under this chapter, but
remains unable to provide the necessary matching share requirement.
   (2) Whether the principal amount of the current outstanding bonded
indebtedness issued for the purpose of constructing school
facilities for the school district and secured by property within the
school district or by revenues of, or available to, the school
district, which shall include general obligation bonds, Mello-Roos
bonds, school facility improvement district bonds, certificates of
participation, and other debt instruments issued for the purpose of
constructing school facilities for the school district and for which
owners of property within the school district or the school district
are paying debt service is at least 60 percent of the school district'
s total bonding capacity, as determined by the board.
   (3) Whether the total bonding capacity, as defined in Section
15102 or 15106, as applicable, is five million dollars ($5,000,000)
or less, in which case, the school district shall be deemed eligible
for financial hardship.
   (4) Whether the application for funding under this article is from
a county superintendent of schools.
   (5) Whether the school district submits other evidence of
substantial local effort acceptable to the board.
   (6) The value of any unused local general obligation debt
capacity, and developer fees added to the needs analysis to reflect
the district's financial hardship, available for the purposes of
school facilities financing.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=edc&group=17001-18000&file=17075.10-17075.15
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(from this section)

Article 3.  New Construction Eligibility Determination 17071.75-17071.76
       Article 4.  New Construction Grant Eligibility
                   Determination ............................ 17072.10-17072.18
       Article 5.  New Construction Funding Process ......... 17072.20-17072.35
       Article 6.  Modernization Eligibility Determination .. 17073.10-17073.25
       Article 7.  Modernization Apportionment .............. 17074.10-17074.30
       Article 7.5.  Automatic Fire Detection, Alarm, and
                     Sprinkler Systems ...................... 17074.50-17074.56
       Article 8.  Hardship Application ..................... 17075.10-17075.15
       Article 9.  Program Accountability ................... 17076.10-17076.11
       Article 10.  School Project Safety Components ................. 17077.10
       Article 10.5.  Energy Efficiency ..................... 17077.30-17077.35
       Article 10.6.  Joint-Use Facilities .................. 17077.40-17077.45
       Article 11.  Critically Overcrowded School Facilities  17078.10-17078.30

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=edc&codebody=&hits=20

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CHAPTER 3.2.  CATEGORICAL EDUCATION BLOCK GRANT FUNDING
       Article 1.  General Provisions ............................. 41500-41503
       Article 2.  Pupil Retention Block Grant .................... 41505-41508
       Article 3.  School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant ... 41510-41514
       Article 4.  Teacher Credentialing Block Grant .............. 41520-41522
       Article 5.  Professional Development Block Grant ........... 41530-41533
       Article 6.  Targeted Instructional Improvement Block Grant   41540-41544
       Article 7.  School and Library Improvement Block Grant ..... 41570-41573
      CHAPTER 4.  STATE SCHOOL FUND--COMPUTATION OF ALLOWANCE
       Article 1.  General Provisions ............................. 41600-41610

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=edc&codebody=&hits=20

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 CHAPTER 10.  REVOLVING FUNDS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS
       Article 1.  Revolving Cash Fund ............................ 42800-42806
       Article 2.  Alternative Revolving Cash Fund .....................  42810
       Article 3.  Prepayment Funds ............................... 42820-42821
       Article 4.  Revolving Warehouse Stock Funds ................ 42830-42833
       Article 5.  Special Reserve Fund ........................... 42840-42843

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CHAPTER 3.25.  MATHEMATICS STAFF DEVELOPMENT
       Article 1.  Coursework in Mathematics for Teachers of
                   Mathematics for Pupils in Grades 4 to 12,
                   Inclusive ...................................... 44695-44697
      CHAPTER 3.3.  CLASSROOM TEACHER INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT
                    PROGRAM ....................................... 44700-44705
      CHAPTER 3.33.  TRAINING FOR TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS WHO
                     TEACH PUPILS IN GRADES 4 TO 12, INCLUSIVE .... 44720-44725
      CHAPTER 3.34.  EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 44730-44731
      CHAPTER 3.36.  TEACHING AS A PRIORITY BLOCK GRANT ................  44735
      CHAPTER 3.4.  TEACHER RECRUITMENT RESOURCE CENTER ................  44750
      CHAPTER 3.45.  TEACHER READING INSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT
                     PROGRAM: KINDERGARTEN AND GRADES 1 TO
                     3,INCLUSIVE ................................ 44755-44757.5
      CHAPTER 3.5.  TEACHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM OF 1990 ............. 44760-44763
      CHAPTER 3.6.  REGIONAL SCIENCE RESOURCE CENTERS ............. 44770-44774
      CHAPTER 3.65.  SOCIAL TOLERANCE RESOURCE CENTERS ........ 44776.1-44776.7
      CHAPTER 3.66.  LATINO HERITAGE RESOURCE CENTERS ......... 44777.1-44777.7
      CHAPTER 3.7.  CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROJECT ...... 44780-44787
      CHAPTER 3.8.  PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE TEAMS ......... 44740-44741

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FOUND IT  - 

51004.  The Legislature hereby recognizes that it is the policy of
the people of the State of California to provide an educational
opportunity to the end that every pupil leaving school shall have the
opportunity to be prepared to enter the world of work; that every
pupil who graduates from any state-supported educational institution
should have sufficient marketable skills for legitimate remunerative
employment; that every qualified and eligible adult citizen shall be
afforded an educational opportunity to become suitably employed in
some remunerative field of employment; and that these opportunities
are a right to be enjoyed without regard to economic status or the
characteristics listed in Section 220.

