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No apportionment to a school district under this chapter shall become final, nor shall any agreement authorized by Section 16528 be entered into, unless at an election called by the governing board of the district, two-thirds of the qualified electors of the district voting thereat have authorized the governing board to accept, expend, and repay an apportionment as provided in this chapter or, with respect to an agreement authorized by Section 16528, to obligate the district in an amount equal to or in excess of the maximum amount which the district could be obligated by the agreement, or by any act of its governing board, or for which it is responsible, contemplated, or permitted under the agreement. The election shall be called, held, and conducted in the same manner as are elections to authorize the issuance of district bonds, except that the ballot shall contain substantially the following words:

"Shall the governing board of the district be authorized (1) to accept and expend an apportionment from the State of California under and subject to the provisions of the State Project Area School Construction Law, a portion of which amount is subject to repayment as provided by that law, or (2) to enter into an agreement or agreements with the state pursuant to Section 16528 of the Education Code, which will at the time of the agreement or agreements (or at the time of any subsequent act of the governing board, or for which it is responsible, contemplated or permitted thereby) commit the district to a total expenditure in connection with all of these agreements of not more than ____ dollars, or both. Yes___ No___."

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Operative January 1, 1998.)


Education Code 16528