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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  ( Part 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2.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 6. State School Building Aid Law of 1952 [16000 - 16344]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 3. School Housing Aid for Exceptional Children [16190 - 16207]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

16190.
  

The board may make apportionments from any sum appropriated by the Legislature at the 1952 Second Extraordinary Session and from any state bonds heretofore or hereafter authorized by the electorate for state school building aid, including the proceeds of bonds authorized by Section 2 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, for assistance to school districts in providing necessary housing and equipment for the education of exceptional children. All the provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 16000) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 16150) of this chapter, except Sections 16007 and 16044, shall apply to this article unless otherwise provided herein.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2.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

16191.
  

As used in this article, “exceptional children” means physically handicapped pupils, pupils with intellectual disabilities, educationally handicapped pupils, multihandicapped pupils, or pupils enrolled in development centers for the handicapped required or allowed to be educated pursuant to Part 30 (commencing with Section 56000).

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 457, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2013.)

16192.
  

Allocations under this article for assistance to school districts in providing necessary housing and equipment for the education of pupils enrolled or to be enrolled in development centers for the handicapped may be made only to those school districts that are authorized to operate development centers pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 56800) of Chapter 6 of Part 30, as enacted by Section 2 of Chapter 1010 of the Statutes of 1976.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2.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

16193.
  

The State Allocation Board, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, shall develop standards to be complied with in the construction of housing facilities for development centers for the handicapped with allowances provided pursuant to this article.

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

16194.
  

The State Allocation Board shall establish guidelines and procedures to be utilized in determining the eligibility of school districts for allowances provided pursuant to this article with respect to facilities and equipment for the education of pupils enrolled in development centers for the handicapped. The guidelines and procedures shall provide that in order to be eligible to receive the allowance the school district has no existing facilities which could be utilized for a development center for the handicapped.

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

16195.
  

Allocations under this article may be made in the amount as may be necessary, and in the manner as to distribute the available funds equitably among school districts, giving consideration to the needs of each district and the number of children within each district who are blind, partially seeing, aphasic, deaf, hard of hearing, orthopedically impaired, or have an intellectual disability, or who are health impaired, multihandicapped, speech handicapped, educationally handicapped, or enrolled in development centers for the handicapped.

In computing the number of those children, there shall be included all of the following:

(a) The number of them residing in the district.

(b) The number of handicapped minors who are actually living within the district five or more days a week, although their legal residence may be outside the district, and who are educated pursuant to former Section 56708, as enacted by Section 2 of Chapter 1010 of the Statutes of 1976.

(c) The number of them who reside outside of the district, except those described in subdivision (b), and who are to be educated by the district, excluding minors with intellectual disabilities within former Section 56501, as amended by Section 58 of Chapter 1247 of the Statutes of 1977, who reside within a district having an average daily attendance of 900 or more and that does not meet the requirements of Section 16058 concerning outstanding bonded indebtedness.

Allocations for housing and equipment for minors having speech defects or disorders shall be allowed in new schools constructed after July 1, 1968, and in existing schools constructed between July 1, 1933, and July 1, 1968. The housing and equipment shall be designed and provided to permit their utilization for remedial and other special services including speech therapy, speech reading (lipreading), and auditory training for the speech and hearing handicapped, screening and testing for speech and hearing defects, or both, psychological testing of exceptional children, subject matter tutoring of exceptional children, and other specialized activities required by these children. In addition to the maximum building area allowances provided in Sections 16047, 16052, 16053, and 16054, not more than an additional 200 square feet of building area shall be allowed for each new school so planned and constructed.

Each existing school, constructed between July 1, 1933, and July 1, 1968, shall be allowed not more than an additional 200 square feet of building area only for construction thereon of a new speech facility. At the option of the applicant district, the board may allocate funds to convert existing facilities or to provide a combination of new construction and conversion of existing facilities to provide housing for minors having speech defects or disorders, provided the cost of the conversion or combination of new construction and conversion does not exceed the computed cost for 200 square feet of new classroom construction based upon cost standards adopted by the board. At the further option of the applicant district, and in lieu of new building construction or conversion, the board may allocate funds for the acquisition of mobile speech therapy facilities, provided the cost of the mobile facilities does not exceed the combined computed cost for 200 square feet of new classroom construction, based upon cost standards adopted by the board, at all schools that will be served by the mobile facility.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 457, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2013.)

16196.
  

