(a) Notwithstanding Sections 46200 to 46205, inclusive, upon a determination that a school district equals or exceeds its local control funding formula target computed pursuant to Section 42238.02 as determined by the calculation of a zero difference pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 42238.03, each school district, as a condition of apportionment pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented pursuant to Section 42238.03, shall, for each fiscal year, offer, at a minimum, the following number of minutes of instruction:
(1) To pupils in kindergarten, 36,000 minutes.
(2) To pupils in grades 1 to 3, inclusive, 50,400 minutes.
(3) To pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, 54,000 minutes.
(4) To pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, 64,800 minutes.
(b) For a school district that has met its local control funding formula target that reduces the amount of instructional time offered below the minimum amounts specified in subdivision (a), the Superintendent shall withhold from the school district?s local control funding formula apportionment for the average daily attendance of each affected grade level, the product of that apportionment multiplied by the percentage of the minimum offered minutes at that grade level that the school district failed to offer.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, a school district that equals or exceeds its computed local control funding formula target may reduce the equivalent of up to five days of instruction or the equivalent number of instructional minutes without incurring the penalties set forth in this section.
(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch.47, Sec. 71.)