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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 3. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION [35000 - 45460]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 21. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES [35000 - 35787]

  ( Part 21 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. Reorganization of School Districts—General Provisions [35500 - 35586]

  ( Chapter 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 8. Bonded Indebtedness of School Districts [35570 - 35579]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2. )

35570.
  

This article applies only to the reallocation of bonded indebtedness of a school district on general obligation bonds under one of the following conditions:

(a) The bonded indebtedness was approved by the voters prior to July 1, 1978.

(b) The bonded indebtedness was incurred for the acquisition or improvement of real property and was approved on or after July 1, 1978, by two-thirds of the votes cast by the voters voting on the proposition.

(c) The bonded indebtedness was incurred for the acquisition or improvement of real property and was approved on or after July 1, 1978, by 55 percent of the votes cast by the voters voting on the proposition at a regularly scheduled election or a statewide special election.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 730, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2007.)

35571.
  

When a school district is created, annexed, or abolished, or the boundaries thereof changed, the liability to taxation for the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the district or the territory affected thereby is as provided in this article. The authorities whose duty it is to levy taxes for the payment of principal and interest on the outstanding bonds shall levy the taxes upon the districts affected in such proportions as are provided in, or are determined under, the authority of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2.)

35572.
  

No territory shall be taken from any school district having any outstanding bonded indebtedness and made a part of another school district where the action, if taken, would so reduce the last equalized assessed valuation of the divided district so that the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the divided district would exceed 5 percent of the assessed valuation in the remaining territory of the divided district for each level maintained, on the date the reorganization is effective pursuant to Section 35766.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 14. Effective January 1, 2017.)

35573.
  

When any school district is in any manner merged with one or more school districts so as to form a single district by any procedure, the district so formed is liable for all of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the districts united or merged.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2.)

35574.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, for the purposes of applying the State School Building Aid Law of 1952 (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 16000) of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1), the amount of outstanding bonded indebtedness, exclusive of interest, of the former or divided districts that is equal to the liability incurred by the new or acquiring district pursuant to Section 35576 shall be considered a liability of the new or acquiring district for purposes of computing the bonding capacity of the school district.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 15. Effective January 1, 2017.)

35575.
  

When territory is taken from one school district and annexed to another school district and the area transferred contains no public school property or buildings, the territory shall drop any liability for outstanding bonded indebtedness in the district of which it was formerly a part and shall automatically assume its proportionate share of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the district of which it becomes a part.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2.)

35576.
  

(a) If territory is taken from one school district and annexed to, or included in, a new or acquiring district by any procedure, and the area transferred contains real property, the new or acquiring district shall take possession of the real property, pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 35560, on the day when the action to reorganize becomes effective for all purposes. The reorganized territory shall cease to be liable for the bonded indebtedness of the school district of which it was formerly a part, and shall automatically assume its proportionate share of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of any school district of which it becomes a part.

(b) The new or acquiring district shall be liable for the greater of the amounts determined under provisions of paragraph (1) or (2), or the amount determined pursuant to a method prescribed under Section 35738.

(1) The proportionate share of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the original district, which proportionate share shall be in the ratio that the total assessed valuation of the transferring territory bears to the total assessed valuation of the original district in the year immediately preceding the date on which the action to reorganize is effective for all purposes. This ratio shall be used each year until the bonded indebtedness for which the new or acquiring district is liable has been repaid.

(2) The portion of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the original district that was incurred for the acquisition or improvement of real property, or fixtures located on the real property, and situated in the reorganized territory.

(c) The county board of supervisors shall compute for the reorganized districts an annual tax rate for bond interest and redemption that will include the bond interest and redemption on the outstanding bonded indebtedness specified in paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (b), or the amount determined pursuant to a method prescribed under Section 35738. The county board of supervisors shall also compute tax rates for the annual charge and use charge prescribed by former Sections 1822.2 and 1825, as they read on July 1, 1970, when those charges were established before November 23, 1970. All of those tax rates shall be levied in excess of any other ad valorem property tax authorized or required by law, and shall not be included in the computation of the limitation specified in subdivision (a) of Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 2017.)

35577.
  

Whenever a school district having authorized but unsold bonds is completely divided between two or more new or acquiring districts so that the original district ceases to exist, pursuant to any provision of this chapter, the board of supervisors shall, before the date the action is effective for the purposes of Section 35534, make and enter an order in the minutes of its proceedings that the authorization to issue the unsold bonds be divided between each new or acquiring district in the ratio that the assessed valuation of the reorganized territory included in each school district bears to the total assessed valuation of the former district. The bonds, if issued by any new or acquiring district, shall be considered a liability of the school district for purposes of computing the bonding capacity of the school district when applying the State School Building Aid Law of 1952 (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 16000) of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1).

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 17. Effective January 1, 2017.)

35578.
  

Any unsold bonds of an elementary, high, or unified school district that is included as a whole in a new or acquiring district through any kind of reorganization may be issued by the board of supervisors in the name of the new or acquiring district and the proceeds derived upon the sale thereof shall be the funds of the new or acquiring district. However, the proceeds derived upon the sale thereof shall be expended only for the purpose, or purposes, for which those bonds were authorized.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 18. Effective January 1, 2017.)

35579.
  

Any unsold bonds of an elementary, high, or unified school district that is included as a whole in a new or acquiring district through any kind of reorganization, if issued by the board of supervisors in the names of the former districts shall be considered a liability of the new or acquiring district for purposes of computing the bonding capacity of the school district when applying the State School Building Aid Law of 1952 (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 16000) of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1).

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 19. Effective January 1, 2017.)

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