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PUBLIC SCHOOLS. CLASS SIZE REDUCTION. PARENT-TEACHER COUNCIL. TEACHER CREDENTIALING. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Creates fund for reduction of kindergarten through third-grade class size. School district eligibility for money from fund requires establishment of school-site governing council of parents/teachers for each school. Council, in consultation with principal, to make all curriculum/expenditure decisions for school; principal responsible for personnel decisions. Pupil performance to be utilized for teacher evaluations. Teachers must pass subject matter examinations for credential and assignment to teach particular subjects. Immediate pupil suspension required for controlled substance possession. Creates Chief Inspector of Public Schools' Office to evaluate quality of schools. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: This measure would result in annual increased state costs for various new school program requirements, offset by redirected expenditures from other activities and fees. There will be annual increased costs to school districts due to new school-site and teacher credentialing provisions, generally offset by reductions in other areas of operation.
The Honorable Pete Wilson Marian Bergeson Yvonne Larsen C/O Mr. Richard D. Martland Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, Llp, 770 L Street, Suite 800, Sacramento, California 95814
Public Schools. Class Size Reduction. Parent-Teacher Council. Teacher Credentialing. California Initiative 800 (1998).