(a) The Legislature hereby recognizes that community schools are a permissive educational program.
(b) If a county superintendent of schools elects to operate a community school pursuant to this chapter, he or she shall do one or more of the following:
(1) Utilize available school facilities that conform to the requirements of Part 2 (commencing with Section 2-101), Part 3 (commencing with Section 3-089-1), Part 4 (commencing with Section 4-403), and Part 5 (commencing with Section 5-102), of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.
(2) Apply for emergency portable classrooms pursuant to Section 17717.2 or Chapter 25 (commencing with Section 17785) of Part 10.
(3) Enter into lease agreements provided that the facilities are limited to one of the following:
(A) Single story, wood-framed structure.
(B) Single story, light steel frame structure.
(C) A structure where a structural engineer has submitted a report that determines substantial structural hazards do not exist. The county board of education shall review the report prior to approval of the lease and may reject the report if there is any evidence of fraud regarding the facts in the report.
(c) Before entering into any lease pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), the county superintendent of schools shall certify that all reasonable efforts have been made to locate community schools in facilities that conform to the structural safety standards listed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).
(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 1990.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 728, Sec. 21.)