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The Fairness in Education Funding Act   

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(a) For the 2003-04 fiscal year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall compute an equalization adjustment for each school district so that no district's 2002-03 adjusted base revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance is less than the 2002-03 fiscal year adjusted base revenue limit above which fall not more that 8.25 percent of the total statewide units of average daily attendance for the appropriate size and type of district listed in subdivision (b).

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

(b) Subdivision (a) applies 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

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

(1) Add the products of the amount computed for each school district by the county superintendent pursuant to subdivision (a) and the average daily attendance used to calculate the district's revenue limit for the current fiscal year.

(2) Divide the amount appropriated for purposes of this section for the current fiscal year by the amount computed pursuant to paragraph (1).

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

(d) (1) For purposes of this section only, prior to computing the equalization adjustment pursuant to this section, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall calculate an adjusted base revenue limit for each district by revising the 2002-03 base revenue limit of the district to eliminate that portion of the one-time adjustment to its base revenue limit related to excused absences made pursuant to Section 42238.8.

(2) For the purposes of this section, the 2002-03 statewide average adjusted base revenue limits determined for the purposes of subdivision (a) and the fraction computed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the 2002-03 second principal apportionment shall be final, and shall not be recalculated at subsequent apportionments. In no event shall the fraction computed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) exceed 1.00. For the purposes of determining the size of a district used in subdivision (b), county superintendents of schools, in conjunction with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall use a school district's revenue limit average daily attendance for the 2002-03 fiscal year as determined pursuant to Section 42238.5 and Article 4 (commencing with Section 42280).

(3) For the purposes of calculating the size of a school district pursuant to subdivision (b), 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.

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

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 62, Sec. 47.)

Reference:

Education Code 42238.5

Education Code 42280

Education Code 45023.4

Education Code 46200

Education Code 46201