(a) The governing board of a school district may establish a restricted fund to be known as the ?district deferred maintenance fund? for the purposes of major repair or replacement of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, roofing, and floor systems, the exterior and interior painting of school buildings, the inspection, sampling, and analysis of building materials to determine the presence of asbestos-containing materials, the encapsulation or removal of asbestos-containing materials, the inspection, identification, sampling, and analysis of building materials to determine the presence of lead-containing materials, the control, management, and removal of lead-containing materials, and any other items of maintenance approved by the State Allocation Board. Funds deposited in the district deferred maintenance fund may be received from any source and shall be accounted for separately from all other funds and accounts and retained in the district deferred maintenance fund for purposes of this section. The term ?school building? as used in this article includes a facility that a county office of education is authorized to use pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 17280) of Chapter 3.
(b) Funds deposited in the district deferred maintenance fund shall only be expended for maintenance purposes as provided pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) The governing board of each school district shall have complete control over the funds and earnings of funds once deposited in the district deferred maintenance fund.
(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 47, Sec. 6.)