(a) For purposes of subdivision (a) of Section 42284 and Section 42285, a school district may include average daily attendance in grades 7 and 8 and the instructors of grade 7 and 8 pupils in the calculation of average daily attendance and number of certificated employees employed.
(b) Notwithstanding Sections 42284 and 42285, for purposes of this section, with respect to a school district eligible to utilize subdivision (a), any references to grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in Sections 42284 and 42285 shall be deemed instead to be references to grades 7 to 12, inclusive.
(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 47, Sec. 53.)