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(a) (1) Open course provisions in statute or regulations of the board of governors shall be waived for any governing board of a community college district for classes the district provides to inmates of any city, county, or city and county jail, road camp, farm for adults, or state or federal correctional facility. This section does not authorize the waiver of open course provisions in any context or situation other than those that are specifically authorized by this section. Subject to limitations set forth in subdivision (b), the board of governors may include the units of full-time equivalent students (FTES) generated in those classes for purposes of state apportionments.

(2) The attendance hours generated by credit courses shall be funded at the marginal credit rate determined pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 84750.5. The attendance hours generated by noncredit courses shall be funded at the noncredit rate pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 84750.5. The attendance hours generated by instruction in career development and college preparation shall be funded at the rate determined pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Section 84750.5.

(b) (1) A community college district shall not claim, for purposes of state apportionments under this section, any class to which either of the following applies:

(A) The district receives full compensation for its direct education costs for the conduct of the class from any public or private agency, individual, or group of individuals.

(B) The district has a contract or instructional agreement, or both, for the conduct of the class with a public or private agency, individual, or group of individuals that has received from another source full compensation for the costs the district incurs under that contract or instructional agreement.

(2) In reporting a claim for apportionment to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges under this section, the district shall report any partial compensation it receives from the sources described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (1) during the period for which the claim is made. The chancellor shall subtract the amount of any partial compensation received from the total apportionment to be paid.

(c) This section does not provide a source of funds to shift, supplant, or reduce the costs incurred by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in providing inmate education programs.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 695, sec. 1.)