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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

DIVISION 3. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION [35000 - 45500]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

PART 25. EMPLOYEES [44000 - 45500]

  ( Part 25 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Employment—Certificated Employees [44800 - 45061.5]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

ARTICLE 5. Salaries [45022 - 45061.5]
  ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

  
45037.  

(a) Except as provided in Section 45036, for the fiscal year 2001-02 and for any fiscal year thereafter in which a person renders service as a teacher in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, who does not have a valid certification document, the school district or county office of education in which the person is employed shall be assessed a penalty that shall be calculated as provided in subdivision (b) and withheld from state funding otherwise due to the district or county office of education.

(1) Notwithstanding Section 46300, the attendance of the noncertificated person’s pupils during the period of service shall be included in the computation of average daily attendance.

(2) The noncertificated person’s period of service shall not be excluded from the determination of eligibility for instruction time pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 46200) of Chapter 2 of Part 26.

(b) (1) For each person who rendered service in the employment of the district or county office of education as a teacher in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during the fiscal year, add the total number of schooldays on which the person rendered any amount of the service.

(2) For each person who rendered service in the employment of the district or county office of education as a teacher in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during the fiscal year, for a period of service during which the person did not have a valid certification document, add the number of schooldays on which the person rendered any amount of the service without a valid certification document.

(3) Divide the number determined in paragraph (2) by the number determined in paragraph (1) and carry the result to four decimal places.

(4) Multiply a school district’s local control funding formula grant apportionment for the fiscal year, calculated pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented by Section 42238.03, or a county office of education’s local control funding formula alternative education grant computed pursuant to Section 2574, as apportioned pursuant to Section 2575, for the fiscal year, for the program in which the noncertificated person rendered service by the number determined in paragraph (3).

(c) Beginning in 2002–03, if a county office of education releases a warrant in favor of a person for whom a period of school district service is included in the calculation set forth in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), and the warrant is either compensation for employment as a teacher or for employment in some other capacity if the county office of education has direct knowledge or is in possession of information giving rise to a reasonable inference that the person is rendering service as a teacher, the county office shall be assessed a penalty. The penalty assessed to a county office for any fiscal year in which one or more district teachers did not have a valid certification document shall be equal to the lesser of three amounts as follows:

(1) Fifty percent of all penalties assessed for that fiscal year to all school districts in the county office’s jurisdiction pursuant to subdivision (b).

(2) One-half percent of the total expenditures for that fiscal year from unrestricted resources, as defined in the California School Accounting Manual, in the county office’s county school service fund, when two or fewer districts in the county office’s jurisdiction are subject to penalties pursuant to subdivision (b).

(3) One percent of the total expenditures for that fiscal year from unrestricted resources, as defined in the California School Accounting Manual, in the county office’s county school service fund, when three or more districts in the county office’s jurisdiction are subject to penalties pursuant to subdivision (b).

(d) Except as provided in Section 41344.1, nothing in this section may be waived in whole or in part.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 19, Sec. 92. (SB 78) Effective June 24, 2015.)