This article shall be administered by the State Allocation Board. The board shall adopt any rules and regulations that it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this article. The rules and regulations of the board shall establish a system of priorities to determine the relative necessity to establish children's center facilities by a local agency. In establishing priorities with regard to the outlay of capital funds for the construction of new children' s centers, or with regard to the rental or leasing of facilities for new centers, the board shall give special consideration to school districts as described under subdivision (a) of Section 54425 which are also certified by the State Department of Health as containing substantial numbers of families who are recipients of aid to families with dependent children or who are former or potential recipients of the aid and who might reasonably be expected to improve their ability to be self-supporting if child care services are made available. The Department of Benefit Payments shall provide the State Department of Health with any information in its possession necessary for the administration of this section.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Operative January 1, 1998.)
Education Code 54425