(a) The governing board of a school district that elects not to receive state funds pursuant to Chapter 12.5 (commencing with Section 17070.10) may not approve a project for the construction of a new school building, as defined in Section 17283, unless the project and its lead agency comply with the same requirements specified in subdivision (a) of Section 17213 for schoolsite acquisition.
(b) As a condition to receiving state funds pursuant to Chapter 12.5 (commencing with Section 17070.10, the governing board of a school district may not approve a project for the construction of a new school building or schoolsite on leased or acquired land unless the project and the school district comply with the requirements specified in Sections 17213.1 and 17213.2.
(c) The project shall not be subject to subdivision (b) for a minor addition to a school if the project is eligible for a categorical or statutory exemption under guidelines issued pursuant to Section 21083 of the Public Resources Code, as set forth in the California Environmental Quality Act.
(d) "School building," as used in this section, means any building designed and constructed to be used for elementary or secondary school purposes by a school district.
(e) The requirements of Sections 17213, 17213.1 and 17213.2 shall not apply to a schoolsite if the acquisition occurred prior to January 1, 2000, to the extent a school district is subject to the requirements set forth in those sections pursuant to a judicial order or an order issued by, or an agreement with the Department of Toxic Substances Control regarding that site, and the school district is in full compliance with that order or agreement.
(f) For purposes of this section, the acceptance of construction bids shall constitute approval of the project.
(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 992, Sec. 5.)
Education Code 17070.10
Education Code 17213
Education Code 17213.1
Education Code 17213.2
Education Code 17283
Public Resources Code 21083