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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 4. FISCAL AFFAIRS [16100 - 17700]

  ( Division 4 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 119. )
  

PART 7. STATE-MANDATED LOCAL COSTS [17500 - 17630]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1459, Sec. 1. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Identification and Payment of Costs Mandated by the State [17550 - 17617]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1459, Sec. 1. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Specific Costs Mandated by the State [17575 - 17581.97]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1459, Sec. 1. )

  
17581.9.  

(a) (1) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, the sum of three billion ninety-eight million four hundred fifty-five thousand dollars ($3,098,455,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to school districts and county superintendents of schools in the manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.

(2) The sum of six hundred four million forty-three thousand dollars ($604,043,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts in the manner, and for the purposes, set forth in this section.

(3) For purposes of this section, a school district includes a county office of education and a charter school.

(b) (1) (A) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate forty million dollars ($40,000,000) of the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) to county superintendents of schools, as follows:

(i) Each county superintendent of schools shall be allocated the greater of: (I) thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), multiplied by the number of school districts for which the county superintendent of schools has jurisdiction pursuant to Section 1253 of the Education Code; or (II) eighty thousand dollars ($80,000).

(ii) After the allocations pursuant to subparagraph (A), the balance shall be allocated in an equal amount per unit of regular average daily attendance, as those average daily attendance numbers are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2014–15 fiscal year.

(B) For purposes of allocating funding pursuant to this paragraph only, “regular average daily attendance” means the aggregate number of units of average daily attendance within the county attributable to all school districts for which the county superintendent of schools has jurisdiction pursuant to Section 1253 of the Education Code, charter schools within the county, and the schools operated by the county superintendent of schools.

(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that county offices of education will prioritize the use of funds allocated pursuant to paragraph (1) for investments necessary to support new responsibilities required under the evolving accountability structure of the local control funding formula and develop greater capacity and consistency within and between county offices of education. A county office of education may encumber funds apportioned pursuant to this section at any time during the 2015–16 or 2016–17 fiscal year.

(3) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate three billion fifty-eight million four hundred fifty-five thousand dollars ($3,058,455,000) of the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) to school districts on the basis of an equal amount per unit of regular average daily attendance, as those average daily attendance numbers are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2014–15 fiscal year.

(c) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) to community college districts on the basis of an equal amount per enrolled full-time equivalent student, as those numbers of students are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the 2014–15 fiscal year.

(d) Allocations made pursuant to this section shall first satisfy any outstanding claims pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs for any fiscal year. Notwithstanding Section 12419.5 and any amounts that are paid in satisfaction of outstanding claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs, the Controller may audit any claim as allowed by law, and may recover any amount owed by school districts or community college districts pursuant to an audit only by reducing amounts owed by the state to school districts or community college districts for any other mandate claims. Under no circumstances shall a school district or community college district be required to remit funding back to the state to pay for disallowed costs identified by a Controller audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs. The Controller shall not recover any amount owed by a school district or community college district pursuant to an audit of claimed reimbursable state-mandated local program costs by reducing any amount owed a school district or community college district for any purpose other than amounts owed for any other mandate claims. The Controller shall apply amounts received by each school district or community college district against any balances of unpaid claims for reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs and interest in chronological order beginning with the earliest claim. The Controller shall report to each school district and community college district the amounts of any claims and interest that are offset from funds provided pursuant to this section, and shall report a summary of the amounts offset for each mandate for each fiscal year to the Department of Finance and the fiscal committees of the Legislature.

(e) (1) The governing board of a school district or community college district may expend the one-time funds received pursuant to this section for any purpose, as determined by the governing board.

(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts shall prioritize the use of these one-time funds for professional development, induction for beginning teachers with a focus on relevant mentoring, instructional materials, technology infrastructure, and any other investments necessary to support implementation of the common core standards in English language arts and mathematics, the implementation of English language development standards, and the implementation of the Next Generation Science standards.

(f) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, three hundred nineteen million two hundred thirty-one thousand dollars ($319,231,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2013–14 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2013–14 fiscal year.

(g) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, ninety-three million five hundred twenty-nine thousand dollars ($93,529,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2013–14 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2013–14 fiscal year.

(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, two billion seven hundred forty-eight million three hundred forty-nine thousand dollars ($2,748,349,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2014–15 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2014–15 fiscal year.

(i) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, three hundred ninety-three million two hundred twenty thousand dollars ($393,220,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2014–15 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2014–15 fiscal year.

(j) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, one hundred seventeen million two hundred ninety-four thousand dollars ($117,294,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2015–16 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2015–16 fiscal year.

(k) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, thirty million eight hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($30,875,000) of the appropriations made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2015–16 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2015–16 fiscal year.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 29, Sec. 30. (SB 828) Effective June 27, 2016.)