5 CA ADC § 20434

5 CCR s 20434

Cal. Admin. Code tit. 5, s 20434

This database is current through 02/09/07, Register 2007, No. 6
s 20434. Funding Priorities.

(a) New public library project priorities

(1) First priority for new public library facilities: joint use

As specified in Education Code section 19994(a)(1), first priority
for new public libraries shall be given to joint use projects in
which the agency that operates the library and one or more school
districts have a cooperative agreement. [See sections 20440(d)(1)
and Appendix 2 for information about Cooperative Agreements.]

Joint use projects shall be one of two types:

(A) Co-located library [See "Co-located library" definition in
section 20430(k)]

(B) Joint venture projects [See "Joint venture project" definition
in section 20430(ee)]

Joint venture projects shall provide one or more of the following

1. Computer center

A computer center houses computer systems with electronic resources
or other educational technologies to assist with any combination of
K-12 student learning activities. Services shall include one or more
of the following:

a. A range of computer literacy classes covering introductory to
advanced skill levels.

b. Access to the computer resources, including the Internet, for
both public and student clienteles.

c. Computer literacy activities for students and their families or

d. Distance learning equipment and staff to enable online
instruction and other forms of educational interaction with distant
communities, individuals, or institutions.

2. Family literacy center

A family literacy center houses materials and space for tutoring
and instructional activities to improve the ability of K-12 students
and their parents or caregivers to read and write English and to
develop lifelong learning skills. Activities shall include one or
more of the following:

a. One-to-one tutoring, either personal or online.

b. Small group instruction.

c. Reading and writing instruction.

d. Computers with software to improve reading and writing skills.

e. Literacy programming for students and their families or

f. After-school literacy programming for students.

3. Homework center

A homework center houses space to provide materials and formal
support to assist K-12 students with homework and/or study
assignments. Support shall focus on the needs of students including
either general assistance in reading, writing, science, language,
math skills, and study skills, or individual student assignment
assistance, or both. Services shall include one or more of the

a. Specialized print and electronic resource collections responsive
to curriculum needs, including designated computer time for student
homework needs.

b. Peer and/or adult assistance, either paid or volunteer.

c. Instruction in research and study skills.

d. Provision of appropriate support tools such as bibliographies,
listing of web sites, and pathfinders.

e. After-school computer or language literacy activities.

f. Temporary reserve or limited circulation collections in response
to teacher requests.

4. Career center

A career center houses space to provide job, career, and college
education information to assist K-12 students in assessing and
pursuing vocational and career choices. Information formats shall
include any combination of print, electronic, and audiovisual
resources. Service shall include one or more of the following:

a. Resources providing information on various careers and
vocations, future opportunities, and the necessary associated job
skills and/or education.

b. Career counseling assistance, either paid or volunteer.

c. Information on available training programs and available jobs.

d. Resume assistance, online job posting, and interview training.

e. College-preparation programs, including scholarship information,
college application assistance, college entrance exam preparation,
and college essay and resume preparation.

5. Shared electronic and telecommunication library services

Shared library electronic and telecommunication services provide
for the sharing of electronic equipment and resources that
complement the curriculum of K-12 students. Services shall include
one or more of the following:

a. Wide-area network between the public library and public

b. Collaborative electronic resource database licenses and related

c. Collaborative catalog access and shared circulation systems and
related training.

6. Subject specialty learning centers

Subject specialty learning centers house a comprehensive, in-depth
collection of resources and learning activities on a specific
subject area that complements the curriculum of the school district
that is a part of the joint use cooperative agreement.

7. Other library services

Other similar collaborative library services that directly benefit
K-12 students.

(2) Second priority for new public library facilities: all others

As specified in Education Code section 19994(a)(2), all other new
public library projects shall be given second priority.

(b) Priorities for remodeling existing public library facilities owned by
the applicant jurisdiction

(1) Remodeling first priority

As specified in Education Code section 19994(b)(1), to be
considered for first priority funding, a project to remodel an
existing public library building owned by the applicant jurisdiction
shall be within the attendance area of a public elementary, middle,
or high school that, at the time of application, is identified as
having inadequate infrastructure to support access to computers and
other educational technology.

(A) If the project is located in the attendance area of more than
one public school, the applicant may select any one of the schools
with inadequate infrastructure.

(B) The applicant shall submit with the Application Form:

1. A letter from the public school district superintendent
verifying that at the time of the Board's application deadline:

a. The project site is located within the attendance area of the
identified public school.

b. None of the public school buildings at the identified public
school has an incoming telecommunication connection greater than 512
thousand bits per second (512K bps).

2. A copy of the public school attendance area map showing that the
public library project site is within the attendance area.

(2) Remodeling second priority

As specified in Education Code section 19994(b)(2), second priority
shall be given to all other remodeling projects for existing public
library facilities owned by library jurisdictions.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 19992 and 19994, Education Code.
Reference: Sections 19991, 19993, 19994 and 19999, Education Code.


1. New section filed 12-5-2001; operative 1-4-2002 (Register 2001, No.

5 CCR s 20434, 5 CA ADC s 20434

5 CA ADC s 20434


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