Chapter 10. Apportionment of County Forest Reserve School Money
The county auditor of any county, receiving money from the government of the United States pursuant to any act of Congress providing for the distribution and payment to states and territories of a fixed and definite percentage of the money received by the government of the United States from the forest reserves established therein, shall apportion the money pursuant to Section 29484 of the Government Code. The county superintendent of schools, with the approval of the county board of education, may allocate 15 percent of the funds from such money for use for the improvement of educational programs for students in the county. The balance of the money credited to the forest reserve account in the county school service fund from the United States Forest Reserve Fund in the State Treasury shall be apportioned by the county superintendent of schools to school districts and community college districts of the county lying within or adjacent to the United States forest reserve with approval of the county board of education in a manner which shall be prescribed prior to the 30th day of June of the fiscal year next following the year in which received.
When a portion of the area of a county is subject to the jurisdiction of the county superintendent of schools of another county or counties and such portion lies in or adjacent to the United States forest reserve, no apportionment of such money shall be made from the county school service fund without the approval of the county boards of education of both or all counties. In the event that both or all county boards of education do not concur in the apportionments of such money from the county school service fund prior to the first day of April of any year the county superintendent of schools of both or all counties shall on that date notify the Superintendent of Public Instruction or board of governors who shall, not later than 60 days following notification, make the apportionments. Apportionments made by the Superintendent of Public Instruction or board of governors are final.
Money apportioned pursuant to this section shall be deposited by the county auditor to the credit of the several funds as directed by the county superintendent of schools with the approval of the county board of education.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)
Government Code 29484