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AB-716 Public elementary and secondary schools: consolidated applications for funding: school plans for student achievement: schoolsite councils.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/11/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 11, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 716


Introduced by Assembly Member O’Donnell

February 15, 2017


An act to add Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 58820) to Part 31 of amend Sections 33050, 64000, and 64001 of, and to add Part 38 (commencing with Section 65000) to, to add the heading of Part 37 (commencing with Section 64001) to, and to repeal Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 52850) of Part 28 of, Division 4 of Title 2 of of, the Education Code, relating to magnet public elementary and secondary schools.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 716, as amended, O’Donnell. Magnet schools. Public elementary and secondary schools: consolidated applications for funding: school plans for student achievement: schoolsite councils.
(1) Existing law establishes a system for public elementary and secondary education in this state. Under this system, local educational agencies throughout the state provide instruction to pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, at the schoolsites operated by these agencies. Existing law also establishes a system for providing state and federal funding for public elementary and secondary schools. Existing law authorizes school districts that apply for state funding for any of numerous specified state categorical programs to submit to the State Department of Education, for approval by the State Board of Education, a single consolidated application for approval or continuance of their funding for those programs.
This bill would delete the provision authorizing the single consolidated application for state categorical programs, and instead authorize local educational agencies, as defined to include school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, to submit to the department for approval by the state board a single consolidated application for approval or continuance of certain federal categorical programs.
(2) Existing law authorizes school districts and schools to establish school plans. Existing law also authorizes school districts to establish schoolsite councils and schoolsite advisory committees.
This bill would recast and revise the statutes relating to school plans and schoolsite councils. The bill would establish School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs), and require local educational agencies, as defined, to adopt SPSAs as a condition for receiving certain federal funds and for receiving funding for state categorical programs that are not funded through the local control funding formula. The bill would require specified data to be included in SPSAs by local educational agencies.
The bill would require schools that operate a program that requires a SPSA to establish a schoolsite council. The bill would specify requirements for the membership of schoolsite councils at elementary and secondary schools. The bill would authorize the State Board of Education to grant a waiver of any provision of the bill relating to schoolsite councils.
The bill would also make related conforming and technical changes.

Existing law provides for the establishment and operation of various types of schools and programs within the public school system, including charter schools, individual instruction programs, alternative schools, and specialized high schools, among others.

This bill would express legislative findings and declarations related to magnet schools. The bill would establish a magnet school grant program, to be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, under which an applicant school district may apply to the Superintendent for a grant, not to exceed $575,000 per school district, for the one-time costs associated with the startup of a new magnet school, as defined, in accordance with specified conditions and requirements. The bill would specify that funding provided for purposes of the program in the annual Budget Act or other legislation shall be used to allocate grants.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 33050 of the Education Code is amended to read:

33050.
 (a) The governing board of a school district or a county board of education, on a districtwide or countywide basis or on behalf of one or more of its schools or programs, after a public hearing on the matter, may request the state board to waive all or part of any section of this code or any regulation adopted by the state board that implements a provision of this code that may be waived, except:
(1) Article 1 (commencing with Section 15700) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 15780) of Chapter 4 of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1.
(2) Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 16000) of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1.
(3) Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 17000), Chapter 12.5 (commencing with Section 17070.10), and Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 17085) of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1.
(4) Part 13 (commencing with Section 22000), Part 13.5 (commencing with Section 25900), and Part 14 (commencing with Section 26000) of Division 1 of Title 1.
(5) Section 35735.1.
(6) Paragraph (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 37220.
(7) The following provisions of Part 10.5 (commencing with Section 17210) of Division 1 of Title 1:
(A) Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 17210).
(B) Article 1 (commencing with Section 17251) to Article 6 (commencing with Section 17365), inclusive, of Chapter 3.
(C) Sections 17416 to 17429, inclusive; Sections 17459 and 17462; subdivision (a) of Section 17464; and Sections 17582 to 17590, inclusive.
(8) The following provisions of Part 24 (commencing with Section 41000) of Division 3:
(A) Sections 41000 to 41360, inclusive.
(B) Sections 41420 to 41423, inclusive.
(C) Sections 41600 to 41863, inclusive.
(D) Sections 41930 to 42850, inclusive.
(9) Sections 44504 and 44505.
(10) Article 3 (commencing with Section 44930) of Chapter 4 of Part 25 of Division 3 and regulations in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations adopted pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 44930) of Chapter 4 of Part 25 of Division 3.
(11) Part 26 (commencing with Section 46000) of Division 4.
(12) Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 48900) and Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 49060) of Part 27 of Division 4.
(13) Section 51513.
(14) Section 52163.
(15) The identification and assessment criteria relating to any categorical aid program, including Sections 52164.1 and 52164.6.
(16) Sections 52165, 52166, and 52178.

