For the purpose of achieving clarity and uniformity in the budgeting and reporting of school district expenditures by funds, whenever certain expenditures for the children's center program, the development center for handicapped minors program, or any similar program, except the food service program, for which a special fund is required by law, are: (1) authorized by law and by action of the governing board to be paid from the general fund of the school district, or (2) required by law to be paid from the general fund of the school district, the amount estimated or actually required to meet these expenditures shall be transferred or paid from the general fund to the children's center fund, the development center for handicapped minors fund, or other special fund as appropriate.
Any amount transferred or paid in excess of the amount actually required shall be refunded to the general fund.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction is hereby authorized to adopt rules and regulations governing the method of accounting for said payments and transfers.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)