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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. SCHOOL BONDS [15100 - 17199.6]

  ( Part 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 12. State School Building Lease-Purchase Law of 1976 [17000 - 17066]

  ( Chapter 12 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 4.1. Alternative Use of Apportionments [17059 - 17059.2]
  ( Article 4.1 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

17059.
  

The Legislature finds and declares as follows:

(a) In many areas of the state, overcrowding in the schools has created a need for new school facilities in neighborhoods where little or no vacant land exists. School districts are compelled, therefore, to acquire property that already has been developed with structures, then demolish these structures and construct classroom space.

(b) With an estimated statewide need for school facilities within the next five years that exceeds fourteen billion dollars ($14,000,000,000), neither state nor local funds reasonably can be anticipated to meet this need.

(c) In many of the areas having overcrowded schools, a significant supply exists of vacant space in structures meeting current building codes.

(d) Use of this vacant space by schools can be a cost-effective means of providing classroom space for the students of California.

(e) This chapter and Section 4-306 of Part 1 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations authorize the reconstruction of existing commercial buildings for school facility purposes.

(f) No existing commercial building shall be considered for reconstruction for school facility classroom purposes unless it was designed and constructed according to the standards established in the 1976 Uniform Building Code or subsequent editions of that code.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17059.1.
  

In a manner that is consistent with this chapter and the California Code of Regulations, a school district that is eligible for an apportionment for project funding for new construction under this chapter may use that apportionment for the acquisition and conversion of an existing commercial building to school facility purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17059.2.
  

The State Allocation Board in conjunction with the office of the State Architect shall advise all school districts in the state of the existence of the procedure for reconstructing existing commercial buildings for school facility purposes and shall upon request assist in the interpretation and successful implementation of the pertinent regulations in the California Code of Regulations.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

EDCEducation Code - EDC4.1.