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AB-2646 Education finance: supplemental education funding.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 02:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2646


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine

February 20, 2020


An act to add Section 41338 to the Education Code, relating to education finance.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2646, as introduced, Levine. Education finance: supplemental education funding.
Existing law establishes a public school financing system that requires state funding for county superintendents of schools, school districts, and charter schools to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, on or before February 20 of each year, to make a first principal apportionment of funds and, on or before July 2 of each year, to make a 2nd principal apportionment of funds to each local educational agency.
This bill, commencing with the 2021–22 fiscal year, would authorize a county office of education or school district to apply each fiscal year to the Superintendent for supplemental education funding. The bill would require a local educational agency to receive as supplemental education funding the difference between what the local educational agency would have received under the local control funding formula based on the number of pupils enrolled for an academic semester or quarter, as applicable, and what the local educational agency received under the local control funding formula based on average daily attendance for that fiscal year. In order for a local educational agency to be eligible for supplemental educational funding, the bill would require the local educational agency to report to the Superintendent at the start of each academic semester or quarter, as applicable, the number of pupils enrolled for the academic semester or quarter. The bill would condition implementation of these provisions upon the appropriation of funds for these purposes in the annual Budget Act or other statute.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 41338 is added to the Education Code, to read:

41338.
 (a) (1) Commencing with the 2021–22 fiscal year, each fiscal year a local educational agency may apply to the Superintendent for supplemental education funding.
(2) A local educational agency shall receive as supplemental education funding the difference between what the local educational agency would have received under the local control funding formula based on the number of pupils enrolled for an academic semester or quarter, as applicable, and what the local educational agency received under the local control funding formula based on average daily attendance for that fiscal year.
(b) In order to be eligible for supplemental education funding under this section, a local educational agency shall report to the Superintendent at the start of each academic semester or quarter, as applicable, the number of pupils enrolled for the academic semester or quarter.
(c) For purposes of this section, “local educational agency” means a county office of education or school district.
(d) (1) The implementation of this section is contingent upon an appropriation of funds for its purpose in the annual Budget Act or other statute.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide sufficient appropriations to cover the costs of implementing this section in the annual Budget Act or another statute.