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(a) Notwithstanding any other law, the Pacific Unified School District, the Leggett Valley Unified School District, and the Reeds Creek Elementary School District may operate one or more schools in their respective school districts on a four-day school week, if the school district complies with the instructional time requirements specified in Section 37701 and the other requirements of this chapter.

(b) If a school district operates one or more schools on a four-day week pursuant to this section and the program for the school year provides less than the 180 days of instruction required under Section 46200, as it read on January 1, 2013, the Superintendent shall reduce the local control funding formula grant apportionment pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented pursuant to Section 42238.03, for the average daily attendance of each affected grade level, by 0.0056 multiplied by that apportionment for each day less than what was required by subdivision (a) of this section, as this section read on January 1, 2013, up to a maximum of five days. If a school district operates one or more schools on a four-day school week pursuant to this section and the program provides less than the minimum instructional minutes required under Section 46201, as it read on January 1, 2013, the Superintendent shall reduce the local control funding formula grant apportionment pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented pursuant to Section 42238.03, for the average daily attendance of each affected grade level, by the amount of that apportionment multiplied by the percentage of the minimum required minutes at that grade level that the school district failed to offer.

(c) A school district with an exclusive bargaining representative may operate a school on a four-day school week pursuant to this section only if the school district and the representative of each bargaining unit of school district employees mutually agree to that operation in a memorandum of understanding.

(d) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a), (b), and (c), upon a determination that a school district identified in subdivision (a) equals or exceeds its local control funding formula target computed pursuant to Section 42238.02 as determined by the calculation of a zero difference pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 42238.03, the school district, as a condition of apportionment pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented pursuant to Section 42238.03, shall offer 180 days or more of instruction per school year, and meet the minimum minute requirements pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 46207.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 33, Sec. 13.)