(a) From funds appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose for any fiscal year, the State Allocation Board shall allocate to school districts selected by the board pursuant to this section, funding for the expenses of air-conditioning equipment and insulation materials, and for the costs of installing the equipment and materials, for schools operating in the current fiscal year or planning to operate in the second subsequent fiscal year on a year-round or continuous basis pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 37400), Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 37500), or Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 37600) of Part 22.
(b) The board shall allocate the funds appropriated under subdivision (a) only to those school districts in which a high percentage of the pupils, or a significant number of the pupils, are enrolled in the current fiscal year or will be enrolled in the second subsequent fiscal year in year round or continuous schools as described in subdivision (a). The board shall grant preference in the allocation of those funds to those year round or continuous schools that are both situated in climates that require air-conditioning and insulation during June, July, and August, and have a high percentage of overcrowding of pupils. In addition, all schools participating in the demonstration program provided pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 37300) of Part 22 and satisfying the criteria set forth in this subdivision shall be eligible to receive, and given priority for, the maximum allocation of funds under this section.
(c) Whenever a school district has received an allocation pursuant to this section for a school that was scheduled to begin operating year round in the second subsequent fiscal year but that did not begin operating year round in that fiscal year, the school district shall repay the amount allocated with interest to the State School Building Fund.
(d) A school district may elect to apply for funding under this section on a basis that groups two or more qualifying schools in the district.
A school district that elects to apply for funding pursuant to this subdivision shall identify the cost for each school in that application. The total of those costs shall be the maximum amount apportioned by the state for those schools contained in that single application and that amount shall be no more than the amount that would have been apportioned to each school if each school had submitted an application individually.
(e) Funds allocated to any school district under this section may be expended only to pay the actual allowable expenses of air-conditioning equipment and insulation materials, and of the installation of air-conditioning equipment and insulation materials, at the project sites that generated the funding eligibility.
(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 553, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 37300
Education Code 37400 (Repealed by Stats. 1991, Ch. 756, Sect. 1.)
Education Code 37500 (Repealed by Stats. 1991, Ch. 756, Sect. 4.)
Education Code 37600