Exceptions to the General Rule for Designating Eligible and Participating Schools.
(a) Designating Grade Spans. Among schools eligible for assistance under this article, a school district may elect to designate schools having specified grade spans as participating schools, irrespective of the relative incidence of pupils in need in other grade spans.
(b) Continuation of Participating School Designation. A school may be selected as a participating school under Section 4410 for a fiscal year even though it does not qualify under such subsection for that fiscal year if such school was eligible for and participated in the program in either of the two preceding fiscal years.
(c) Use of Title I Rules for Designating Schools. Notwithstanding Sections 4410 and 4411, a school district may choose to designate eligible and participating schools in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 2732.
(d) Expanding the Number of Participating Schools. Notwithstanding Sections 4410 and 4411, a school district may designate a school as participating if it:
(1) Satisfies the requirements of 20 U.S.C. 2752.
(2) Ensures that all children who satisfy the school district's criterion for participation in programs assisted under this article and attend schools designated as participating schools in accordance with Section 4410 participate in those schools' programs.
(3) Ensures that schools made eligible for assistance under this article will be served in rank order.
Education Code 54005
Education Code 54004.5