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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 34. EVALUATION AND SUNSETTING OF PROGRAMS [62000 - 62005.5]

  ( Heading of Part 34 amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1270, Sec. 8.5. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [62000 - 62005.5]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 282. )

62000.
  

“Sunset” and “sunset date,” as used in this part, mean the date on which specific categorical programs cease to be operative and Sections 62002, 62003, 62004, 62005, and 62005.5 govern program funding.

The educational programs referred to in this part shall cease to be operative on the date specified, unless the Legislature enacts legislation to continue the program.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 193, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2005.)

62000.1.
  

Local staff development and teacher education and computer center programs shall sunset on January 1, 1990.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 211, Sec. 16. Effective June 27, 1986.)

62000.2.
  

The following programs shall sunset on June 30, 1987:

(a) Miller-Unruh Basic Reading Act of 1965.

(b) School improvement program.

(c) Bilingual education.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 79, Sec. 20. Effective July 19, 2006.)

62001.
  

(a) The intent of the Legislature in enacting this section is to assure a thorough review of programs listed in this part and the funding sources thereof, so that they most effectively, efficiently, and economically meet the needs of pupils and improve schools. It is not the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to remove resources from pupils with special needs or to cease efforts to improve the schools.

(b) It was the intent of the Legislature in enacting this part to ensure that each categorical program is thoroughly reviewed. It was also intended that programs would be reviewed the year prior to the sunset date so that school districts and county offices of education would not be subject to unnecessary confusion and disruption in planning and administering those programs.

(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that the legislative review of programs specified in this part shall consider the appropriateness of state administration by agencies other than by the State Department of Education, such as the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 223, Sec. 8.)

62002.
  

If the Legislature does not enact legislation to continue a program listed in this part, the funding of that program shall continue for the general purposes of that program as specified in the provisions relating to the establishment and operation of the program. The funds shall be disbursed according to the identification criteria and allocation formulas for the program in effect on the date the program shall cease to be operative pursuant to this part both with regard to state-to-district and district-to-school disbursements. The funds shall be used for the intended purposes of the program, but all relevant statutes and regulations adopted thereto regarding the use of the funds shall not be operative, except as specified in Section 62002.5.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 223, Sec. 9.)

62002.5.
  

Parent advisory committees and school site councils which are in existence pursuant to statutes or regulations as of January 1, 1979, shall continue subsequent to the termination of funding for the programs sunsetted by this chapter. Any school receiving funds from Economic Impact Aid or Bilingual Education Aid subsequent to the sunsetting of these programs as provided in this chapter, shall establish a school site council in conformance with the requirements in Section 52012. The functions and responsibilities of such advisory committees and school site councils shall continue as prescribed by the appropriate law or regulation in effect as of January 1, 1979.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1270, Sec. 12.5. Effective September 30, 1983.)

62003.
  

The Department of Education shall apportion the funds specified in Section 62002 to school districts and shall audit the use of such funds to ensure that such funds are expended for eligible pupils according to the purposes for which the legislation was originally established for such programs.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 282.)

62004.
  

The State Auditor shall audit, on a sampling basis, school districts’ use of the funds specified in Section 62002.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 107, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2004.)

62005.
  

If the Superintendent of Public Instruction determines that a school district did not comply with the provisions of this chapter, any apportionment subsequently made pursuant to Section 62003 shall be reduced by two times the amount the superintendent determines was not used in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 282.)

62005.5.
  

Notwithstanding Section 62005, if the Superintendent of Public Instruction determines that a school district or county superintendent of schools fails to comply with the purposes of the funds apportioned pursuant to Section 62003, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may terminate the funding to that district or county superintendent beginning with the next succeeding fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 100, Sec. 32.)

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