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Education Code - EDC

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

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

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 29. PROGRAMS FOR DISADVANTAGED PUPILS [54000 - 54760]

  ( Part 29 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 1. Educationally Disadvantaged Youth Programs [54000 - 54029]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 894. )

ARTICLE 2. Economic Impact Aid [54020 - 54029]
  ( Article 2 repealed and added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 79, Sec. 15. )

54020.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that funds authorized pursuant to this chapter replace, as of July 1, 1979, funds previously authorized to support educationally disadvantaged youth programs and bilingual education. To that end, the purpose of this article is to provide a method of impact aid allocation to be utilized by the Superintendent, that will allow efforts initiated under those programs to continue and expand so long as a need exists while previously unserved and underserved populations are provided with adequate aid.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 79, Sec. 15. Effective July 19, 2006.)

54021.
  

For the 2006–07 fiscal year, the Superintendent shall make the following calculations for each school district:

(a) Using the methodology specified in Section 54023, determine the economic impact aid-eligible pupil count for each school district for the 2005–06 fiscal year as if Section 54023 had been in effect for that fiscal year.

(b) Divide the school district economic impact aid calculated funding in the 2005–06 fiscal year, excluding the minimum grant specified in Section 54031, as it read during that fiscal year, by the number calculated pursuant to subdivision (a).

(c) For the purpose of calculating the economic impact aid allocations for the 2006–07 fiscal year, the quotient calculated in subdivision (b) shall be deemed to be the prior year economic impact aid per pupil amount for the 2006–07 fiscal year.

(d) For the purpose of establishing a base year economic impact aid per pupil amount pursuant to this section, if a school district received an allocation for the economic impact aid program in the 2005–06 fiscal year, but has no economic impact aid eligible pupils as determined in Section 54023 for that year, the school district shall be deemed to have a prior-year economic impact aid per pupil amount for the 2006–07 fiscal year that is equal to the statewide average economic impact aid per pupil amount for the 2005–06 fiscal year calculated for the state as a whole as specified in subdivisions (a) and (b).

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 79, Sec. 15. Effective July 19, 2006.)

54021.1.
  

(a) The Superintendent shall make the following calculations for each school district:

(1) For the 2010–11 fiscal year, after calculating the economic impact aid allocation of each school district based on Section 54022, the Superintendent shall add to that allocation the amount the school district received, based on Section 404, for the English Language Acquisition Program in the 2009–10 fiscal year. A school district shall expend the funds added pursuant to this subdivision consistent with the parameters described in Section 54025 or Section 400, as it read on January 1, 2010.

(2) The Superintendent shall divide the total amount provided to each school district in the 2010–11 fiscal year pursuant to paragraph (1) by the district’s total number of economic impact aid-eligible pupils in the 2010–11 fiscal year, calculated pursuant to Section 54023.

(b) For the 2011–12 fiscal year, the amount calculated in subdivision (a) shall be the prior fiscal year economic impact aid per pupil amount for purposes of Section 54022.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 724, Sec. 24. Effective October 19, 2010.)

54021.2.
  

(a) Commencing with the 2010–11 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, a juvenile court school operated by a county superintendent of schools shall be eligible to receive economic impact aid funding.

(b) For the 2010–11 fiscal year, the Superintendent shall allocate to each juvenile court school operated by a county superintendent of schools the product of its economic impact aid-eligible pupil count calculated pursuant to Section 54023 multiplied by the current year economic impact aid statewide average per pupil rate for school districts based on subdivision (b) of Section 54021.1.

(c) For the 2011–12 fiscal year, the Superintendent shall determine the allocation of each juvenile court school operated by a county superintendent of schools pursuant to the formulas described in Section 54022.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 724, Sec. 25. Effective October 19, 2010.)

54022.
  

For the 2006–07 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, each school district shall receive the amount of economic impact aid determined by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c), whichever is greater, calculated for each school district according to all of the following:

(a) Increase the prior fiscal year economic impact aid per pupil amount by the percentage change specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 42238.1 for the current fiscal year.

(b) Multiply the economic impact aid per pupil amount for the current fiscal year calculated in subdivision (a) by the economic impact aid-eligible pupil count for the current fiscal year as calculated in Section 54023.

(c) A school district shall, at a minimum, receive funds based on the number of economic impact aid-eligible pupils according to the following schedule:

(1) For the 2006–07 fiscal year, according to the following table:

Number of economic impact aid-eligible pupils

Amount 

0  ........................

None

1–10  ........................

$5,500

11 or more  ........................

$8,300

(2) For the 2007–08 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the minimum amounts for the schedule in paragraph (1) for the prior fiscal year shall be increased by the percentage change specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 42238.1.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 730, Sec. 34. Effective January 1, 2008.)

54023.
  

For each fiscal year, the economic impact aid-eligible pupil count shall be calculated for each school district as follows:

(a) Determine the count of economically disadvantaged pupils, as defined in Section 54026.

(b) Determine the count of English learners, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 54026.

(c) Calculate an economic impact aid weighted pupil concentration factor:

(1) Add the pupil counts determined in subdivisions (a) and (b).

(2) Divide the fall CBEDS enrollment for the school district for the prior school year by two.

(3) Subtract from the sum calculated in paragraph (1) the quotient calculated in paragraph (2).

(4) If the result of the calculation in paragraph (3) is greater than zero, multiply that difference by 0.5. If the result is less than zero, it shall be deemed to be zero.

