(a) Notwithstanding Section 46201.2, for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years, a school district, county office of education, or charter school may provide an instructional year of not less than 160 days or the equivalent number of instructional minutes without incurring the penalties set forth in Sections 41420, 46200, 46200.5, 46201, 46201.5, 46202, and 47612.5.
(b) Implementation of the reduction in the number of instructional days or instructional minutes authorized pursuant to subdivision (a) by a school district, county office of education, or charter school that is subject to collective bargaining pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code shall be achieved through the bargaining process.
(c) (1) For the 2012-13 fiscal year, the revenue limit for each school district, county office of education, and charter school determined pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 2550) of Chapter 12 of Part 2 of Division 1 of Title 1, Article 2 (commencing with Section 42238) of Chapter 7 of Part 24 of Division 3, or Article 2 (commencing with Section 47633) of Chapter 6 of Part 26.8 shall be reduced by a combined total of two billion seven hundred forty million three hundred seventy-seven thousand dollars ($2,740,377,000) in addition to the reduction in revenue limit funding set forth in Sections 2558 and 42238.
(2) To achieve the reduction required pursuant to paragraph (1), the Superintendent shall adjust the amount of categorical funding allocated to basic aid school districts in the 2012-13 fiscal year. For purposes of this subdivision, "basic aid school district" means a school district that does not receive from the state, for the 2012-13 fiscal year, an apportionment of state funds pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 42238.
(d) (1) This section shall become operative on December 15, 2012, only if the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 (Attorney General reference number 12-0009) is not approved by the voters at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, or if the provisions of that act that modify personal income tax rates do not become operative due to a conflict with another initiative measure that is approved at the same election and receives a greater number of affirmative votes. If the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 (Attorney General reference number 12-0009) is approved by the voters at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, and all of the provisions of that act that modify personal income taxes become operative, this section shall not become operative and shall be repealed on January 1, 2013.
(2) If this section becomes operative pursuant to paragraph (1), it shall become inoperative on July 1, 2015, and, as of January 1, 2016, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2016, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 38, Sec. 53.)