(17)Article 3 (commencing with Section 52850) of Chapter 12 of Part 28 of Division 4.

(18)

(17) Section 56364.1, except that this restriction shall not prohibit the state board from approving any waiver of Section 56364.2, relating to full inclusion.

(19)

(18) Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 of Division 4, relating to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), and any other provisions of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 60600) of Part 33 of Division 4 that establish requirements for the CAASPP.

(b)Any waiver of provisions related to the programs identified in Section 52851 shall be granted only pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 52850) of Chapter 12 of Part 28 of Division 4.

(c)The waiver of an advisory committee required by law shall be granted only pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 52870) of Chapter 12 of Part 28 of Division 4.

(19) Part 38 (commencing with Section 65000) of Division 4.

(d)

(b) A request for a waiver submitted by the governing board of a school district or a county board of education pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include a written statement as to both of the following:
(1) Whether the exclusive representative of employees, if any, as provided in Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, participated in the development of the waiver.
(2) The exclusive representative’s position regarding the waiver.

(e)

(c) A request for a waiver submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) relating to a regional occupational center or program established pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 52300) of Chapter 9 of Part 28 of Division 4, which is operated by a joint powers entity established pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, shall be submitted as a joint waiver request for each participating school district and shall meet both of the following conditions:
(1) Each joint waiver request shall comply with all of the requirements of this article.
(2) The submission of a joint waiver request shall be approved by a unanimous vote of the governing board of the joint powers agency.

(f)The governing board of any school district requesting a waiver under this section of any provision of Article 5 (commencing with Section 39390) of Chapter 3 of Part 23 shall provide written notice of any public hearing it conducted pursuant to subdivision (a), at least 30 days prior to the hearing, to each public agency identified under Section 39394.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 52850) of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 64000 of the Education Code is amended to read:

64000.
 (a) The provisions of this For purposes of this part, Part 37 (commencing with Section 64001), and Part 38 (commencing with Section 65000), a local educational agency is defined as a county office of education, school district, or charter school.
(b) Each local educational agency that elects to apply for funds under this part may submit to the department for approval by the state board a single consolidated application for approval or continuance of those federal categorical programs subject to this part.
(c) This part shall apply to applications for funds under the following categorical programs:

(1)Bilingual education programs pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 52160) of Chapter 7 of Part 28.

(2)School-based coordinated categorical programs established pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 52800) of Part 28.

(3)Economic Impact Aid programs established pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 54000) of Part 29.

(4)The Miller-Unruh Basic Reading Act of 1965 pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 54100) of Part 29.

(5)Compensatory education programs established pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 54400) of Part 29, except for programs for migrant children pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 54440) of Chapter 4 of Part 29.

(6)Programs providing assistance to disadvantaged pupils under Section 6312 of Title 20 of the United States Code, and programs providing assistance for neglected or delinquent pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school, as funded by Section 6421 of Title 20 of the United States Code.

(7)Capital expense funding, as provided by Title I of the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 et seq.).

(8)California Peer Assistance and Review Programs for Teachers established pursuant to Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 44500) of Chapter 3 of Part 25.

(9)Professional development programs established pursuant to Section 6601 of Title 20 of the United States Code.

(10)Innovative Program Strategies Programs established pursuant to Section 7303 of Title 20 of the United States Code.

(11)Programs established under the federal Class Size Reduction Initiative (P.L. 106-554).

(12)Programs for tobacco use prevention funded by Section 7115 of Title 20 of the United States Code.

(13)School safety and violence prevention programs, established pursuant to Article 3.6 (commencing with Section 32228) of Chapter 2 of Part 19.

(14)Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities programs established pursuant to Section 7113 of Title 20 of the United States Code.

(b)Each school district that elects to apply for any of these state funds shall submit to the department, for approval by the state board, a single consolidated application for approval or continuance of those state categorical programs subject to this part.

(c)Each school district that elects to apply for any of these federal funds may submit to the department for approval, by the state board, a single consolidated application for approval or continuance of those federal categorical programs subject to this part.

