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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  ( Part 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2.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 12.5. Leroy F.Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 [17070.10 - 17079.30]

  ( Chapter 12.5 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [17070.10 - 17070.99]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. )

17070.10.
  

This chapter shall be known, and may be cited, as the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.15.
  

The following terms, wherever used or referred to in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless a different meaning appears from the context:

(a) “Apportionment” means a reservation of funds for the purpose of eligible new construction, modernization, or hardship approved by the board for an applicant school district.

(b) “Attendance area” means the geographical area serving an existing high school and those junior high schools and elementary schools included therein.

(c) “Board” means the State Allocation Board as established by Section 15490 of the Government Code.

(d) “Committee” means the State School Building Finance Committee established pursuant to Section 15909.

(e) “County fund” means a county school facilities fund established pursuant to Section 17070.43.

(f) “Department” means the Department of General Services.

(g) “Fund” means the applicable 1998 State School Facilities Fund, the 2002 State School Facilities Fund, or the 2004 State School Facilities Fund, established pursuant to Section 17070.40.

(h) “Good repair” has the same meaning as specified in subdivision (d) of Section 17002.

(i) “Modernization” means any modification of a permanent structure that is at least 25 years old, or in the case of a portable classroom, that is at least 20 years old, that will enhance the ability of the structure to achieve educational purposes.

(j) “Portable classroom” means a classroom building of one or more stories that is designed and constructed to be relocatable and transportable over public streets, and with respect to a single story portable classroom, is designed and constructed for relocation without the separation of the roof or floor from the building and when measured at the most exterior walls, has a floor area not in excess of 2,000 square feet.

(k) “Property” includes all property, real, personal or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein necessary or desirable for carrying out the purposes of this chapter.

(l) “School building capacity” means the capacity of a school building to house pupils.

(m) “School district” means a school district or a county office of education. For purposes of determining eligibility under this chapter, “school district” may also mean a high school attendance area.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 900, Sec. 6. Effective September 29, 2004.)

17070.20.
  

The Director of General Services shall administer this chapter and shall provide assistance to the board as it requires.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.25.
  

The department shall first publish applications for funding under this chapter by November 4, 1998, and shall be prepared to receive and expeditiously act upon applications on and after that date.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.30.
  

The State Allocation Board is continued in existence for the purpose of this chapter. The members of the board and the Members of the Legislature meeting with the board shall have no compensation for their services under this chapter, but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties pursuant to this chapter, to be paid as an administrative expense.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.33.
  

(a) The board shall adopt guidelines for use by districts by June 30, 1999, to achieve measurable reductions in the costs of school facilities construction.

(b) The guidelines shall include, but need not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Mechanisms designed to reduce the costs of professional fees.

(2) Mechanisms designed to reduce the costs of site preparation.

(3) Recommendations for the use of alternate cost-saving construction materials and methods.

(4) Recommendations regarding the joint use of core facilities.

(5) Mechanisms designed to reduce costs by incorporating efficiencies in schoolsite design.

(6) Recommendations regarding the use of cost-effective, efficient reusable facility plans.

(c) If a school district’s matching funds include fees charged pursuant to Section 17620 or pursuant to Section 65995.5 or 65995.7 of the Government Code, or if a district receives funds pursuant to this chapter, the district shall consider the guidelines developed pursuant to this section as fully as is practicable.

(d) When the board adopts the guidelines, it shall not include any recommendation that would have a significant detrimental effect on educational programs.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.35.
  

(a) In addition to all other powers and duties as are granted to the board by this chapter, other statutes, or the California Constitution, the board shall do all of the following:

(1) Adopt rules and regulations, pursuant to the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, for the administration of this chapter. However, the board shall have no authority to set the level of the fees of any architect, structural engineer, or other design professional on any project. The initial regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter shall be adopted as emergency regulations, and the circumstances related to the initial adoption are hereby deemed to constitute an emergency for this purpose. The initial regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter shall be adopted by November 4, 1998. If the initial regulations are not adopted by that date, the board shall report to the Legislature by that date, explaining the reasons for the delay.

(2) Establish and publish any procedures and policies in connection with the administration of this chapter as it deems necessary.

(3) Determine the eligibility of school districts to receive apportionments under this chapter.

