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Chapter 14. School Finance.Subchapter 3. Decreases in Average Daily Attendance for Apportionment Purposes Due to Executive Ratios Pupils to Classroom Teachers.Article 2. Waiver of Class Size Requirements for Kindergarten.Note: For fiscal responsibility of County Superintendents.Kindergarten Exemption.   

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Written application for waiver authorized by Education Code section 41379 shall be directed to the Bureau of School Apportionments and Reports, California Department of Education. The application shall be filed by November 1.Possible reasons for exemption are:(a) The expense of adding a class or classes and/or the added expense of transporting kindergarten children to another school will cause the district to be unduly burdened with expense. In order to determine this the district shall include the following information:

(1) Beginning balance, exclusive of restricted funds, in the General Fund for the current fiscal year.

(2) Estimated total income in the General Fund for the current fiscal year.

(3) Estimated expenditures and the appropriation for contingencies before costs of adding classes and/or transportation to reduce kindergarten class size.

(4) Number of classes to be added and/or the number of pupils to be transported.

(5) Estimated cost of item 4.

(b) Shifting kindergarten children from one school attendance area to another school in order to balance the class size will cause a child to be traveling undue time in reaching the class to which he is reassigned. In order to determine this, the district shall include the following information:

(1) List the children to be reassigned and the length of time each kindergarten child will travel in order to reach reassigned class from his home.

(2) The distance between the schools by the shortest traveled route.

(3) If the reassigned children are to be transported, give the average time for the current kindergarten bus runs in the district.

(c) Requiring kindergarten children to travel from one school attendance area to another school in order to balance class size will expose a child to hazards. In order to determine exemption for this the district shall submit a description of the hazardous condition and how a kindergarten child is endangered by the condition.

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 52.)