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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 10.5. SCHOOL FACILITIES [17210 - 17653]

  ( Part 10.5 repealed (by Sec. 4) and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. )

CHAPTER 4. Property: Sale,Lease, Exchange [17385 - 17561]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 9. Joint Use [17527 - 17535]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. )

17527.
  

(a) The governing board of any school district may enter into agreements to make vacant classrooms or other space in operating school buildings available for rent or lease to other school districts, educational agencies, except private educational institutions which maintain kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, governmental units, nonprofit organizations, community agencies, professional agencies, commercial and noncommercial firms, corporations, partnerships, businesses, and individuals, including during normal school hours if the school is in session.

(b) The governing board shall give first priority in leasing or renting vacant classroom space or other space to educational agencies for conducting special education programs and second priority to other educational agencies.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17528.
  

As used in this article, “building” includes onsite and offsite facilities, utilities, and improvements which, as agreed upon by the parties, are appropriate for the proper operation or function of the building to be jointly occupied and used. It also includes the permanent improvement of school grounds.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17529.
  

Prior to entering into a lease or agreement pursuant to this article, the school district governing board shall determine that the proposed joint occupancy and use of school district property or buildings will not do any of the following:

(a) Interfere with the educational program or activities of any school or class conducted upon the real property or in any building.

(b) Unduly disrupt the residents in the surrounding neighborhood.

(c) Jeopardize the safety of the children of the school.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17530.
  

The governing board of a school district entering into a lease pursuant to this article shall comply with the applicable provisions of Article 4 (commencing with Section 17455).

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17531.
  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b) of this section and Section 17532, the amount of classroom space leased pursuant to this article in any schoolsite during normal school hours shall not exceed 45 percent of the total classroom space of that school, and in no event shall the leased classroom space in the school district during normal school hours exceed 30 percent of the district’s total classroom space in operating schools.

(b) The governing board of a school district may, upon a two-thirds vote, enter into lease agreements which exceed the 45 percent limit per school upon making a finding that the leases are compatible with the educational purpose of the school. The board, however, shall not exceed, pursuant to this subdivision, the 30 percent limit of classroom space for the entire school district.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to agreements for the lease of classroom space entered into by districts on or before March 4, 1981.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17532.
  

The governing board of a school district may lease vacant classroom space the total area of which exceeds the 30 percent districtwide limit of classroom space available pursuant to this article, if a lease is for any day care center, nursery school, or special education class.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17533.
  

A local agency having general planning jurisdiction may require adherence to appropriate zoning ordinances, use permits, construction or safety codes, by a school district seeking to lease a portion of a school building for uses other than public or education-related uses.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17534.
  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the term of any agreement entered into by a school district pursuant to this article shall not exceed five years.

(b) The provisions of subdivision (a) shall not apply to agreements under or pursuant to which capital outlay improvements are made on school property for park and recreation purposes by public entities and nonprofit corporations.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17535.
  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), no agreement entered into by a school district pursuant to this article shall rent or lease vacant classrooms or other space in operating schools for less than fair market rental for comparable facilities.

(b) A district may enter into an agreement to rent or lease vacant classrooms or other space in operating schools to public entities for less than fair market rental for comparable facilities.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

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