(a) This chapter applies to the calculation of operational funding for charter schools. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, this chapter shall apply to all charter schools without regard to their sponsoring local education agency.
(b) For the 1999-2000, 2000-01, and 2001-02 fiscal years in the case of a charter school that was assigned a number by the State Board of Education prior to June 1, 1999, the use of the charter school funding method established by this chapter shall be at the discretion of that charter school. A charter school that elects to have its funding determined pursuant to the method established by this chapter shall notify the State Department of Education by June 1 prior to the affected fiscal year. An election to be funded pursuant to the method established by this chapter is irrevocable.
(c) Additional legal or fiscal responsibilities on the part of a county superintendent of schools are not imposed by this chapter, except as specifically provided in this chapter.
(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 78, Sec. 32.8.)