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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 41500-41503



41500.  (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a school
district and county office of education may expend in a fiscal year
up to 15 percent of the amount apportioned for the block grants set
forth in Article 3 (commencing with Section 41510), Article 5
(commencing with Section 41530), Article 6 (commencing with Section
41540), or Article 7 (commencing with Section 41570) for any other
programs for which the school district or county office is eligible
for funding, including programs whose funding is not included in any
of the block grants established pursuant to this chapter. The total
amount of funding a school district or county office of education may
expend for a program to which funds are transferred pursuant to this
section may not exceed 120 percent of the amount of state funding
allocated to the school district or county office for purposes of
that program in a fiscal year. For purposes of this subdivision,
"total amount" means the amount of state funding allocated to a
school district or county office for purposes of a particular program
in a fiscal year plus the amount transferred in that fiscal year to
that program pursuant to this section.
   (b) A school district that transfers funding, pursuant to this
section, from the amount apportioned for the School and Library
Improvement Block Grant, as set forth in Article 7 (commencing with
Section 41570), shall utilize no less than 85 percent of the amount
remaining after the transfer for direct services to pupils.
   (c) A school district and county office of education shall not,
pursuant to this section, transfer funds from Article 2 (commencing
with Section 41505) and Article 4 (commending with Section 41520).
   (d) Before a school district or county office of education may
expend funds pursuant to this section, the governing board of the
school district or the county board of education, as applicable,
shall discuss the matter at a noticed public meeting.
   (e) A school district shall track transfers made pursuant to this
section.



41501.  (a) The reduction made to categorical education program
funding received by a basic aid school district pursuant to Section
38 of Chapter 227 of the Statutes of 2003 or Section 31 of Chapter
216 of the Statutes of 2004, or for a fiscal year subsequent to the
2004-05 fiscal year shall be deemed not to have occurred for purposes
of calculating the amount of block grants a basic aid school
district shall receive pursuant to this chapter.
   (b) For purposes of this section, "basic aid school district"
means a school district that does not receive from the state, for any
fiscal year in which the section is applied, an apportionment of
state funds pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 42238.



41502.  By January 1, 2007, and subject to an appropriation in the
annual Budget Act for this purpose, the Legislative Analyst's Office
shall report and make recommendations on the effectiveness and
distribution effects of this chapter on pupil achievement and
recommendations on the continuation or elimination of categorical
education programs whose funding is not part of the block grants
established pursuant to this chapter.



41503.  The department shall annually compile and update information
for each state and federal categorical education program, including
the distribution of funds from each program to each school district
and county office of education, in a form similar to the November
2003 audit of the department performed by the Bureau of State Audits.