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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

PART 10.5. SCHOOL FACILITIES [17210 - 17653]

  ( Part 10.5 repealed (by Sec. 4) and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Property: Sale,Lease, Exchange [17385 - 17561]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. )
  

ARTICLE 4. Sale or Lease of Real Property [17455 - 17484]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. )

  
17457.5.  

(a) Notwithstanding Article 8 (commencing with Section 54220) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code, the governing board of a school district seeking to sell or lease real property designed to provide direct instruction or instructional support it deems to be surplus property shall first offer that property for sale or lease to any charter school that, at the time of the offer, has projections of at least 80 units of in-district average daily attendance for the following fiscal year, and has submitted a written request to the school district to be notified of surplus property offered for sale or lease by the school district, pursuant to the following conditions:

(1) The real property sold or leased shall be used by the charter school exclusively to provide direct instruction or instructional support.

(2) If the charter school purchased real property pursuant to this section and fails to comply with paragraph (1), or otherwise desires to dispose of the real property, all of the following shall apply:

(A) The charter school shall immediately offer that real property for sale to the school district that previously owned the property. The charter school shall comply, in that regard, with all requirements under this section that would otherwise apply to a school district.

(B) If the school district does not desire to purchase that real property from the charter school, the school district shall furnish a list of charter schools that have requested notification of surplus property pursuant to subdivision (a). The charter school that owns the real property shall offer that real property for sale to the charter schools on this list and comply with all requirements under this section that would otherwise apply to a school district. In the event the charter school selling property receives more than one offer, the charter school may determine to which charter school it will sell the property. The charter school purchasing the real property shall comply with all provisions of this section.

(C) If that real property remains unsold pursuant to subparagraph (A) or (B), the charter school selling the real property shall offer that property for sale pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 17485). The charter school shall comply with all requirements under that article that would otherwise apply to a school district, except that a sale price computed under subdivision (a) of Section 17491 shall be based upon the cost of acquisition incurred by the school district that sold the property pursuant to this subdivision, rather than that incurred by the charter school.

(D) If all or part of the real property remains unsold pursuant to subparagraph (C), the charter school selling that real property shall dispose of the remaining property pursuant to subdivisions (c), (d), (e), and (f) of Section 17464. References in Section 17464 to a school district shall mean the charter school selling the real property.

(3) In the event, alternatively, of a lease of real property pursuant to this subdivision, the failure by the charter school to comply with paragraph (1) shall constitute a breach of the lease, entitling the school district to immediate possession of the real property, in addition to any damages to which the school district may be entitled under the lease agreement.

(4) The school district, and each of the entities authorized to receive offers of sale pursuant to this article or Article 5 (commencing with Section 17485), has standing to enforce the conditions set forth in this subdivision, and shall be entitled to the payment of reasonable attorney’s fees incurred as a prevailing party in any action or proceeding brought to enforce any of those conditions.

(b) A school district seeking to sell or lease real property designed to provide direct instruction or instructional support it deems to be surplus property shall provide a written offer to any charter school that, at the time of the offer, has projections of at least 80 units of in-district average daily attendance for the following fiscal year, and has submitted a written request to the school district to be notified of surplus property offered for sale or lease by the school district. A charter school desiring to purchase or lease the property shall, within 60 days after a written offer is received, notify the school district of its intent to purchase or lease the property. In the event more than one charter school notifies the school district of their intent to purchase or lease the property, the governing board of the school district may determine to which charter school to sell or lease the property.

(c) The price at which property described in this section is sold pursuant to this section shall not exceed the school district’s cost of acquisition, adjusted by a factor equivalent to the percentage increase or decrease in the cost of living from the date of purchase to the year in which the offer of sale is made, plus the cost of any school facilities construction undertaken on the property by the school district since its acquisition of the land, adjusted by a factor equivalent to the increase or decrease in the statewide cost index for class B construction, as annually determined by the State Allocation Board pursuant to Section 17072.10, from the year the improvement is completed to the year in which the sale is made. In the event a statewide cost index for class B construction is not available, the school district shall use a factor equal to the average statewide cost index for class B construction for the preceding 10 calendar years. In no event shall the price be less than 25 percent of the fair market value of the property described in this section or less than the amount necessary to retire the share of local bonded indebtedness plus the amount of the original cost of the approved state aid applications on the property. The percentage of annual increase or decrease in the cost of living shall be the amount shown for January 1 of the applicable year by the then current Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumers Price Index for the area in which the schoolsite is located.

(d) Land that is leased pursuant to this section shall be leased at an annual rate of not more than 5 percent of the maximum sales price determined pursuant to subdivision (c), adjusted annually by a factor equivalent to the percentage increase or decrease in the cost of living for the immediately preceding year. The percentage of annual increase or decrease in the cost of living shall be the amount shown for January 1 of the applicable year by the then current Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumers Price Index for the area in which the schoolsite is located.

(e) The sale or lease of the real property of a school district, as authorized under subdivision (a), shall not occur until the school district advisory committee has held hearings pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 17390.

(f) This section shall only apply to real property identified by a school district as surplus property after July 1, 2012. A school district selling or leasing surplus property is not required to offer that property to a charter school pursuant to this section on or after July 1, 2016.

(g) The construction of a school building, as defined in Section 17368, located on real property purchased by a charter school pursuant to this section shall comply with the design and construction requirements pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 17280) and Article 6 (commencing with Section 17365). The reconstruction or alteration of, or an addition to, a school building, as defined in Section 17368, located on real property purchased by a charter school pursuant to this section is required to comply with the design and construction requirements pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 17280) and Article 6 (commencing with Section 17365) only if the building complied with those sections on the date the real property was purchased by the charter school.

(h) A charter school selling real property obtained pursuant to this section shall use the proceeds only for capital outlay, maintenance, and other facility-related costs.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 48, Sec. 21. (AB 86) Effective July 1, 2013.)