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AB-2587 School funding: average daily attendance calculation.(2015-2016)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2587


Introduced by Assembly Member Wilk

February 19, 2016


An act to amend Section 42238.05 of the Education Code, relating to school funding.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2587, as introduced, Wilk. School funding: average daily attendance calculation.
Existing law establishes a public school system that requires state funding for school districts and charter schools to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified. Existing law requires the local control funding formula, in part, to be based on average daily attendance, as defined.
This bill would provide that, for the purposes of funding, the average daily attendance for a school district or charter school that has an average daily attendance calculated to be 94% or higher shall be considered 100%.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 42238.05 of the Education Code is amended to read:

42238.05.
 (a) For purposes of Sections 42238.02, 42238.025, and 42238.03, the fiscal year average daily attendance for a school district shall be computed pursuant to paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, as applicable.
(1) The second principal apportionment regular average daily attendance for either the current or prior fiscal year, whichever is greater, excluding units of average daily attendance resulting from pupils attending schools funded pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 42280).
(2) The units of average daily attendance resulting from pupils attending schools funded pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 42280).
(3) Prior fiscal year average daily attendance shall be adjusted for any loss or gain of average daily attendance due to a reorganization or transfer of territory.
(b) For purposes of this article, regular average daily attendance shall be the base grant average daily attendance.
(c) For purposes of this section, the Superintendent shall distribute total ungraded enrollment and average daily attendance among kindergarten and each of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in proportion to the amounts of graded enrollment and average daily attendance, respectively, in each of these grades.
(d) Subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, shall only apply to average daily attendance generated by school districts and shall not apply to average daily attendance generated by charter schools.
(e) A pupil shall not be counted more than once for purposes of calculating average daily attendance pursuant to this section.
(f) For purposes of Sections 42238.02, 42238.025, and 42238.03, average daily attendance for a charter school shall be the total current year average daily attendance in the corresponding grade level ranges for the charter school.
(g) For purposes of Sections 42238.02, 42238.025, and 42238.03, the average daily attendance for a school district or charter school that has an average daily attendance calculated to be 94 percent or higher shall be considered 100 percent.