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Expenditure Limitations; County Superintendent of Schools   

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For county superintendents of schools:

(a) (1) For the 1978-79 to 2012-13 fiscal years, inclusive, "proceeds of taxes" shall be deemed to include subventions received from the state only if those subventions are received for one or more of the following programs:

(A) Educational services provided directly to pupils, including, but not limited to, the services described in subdivision (c) of Section 1981 of, Sections 1904, 2550.2, 2551.3, 8152, 48633, 52570, and 58804 of, and Article 1 (commencing with Section 52300) of Chapter 9 of Part 28 of, the Education Code.

(B) Support services provided to school districts, including, but not limited to, the services described in subdivision (b) of Section 2550 of, and Sections 1510, 2509, 2551, 2554, and 2555 of, the Education Code.

(C) Direct services provided to school districts, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 2550 of the Education Code.

(2) For the 2013-14 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, "proceeds of taxes" shall be deemed to include subventions received from the state only if those subventions are received for one or more of the following programs:

(A) The alternative education grant described in Section 2574 of the Education Code.

(B) The operations grant described in Section 2574 of the Education Code.

(C) The add-on amount described in subdivision (e) of Section 2574 of the Education Code and any amounts added either pursuant to calculations in Sections 2575 of the Education Code or added to the calculations in Section 2575 of the Education Code.

(b) For programs identified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), an amount shall be calculated equal to the appropriations made for those programs from the proceeds of taxes for the 1978-79 fiscal year, adjusted for the 1979-80 and 1980-81 fiscal years by the lesser of the change in cost of living or change in California per capita personal income applicable to each year and by the percentage change in average daily attendance in those programs for the 1979-80 and 1980-81 fiscal years.

(c) For all other programs operated by the county superintendent of schools, including, but not limited to, the programs identified in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), an amount shall be calculated equal to the appropriations made for those programs from the proceeds of taxes for the 1978-79 fiscal year, adjusted for the 1979-80 and 1980-81 fiscal years by the lesser of the change in cost of living or change in California per capita personal income for each year and by the percentage change in population, as defined by subdivision (d) of Section 7901, for all the districts in the county for the 1979-80 and 1980-81 fiscal years. The "percentage change in population" for the program identified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall be, for purposes of this subdivision, the percentage change in direct services average daily attendance as calculated pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 2550 of the Education Code.

(d) The sum of the amounts calculated in subdivisions (b) and (c) shall be the appropriations limit for the county superintendent for the 1980-81 fiscal year.

(e) For the 1981-82 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the appropriations limit for the prior year shall be adjusted by the appropriate average daily attendance and the lesser of the change in cost of living or California per capita personal income.

(f) For the 1981-82 fiscal year through the 1987-88 fiscal year, state apportionments to county superintendents in excess of the amounts in subdivision (d) or (e) shall not be considered proceeds of taxes for a county superintendent of schools.

(g) For the 1988-89 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the state apportionments to county superintendents that shall be considered "proceeds of taxes" for a county superintendent of schools shall be equal to the lesser of the following:

(1) The total amount of state apportionments received for that fiscal year, excluding amounts paid for reimbursement of state mandates in accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of Article XIII?B of the California Constitution or of Section 17561 or for reimbursement of court or federal mandates imposed on or after November 6, 1979.

(2) The appropriations limit for the county superintendent for that fiscal year, less the sum of all of the following:

(A) Interest earned on the proceeds of taxes during the current fiscal year.

(B) The 50 percent of miscellaneous funds received during the current fiscal year that are from the proceeds of taxes.

(C) Locally voted taxes received during the current year, such as parcel taxes or square foot taxes, other than for voter-approved bonded debt.

(D) Any other local proceeds of taxes received during the current year, such as excess bond revenues transferred to a district's general fund pursuant to Section 15234 of the Education Code.

(E) Local proceeds of taxes received during the current fiscal year which offset state aid.

(3) Amounts paid for court or federal mandates shall be excluded from the appropriations limit.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 122.)