(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a supplemental appropriation shall be made from the General Fund for the support of school districts, as defined in Section 41302.5, in each fiscal year for the purposes set forth in subdivision (c). The amount of that supplemental appropriation shall be equal to the sum of the amount allocated to school districts pursuant to this section in the prior fiscal year and 25 percent Or the amount, if amount allocated to school districts in the prior fiscal year pursuant to Section 8.5 of Article XVI of the California Constitution. That amount shall be adjusted annually for changes in enrollment, and for the change in the cost of living pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Section 8 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
(b) The funds appropriated for the purposes of subdivision (a) shall be allocated to each school district in an equal amount per unit of enrollment, in accordance with the allocation procedure set forth in subdivision (c) of Section 8.5 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.
(c) The amount allocated to each school district pursuant to this section shall be used only for the reduction of class size in any grade level or subject area. That class size reduction shall occur in accordance with Chapter 6.8 (commencing with Section 52080) of Part 28 of the Education Code, or in any other manner determined by the school district governing board. Not later than 90 days following each fiscal year in which a school district receives funding pursuant to this section, the governing board of that school district shall certify in writing to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that all expenditures of that funding were in compliance with this subdivision.
(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 61, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 41302.5
Education Code 52080