(d) The economic impact aid-eligible pupil count for each school district shall equal the sum of the pupil counts determined in subdivisions (a) and (b), and the weighted pupil concentration factor determined in subdivision (c).

(e) In calculating the economic impact aid-eligible pupil count for a new charter school in its first year of operation, the department shall use CBEDS enrollment counts and counts of English learners reported in the current year instead of the prior year.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 730, Sec. 35. Effective January 1, 2008.)

54024.
  

The state board may, pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 33050) of Chapter 1 of Part 20, waive any statutory provision or regulation regarding the use of funds apportioned pursuant to this article, provided that the funds are used in the same schools, or in schools with similar need levels, and the district demonstrates a reasonable case that the waiver will improve pupil services in those schools.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 79, Sec. 15. Effective July 19, 2006.)

54025.
  

(a) A school district shall expend economic impact aid funds to serve and assist English learners and economically disadvantaged pupils and may not expend those funds at schoolsites that do not have English learners or economically disadvantaged pupils.

(b) A school shall use funds received pursuant to this article to support programs and activities designed to assist English learners achieve proficiency in the English language as rapidly as practicable and to support programs and activities designed to improve the academic achievement of English learners and economically disadvantaged pupils.

(c) Funds received by school districts pursuant to this article shall supplement, and not supplant, existing resources at the schoolsite.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 79, Sec. 15. Effective July 19, 2006.)

54026.
  

For purposes of this article, the following definitions apply:

(a) “Economically disadvantaged pupils” means either of the following, whichever is applicable:

(1) Pupils described in Section 101 of Title I of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6333(c)(1)(A)(B)). Counts of the pupils described in this paragraph shall be the counts used in the current year apportionment calculations for purposes of Title I of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).

(2) (A) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), for a small school district and for a juvenile court school operated by a county superintendent of schools, the product of the number of pupils eligible for participation in the free meals program for the prior fiscal year, as defined in subdivision (d), and the free meals adjustment factor. The free meals adjustment factor is the quotient, rounded to two decimal places, resulting from dividing the statewide total of economically disadvantaged pupils as defined in paragraph (1) by the statewide total of pupils eligible for participation in the free meals program for the prior fiscal year, as defined in subdivision (d).

(B) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) or subparagraph (A), for charter schools that are funded through the block grant funding model pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 47633) of Chapter 6 of Part 26.8 in the 2006–07 fiscal year, the department shall use counts as of October 2006 of pupils 5 to 17 years of age, inclusive, who are living with families whose annual income is at or below the federal poverty guideline, as collected through the first principal apportionment data collection process, as defined in Section 41601. Commencing in the 2007–08 fiscal year, the Superintendent shall use counts as of October of the prior year of pupils 5 to 17 years of age, inclusive, who are living with families whose annual income is at or below the federal poverty guideline, as collected through the first principal apportionment data collection process, as defined in Section 41601. For purposes of this subdivision, the department may use in the first year of operation of a charter school that is established on or after July 1, 2007, the current year counts of pupils 5 to 17 years of age, inclusive, who are living with families whose annual income is at or below the federal poverty guideline.

(C) The Superintendent may expand upon an existing process of collecting free or reduced price meal data in order to collect from small districts, as defined in subdivision (c), counts of pupils living with families whose annual income is at or below the federal poverty guideline.

(b) “English learner” means a pupil described in subdivision (a) of Section 306 or identified as a pupil of limited English proficiency, as that term is defined in subdivision (m) of Section 52163. Counts of the pupils described in this subdivision shall be the counts reported in the prior year language census.

(c) “Small school district” means a school district that has an annual enrollment of less than 600 pupils based on prior school year CBEDS data and is, for the purposes of this section, designated a rural school by the Superintendent based on the appropriate school locale codes, as used by the National Center for Education Statistics of the United States Department of Education.

(d) “Free meals” means the aggregate number of pupils meeting the income eligibility guidelines established by the federal government for free meals as reported for all schools for which the district is the authorizing agency.

(e) For purposes of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), the count of economically disadvantaged pupils for a charter school that is operated pursuant to Section 47612.1 shall be calculated without regard to the age of the pupil. A pupil who resides in program housing shall be considered a family of one.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 724, Sec. 26. Effective October 19, 2010.)

54027.
  

If a school district reorganizes either by unification or by consolidation with another school district of similar type, the Superintendent shall calculate an economic impact aid per pupil amount based on the respective per pupil amounts for each school district participating in the reorganization, weighted by the number of economic impact aid-eligible pupils contributed by each school district. The Superintendent shall use the appropriate data from the year prior to the year that the reorganization is effective for all purposes.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 79, Sec. 15. Effective July 19, 2006.)

54028.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this article are subject to Sections 62002.5 and 62004, and to the portions of Section 62003 that relate to auditing the use of funds allocated for purposes of economic impact aid.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 79, Sec. 15. Effective July 19, 2006.)

54029.
  

As a condition of the receipt of economic impact aid funds, a school district shall post in an easily accessible location on its Internet Web site data related to economic impact aid funding, for purposes of budget transparency, including all of the following:

(a) The amount of economic impact aid allocated to the school district in that fiscal year.

(b) The amount of economic impact aid used by the school district for administrative costs in that fiscal year.

(c) The amount of economic impact aid expended for limited-English-proficient pupils in that fiscal year and the prior fiscal year by the school district and by each school within the district.

(d) The amount of economic impact aid expended for state compensatory education in that fiscal year and the prior fiscal year by the school district and by each school within the district.

(e) The amount of unexpended economic impact aid and an explanation of why these funds have not been expended.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 573, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2013.)

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