8. SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Implementation shall consist of at least the following actions:
1) Implement a school education program to promote water conservation and water conservation related benefits.
2) Programs shall include working with school districts and private schools in the water suppliers’ service area to provide instructional assistance, educational materials, and classroom presentations that identify urban, agricultural, and environmental issues and conditions in the local watershed. Education materials shall meet the state education framework requirements, and grade appropriate materials shall be distributed to grade levels K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and high school.
B. Implementation Schedule
1) Agencies signing the MOU prior to December 31, 1997, implementation shall commence no later than July 1, 1998.
2) Agencies signing the MOU or becoming subject to the MOU after December 31, 1997, implementation shall commence no later than July 1 of the first year following the year the agency signed or became subject to the MOU.
C. Coverage Requirements
Agencies shall maintain an active school education program to educate students in the agency’s service areas about water conservation and efficient water uses.
D. Requirements for Documenting BMP Implementation
1) Number of school presentations made during reporting period.
2) Number and type of curriculum materials developed and/or provided by water supplier, including confirmation that curriculum materials meet state education framework requirements and are grade-level appropriate.
3) Number of students reached.
4) Number of in-service presentations or teacher’s workshops conducted during reporting period.
5) Annual budget for school education programs related to conservation.
E. Criteria to Determine BMP Implementation Status
Agency has implemented and is maintaining a school education program consistent with BMP 8’s definition.
F. Water Savings Assumptions