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Equalization adjustment   

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(a) (1) For the 1996-97 fiscal year, the county superintendent of schools, in conjunction with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall compute an equalization adjustment for each school district in the county, so that no district's base revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance is less than the 1996-97 fiscal year statewide average base revenue limit for the appropriate size and type of district listed in subdivision (b).

(2) For purposes of this section, the district base revenue limit and the statewide average base revenue limit shall not include any amounts attributable to Section 45023.4, 46200, or 46201.

(b) Subdivision (a) shall apply to the following school districts, which shall be grouped according to size and type as follows:

District ADA

Elementary ........................ less than 101

Elementary ........................ more than 100

High School ....................... less than 301

High School ....................... more than 300

Unified ......................... less than 1,501

Unified ......................... more than 1,500

(c) The equalization adjustment computed pursuant to this section shall only be funded from amounts appropriated for that purpose pursuant to Section 42238.42.

(d) (1) For the purposes of the computation made pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Section 42238.42, the 1996-97 statewide average base revenue limits determined for the purposes of subdivision (a) and the fraction, if any, computed pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 42238.42 by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the 1996-97 second principal apportionment shall be final, and shall not be calculated as subsequent apportionments. In no event shall the fraction computed pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 42238.42 exceed 1.00. If any iterations are required pursuant to paragraph (2) of Section 42238.42, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall recompute the 1996-97 statewide average base revenue limit to include any adjustments made by the immediately preceding iteration.

(2) (A) For the purposes of determining the size of a school district under subdivision (b), the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall use a school district's revenue limit average daily attendance for the 1996-97 fiscal year as determined pursuant to Section 42238.5 and Article 4 (commencing with Section 42280).

(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), for the purposes of determining the size of a school district under subdivision (b) with respect to any elementary, high, or unified school district that was funded in the 1996-97 school year as a large elementary, high, or unified school district, as determined pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 42238.5, the school district's actual revenue limit average daily attendance for the 1996-97 school year may be used. The actual revenue limit average daily attendance for the 1996-97 school year shall be used to calculate the 1996-97 revenue limit of a school district exercising the authority granted under this subparagraph. The governing board of a school district to which this subparagraph is applicable may exercise the authority granted under this subparagraph by enacting a resolution to that effect and transmitting a copy of that resolution to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on or before a date designated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for that school year. After the Superintendent of Public Instruction receives the resolution, the superintendent shall make the necessary adjustments to the school district's revenue limit calculation.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1, Sec. 1.)