Notwithstanding any provision of this article to the contrary, apportionments for the construction of facilities and the purchase of essential furniture and equipment for the education of exceptional children may, subject to the approval of the State Department of Education, be made to a school district not otherwise eligible to receive apportionments under Article 1 (commencing with Section 16000) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 16150) of this chapter, for the education of blind, partially seeing, aphasic, deaf, hard-of-hearing, orthopedically impaired or other health-impaired, multihandicapped, and educationally handicapped minors, minors with intellectual disabilities, pupils having speech defects or disorders, or pupils enrolled in development centers for the handicapped.

The State Department of Education may approve applications if the facilities will be used by a county superintendent of schools required to educate physically handicapped minors pursuant to former Section 1850, as enacted by Section 2 of Chapter 1010 of the Statutes of 1976, and minors with intellectual disabilities pursuant to former Section 1880, as enacted by Section 2 of Chapter 1010 of the Statutes of 1976. A school district may educate these minors by agreement with a county superintendent of schools required to educate these minors. Priority in the use of the facilities shall be given to pupils from districts other than the applicant district.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, not more than 50 percent of the amount of an apportionment made pursuant to this section shall be repaid. Repayments shall be made in the following manner: 50 percent of the amount of the apportionment shall be repaid in full with interest by the district, in the annual amounts and at the interest rate over the period as the State Allocation Board may determine, not to exceed 20 years from the date the apportionment became final. In a school year in which 50 percent or more of the pupils in average daily attendance, as determined by the county superintendent of schools, and served by the facilities are not pupils from districts other than the applicant district, the repayment for the succeeding fiscal year shall be an amount that would have been payable if the district had been required to repay 100 percent of the apportionment over that period.

The county board of supervisors of the county whose superintendent of schools conducts classes in the facility during any fiscal year shall at that time or times within the fiscal year that may be agreed upon between the county and the school district, but in any case not later than the end of the fiscal year, pay to the school district having the obligation to repay the apportionment made under this section for the construction of the facility, an amount equal to 80 percent of the amount the district is required to repay in the fiscal year with respect to the apportionment described above.

The county board of supervisors shall raise the amount required through a general tax levy on the property within the participating districts, or through a tuition charge not to exceed one hundred sixty dollars ($160) a year per pupil by the county superintendent of schools to the school districts of residence of pupils attending the facility other than the district having the obligation to repay, or through a combination of these.

The county superintendent of schools shall notify the county board of supervisors of his or her intention to approve a school district’s application for an allocation under this article before he or she approves the application.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 457, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2013.)

16197.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this article to the contrary, apportionments for the purchase of mobile classrooms for the education of physically handicapped pupils enrolled in integrated programs, as set forth in Part 30 (commencing with Section 56000), and for the education and therapy of speech-handicapped pupils may, subject to the approval of the department, be made to any school district not otherwise eligible to receive apportionments under Article 1 (commencing with Section 16000) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 16150) for that purpose.

(b) The State Department of Education may approve applications in those situations where mobile classrooms will be used by a county superintendent of schools required to educate physically handicapped minors pursuant to Chapter 7.2 (commencing with Section 56836) of Part 30. Mobile classrooms shall be used pursuant to an agreement authorized by Section 41308.

(c) Except as otherwise provided in this section, not more than 50 percent of the amount of any apportionment made pursuant to this section shall be repaid. Repayments shall be made in the following manner: Fifty percent of the amount of the apportionment shall be repaid in full with interest by the district, in annual amounts and at an interest rate over the period as the State Allocation Board may determine, not to exceed 20 years from the date the apportionment became final. In any school year in which 50 percent or more of the pupils in average daily attendance, as determined by the county superintendent of schools, and served by the facilities are not pupils from districts other than the applicant district, the repayment for the succeeding fiscal year shall be an amount which would have been payable if the district had been required to repay 100 percent of the apportionment over that period.

(d) The county board of supervisors of the county whose superintendent of schools uses mobile classrooms during any fiscal year shall at the time or times within the fiscal year as may be agreed upon between the county and the school district, but in any case not later than the end of the fiscal year, pay to the school district having the obligation to repay the apportionment made under this section for the purchase of mobile classrooms, an amount equal to 100 percent of the amount the district is required to repay in the fiscal year with respect to the apportionment described above.

(e) The county board of supervisors shall raise the amount required through a general tax levy on the property within the participating districts, or through a tuition charge not to exceed one hundred sixty dollars ($160) a year per pupil by the county superintendent of schools to the school districts of residence of pupils attending the facility including the district having the obligation to repay, or through a combination of these.

