Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a school district may, from funds under its jurisdiction, pay the surviving spouse of any employee who is murdered while in the course of his employment the amount that the deceased would have received if he had lived to complete the time remaining in his contract with the district.
This section shall be applicable to the surviving spouse of any such employee who was murdered during or after the 1973-74 school year.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)