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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  ( Part 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2.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 2. Existing School Building Capacity [17071.10 - 17071.46]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. )

17071.10.
  

(a) The calculation determined by this article shall be made on a one-time basis, and will be used as the baseline for eligibility determinations pursuant to this chapter.

(b) Each school district that elects to participate in the new construction program pursuant to this chapter shall submit to the board a one-time report of existing school building capacity.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b), a school district newly formed , reorganized, or affected by reorganization, pursuant to an election that occurred on or after November 4, 1998, shall calculate or recalculate its existing school building capacity pursuant to regulations adopted by the State Allocation Board.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 858, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2000.)

17071.25.
  

(a) The existing school building capacity in the applicant school district or, where appropriate, in the attendance area, at the time of initial application shall be calculated pursuant to the following formula:

(1) Identify by grade level all permanent teaching stations existing in the school district or, where appropriate, the attendance area. For the purposes of this section, “teaching station” means any space that was constructed or reconstructed to serve as an area in which to provide pupil instruction, but shall not include portable buildings, except as provided in Section 17071.30.

(2) (A) The assumed capacity of each calculated teaching station pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be 25 pupils for each teaching station used for kindergarten or for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, and 27 pupils for each teaching station used for grades 7 to 12, inclusive.

(B) On or after January 1, 2000, the board may adopt or amend regulations adjusting the assumed capacity set forth in this subparagraph as appropriate for each teaching station used for nonsevere or severe special day class purposes after considering the recommendations of the Legislative Analyst pursuant to Section 17072.15. These special day class capacity adjustments and any adjustment of existing school capacity related to changes in the assumed capacity of special day class teaching stations shall be approved by the Director of Finance prior to implementation.

(C) On or after January 1, 2001, the board may adopt regulations establishing assumed capacity standards after consideration of the recommendations developed by the Director of General Services for continuation high school, community day school, county community school, and county community day school, teaching stations pursuant to Section 17072.17. Teaching station assumed capacity adjustments pursuant to these regulations and any other adjustments of existing school capacity related to changes in the assumed capacity of continuation high school, community day school, county community school, and county community day school, teaching stations shall be approved by the Director of Finance prior to implementation.

(3) Multiply the assumed capacity of each teaching station as specified in paragraph (2) by the number of teaching stations calculated under paragraph (1).

(4) The result of this computation shall be the number of pupils housed by grade level in the existing school building capacity of the applicant school district.

(b) The existing school building capacity of the applicant school district calculated under this section shall not include, in any school operated on a year-round schedule, any teaching station that has been in continuous use during the preceding five-year period primarily for the operation of a preschool program or programs.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 858, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2000.)

17071.30.
  

For purposes of determining the existing school building capacity, each applicant school district shall include each portable classroom, whether owned or leased, except as otherwise provided in subdivision (a) or (b).

(a) Portable classrooms leased pursuant to Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 17085) shall be excluded from the existing school building capacity. Portable classrooms obtained by an applicant district pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 17088.5 shall be excluded from the existing school building capacity, except as to any portable classroom or classrooms for which the district rejected the board’s offer to purchase pursuant to that subdivision. Portable classrooms leased for a period of less than five years prior to the date of application shall not be included in existing school building capacity.

(b) The number of portable classrooms, reduced by the number of portable classrooms used as interim housing for modernization projects, that exceed 25 percent of the number of permanent classrooms available to the district shall not be included in the existing building capacity.

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

17071.33.
  

(a) For the purposes of determining existing school building capacity, the calculation shall be adjusted as required for first priority status pursuant to Section 17017.7 as that calculation would have been made under the policies of the board in effect immediately preceding September 1, 1998.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), with respect to a high school district, the existing school building capacity shall be calculated without regard to multitrack year-round school considerations.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 9. Effective April 29, 2002.)

17071.35.
  

Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the maximum school building capacity for each applicant district shall be increased by the number of pupils reported by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for that grade level pursuant to Section 42268. This adjustment shall be calculated on the basis, at the district’s option, of either the district as a whole or the appropriate attendance area.

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

17071.40.
  

Each school on a year-round, multitrack calendar that has a density of 200 or more pupils enrolled per acre, that is located in a school district with 40 percent of its pupils attending multitrack, year-round schools shall be exempted from the increase in school building capacity required by Section 17071.35. Nothing in this section shall be construed as exempting the school from the requirements of Section 17071.33.

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

17071.46.
  

(a) If an applicant school district proposes to demolish a single-story building and replace it with a multistory building on the same site, the State Allocation Board shall provide a supplemental grant for 50 percent of the replacement cost of the single-story building to be demolished, if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The cost of the demolition and construction of a new multistory building on the same site is less than the total cost of providing a new school facility, including land, on a new site for the additional number of pupils housed as a result of the multistory replacement building on the existing site, as determined by the State Allocation Board. For purposes of this subdivision, the method of estimating the site acquisition costs savings shall be based on previous actual site sizes and acquisition costs in the district for equivalent numbers of pupils, or as otherwise determined by the board if actual site acquisition comparisons are not available for the district.

(2) The school district will maximize the increase in pupil capacity on the site when it builds the multistory replacement building, subject to the limits imposed on it pursuant to paragraph (3).

(3) The State Department of Education has determined that the demolition of an existing single-story building and replacement with a multistory building at the site is the best available alternative and will not create a school with an inappropriate number of pupils in relation to the size of the site, as determined by the State Department of Education.

(b) The State Allocation Board shall establish additional requirements it deems necessary to ensure that the economic interests of the state and the educational interests of the children of the state are protected.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 904, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2004.)

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