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Community schools; portable classrooms   

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(a) The board may own, have maintained, and lease portable classrooms to any county superintendent of schools who provides a county community school program, as defined in Section 1986. These portable classrooms shall be adequately equipped to meet the educational needs of these pupils, including, but not limited to, sinks and restroom facilities.

(b) The board, with the advice of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, may have portable classrooms constructed, furnished, or equipped, and may otherwise require whatever work is necessary to place portable classrooms for county community schools where needed, including the acquisition and preparation of sites. The board shall, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, establish standards for the acquisition of land, with land acquisition limited to no more than 10,000 square feet per portable classroom, waivable by the board only as needed to meet local zoning and land use requirements or health and safety considerations.

(c) A county superintendent of schools who desires to lease portable classrooms shall have prepared for the board's use performance specifications for portable classrooms and bids for their construction that can be solicited from more than one responsible bidder.

(d) No portable classroom shall be made available to a county superintendent of schools unless the county superintendent of schools furnishes evidence, satisfactory to the board, that the county superintendent of schools has no other facility available for rental, lease, or purchase in the geographic service area that is economically or otherwise feasible.

(e) If at any time the board determines that a lessee's need for particular portable classrooms that were made available to the lessee pursuant to this chapter has ceased, the board may take possession of the portable classrooms and may lease them to other county superintendents of schools or, if there is no longer a need for portable classrooms, the board may dispose of them to public or private parties in the manner it deems to be in the best interest of the state.

(f) This section does not limit the authority of a county superintendent of schools to provide facilities without assistance from the board for pupils who are enrolled in a county community school.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 893, Sec. 84.)