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Note: According to Education Code 56832 - Chapter 7. Funding of Special Education Programs (commencing with Education Code 56700) is inoperative on July 1, 1998 and repealed as of January 1, 1999. However, this Chapter as it existed on December 31, 1998, shall continue to apply until June 30, 2001, for the purpose of recertification.

(a) When allocating funds received for special education pursuant to this article, it is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent funding is available, school districts and county offices shall give first priority to expenditures to provide specialized books, materials, and equipment which are necessary and appropriate for the individualized education programs of pupils with low-incidence disabilities, up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500) per pupil with low-incidence disability. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit pooling the prioritized funds to purchase equipment to be shared by several pupils.

(b) Equipment purchased pursuant to this section shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, nonprescriptive equipment, sensory aids, and other equipment and materials as appropriate.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1099, Sec. 4.)