(f) The county superintendent of schools shall notify the county board of supervisors of his or her intention to approve a school district’s application for an allocation under this article before he or she approves the application.

(g) The department shall prepare specifications or regulations for the construction of mobile classrooms to provide for a useful life of no less than 20 years.

(h) The use of mobile classrooms shall meet specifications described by the department as they relate to the needs of the physically handicapped pupils being served, as set forth in Chapter 7.2 (commencing with Section 56836) of Part 30.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 303, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2010.)

16198.
  

Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the board shall control the amount of apportionments made for facilities for exceptional children. In so controlling these apportionments the board shall establish allowable building areas and cost standards comparable to the building areas and costs of similar facilities constructed by school districts which are not applicants under this chapter.

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

16199.
  

The State Department of Education may accept applications by school districts for the construction of facilities and the purchase of essential furniture and equipment, under a pilot project to maintain regional programs for physically exceptional children.

The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall establish standards with respect to the regional programs for the pilot project which shall include, among other things, the curriculum to be offered, the area to be served, and the supervision and instruction with respect to the programs. Of the school district applicants which meet the standards established, the State Department of Education may designate not more than four school districts to receive apportionments as part of the pilot project to maintain regional programs for physically exceptional children.

The pilot project pursuant to this act shall begin with the 1972–1973 school year and shall terminate at the end of the 1974–1975 school year. The State Department of Education shall provide for state evaluation of the pilot project.

With respect to school districts selected as part of the pilot project, the State Allocation Board may approve applications and make apportionments pursuant to Section 16196, notwithstanding that the school district is serving a district or districts with an average daily attendance in excess of 8,000.

In any school year in which 50 percent or more of the pupils in average daily attendance, as determined by the county superintendent of schools, and served by the facilities are not pupils from districts other than the applicant district, the repayment for the succeeding fiscal year shall be an amount which would have been payable if the district had been required to repay 100 percent of the apportionment over that period.

The districts participating in a pilot project may include in interdistrict attendance agreements the cost of making repayments in the same proportion to the total repayment as the number of pupils enrolled from each district bears to the total number of pupils enrolled.

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

16200.
  

Notwithstanding any provision of this article to the contrary, the board may make apportionments to school districts not otherwise eligible to receive apportionments under Article 1 (commencing with Section 16000) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 16150) for the construction of special education facilities and the purchase of essential furniture and equipment for the purpose of either or both of the following: (1) educating those physically handicapped and educationally handicapped pupils and pupils with intellectual disabilities who regularly reside in an established, licensed children’s institution or family home and are being educated pursuant to former Section 42902, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 1173 of the Statutes of 1977, and (2) educating handicapped pupils in development centers for handicapped pupils pursuant to former Article 1 (commencing with Section 56800) of Chapter 6 of Part 30, as enacted by Section 2 of Chapter 1010 of the Statutes of 1976.

Only 50 percent of any amounts allocated and disbursed to a district under this section shall be repaid by the district. Each disbursement shall be repaid in 20 equal annual installments, including interest as determined by the board, and shall be computed and withheld by the Controller. The first computation of repayment of any disbursement shall be made in the fiscal year following the disbursement and shall during the next fiscal year be deducted in equal amounts from the February, March, April, and May installments of the apportionment made to the district from the State School Fund under Sections 41330 to 41343, inclusive, and Sections 41600 to 41972, inclusive.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 457, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2013.)

16201.
  

Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 16000) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 16150) of this chapter, the obligation of any district receiving an apportionment under this article to repay the apportionment shall not extend to more than one-half of the amount of the apportionment.

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

16202.
  

With the approval of the county superintendent of schools, a school district may make application for an allocation under this article. Facilities for which an apportionment is made under this section shall be made available for use by the county superintendent of schools until he or she ceases to conduct the classes therein or until the superintendent of schools of a county other than the county whose superintendent of schools approved the application made under this section acquires jurisdiction over the location of the facility, whichever first occurs. Not more than 50 percent of the amount of any apportionment made pursuant to this section shall be repaid. Repayments shall be made in the following manner: Ten percent of the amount of the apportionment shall be subject to repayment by the district to the extent, and in the manner prescribed in Article 1 (commencing with Section 16000) of this chapter for apportionments other than those made pursuant to Section 16039. Forty percent of the amount of the apportionment shall be repaid in full with interest by the district, in the annual amounts and over the period as the board may determine, not to exceed 20 years from the date the apportionment became final. The county board of supervisors of the county whose superintendent of schools conducts classes in the facility during any fiscal year shall at the time or times within the fiscal year as may be agreed upon between the county and the school district, but in any case not later than the end of the fiscal year, pay to the school district having the obligation to repay the apportionment made under this section for the construction of the facility, an amount equal to the amount the district is required to repay in that fiscal year with respect to the 40 percent of the amount of the apportionment described above.

