No apportionment to a school district shall become final unless one of the following is satisfied:
(a) The total amount of outstanding bonds of the district exceeds 95 percent of the maximum amount of bonds which the district could have had outstanding under any law on the date the conditional apportionment is made.
(b) If the total amount of the bonds of the district outstanding and unpaid is less than 95 percent of the amount of the bonds permitted to be issued by the district, the amount of district bonds outstanding is within twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) of the total bond limit permitted, as of the date on which the conditional apportionment is made. At the time the board makes a conditional apportionment pursuant to Section 15713, it shall determine what portion of the total amount of bonds which a district is permitted to issue and sell by law shall be issued and sold by the district, the proceeds of which shall be applied toward the cost of the project for which the apportionment is sought. The portion so determined by the board shall be not less than the minimum amount required for the apportionment to become final under this section. Any apportionment made by the board pursuant to Section 15713 shall be conditioned upon the approval and sale of the bonds by the district.
No apportionment to a district shall become final unless, at an election called by the governing board of the district, two-thirds of the qualified electors of the district voting thereat have authorized the governing board of the district to accept, expend, and repay, as provided in this chapter, an apportionment under the provisions of this chapter. The election shall be combined with and held at the same time as the bond election to authorize the amount of bonds required by the board, if any, and shall be called, held, and conducted in the same manner as are elections to authorize the issuance of district bonds, except that the ballot, in addition to the bond proposition, shall contain substantially the following words:
"Shall the governing board of the ____ school district be authorized to accept and expend an apportionment in an amount not to exceed ____ dollars ($____) from the State of California under and subject to the provisions of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 15700) of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code which amount is subject to repayment as provided by said chapter? Yes__ No__."
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Operative January 1, 1998.)
Education Code 15700
Education Code 15713