(4) Apportion funds to eligible school districts under this chapter.

(b) The board shall review and amend its regulations as necessary to adjust its administration of this chapter to conform with the act that amended this section to add this subdivision. Regulations adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall be adopted by November 5, 2002, and shall be adopted as emergency regulations in accordance with the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). The adoption of any emergency regulation pursuant to this subdivision filed with the Office of Administrative Law shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare. Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code, any emergency regulation adopted pursuant to this section shall remain in effect for no more than 365 days unless the board has complied with Sections 11346.2 to 11348, inclusive, of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 2. Effective April 29, 2002.)

17070.40.
  

(a) (1) A fund is hereby established in the State Treasury to be known as the 1998 State School Facilities Fund. All money in the fund, including any money deposited in that fund from any source whatsoever, and notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, is hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal years for expenditure pursuant to this chapter.

(2) The board may apportion funds to school districts for the purposes of this chapter from funds transferred to the 1998 State School Facilities Fund from any source.

(3) The board may make apportionments in amounts not exceeding those funds on deposit in the 1998 State School Facilities Fund, and any amount of bonds authorized by the committee, but not yet sold by the Treasurer.

(4) The board may make disbursements pursuant to any apportionment made from any funds in the 1998 State School Facilities Fund, irrespective of whether there exists at the time of the disbursement an amount in the 1998 State School Facilities Fund sufficient to permit payment in full of all apportionments previously made. However, no disbursement shall be made from any funds required by law to be transferred to the General Fund.

(b) (1) A fund is hereby established in the State Treasury to be known as the 2002 State School Facilities Fund. All money in the fund, including any money deposited in that fund from any source whatsoever, and notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, is hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal years for expenditure pursuant to this chapter.

(2) The board may apportion funds to school districts for the purposes of this chapter from funds transferred to the 2002 State School Facilities Fund from any source.

(3) The board may make apportionments in amounts not exceeding those funds on deposit in the 2002 State School Facilities Fund, and any amount of bonds authorized by the committee, but not yet sold by the Treasurer.

(4) The board may make disbursements pursuant to any apportionment made from any funds in the 2002 State School Facilities Fund, irrespective of whether there exists at the time of the disbursement an amount in the 2002 State School Facilities Fund sufficient to permit payment in full of all apportionments previously made. However, no disbursement shall be made from any funds required by law to be transferred to the General Fund.

(c) (1) A fund is hereby established in the State Treasury to be known as the 2004 State School Facilities Fund. All money in the fund, including any money deposited in that fund from any source whatsoever, and notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, is hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal years for expenditure pursuant to this chapter.

(2) The board may apportion funds to school districts for the purposes of this chapter from funds transferred to the 2004 State School Facilities Fund from any source.

(3) The board may make apportionments in amounts not exceeding those funds on deposit in the 2004 State School Facilities Fund, and any amount of bonds authorized by the committee, but not yet sold by the Treasurer.

(4) The board may make disbursements pursuant to any apportionment made from any funds in the 2004 State School Facilities Fund, irrespective of whether there exists at the time of the disbursement an amount in the 2004 State School Facilities Fund sufficient to permit payment in full of all apportionments previously made. However, no disbursement shall be made from any funds required by law to be transferred to the General Fund.

(d) (1) A fund is hereby established in the State Treasury, to be known as the 2006 State School Facilities Fund. All money in the fund, including any money deposited in that fund from any source whatsoever, and notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, is hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal years for expenditure pursuant to this chapter.

(2) The board may apportion funds to school districts for the purposes of this chapter from funds transferred to the 2006 State School Facilities Fund from any source.

(3) The board may make apportionments in amounts not exceeding those funds on deposit in the 2006 State School Facilities Fund, and any amount of bonds authorized by the committee, but not yet sold by the Treasurer.

(4) The board may make disbursements pursuant to any apportionment made from any funds in the 2006 State School Facilities Fund, irrespective of whether there exists at the time of the disbursement an amount in the 2006 State School Facilities Fund sufficient to permit payment in full of all apportionments previously made. However, no disbursement shall be made from any funds required by law to be transferred to the General Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 35, Sec. 1. Effective May 20, 2006. Operative after November 7, 2006, pursuant to Sec. 25 of Ch. 35, and adoption of Prop. 1D.)

