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Necessary small regional occupation program   

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(a) Any regional occupational program shall be eligible to apply for apportionments as a necessary small regional occupational program under this section if it is a regional occupational program with an annual total average daily attendance of 350 or less in the prior fiscal year, and the regional occupational program provides instructional service to a comprehensive high school or schools that have an average daily attendance in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, during the fiscal year of 350 or less.

A necessary small regional occupational program may apply for a small school regional occupational program service allocation pursuant to this section for any or all of the comprehensive high schools within its boundaries that have an average daily attendance of 350 or less during the fiscal year, and at which instruction is provided by the regional occupational program.

The county superintendents of schools shall annually certify the eligibility of a regional occupational program as a necessary small regional occupational program and annually certify the eligibility of all comprehensive high schools within the boundaries that have been selected by the necessary small regional occupational program to receive small school regional occupational program service allocations.

(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall annually allocate small school regional occupational program service funding, in accordance with the schedule prescribed in this subdivision, for any and all comprehensive high schools that are certified as eligible and are selected in accordance with subdivision (a). Regional occupational programs that do not certify the employment of the minimum number of full-time equivalent certificated employees at each school shall have the total small school regional occupational program service allocation for that school reduced by a pro rata amount, based on the percentage of employee service provided in comparison to the total number of regional occupational program employees required for full funding. Full-time equivalency for purposes of this subdivision shall be equal to six teaching periods of comprehensive high school.

The small school regional occupational program service allocation shall be adjusted annually by the same percentage cost-of-living adjustment applied to other regional occupational center and program revenue limits.

(c) (1) If a regional occupational program applies for funding under this section, the regional occupational program shall certify to the Superintendent of Public Instruction all concurrently enrolled average daily attendance generated during the previous year in each school to which small school regional occupational program service funds were allocated under subdivision (b). The average daily attendance certified under this subdivision shall be subtracted from the regional occupational program's prior year total allowable average daily attendance, and the remainder shall become the current year allowable regional occupational program average daily attendance for all nonconcurrently enrolled students and concurrently enrolled students from schools not funded under subdivision (b). This calculation shall be completed the year a regional occupational program applies to become a necessary small regional occupational program or the year that the eligible regional occupational program selects any comprehensive high school defined in subdivision (a) to receive a small school regional occupational program service allocation.

(2) In the fiscal year that an eligible regional occupational program selects to remove a certified comprehensive high school from the small school regional occupational program service allocation funding or when the comprehensive high school no longer qualifies under the provisions of subdivision (a), the superintendent shall allocate a sum equal to the average of the prior two years' annual regional occupational program average daily attendance for the comprehensive high school multiplied by either the statewide average revenue limit per average daily attendance or the revenue limit per average daily attendance of the regional occupational program, whichever is greater, to the revenue limit of the eligible regional occupational program.

(3) In addition, the superintendent shall raise the prior year's annual concurrently enrolled average daily attendance for all schools not funded under subdivision (b) of the eligible small school regional occupational program an amount equal to the average of the prior two years' annual regional occupational program average daily attendance for the comprehensive high school. This adjusted allowable average daily attendance shall be the new base upon which growth is calculated for nonconcurrently enrolled students and concurrently enrolled students from high schools not funded under subdivision (b), within an eligible regional occupational program.

(d) Total annual apportionments for regional occupational programs that qualify for funding under this section as necessary small regional occupational programs shall be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Total small school Reported allowable Total annual

ROP service allocations total annual state appor-

to selected + average daily = tionment for

comprehensive attendance pursuant a necessary

high schools of to subdivision (c) small ROP

of 350 or less multiplied by either

average daily the statewide average

attendance pursuant ROP revenue limit

to subdivision (b) or the ROP revenue

limit, whichever is

greater

(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require eligible regional occupational programs to apply for funding under this section.

(f) In fiscal years subsequent to the 1989-90 fiscal year, the prior year's apportionment under this section shall be annually adjusted by the same cost-of-living increase provided to regional occupational programs through the standard apportionment system.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 922, Sec. 132.)