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Notwithstanding any provision of this article to the contrary, the board may make apportionments to school districts not otherwise eligible to receive apportionments under Article 1 (commencing with Section 16000) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 16150) for the construction of special education facilities and the purchase of essential furniture and equipment for the purpose of either or both of the following: (1) educating those physically handicapped and educationally handicapped pupils and pupils with intellectual disabilities who regularly reside in an established, licensed children's institution or family home and are being educated pursuant to former Section 42902, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 1173 of the Statutes of 1977, and (2) educating handicapped pupils in development centers for handicapped pupils pursuant to former Article 1 (commencing with Section 56800) of Chapter 6 of Part 30, as enacted by Section 2 of Chapter 1010 of the Statutes of 1976.

Only 50 percent of any amounts allocated and disbursed to a district under this section shall be repaid by the district. Each disbursement shall be repaid in 20 equal annual installments, including interest as determined by the board, and shall be computed and withheld by the Controller. The first computation of repayment of any disbursement shall be made in the fiscal year following the disbursement and shall during the next fiscal year be deducted in equal amounts from the February, March, April, and May installments of the apportionment made to the district from the State School Fund under Sections 41330 to 41343, inclusive, and Sections 41600 to 41972, inclusive.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 457, Sec. 9.)