(1) Federal funds provided to the state through the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) (Public Law 89-10), as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Public Law 114-95). These funds exclude those congressional acts funded other than ESEA or ESSA that are provided through federal acts or grants separate from ESEA or ESSA and those ESSA funds that are allocated separately from the consolidated application process.
(2) State categorical programs that are not funded through the local control funding formula. Carryover funds from state categorical programs that have a sunset under their own provisions, including economic impact aid, shall be subject to this part.
(d) The consolidated application shall include annual certifications by the school district English learner parent advisory committee that the application was developed with the review and advice of that committee.

SEC. 4.

 The heading of Part 37 (commencing with Section 64001) is added to Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:

PART 37. SCHOOL PLANS FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

SEC. 5.

 Section 64001 of the Education Code is amended to read:

64001.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, school districts as a condition of receiving funding for a program under Part 36 (commencing with Section 64000), a local educational agency shall ensure that each school of the local educational agency that operates any programs subject to Part 36 (commencing with Section 64000) consolidates any plans that are required by those programs into a single plan, unless otherwise prohibited by law. That plan shall be known as the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). In the case that a plan is not required by a program subject to Part 36 (commencing with Section 64000), the governing board or body of a local educational agency may require any school that receives funding from the consolidated application to develop a SPSA.
(b) A local educational agency shall not be required to submit the SPSA to the department, department as part of the consolidated application, school plans for categorical programs subject to this part. School districts shall assure, application. A local educational agency shall submit a SPSA whenever the department requires the SPSA in order to effectively administer any program subject to this part.
(c) A local educational agency shall ensure, in the consolidated application, that the Single Plan for Pupil Achievement established pursuant to subdivision (d) SPSA has been prepared in accordance with law, that schoolsite councils have developed and approved a plan, to be known as the Single Plan for Pupil Achievement for schools a SPSA for each school participating in programs funded through the consolidated application process, and any other school program they choose to include, process and that school plans SPSAs were developed with the review, certification, and advice of any applicable school advisory committees. The Single Plan for Pupil Achievement may also be referred to as the Single Plan for Student Achievement. The consolidated application shall also include certifications by appropriate district advisory committees that the application was developed with review and advice of those committees. the school English learner advisory committee, if required.

For

(d) For any consolidated application that does not include the necessary certifications or assurances, the department shall initiate an investigation to determine whether the consolidated application and Single Plan for Pupil Achievement the SPSA were developed in accordance with law and with the involvement of applicable advisory committees and schoolsite councils.

(b)

(e) Onsite school and district compliance reviews of categorical programs shall continue, and school plans SPSAs shall be required and reviewed as part of these onsite visits and compliance reviews. The Superintendent shall monitor such compliance. To that end, the Superintendent shall develop monitoring instruments and establish the process and frequency for conducting reviews of district achievement and compliance with state and federal categorical program requirements. In addition, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall establish the content of these instruments, including any criteria for differentiating these reviews based on the achievement of pupils, as demonstrated by the Academic Performance Index developed pursuant to Section 52052, and evidence of district compliance with state and federal law. The state board shall review the content of these instruments for consistency with state board policy.

(c)A school district shall submit school plans whenever the department requires the plans in order to effectively administer any categorical program subject to this part. The department may require submission of the school plan for any school that is the specific subject of a complaint involving any categorical program or service subject to this part.

(f) (1) A complaint that a local educational agency has not complied with the requirements of Part 36 (commencing with Section 64000), this part, or Part 38 (commencing with Section 65000) may be filed with a local educational agency pursuant to the Uniform Complaint Procedures set forth in Chapter 5.1 (commencing with Section 4600) of Division 1 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(2) The department may require submission of the SPSA for any school that is the specific subject of a complaint involving any program or service subject to this part.

The

(3) The department may require a school district local educational agency to submit other data or information as may be necessary for the department to effectively administer any categorical program subject to this part.

(d)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, as a condition of receiving state funding for a categorical program pursuant to Section 64000, and in lieu of the information submission requirements that were previously required by this section prior to the amendments that added this subdivision and subdivisions (e) to (i), inclusive, school districts shall ensure that each school in a district that operates any categorical programs subject to this part consolidates any plans that are required by those programs into a single plan. Schools may consolidate any plans that are required by federal programs subject to this part into this plan, unless otherwise prohibited by federal law. That plan shall be known as the Single Plan for Pupil Achievement or may be referred to as the Single Plan for Student Achievement.

(e)Plans developed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 52054, and Section 6314 and following of Title 20 of the United States Code, shall satisfy this requirement.