(from)

EDUCATION CODE 
 SECTION 51000-51009 

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=edc&group=50001-51000&file=51000-51009

The entire section which entitles every qualified and eligible adult citizen shall be afforded an educational 
opportunity to become suitably employed in some remunerative field of employment; and that these opportunities 
are a right to be enjoyed without regard to economic status (etc.)

My Note - this section includes a high school eduction and colleges supported by the state which specifically 
prepare citizens with skills adequate to current employment which includes computer literacy, literacy and the 
skills of comprehension, technology literacy, mathematics, sciences, writing and English use skills, along with 
the types of thinking skills required by today's highly competitive business atmosphere. Includes economic and 
financial literacy considering the way the market is today.

(The full section - )
EDUCATION CODE 
 SECTION 51000-51009 


51000.  This chapter may be known as the George Miller, Jr.,
Education Act of 1968.



51002.  The Legislature hereby recognizes that, because of the
common needs and interests of the citizens of this state and the
nation, there is a need to establish a common state curriculum for
the public schools, but that, because of economic, geographic,
physical, political and social diversity, there is a need for the
development of educational programs at the local level, with the
guidance of competent and experienced educators and citizens.
Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to set broad minimum
standards and guidelines for educational programs, and to encourage
local districts to develop programs that will best fit the needs and
interests of the pupils, pursuant to stated philosophy, goals, and
objectives.



51003.  It is the intent of the Legislature that explicit, rigorous
statewide academic standards be adopted for all pupils enrolled in
public schools.


51004.  The Legislature hereby recognizes that it is the policy of
the people of the State of California to provide an educational
opportunity to the end that every pupil leaving school shall have the
opportunity to be prepared to enter the world of work; that every
pupil who graduates from any state-supported educational institution
should have sufficient marketable skills for legitimate remunerative
employment; that every qualified and eligible adult citizen shall be
afforded an educational opportunity to become suitably employed in
some remunerative field of employment; and that these opportunities
are a right to be enjoyed without regard to economic status or the
characteristics listed in Section 220.
   The Legislature further recognizes that all pupils need to be
provided with opportunities to explore and make career choices and to
seek appropriate instruction and training to support those choices.
The Legislature therefore finds that fairs as community resource and
youth leadership activities are integral to assisting and guiding
pupils in making choices and therefore encourage the further
expansion of cooperative activities between schools, youth leadership
activities, and community resources. Among community resources of
particular significance in providing information on various career
opportunities are vocational and occupational exhibits,
demonstrations and activities conducted at fairs.



51005.  In order to carry out the intent of Section 51004, the
Department of Education shall annually encourage school districts to
plan programs and activities which utilize the resources of fairs and
youth leadership activities as an integral part of the vocational
instructional program and career decisionmaking.



51006.  The Legislature finds that the increasing integration of
computers and computer technology into our economy has profound
implications for our society, and equally important implications for
state educational policy.
   The Legislature also finds that the methods of distribution of
computer resources in the public schools will have a substantial
effect upon the state's ability to meet the economic, political, and
social challenges of the new technological era. Without adequate and
early exposure to a basic computer education and computer resources,
many students may be placed at a significant disadvantage in their
opportunities to secure success in academics and the job market in
the future. As females compose 51 percent of the student population
in the state's public elementary and secondary schools, and ethnic
minorities constitute over one-third of that population, it is
imperative that California adopt a policy to ensure equitable access
to technological education programs.



51007.  (a) It is the policy of the State of California that all
students enrolled in the state's public elementary and secondary
schools, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, gender,
physical disability, geographic location, or socioeconomic
background, shall have equitable access to educational programs
designed to strengthen technological skills, including, but not
limited to, computer education programs.
   (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that state appropriations
for educational programs designed to strengthen technological skills,
including, but not limited to, computer education programs, shall
have the goal of ensuring equitable access to those programs for all
students.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that this section shall
not be construed to preclude funding of programs designed to serve
certain categories of students as part of the state's efforts to
target areas of high need.



51008.  The State Board of Education shall ensure that the state
curriculum and framework, where appropriate, include instruction on
Cesar Chavez and the history of the farm labor movement in the United
States, and that the state criteria for selecting textbooks include
information to guide the selection of textbooks that contain sections
that highlight the life and contributions of Cesar Chavez and the
history of the farm labor movement in the United States.



51009.  The first week of April is hereby deemed to be Labor History
Week throughout the public schools, and school districts are
encouraged to commemorate this week with appropriate educational
exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has
played in shaping California and the United States.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=edc&group=50001-51000&file=51000-51009
It is the law - they cannot deplete the economic resources of school systems including the state colleges and
universities because of the law expressed above. And, the exclusion of students by unreasonable tuitions and / or
unreasonable fees, exorbitant book costs, lab costs, activities fees, registration fees or in fact, any other kind
of fees is against the law in the state of California. Creating an economic bias against the majority of California
citizens by raising tuitions at state schools to $10,000 or more a year is illegal. It will take a class action suit
or other legal measure against the decision-makers who made these choices. They broke the law when they did it.

- my note, cricketdiane

(And no, they can't change the law next week or next year in order to fix it - they are still liable for the time
during which it was in place up to and including right now.)

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