17070.41.
  

Creation of 2016 State School Facilities Fund.

(a) A fund is hereby established in the State Treasury, to be known as the 2016 State School Facilities Fund. All money in the fund, including any money deposited in that fund from any source whatsoever, and notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, is hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal years for expenditure pursuant to this chapter.

(b) The board may apportion funds to school districts for the purposes of this chapter, as it read on January 1, 2015, from funds transferred to the 2016 State School Facilities Fund from any source.

(c) The board may make apportionments in amounts not exceeding those funds on deposit in the 2016 State School Facilities Fund, and any amount of bonds authorized by the committee, but not yet sold by the Treasurer.

(d) The board may make disbursements pursuant to any apportionment made from any funds in the 2016 State School Facilities Fund, irrespective of whether there exists at the time of the disbursement an amount in the 2016 State School Facilities Fund sufficient to permit payment in full of all apportionments previously made. However, no disbursement shall be made from any funds required by law to be transferred to the General Fund.

(Added November 8, 2016, by initiative Proposition 51, Sec. 2.)

17070.43.
  

(a) A county school facilities fund is hereby established in the county treasury within each county for each school district in the county.

(b) The board may from time to time authorize the Controller to transfer any funds that the board may deem necessary from the 1998 State School Facilities Fund, the 2002 State School Facilities Fund, or the 2004 State School Facilities Fund, as the case may be, to the corresponding county fund in the county treasury. Interest on all funds deposited in the county fund shall be retained in that fund.

(c) Funds may be expended from the county fund by the recipient school district for qualifying school facilities expenditures set forth in Sections 17072.35 and 17074.25.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 4. Effective April 29, 2002.)

17070.45.
  

This chapter shall not be construed to change the powers and duties of the State Department of Education or the Department of General Services with respect to schoolsites and the construction of school buildings as contained in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 17211) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 17251) of Part 10.5.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.46.
  

(a) For projects funded under this chapter, the following state agencies are deemed not to be the lead agency for the purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code):

(1) The board.

(2) The Department of General Services.

(3) The Office of the State Architect.

(4) The Office of Public School Construction.

(5) The State Department of Education, except as appropriate for projects relating to the California School for the Deaf and the California School for the Blind.

(b) This section is declaratory of existing law.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 935, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

17070.50.
  

The board shall not apportion funds to any school district, unless the applicant school district has certified to the board that the services of any architect, structural engineer, or other design professional for any work under the project have been obtained pursuant to a competitive process that is consistent with the requirements of Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 4525) of Division 5 of Title 1 of the Government Code and has obtained the written approval of the State Department of Education that the site selection, and the building plans and specifications, comply with the standards adopted by the department pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c), respectively, of Section 17251.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 992, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

17070.51.
  

(a) If any certified eligibility or funding application related information is found to have been falsely certified by school districts, architects or design professionals, hereinafter referred to as a material inaccuracy, the Office of Public School Construction shall notify the board.

(b) The board shall impose the following penalties if an apportionment and fund release has been made based upon information in the project application or related materials that constitutes a material inaccuracy.

(1) Pursuant to a repayment schedule approved by the board of no more than five years, the school district shall repay to the board, for deposit into the 1998 State School Facilities Fund, the 2002 State School Facilities Fund, or the 2004 State School Facilities Fund, as the case may be, an amount proportionate to the additional funding received as a result of the material inaccuracy including interest at the rate paid on moneys in the Pooled Money Investment Account or at the highest rate of interest for the most recent issue of state general obligation bonds as established pursuant to the Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720), of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code, whichever is greater.

(2) The board shall prohibit the school district from self-certifying certain project information for any subsequent applications for project funding for a period of up to five years following the date of the finding of a material inaccuracy or until the district’s repayment of the entire amount owed under paragraph (1). Although a school district that is subject to this paragraph may not self-certify, the school district shall not be prohibited from applying for state funding under this chapter. The board shall establish an alternative method for state or independent certification of compliance that shall be applicable in these cases. The process shall include, but shall not be limited to, procedures for payment by the school district of any increased costs associated with the alternative certification process.

(c) For school districts found to have provided material inaccuracies when a funding apportionment has occurred, but no fund release has been made, the board shall direct its staff to reduce the apportionment as necessary to reflect the actual nature of the project and to disregard the inaccurate information or material, and paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall apply.

