Except as provided for in Article 2 (commencing with Section 17230) of Chapter 1, the sale or lease with an option to purchase of real property by a school district shall be in accordance with the following priorities and procedures:
(a) First, the property shall be offered for sale or lease pursuant to Section 17457.5 to any interested charter school for purposes of providing direct instruction or instructional support.
(b) Second, the property shall be offered for park or recreational purposes pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 54220) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code, in any instance in which that article is applicable.
(c) Third, the property shall be offered for sale or lease with an option to purchase, at fair market value in both of the following ways:
(1) In writing, to the Director of General Services, the Regents of the University of California, the Trustees of the California State University, the county and city in which the property is situated, to any public housing authority in the county in which the property is situated, and to any entity referenced in paragraph (2) that has submitted a written request to the school district to be directly notified of the offer for sale or lease with an option to purchase the real property by the school district.
(2) By public notice to any public district, public authority, public agency, public corporation, or any other political subdivision in this state, to the federal government, and to nonprofit charitable corporations existing on December 31, 1979, and organized pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 10200) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code then in effect or organized on or after January 1, 1980, as a public benefit corporation under Part 2 (commencing with Section 5110) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code. Public notice shall consist of at least publishing its intention to dispose of the real property in a newspaper of general circulation within the school district, or if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the school district, then in any newspaper of general circulation that is regularly circulated in the school district. The notice shall specify that the property is being made available to all public districts, public authorities, public agencies, and other political subdivisions or public corporations in this state, and to other nonprofit charitable or nonprofit public benefit corporations.
(d) Publication of notice pursuant to this section shall be once each week for three successive weeks. Three publications in a newspaper regularly published once a week or more often, with at least five days intervening between the respective publication dates not counting the publication dates, are sufficient. The written notice required by paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) shall be mailed no later than the date of the second published notice.
(e) The entity desiring to purchase or lease the property shall, within 60 days after the third publication of notice, notify the school district of its intent to purchase or lease the property. If the entity desiring to purchase or lease the property and the school district are unable to arrive at a mutually satisfactory price or lease payment during the 60-day period, the property may be disposed of as otherwise provided in this section. In the event the school district receives offers from more than one entity pursuant to this subdivision, the school district governing board may determine which of these offers to accept.
(f) Fourth, the property may be disposed of in any other manner authorized by law.
(g) This section shall become operative January 1, 1988.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 38, Sec. 37.7.)