(a) Any school district, or, under a joint powers agreement pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, any combination of one or more school districts or county superintendents of schools, may, to the extent of the eligibility of the school district or of the parties to the joint powers agreement to lease portable classrooms under this chapter, purchase portable classrooms as provided in this section.
(b) The number of portable classrooms which may be purchased pursuant to this section, on a statewide basis, shall not exceed 200 in any given year, and shall not exceed 600 in total. Portable classrooms purchased prior to September 22, 1989, are exempt from the yearly limit of 200, but shall be counted towards the total limit of 600.
(c) The purchase costs of the portable classrooms, which include costs of site preparation, furniture and equipment, toilet facilities as described in Section 65980 of the Government Code, and the transportation of classrooms, may be funded from revenues received by the school district or districts pursuant to Section 17620. The purchase shall comply with any procedures and policies established by the board under this chapter for the purchase of portable classrooms. All portable classrooms purchased pursuant to this section are the property of the state.
(d) The board shall lease the portable classrooms purchased pursuant to the authority granted in this section to the purchaser, as described in subdivision (a), in accordance with this chapter, including applicable eligibility standards, and the purchase costs paid shall be credited toward the rent the purchaser would otherwise be required to pay under this chapter as a lessee.
(e) In the event that the purchase of portable classrooms under this section occurs pursuant to a joint powers agreement, as described in subdivision (a), the agreement shall identify the school district or districts and county superintendent or superintendents of schools that are party to the agreement, identify the district or districts providing the revenues, specify the manner in which the revenues are to be expended, and specify the distribution of portable classrooms subsequent to purchase, which distribution shall be in accordance with the eligibility requirements of this chapter. The agreement shall be subject to approval of the board, pursuant to subdivision (b) and any applicable procedures and policies established by the board under this chapter.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Operative January 1, 1998.)
Education Code 17620
Government Code 6500
Government Code 65980