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Special Education Funding   

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(a) The Superintendent shall apportion funds from Section A of the State School Fund to districts and county offices of education in accordance with the allocation plan adopted pursuant to Section 56836.05, unless the allocation plan specifies that funds be apportioned to the administrative unit of the special education local plan area. If the allocation plan specifies that funds be apportioned to the administrative unit of the special education local plan area, the administrator of the special education local plan area shall, upon receipt, distribute the funds in accordance with the method adopted pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 56195.7. The allocation plan shall, before submission to the Superintendent, be approved according to the local policymaking process established by the special education local plan area.

(b) The Superintendent shall apportion funds for regionalized services and program specialists from Section A of the State School Fund to the administrative unit of each special education local plan area. Upon receipt, the administrator of a special education local plan area shall direct the administrative unit of the special education local plan area to distribute the funds in accordance with the annual budget plan adopted pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 56205.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 96.)