(a) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section that responsible school district officials be held fully accountable for the sum and substance of attendance accounting and reporting and also that minor and inadvertent instances of noncompliance shall be resolved in a fair and equitable manner to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Department of Finance.
(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the Department of Finance, may waive strict compliance by school districts with the statutes and regulations relating to attendance accounting for purposes of making apportionments from Section A of the State School Fund if he or she determines that the noncompliance involved is minor or inadvertent, or both, according to guidelines adopted by the superintendent.
(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 569, Sec. 2.)