(a) For the 2001-02 fiscal year, the superintendent shall compute a permanent adjustment for each special education local plan area as determined by this section.

(b) The superintendent shall rank each special education local plan area by its funding level per unit of average daily attendance as determined by dividing the amount calculated for each special education local plan area for the 2001-02 fiscal year pursuant to Section 56836.08 plus the amount provided to each special education local plan area pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 56836.158 by each special education local plan area’s average daily attendance upon which funding is based for the 2001-02 fiscal year pursuant to Section 56836.15.

Terms Used In California Education Code 56836.159

  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.

(c) The superintendent shall increase the special education local plan areas with the lowest level of funding per unit of average daily attendance as determined in subdivision (b) to that of the special education local plan area with the next highest level of funding per unit of average daily attendance by allocating an amount from that available for this purpose from the Budget Act to the lowest level special education local plan areas. The amount to be allocated shall equal the difference between the funding level per unit of average daily attendance of the lowest level special education local plan areas and the next highest level special education local plan area multiplied by the average daily attendance upon which funding is based for the 2001-02 fiscal year pursuant to Section 56836.15 of the lowest level special education local plan areas.

(d) If there is additional funding available after the allocation pursuant to subdivision (c), the allocation pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be repeated until all the funds appropriated for this purpose in the Budget Act have been used. If the amount appropriated for the purposes of this section from the 2001-02 Budget Act is not sufficient to fully fund the allocation pursuant to subdivision (c), then the funding provided to each special education local plan area in the last iteration pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be prorated.

(e) The amount, if any, computed pursuant to subdivision (c) and subdivision (d) for each special education local plan area shall be a permanent increase and shall, commencing in the 2002-03 fiscal year, be included in the prior year amount determined pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 56836.10.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 891, Sec. 25. Effective October 14, 2001.)