The county board of supervisors may raise the amount required through a general tax levy or through a tuition charge not to exceed one hundred sixty dollars ($160) a year per pupil by the county superintendent of schools to the school districts of residence of pupils attending the facility other than the district having the obligation to repay or through a combination of these.

Upon application of a school district and written approval of the county superintendent of schools the board may amend any apportionment previously received by a district for exceptional children by providing that the same shall be deemed to have been made with reference to this section, in which event all the incidents of this section shall be deemed applicable thereto, except that only the unpaid balance of the apportionment at the time of the amendment of the apportionment with interest accrued to that date shall be repaid as prescribed in this section.

The county superintendent of schools shall notify the county board of supervisors of his or her intention to approve a school district’s application for an allocation under this article before he approves the application.

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

16203.
  

Not later than July 10th of each year the county superintendent of schools of each county in which there is a school district maintaining facilities for the education of exceptional children which have been constructed with funds apportioned to the district under this article shall certify to the board of supervisors and to the county auditor of the county the total number of units of average daily attendance of pupils enrolled in the facilities during the next preceding fiscal year who reside in a district other than the district maintaining the facilities. On or before July 10th of each year the county superintendent of schools shall notify the governing board of each affected school district of the total number of units of average daily attendance of pupils residing in that district who were in attendance at the facilities maintained by another district.

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

16204.
  

On or before July 20th of each year, the governing board of a school district which has received a notification pursuant to Section 16203, shall determine, and notify the county board of supervisors and the county auditor, whether the amounts required to be paid on behalf of the district under Section 16207 shall be provided from the general fund of the district or by a special district tax levied by the county board of supervisors.

In the event that the district notification specifies that the amounts so required shall be provided by a special district tax, or if no notification is made, the board of supervisors with whom the certificate prescribed by Section 16203 is filed shall, at the time of making the tax levy for that year for county purposes, levy a special tax upon all taxable property in the district of residence of each pupil enrolled in the facilities other than the district maintaining the facilities, sufficient in amount to raise, for the use of the facilities, the sum of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) per unit of average daily attendance, less any amounts per unit of the average daily attendance remaining in the county school building aid fund from levies and collections made in any prior year and not paid to the state pursuant to Section 16207.

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

16205.
  

If the board of supervisors fails to make a district tax levy required under Section 16204, the auditor shall make the levy.

In the event the governing board of a school district has elected to provide from the district general fund the amounts required to be paid on behalf of the district from the county school building aid fund under Section 16207, the county superintendent of schools shall order the payment to be made in the amount required from the general fund of the district.

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

16206.
  

In the event that the governing board of a school district determines, subject to the approval of the county superintendent of schools, that the amounts collected within the district by special taxes levied pursuant to Section 16204 or Section 16205 and credited to the district in the county school building aid fund are substantially in excess of amounts required of the district for purposes of Section 16207 for the ensuing three-year period, the county superintendent may order the payment to the district from the county school building aid fund of so much of the excess moneys that he or she may deem appropriate.

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

16207.
  

The county auditor shall, not later than the last Monday in December and the last Monday in May of each year, notify the superintendent of schools of the amount in the county school building aid fund. Thereupon the superintendent shall draw his or her order on the county auditor in favor of the Treasurer for the amount in the county school building aid fund of the county, except that the total of the orders for any year may be limited to an amount not to exceed the total of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) for each unit of average daily attendance during the next preceding fiscal year of students residing in a district other than a district maintaining the facilities. The amount shall be paid by the county treasurer and, upon order of the Controller, shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the State School Building Aid Fund. All money paid to the State School Building Aid Fund under the provisions of this section shall be available only for transfer to the General Fund under Section 16403, as amended by Section 2 of Chapter 1373 of the Statutes of 1992, and shall be credited to the repayment of the apportionment of funds to the school district maintaining the facilities.

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

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