(d) For those school districts found to have provided material inaccuracies when no funding apportionment or fund release has been made, the inaccurate information or materials shall not be considered, and paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall apply. The project may continue if the application, minus the inaccurate materials, is still complete.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 5. Effective April 29, 2002.)

17070.52.
  

(a) The State Department of Education shall include in its application for new construction plan approval developed pursuant to the authority established in Section 17070.50 the following questions:

“Does the project include a school that will have a career technical education component and classroom space to accommodate that career technical education program? If not, how will the school district meet the needs for career technical education of pupils housed by the proposed new school facilities?”

“How is the need for vocational and career technical education facilities, as required pursuant to Section 17070.955 of the Education Code, identified?”

(b) The State Department of Education shall maintain the answers to the questions required by subdivision (a) that have been received from applicant school districts in a publicly accessible manner and shall provide a summary of the responses to the Office of Public School Construction on a quarterly basis. The Office of Public School Construction shall post each summary on its Web site as soon as possible after receiving it.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 519, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2008.)

17070.53.
  

(a) The Office of Public School Construction shall report to the board and the Legislature by March 1, 2015, on efforts to streamline and speed up the award of seismic mitigation funds.

(b) The report required to be submitted to the Legislature shall be submitted in accordance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(c)  This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2016, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2016, deletes or extends that date.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 39, Sec. 1. Effective June 20, 2014.)

17070.55.
  

Upon request of any school district, the State Department of Education shall provide assistance in the evaluation and utilization of existing school facilities and the justification of the need for schoolsites, new facilities, and the rehabilitation or replacement of existing facilities, in accordance with board regulations.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.60.
  

Funding decisions made by the board shall not, in themselves, make the board liable for any tort, breach of contract, or any other action for damages caused by a school district arising from new construction or modernization by the district. These contracts include, but are not limited to, contracts between the school district and its construction contractors, construction managers, architects, or engineers. The school district shall be liable for all torts, breaches of contract, or any other actions for damages caused by the school district.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.63.
  

(a) The total funding provided under this chapter shall constitute the state’s full and final contribution to the project and for eligibility for state facilities funding represented by the number of unhoused pupils for which the school district is receiving the state grant. As a condition of receipt of funds, a school district shall certify that the grant amount, combined with local funds, shall be sufficient to complete the school construction project for which the grant is intended.

(b) Any funds provided to a school district under any article in this chapter may not be counted towards the local match for receipt of funds under any other article in this chapter.

(c) Any savings achieved by the district’s efficient and prudent expenditure of these funds shall be retained by the district in the county fund for expenditure by the district for other high priority capital outlay purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.65.
  

From any moneys in one of the funds established pursuant to Section 17070.40, as appropriate, and approved for this purpose in the annual Budget Act, the board shall make available to the Director of General Services the amounts that the board determines necessary for the Department of General Services to provide the assistance, pursuant to this chapter, required pursuant to Section 15504 of the Government Code to facilitate the construction, modernization, reconstruction, or alteration of, or addition to, school buildings.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 6. Effective April 29, 2002.)

17070.70.
  

(a) Title, including, but not limited to, any leasehold interest as set forth in subdivision (c), to all property acquired, constructed, or improved with funds made available under this chapter shall be held by the school district to which the board grants the funds. Title, as defined solely for the purpose of a school district’s eligibility to receive funds from the board pursuant to this chapter shall include an order for prejudgment possession issued by a court in an eminent domain proceeding.

(b) The applicant school district shall comply with all laws pertaining to the construction, reconstruction, or alteration of, or addition to, school buildings.

(c) Notwithstanding Section 17009.5, construction or modernization funds made available pursuant to this chapter may be expended upon property that is leased to the applicant school district only if the project qualified for and received approval by the board, prior to November 4, 1998, pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 17055), of Chapter 12.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 7. Effective April 29, 2002.)

17070.71.
  

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 17070.70, new construction or modernization funded pursuant to this chapter may be upon real property leased to the applicant school district if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The property is leased from another governmental entity.

(2) The term of the lease is for at least 40 years after approval of the project under this chapter, or the school district has a lease for at least 25 years on federal property. The board may authorize a lesser term, of not less than 30 years only if the board finds that granting an exception to this requirement would be in the state’s best interest.

