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School Housing Aid for Rehabilitation and Replacement of Structurally Inadequate School Facilities   

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Apportionments under this article from the State School Building Aid Fund shall be made for the sole purpose of reconstructing or replacing existing substandard buildings that present a potential threat to the safety of schoolchildren and which do not comply with the requirements of Article 3 (commencing with Section 17280) of Chapter 2 of Part 10.5 or for the purpose of restoring facilities damaged by an earthquake after February 1, 1971, and for which there are no other state or federal funds available for the restoration. The apportionments shall be made in the manner and subject to the conditions herein provided and in accordance with policies adopted by the board for the following purposes, all of which purposes are declared to be, and are, public works:

(a) The reconstruction, renovation, or remodeling of existing school buildings and facilities.

(b) The construction of permanent or temporary school buildings and facilities for replacement purposes.

(c) The acquisition, by purchase or lease, and the installation of classrooms for replacement purposes.

(d) The acquisition and development of schoolsites necessary for construction of buildings approved under this article.

(e) The construction, repair, attachment, or development of offsite facilities, utilities or improvements which the board determines are necessary to the proper operation or functioning of the school facilities for which apportionments are made.

(f) The acquisition of additional furniture and equipment as is deemed necessary by the board to make the rehabilitated or replaced facilities properly function.

(g) Any combination of the above.

Except as is provided in Section 16320, apportionments shall not be made under this article for the purpose of reconstructing or replacing existing substandard buildings which have already been reconstructed or replaced using funds made available under Chapter 1575 of the Statutes of 1947, as amended, or Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 16500), Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 15700), and Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 16000) of this part.

As a part of the purposes, where a district is required by a contract entered into between itself and a contractor, to obtain at its own expense insurance covering risks incurred during any construction, reconstruction, or alteration for which an apportionment has been made, the cost thereof may be paid either directly, or by way of reimbursement, to the district out of the apportionment, or out of any apportionment made specifically covering the insurance. However, in other respects the apportionments are eligible for payment under this chapter.

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

Reference:

Education Code 15700

Education Code 16000

Education Code 16320

Education Code 16500

Education Code 17280