(f)

(g) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the schoolsite council shall develop the content of a Single Plan for Pupil Achievement shall be aligned with school goals the SPSA, which shall be consistent with the local control and accountability plan goals and federal planning requirements for improving pupil achievement. School goals shall be based upon an analysis of verifiable state data, including the Academic Performance Index developed pursuant to Section 52052 and the English Language Development test developed pursuant to Section 60810, and may include any data voluntarily developed by districts to measure pupil achievement. The Single Plan for Pupil Achievement shall, at a minimum, address how funds provided to the school through any of the sources identified in Section 64000 will be used to improve the academic performance of all pupils to the level of the performance goals, as established by the Academic Performance Index developed pursuant to Section 52052. The plan shall also identify the schools’ means of evaluating progress toward accomplishing those goals and how state and federal law governing these programs will be implemented.
(2) The development of the SPSA shall include both of the following actions:
(A) Administration of a comprehensive needs assessment pursuant to Section 1114(b)(6) of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95) that forms the basis of the school’s goals contained in the SPSA. The comprehensive needs assessment shall include an analysis of verifiable state data, consistent with all state priorities as noted in Sections 52060 and 52066, and informed by all indicators described in Section 1111(c)(4)(B) of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, including pupil performance against state-determined long-term goals. The school may include any data voluntarily developed by districts to measure pupil outcomes. In the case that the plan is required by the local governing board or body only, the local governing board or body may determine the extent to which the needs assessment is applicable.
(B) Identification of the process for evaluating and monitoring the implementation of the SPSA and progress towards accomplishing the goals set forth in the SPSA.
(3) The SPSA shall include all of the following:
(A) Goals set to improve pupil outcomes, including addressing the needs of pupil groups as identified through the needs assessment in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2), shall be consistent with the local control and accountability plan (LCAP) of the local educational agency and annual updates to the LCAP.
(B) Evidence-based strategies, actions, or services.
(C) Proposed expenditures to address the findings of the needs assessment consistent with the state priorities, including identifying resource inequities, which may include a review of the local educational agency’s budgeting and school-level budgeting, if applicable.
(h) SPSAs created under this part may serve as school improvement plans required under federal law for schools identified for targeted support as described in Section 1003(e)(1)(A) of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95) or comprehensive support as described in Section 1003(e)(1)(B) of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, as long as the SPSAs also meet the requirements as established by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-10), as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. A local educational agency may utilize the schoolsite council to meet the stakeholder requirements established in Section 1111(d)(1)(B) and Section 1111(d)(2)(B) of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

(g)

(i) The plan SPSA required by this section shall be reviewed annually and updated, including proposed expenditure of funds allocated to the school through the consolidated application, by the schoolsite council, or, if the school does not have a schoolsite council, by schoolwide advisory groups or school support groups that conform to the requirements of Section 52852. council. The plans SPSAs shall be reviewed and approved by the governing board or body of the local education educational agency at a regularly scheduled meeting whenever there are material changes that affect the academic programs for students pupils covered by programs identified in Section 64000. this part. If a SPSA is not approved by the governing board or body of the local educational agency, specific reasons for that action shall be communicated to the schoolsite council. Modifications to any SPSA shall be developed, recommended, and approved or disapproved in the same manner.
(j) Single school districts and charter schools may utilize the LCAP to serve as the SPSA, provided that the LCAP meets federal school planning requirements and the stakeholder requirements established in subdivision (a) of Section 52062.

(h)The school plan and subsequent revisions shall be reviewed and approved by the governing board of the school district. School district governing boards shall certify that, to the extent allowable under federal law, plans developed for purposes of this section are consistent with district local improvement plans that are required as a condition of receiving federal funding.

(i)Nothing in this act may be construed to prevent a school district, at its discretion, from conducting an independent review pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 64001 as that section read on January 1, 2001.

SEC. 6.

 Part 38 (commencing with Section 65000) is added to Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:

