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Chapter 9 Instructional Materials Subchapter 1. Elementary Instructional Materials Article 2.3. Instructional Materials Funding School District or Charter School in its First Year of Operation or of Expanding Grade Levels at a School Site   

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(a)(1) In order to be eligible to receive funding pursuant to Education Code section 60421 and consistent with Education Code section 47652, in the current fiscal year, a charter school in its first year of operation must commence operation on or before September 30 of that fiscal year. A charter school in its first year of operation that begins operations after September 30 of the current fiscal year shall not be eligible to receive instructional materials funding until the following fiscal year.

(2) For the purposes of this section and Education Code section 60421, "operation" shall be defined as providing instruction to pupils enrolled in the charter school.

(3) For purposes of receiving funding pursuant to Education Code section 60421, and consistent with Education Code section 35534, except as provided in Education Code sections 35535 and 35536, the first year of operation of a school district shall be July 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the school district reorganization action is completed.

(b)(1) For the purposes of Education Code section 60421, "expanding grade levels" shall be defined as additional grades in the current fiscal year that did not exist as a school site of the school district or charter school in the prior fiscal year. For charter schools that operate multiple sites, expanding grade levels shall also only include any additional grades that did not exist in the prior fiscal year when considering all of the individual or satellite sites of the charter school in aggregate. If any one site of a charter school with multiple sites provides instruction to pupils in a particular grade level, then that grade level shall not be included in expanding grade levels.

(2) In order to receive funding pursuant to Education Code section 60421, the provision of instruction to pupils enrolled in the expanding grade levels at a school site of the school district or charter school shall commence on or before September 30 of the current fiscal year. A school site of the school district or charter school that commences instruction in its expanding grade levels after September 30 of the current fiscal year shall not be eligible to receive funding until the following fiscal year.

(c) For the purposes of this section and Education Code section 60421, "school siteshall be defined as a school with a separate County/District/School (CDS) code, as maintained by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as of September 30 of the current fiscal year. Charter schools operating multiple school sites under one charter number provided by the SBE and one CDS code shall be considered one school site.

(d) A school district or charter school in its first year of operation or of expanding grade levels at a school site shall provide enrollment estimates to the California Department of Education by September 30 of the current fiscal year in order for the school district or charter school to receive funding in that fiscal year. The enrollment estimates shall be certified by the school district governing board or the charter school's charter-granting local educational agency (LEA), as appropriate, and the county office of education in which the school district or charter school's charter granting LEA is located. These enrollment estimates and the associated funding shall be adjusted for actual enrollment as reported by the California Basic Education Data System for the current fiscal year.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 60005

Reference:

Education Code 47652

Education Code 60421

(Amended by Register 2003, No. 25)