(a) The county superintendent of schools may, with the approval of the county board of education, establish, conduct, and maintain facilities, for use in the elementary and secondary schools of the school districts under his jurisdiction that elect to participate in the use of the facilities, which provide for audio and visual curriculum materials, including the necessary salaries, supplies, materials, apparatus, and equipment and other necessary expenses.
(b) The county superintendent of schools shall, with the approval of the county board of education, enter into an agreement with the governing board of any school district or community college district electing to participate which shall provide for payment by the district for the use of audiovisual facilities. The county superintendent of schools shall, with the approval of the county board of education, prescribe the method for determining the amount to be paid for the use of the facilities, but in no event shall the total payments made to the county superintendent of schools of any county by the districts of that county be less than one-half of an amount equal to the total cost of the use of the facilities provided to the districts electing to participate, less any restricted remaining balance and any amount received by the county superintendent of schools under the provisions of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 (Public Law 864, Eighty-fifth Congress) or under any similar provisions of any other act of Congress, except that the Superintendent of Public Instruction may provide county school service fund money in addition to the established ratio of support in those counties in which he determines that sparsity of population increases operational costs.
(c) Films and filmstrips shall be adopted by the county board of education before they are purchased by the county superintendent of schools.
(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1263, Sec. 1.)