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Chapter 14. School Finance. Subchapter 8. Criteria and Standards for School District Budgets and Interim Reports. Budget Review. Note: For fiscal responsibility of County Superintendents. Deficit Spending.   

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(a) Unrestricted deficit spending (total unrestricted expenditures and other financing uses is greater than total unrestricted revenues and other financing sources) as a percentage of total unrestricted expenditures and other financing uses, has not exceeded one-third of the district's available reserves as a percentage of total expenditures and other financing uses in two out of three prior fiscal years.

(b) For purposes of this section, available reserves are the unrestricted amounts in the Reserve for Economic Uncertainties and the Unassigned/Unappropriated accounts in the General Fund and the Special Reserve Fund for Other Than Capital Outlay Projects. Available reserves will be reduced by any negative ending balances in restricted resources in the General Fund.

(c) For purposes of this section, a school district that serves as the Administrative Unit (AU) of a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) may exclude from its expenditures the distribution of funds to its participating members.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33127

Education Code 33129

Reference:

Education Code 33128

(Amended by Register 2013, No. 49.)