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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  ( Part 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2.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 2. Bonds of School Facilities Improvement Districts [15300 - 15425]

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

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [15300 - 15303]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

15300.
  

This chapter provides a method for the formation of school facilities improvement districts consisting of a portion of the territory within a school district or community college district, for the conduct of a bond election within a school facilities improvement district, and for the issuance of general obligation bonds by a school district or community college district for a school facilities improvement district.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 670, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2008.)

15301.
  

(a) A school district or community college district that has a community facilities district formed pursuant to the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982, as set forth in Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code, that has as one of its purposes the construction of school facilities within a portion of the territory of the school district or community college district, may proceed under this chapter.

(b) The boundaries of a school facilities improvement district formed pursuant to this chapter shall include all of the portion of the territory within the boundaries of the school district or community college district that is not located within the boundaries of the community facilities district as described in subdivision (a).

(c) A school district or community college district may proceed under this chapter without meeting the requirements of subdivisions (a) and (b) if the governing board of the school district or community college district determines that it is necessary and in the best interest of the school district or community college district, respectively, to form a school facilities improvement district pursuant to this chapter to finance school facilities and purposes authorized pursuant to Section 15100. As a part of that determination, the governing board of the school district or community college district shall make a finding that the overall cost of financing the bonds issued pursuant to this part would be less than the overall cost of other school facilities financing options available to the school district or community college district, including, but not limited to, issuing bonds pursuant to the Mello-Roos Communities Facilities Act of 1982 (Ch. 2.5 (commencing with Sec. 53311), Pt. 1, Div. 2, Title 5, Gov. C.). The governing board of the school district or community college district proceeding under this subdivision shall define the boundaries of the school facilities improvement district to include any portion of territory within the jurisdiction of the school district or community college district.

(d) The governing body of a school district or community college district that proceeds under this chapter shall comply with the filing requirements established by Section 54902 of the Government Code. A plat or map that is filed pursuant to this subdivision shall specifically identify property, located within the school district or community college district, that is not located within the improvement district established by the school district or community college district pursuant to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 670, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2008.)

15302.
  

(a) Two or more small school districts that have had the issuance of bonds authorized by the voters pursuant to this chapter may form a joint powers authority in accordance with the provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code for the purpose of issuing or selling those bonds for raising money for the purposes authorized.

(b) A joint powers authority described in subdivision (a) shall be deemed a school district for purposes of this chapter only and may exercise all authority granted to a school district under this chapter under the conditions imposed by this chapter for the issuance and sale of bonds.

(c) Each small school district shall be responsible for its respective voter-approved bonds pursuant to this chapter. A joint powers authority formed pursuant to this section shall serve the purpose of sharing administrative costs associated with the issuance and sale of bonds and shall not otherwise affect the terms of the respective voter-approved bonds.

(d) For purposes of this section, “small school district” means a school district with fewer than 2,501 units of average daily attendance.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 451, Sec. 3. (AB 1550) Effective January 1, 2018.)

15303.
  

(a) This chapter shall not be operative in a county or counties until the board of supervisors of the county in which the county superintendent of schools having jurisdiction over the school district or community college district in which a proposed school facilities improvement district is located, and the board of supervisors of any county in which a proposed school facilities improvement district is located, by resolution adopted by a majority vote of each affected board of supervisors, makes this chapter applicable in the county or counties. The resolution may make this chapter operative in the county generally, or to one or more school districts or community college districts.

(b) A board of supervisors adopting a resolution pursuant to subdivision (a) shall file that resolution with the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission established pursuant to Section 8855 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 332, Sec. 1.19. (SB 113) Effective January 1, 2010.)

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