(b) The applicant school district, and the facility on leased land, if any, shall comply with all laws pertaining to the construction, reconstruction, or alteration of, or addition to, schoolsites and school buildings.

(c) Lease costs are not eligible project or site acquisition costs under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 530, Sec. 1. Effective September 19, 2000.)

17070.73.
  

(a) A school district may claim the entire pupil attendance of a charter school that is physically located within its geographical jurisdiction, within the per-pupil eligibility calculation in support of a project for school facilities pursuant to this chapter.

(b) A school district shall not include the attendance of pupils attending a charter school that is physically located outside of the geographical jurisdiction of the school district, within the per-pupil eligibility calculation in support of an application for a project pursuant to this chapter.

(c) The requirements and conditions for funding charter school facilities in this section and in Article 12 (commencing with Section 17078.50) are intended to regulate only the funding of facilities under this chapter, and are not intended to expand, narrow, or raise any inference regarding, the nature or scope of any other law that is applicable to charter school governance, organization, or operation.

(d) Subdivisions (a) and (b) apply only to projects funded with the proceeds of state bonds approved by the voters after January 1, 2002.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 935, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

17070.75.
  

(a) The board shall require the school district to make all necessary repairs, renewals, and replacements to ensure that a project is at all times maintained in good repair, working order, and condition. All costs incurred for this purpose shall be borne by the school district.

(b) In order to ensure compliance with subdivision (a) and to encourage school districts to maintain all buildings under their control, the board shall require an applicant school district to do all of the following before the approval of a project:

(1) Establish a restricted account within the general fund of the school district for the exclusive purpose of providing moneys for ongoing and major maintenance of school buildings, according the highest priority to funding for the purposes set forth in subdivision (a). Funds in the account may be used for drought mitigation purposes related to the implementation of Executive Order B-29-15.

(2) (A) Agree to deposit into the account established pursuant to paragraph (1), in each fiscal year for 20 years after receipt of funds under this chapter, a minimum amount equal to or greater than 3 percent of the total general fund expenditures of the applicant school district, including other financing uses, for that fiscal year.

(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), for the 2015–16 and 2016–17 fiscal years, the minimum amount required to be deposited into the account established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be the lesser of the following amounts:

(i) Three percent of the total general fund expenditures for that fiscal year.

(ii) The amount that the school district deposited into the account in the 2014–15 fiscal year.

(C) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), for the 2017–18 to 2019–20 fiscal years, inclusive, the minimum amount required to be deposited into the account established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be the greater of the following amounts:

(i) The lesser of 3 percent of the general fund expenditures for that fiscal year or the amount that the school district deposited into the account in the 2014–15 fiscal year.

(ii) Two percent of the total general fund expenditures of the applicant school district for that fiscal year.

(D) A school district contribution to the account may be provided in lieu of meeting the ongoing maintenance requirements pursuant to Section 17014 to the extent the funds are used for purposes established in that section. A school district that serves as the administrative unit for a special education local plan area may elect to exclude from its total general fund expenditures, for purposes of this paragraph, the distribution of revenues that are passed through to participating members of the special education local plan area.

(E) This paragraph applies only to the following school districts:

(i) High school districts with an average daily attendance greater than 300 pupils.

(ii) Elementary school districts with an average daily attendance greater than 900 pupils.

(iii) Unified school districts with an average daily attendance greater than 1,200 pupils.

(F) It is the intent of the Legislature that a school district shall be required to comply with the requirements of subparagraph (A) in the year in which the local control funding formula is fully implemented.

(3) Certify that it has publicly approved an ongoing and major maintenance plan that outlines the use of the funds deposited, or to be deposited, pursuant to paragraph (2). The plan may provide that the school district need not expend all of its annual allocation for ongoing and major maintenance in the year in which it is deposited if the cost of major maintenance requires that the allocation be carried over into another fiscal year. However, any state funds carried over into a subsequent year may not be counted toward the annual minimum contribution by the school district.

(c) A school district to which paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) does not apply shall certify to the board that it can reasonably maintain its facilities with a lesser level of maintenance.

(d) For purposes of calculating a county office of education requirement pursuant to this section, the applicable maintenance requirement specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall be based upon the county office of education general fund less any restricted accounts.

