(a) Notwithstanding any other law, only those pupils enrolled in county office of education programs while detained in a juvenile hall, juvenile home, day center, juvenile ranch, juvenile camp, or regional youth educational facility established pursuant to Article 23 (commencing with Section 850), Article 24 (commencing with Section 880), and Article 24.5 (commencing with Section 894) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall be counted as juvenile court school pupils. For purposes of apportionments, those pupils in a group home housing 25 or more children placed pursuant to Sections 362, 727, and 730 of the Welfare and Institutions Code or in any group home housing 25 or more children and operating one or more additional sites under a central administration for children placed pursuant to Section 362, 727, or 730 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall be reported as county group home and institutions pupils to the Superintendent and shall be counted as juvenile court school pupils for purposes of apportionments.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, pupils who are referred by the county probation department under Section 601 or 654 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, shall be enrolled and eligible for apportionments in county community schools only after an individualized review and certification of the appropriateness of enrollment in the county group home and institution's school or county community school. The individualized review shall include representatives of the court, the county office of education, the county probation department, and either the school district of residence or, in cases in which the pupil resides in a group home or institution, the school district in which the group home or institution is located, and, in each case, the school district representative shall agree to the appropriateness of the proposed placement and pupils so placed shall have a probation officer assigned to their case.
(c) Regardless of the operative date of the amendments to this section made during the 1997 portion of the 1997-98 Regular Session, this section, as so amended, shall be implemented as though it had been operative on July 1, 1996. For the purpose of implementing this section for the entire 1996-97 fiscal year, the Superintendent and other public officers shall take all necessary steps to effect the required adjustments and shall have authority to adjust allowance computations, apportionments, and disbursements ordered from Section A of the State School Fund and other public funds.
(d) Notwithstanding any other law, on or after July 1, 2013, a county office of education may expend funds previously deposited in the capital outlay reserve established pursuant to former paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of this section, as this section read on June 30, 2013, for any of the purposes specified in the local control and accountability plan adopted pursuant to Section 52066.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 33, Sec. 25.)