(a) After considering all proposals submitted, the governing board of the school district may, subject to Section 17525, select the plan or proposal that best meets the needs of the school district and enter into a contract incorporating that plan or proposal either as submitted or as revised by the governing board of the school district. However, the governing board shall not approve any proposal nor enter into a lease or contract incorporating a proposal until the governing board has submitted the proposal to the State Board of Education, and the State Board of Education has approved the proposal. The State Board of Education shall, within 45 days of the date of submission, notify the governing board of its approval or disapproval.

(b) The governing board shall require any person, firm, local governmental agency, as defined in paragraph (3) of subdivision (f) of Section 4420 of the Government Code, or corporation with whom it enters into a lease or agreement pursuant to this article to file one of the following, as determined by the governing board:

Terms Used In California Education Code 17524

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC

(1) A bond for the performance of the lease or agreement.

(2) An irrevocable letter of credit issued by a state or national bank or a federal or state credit union for the performance of the lease or agreement.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 383, Sec. 5. (AB 1080) Effective January 1, 2010.)