(e) (1) This subdivision shall only apply to a school district that received funds pursuant to this chapter equal to or greater than 10 percent of the State School Facilities Funds of 1998, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

(2) Notwithstanding subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), a school district shall comply with the requirements of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) if the amount available in any fiscal year for the public school system pursuant to Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution is equal to or greater than the amount available in the prior fiscal year, unless a school district has locally negotiated an alternative minimum annual deposit percentage in a collective bargaining agreement with the representatives of the school district’s skilled crafts employees.

(3) Under no circumstances shall a school district deposit less than the amounts required in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b).

(4) This subdivision shall be operative from July 1, 2015, until June 30, 2020.

(f) As a condition of participation in the school facilities program, for a fiscal year after the 2004–05 fiscal year, a school district shall establish a facilities inspection system to ensure that each of its schools is maintained in good repair.

(g) For purposes of this section, “good repair” has the same meaning as specified in subdivision (d) of Section 17002.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 386, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2016.)

17070.755.
  

A priority for the use of funds in the restricted account established pursuant to Section 17070.75, shall be to ensure that facilities, including, but not limited to, restroom facilities for pupils, are functional and that they meet local hygiene standards generally applicable to public facilities.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 358, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2004.)

17070.76.
  

Notwithstanding Section 17070.75, for the 2003–04 fiscal year, the board shall only require a school district to deposit into the account established pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 17070.75 an amount equal to 2 percent of the total expenditures by a district from its general fund in the 2003–04 fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 227, Sec. 8. Effective August 11, 2003.)

17070.766.
  

Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 17070.75, for the 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, and 2014–15 fiscal years, the board shall require a school district to deposit into the account established pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 17070.75 only an amount equal to 1 percent of the total expenditures by a district from its general fund in the 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, and 2014–15 fiscal years respectively, but if the school district maintains its facilities in good repair, as defined in Section 17002, it shall be exempt from this 1 percent requirement. A school district may elect to deposit into the account an amount that is greater than the amount required by the board pursuant to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 7, Sec. 16. Effective March 24, 2011.)

17070.77.
  

(a) For each project funded after January 1, 2002, the board shall require the applicant school district governing board to certify, as part of the school district’s annual budget process and beginning in the fiscal year in which the project is funded by the state, that it is in compliance with the plan adopted pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 17070.75 for completing major maintenance requirements for the project.

(b) For purposes of this chapter, the term “major maintenance” means all actions necessary to keep roofing, siding, painting, floor and window coverings, fixtures, cabinets, heating and cooling systems, landscaping, fences, and other items designated by the governing board of the school district in good repair.

(c) The board shall require the school district’s governing board to certify that the plan includes and is being implemented with all of the following components:

(1) Identification of the major maintenance needs for the project.

(2) Specification of a schedule for completing the major maintenance.

(3) Specification of a current cost estimate for the scheduled major maintenance needs.

(4) Specification of the school district’s schedule for funding a reserve to pay for the scheduled major maintenance needs.

(5) Review of the plan annually, as a part of the school district’s annual budget process, and update, as needed, the major maintenance needs, the estimates of expected costs, and any adjustments in funding the reserve.

(6) Availability for public inspection of the original plan, and all updated versions of the plan, at the office of the superintendent of the school district during the working hours of the school district.

(7) Provision in the school district’s annual budget for the reserve that contains the total funding available for scheduled major maintenance needs as specified in the updated plan, and an explanation if this amount of the reserve is less than that specified in the updated plan.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 194, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2002.)

17070.80.
  

(a) All school facilities purchased or newly constructed pursuant to this chapter for use, in whole or in part, by pupils who are individuals with exceptional needs, as defined in Section 56026, shall be designed and located on the schoolsite so as to maximize interaction between those individuals with exceptional needs and other pupils as appropriate to the needs of both.

(b) The governing board of each applicant school district and the county office of education shall ensure that school facilities for pupils who are individuals with exceptional needs are integrated with other school facilities.

(c) The State Allocation Board, after consultation with the State Department of Education and representatives from county offices of education, special education services regions, and school districts, shall develop and adopt any regulations necessary to implement this section.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the requirement set forth in subdivision (a) may be waived, by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, only upon compliance with the following procedure:

(1) The applicant school district or county superintendent of schools shall file a written request for waiver that documents the reasons for its inability to comply with the requirement.

