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The Fairness in Education Funding Act   

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(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as, the Fairness in Education Funding Act.

(b) (1) For the 2004-05 fiscal year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall compute an equalization adjustment for each school district, so that the 2003-04 base revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance of a district is not less than the 2003-04 base revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance above which fall not more than 10 percent of the total statewide units of average daily attendance for each category of school district set forth in subdivision (c).

(2) For purposes of this section, the district base revenue limit and the statewide average base revenue limit shall not include any amounts attributable to Section 45023.4, 46200, or 46201.

(c) Subdivision (b) shall apply to the following school districts, which shall be grouped according to size and type as follows:

District ADA

Elementary .............. less than 101

Elementary .............. more than 100

High School ............. less than 301

High School ............. more than 300

Unified ................. less than 1,501

Unified ................. more than 1,500

(d) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall compute a revenue limit equalization adjustment for each school district's base revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance as follows:

(1) Multiply the amount computed for each school district pursuant to subdivision (b) by the average daily attendance used to calculate the revenue limit for the 2004-05 fiscal year of a district.

(2) Divide the amount appropriated for purposes of this section for the 2004-05 fiscal year by the statewide sum of the amount computed pursuant to paragraph (1).

(3) Multiply the amount computed for the school district pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) by the amount computed pursuant to paragraph (2).

(e) (1) For the purposes of this section, the 2003-04 statewide 90th percentile base revenue limit determined pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b), and the fraction computed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) for the 2003-04 second principal apportionment, shall be final, and shall not be recalculated at subsequent apportionments. The fraction computed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) shall not, under any circumstances, exceed 1.00. For purposes of determining the size of a school district pursuant to subdivision (c), county superintendents of schools, in conjunction with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall use school district revenue limit average daily attendance for the 2003-04 fiscal year as determined pursuant to Section 42238.5 and Article 4 (commencing with Section 42280).

(2) For the purposes of calculating the size of a school district pursuant to subdivision (c), the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall include units of average daily attendance of any charter school for which the school district is the chartering agency.

(3) For the purposes of computing the target amounts pursuant to subdivision (b), the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall count all charter school average daily attendance toward the average daily attendance of the school district that is the chartering agency.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 216 Sec. 8.)

Reference:

Education Code 42238.5

Education Code 42280

Education Code 45023.4

Education Code 46200

Education Code 46201