PART 38. SCHOOLSITE COUNCILS

65000.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent possible, the members of the schoolsite council represent the composition of the school’s pupil population. It is also the intent of the Legislature that, notwithstanding the size of the school, the composition of the schoolsite council ensure parity between the groups referenced in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (c).
(b) A school that operates a program that requires a School Plan for Student Achievement, pursuant to Section 64001, shall establish a schoolsite council.
(c) (1) At an elementary school, the schoolsite council shall consist of both of the following groups:
(A) The principal of the school; classroom teachers employed at the school, selected by classroom teachers employed at the school; and school personnel employed at the school who are not teachers, selected by school personnel employed at the school who are not teachers. The classroom teachers selected pursuant to this subparagraph shall constitute a majority of the persons selected pursuant to this subparagraph.
(B) Parents of pupils attending the school, or other members of the school community, selected by parents of pupils attending the school.
(2) At a secondary school, the schoolsite council shall consist of both of the following groups:
(A) The principal of the school; classroom teachers employed at the school, selected by classroom teachers employed at the school; and school personnel employed at the school who are not teachers, selected by school personnel employed at the school who are not teachers. The classroom teachers selected pursuant to this subparagraph shall constitute a majority of the persons selected pursuant to this subparagraph.
(B) Parents of pupils attending the school, or other members of the school community, selected by parents of pupils attending the school; and pupils attending the school, selected by pupils who are attending the school. The number of persons selected pursuant to this subparagraph shall equal the number of persons selected pursuant to subparagraph (A).
(d) An employee of a school who is also a parent or guardian of a pupil who attends a school other than the school of the parent’s or guardian’s employment is not disqualified by this employment from serving as a parent representative on the schoolsite council established for the school that his or her child or ward attends.

65001.
 (a) Schools with a common site administration may operate a shared schoolsite council if the schools have a combined pupil population of less than 300.
(b) Up to three schools with a combined pupil population of less than 1,000 may operate a shared schoolsite council if the schools have at least one of the following characteristics:
(1) A shared campus.
(2) Geographic proximity to one another with similar pupil populations.
(c) In the case of a shared schoolsite council, each elementary school shall have representation as indicated in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 65000, and each secondary school shall have representation as indicated in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 65000.
(d) A school with a population of fewer than 120 pupils may operate a schoolsite council that has the representation of at least one member of each group identified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 65000 as long as it maintains parity with the representation of the groups referenced in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 65000, and the local governing board or body has obtained approval from its local bargaining unit, if applicable.
(e) The state board may grant a waiver of any provision of this part to a school district or county office of education. A school district governing board or county board of education, on behalf of a schoolsite council, may request that the state board grant a waiver of any provision of this part.
(f) The state board may adopt rules and regulations as necessary to implement the provisions of this part.

SECTION 1.

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)Research has shown that magnet schools outperform regular schools on pupil outcome measures such as standardized assessments across subject areas and high school graduation rates.

(b)In general, magnet schools are more racially and ethnically diverse than regular schools and, according to the United States Department of Education, studies have shown that this diversity contributes to positive academic and life outcomes.

(c)The Century Foundation has determined that magnet schools constitute the most promising turnaround model for improving underperforming schools.

(d)A study by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools found that pupils attending magnet schools are more likely to exhibit positive academic attitudes and behaviors than their peers enrolled in traditional public schools.

(e)Increasing the number of magnet schools will expand the options that are available to parents and pupils for school choice.

(f)Providing funding to assist with planning and startup costs can help remove financial barriers to school districts establishing magnet schools.

SEC. 2.Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 58820) is added to Part 31 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:
7.Magnet School Grant Program
58820.

(a)With funding provided for this purpose in the annual Budget Act or other legislation, the Superintendent shall allocate magnet school startup grants in an amount not to exceed five hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($575,000) per school district.

(b)Priority for grants shall be given for the establishment of magnet schools in communities with high populations of pupils eligible for free or reduced-price meals as defined in Section 42238.01. The Superintendent shall use prior year free or reduced-price meals data reported to the department if current year data are unavailable at the time priority for grants is determined.

(c)School districts may apply for a grant pursuant to a process determined by the Superintendent.

(d)A grant may be awarded for one-time costs associated with the startup of a new magnet school, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(1)Supplies, furnishings, equipment, and instructional materials.

(2)Professional development, coaching, and support services for teachers and magnet school staff.

(3)Curriculum and policy development and acquisition.

(4)Facility and schoolsite preparation or modifications necessary to implement the program in compliance with applicable laws.

(e)The grant funds shall supplement, not supplant, existing services, and shall not be used to supplant federal, state, local, or nonfederal funds or to pay for existing levels of service funded from any other source. The grant funds shall not be used for fundraising, civil defense, legal claims against the state or federal government, or contingencies.

(f)The Superintendent shall apportion funding to applicants that meet both of the following conditions:

(1)The magnet school and grant application have been approved by the governing board of the school district.

(2)The school district submits a proposed budget of how it intends to expand grant funding pursuant to the requirements of this section.

(g)Grant funds shall be disbursed to an applicant within 60 days of approval based on evidence of anticipated or incurred costs provided by the applicant.

(h)Funding apportioned pursuant to this section is subject to the annual audits required by Section 41020.

(i)For purposes of this section, “magnet school” means a school that is operated by a school district and that has a special curricular focus or employs an alternative mode of instruction, or both.