(2) The State Department of Education shall verify the reasons set forth pursuant to paragraph (1), including the documentation submitted, which verification shall be completed no later than 30 days after the filing of the request for waiver with the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(3) The Advisory Commission on Special Education, as established under Section 33590, at its first scheduled meeting following the verification conducted pursuant to paragraph (2), shall review the request for waiver, accompanying documentation, and the verification findings of the State Department of Education. No later than 15 days following the date of that meeting, the commission shall submit its written comments and recommendations regarding the request for waiver to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(4) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall review the comments and recommendations submitted by the Advisory Commission on Special Education prior to approving or rejecting the request for waiver.

(5) Any request for waiver, submitted in accordance with this section, that is not rejected within 60 days of its receipt by the State Department of Education, shall be deemed approved.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.85.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a lien recorded on school district property that has been imposed pursuant to Section 16019 or 17030 shall be released on the operative date of this section. The release shall conclusively protect any third party relying upon the same, and shall be acknowledged to permit recordation by the county recorder. On and after November 4, 1998, a lien may not be imposed pursuant to Section 16019 or Section 17030.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.90.
  

As a part of its application, a school district shall certify that it has considered the feasibility of the joint use of land and facilities with other governmental entities in order to minimize school facilities costs. Funds provided pursuant to this chapter for growth and modernization may be used for the school portion of joint-use facilities.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.95.
  

As a part of its application for large construction and modernization projects, a school district shall certify, in consultation with the career technical education advisory committee established pursuant to Section 8070, that it has considered the need for vocational and career technical facilities to adequately meet its program needs consistent with Section 51224, subdivision (b) of Section 51225.3, and Section 52336.1. The board shall adopt regulations necessary for administration of this section.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 8. Effective April 29, 2002.)

17070.955.
  

In conjunction with an application of a school district for any construction or modernization project, and as a condition of the district receiving funds for the project, the career technical education advisory committee for the district shall provide written confirmation that the need for vocational and career technical facilities is being adequately met within the district consistent with Section 51224, subdivision (b) of Section 51225.3, subdivision (b) of Section 51228, and Section 52336.1.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 778, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2007.)

17070.96.
  

As part of its application for funding under this chapter, a school district shall certify that it has considered the feasibility of using designs and materials for the construction or modernization project that promote the efficient use of energy and water, the maximum use of natural lighting and indoor air quality, the use of recycled materials and materials that emit a minimum of toxic substances, the use of acoustics conducive to teaching and learning, and other characteristics of high performance schools.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 35, Sec. 2. Effective May 20, 2006. Operative after November 7, 2006, pursuant to Sec. 25 of Ch. 35, and adoption of Prop. 1D.)

17070.965.
  

On or after January 1, 2015, the board shall not approve funding for incentive grants to promote the use of designs and materials in new construction and modernization projects that include the attributes of high-performance schools, including, but not limited to, the elements set forth in Section 17070.96.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 39, Sec. 2. Effective June 20, 2014.)

17070.97.
  

The board shall require the school district to insure against public liability or property damage in connection with any facility constructed or modernized with an apportionment under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.98.
  

A school district that does not have employees who possess adequate construction management experience may contract for the provision of construction management, and may use funds provided pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 17072.10), Article 5 (commencing with Section 17072.20), and Article 7 (commencing with Section 17074.10) for the cost of those services as expressly authorized by Section 17072.35 and Section 17074.25.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. Effective August 27, 1998.)

17070.99.
  

(a) The board shall conduct an evaluation on the cost of new construction and modernization of small high schools in conjunction with the pilot program established pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 17072.10, as it read on January 1, 2005.

(b) The State Department of Education shall conduct an evaluation that focuses on pupil outcomes, including, but not limited to, academic achievement and college attendance rates, at the small high schools constructed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 17072.10, as it read on January 1, 2005, and on the reasons school districts do not currently opt to build small high schools.

(c) The evaluations required pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) shall be completed no later than two years after the opening of the last small high school constructed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 17072.10, as it read on January 1, 2005.

(d) The evaluations conducted pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) shall be used to inform the direction of future school facilities construction and related bond measures.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 894, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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