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Minimum funding requirements   

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(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), and notwithstanding any other provision of law, in any fiscal year when, in addition to any allocations required pursuant to Section 42238.42, an appropriation is made for the purposes of meeting the minimum funding requirements for public education, as set forth in Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, because these requirements were not sufficiently funded in a prior fiscal year, and the appropriation is apportioned on the basis of equal payments for each unit of each school district's average daily attendance, it is the intent of the Legislature that average daily attendance shall include the average daily attendance for regular education, adult education, and regional occupational programs and centers, as claimed in the school year in which the funding deficiency occurred. It is not the intent of the Legislature to interfere with, or to change, the application of Section 42238.42.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the flexibility of the Legislature or Governor to propose budget appropriations apportioned on the basis of equal payments for each unit of each school district's average daily attendance that exclude funds for adult education programs or regional occupational programs and centers.

(c) A district receiving funds distributed as described in subdivision (a) shall, consistent with Section 52501.5, use any funds allocated for average daily attendance of adult education programs or regional occupational centers or programs only for purposes of adult education programs or regional occupational centers or programs.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 228, Sec. 1.)

Reference:

Education Code 42238.42

Education Code 52501.5