(a) The West Contra Costa Unified School District shall be ineligible for any state school facilities funding for a period of five years from June 30, 1993, or until the date of the final payment on its entire debt to the state, including both principal and interest, whichever is later.
Notwithstanding the above, the school district may continue to receive funding for deferred maintenance activities and for those purposes specified in subdivision (b).
(b) The State Allocation Board shall approve funding for only those Richmond Unified School District State School Building Lease-Purchase Program projects which were approved for Phase II apportionments on or before April 1, 1993. All West Contra Costa Unified School District projects may be considered for funding by the State Allocation Board either in five years or after the complete repayment of the loan established under Section 41471, whichever is later.
(c) In the event that the State Allocation Board approves the replacement of the existing Belding Elementary School with funds currently allocated for the modernization of the Harry Ells Middle School and the Samuel Gompers Middle School, that approval shall be considered allowable exemption under subdivision (b). Authority for this exemption is repealed on November 1, 1993, if approval of Phase III construction apportionment for the replacement of the existing Belding Elementary School has not occurred.
In allowing for the possibility of this exemption, it is not the intent of the Legislature to interfere in any way with the decisionmaking authority and process of the State Allocation Board. It is the intent of the Legislature that a proposal to replace the existing Belding Elementary School with funds currently allocated to the modernization of the Harry Ells Middle School and the Samuel Gompers Middle School be submitted to the State Allocation Board under its existing procedures and policies. The State Allocation Board's decision shall be based on the merits of the proposal, not this exemption authority. Specifically, this subdivision may not be used as justification for approval of a project to replace the Belding Elementary School.
(d) Any properties or facilities designated by the school district to be used for other than school purposes to generate capital to repay the outstanding debt shall be ineligible for deferred maintenance funding. Should any facilities receive funding for those purposes after the enactment of this legislation, and later be declared available for purposes intended to repay the debt, the value of state funding received for deferred maintenance at that facility shall be deducted from ongoing or future deferred maintenance projects in the district.
If no projects are available for offset of apportionments, the value of the deferred maintenance performed will be added to the outstanding loan balance.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Operative January 1, 1998.)
Education Code 41471