as amended, Lara.
begin deleteEducation programs: Head Start. end delete
Existing law provides that the Legislature finds and declares certain things about the federal Head Start program, including that the Congress has recognized the importance of the transfer from preschool to primary school.end delete
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this law.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
This chapter shall not apply to an educational institution that is controlled
5by a religious organization if the
8application would not be consistent with the
9religious tenets of that organization.
Section 8499.10 of the Education Code is
20amended to read:
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
22(a) The Congress has recognized the importance of the transfer
23from preschool to primary school. Section 642A of Title VI of
24Subtitle A of Chapter 8 of Subchapter B of the federal Omnibus
25Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Public Law 97-35) was enacted
26to require federal Head Start funds grantees to take steps to
27coordinate with and involve the local educational agency serving
28the community, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
29(1) Developing and implementing a systematic procedure for
30transferring, with parental consent, Head Start program records
31for each participating child to the school in which the child will
33(2) Establishing channels of communication between Head Start
34staff and their counterparts in the schools, including, but not limited
35to, teachers, social workers, and health staff, to facilitate the
36coordination of programs.
37(3) Conducting meetings involving parents, kindergarten or
38elementary school teachers, and Head Start program teachers to
39discuss the educational, developmental, and other needs of
P5 1(4) Organizing and participating in joint transition-related
2training of school staff and Head Start staff.
3(5) Developing and implementing a family outreach and support
4program in cooperation with entities carrying out parental
5involvement efforts under Title I of federal the Elementary and
6Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).
7(6) Assisting families, administrators, and teachers in enhancing
8educational and developmental continuity between Head Start
9services and elementary school classes.
10(7) Linking the services provided in the Head Start program
11with the education services provided by the local educational
13(b) The Superintendent shall advise local educational agencies
14of these federal requirements.