(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Board” means the State Allocation Board.
Terms Used In California Education Code 8277.7
- Child care and development programs: means those programs that offer a full range of services for children from infancy to 13 years of age, for any part of a day, by a public or private agency, in centers and family child care homes. See California Education Code 8208
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- 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
(2) “Lessee” means a child care and development contracting agency to whom the board has leased a relocatable facility pursuant to this section.
(b) The board, with the advice of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, may do all of the following:
(1) Establish any qualifications that it deems will best serve the purposes of this section for determining the eligibility of child care and development contracting agencies to lease relocatable facilities under this section.
(2) Establish any procedures and policies in connection with the administration of this section that it deems necessary.
(3) Adopt any rules and regulations for the administration of this section requiring such procedure, forms, and information that it may deem necessary.
(4) Have constructed, furnished, equipped, or otherwise require whatever work is necessary to place relocatable child care and development facilities where needed.
(5) Own, have maintained, and lease relocatable classrooms to qualifying child care and development contracting agencies.
(c) The board shall lease relocatable facilities to qualifying child care and development contracting agencies and shall charge rent of one dollar ($1) per year. The board shall require lessees to undertake all necessary maintenance, repairs, renewal, and replacement to ensure that a project is at all times kept in good repair, working order, and condition. All costs incurred for this purpose shall be borne by the lessee.
(d) The board shall require lessees to insure at their own expense for the benefit of the state, any leased relocatable facility which is the property of the state, against any risks, including liability from the use thereof, in the amounts the board may deem necessary to protect the interest of the state.
(e) The board shall have authority to adopt rules establishing priorities for the acquisition and leasing of facilities to contracting agencies which will most benefit children needing child care and development programs. The board shall require each lessee to demonstrate that relocatable facilities are utilized solely for operation of child care and development programs.
(f) No relocatable facilities shall be made available to a contracting agency unless the agency furnishes evidence, satisfactory to the board, that the contracting agency has no other facility available for rental, lease, or purchase in the geographic service area that is economically or otherwise feasible.
(g) The board shall have prepared for its use, performance specifications for relocatable facilities and bids for their construction that can be solicited from more than one responsible bidder. The board shall from time to time solicit bids from, and award to, the lowest responsible competitive bidder, contracts for the construction or purchase of relocatable facilities that have been approved for lease to eligible child care and development contracting agencies.
(h) If at any time the board determines that a lessee’s need for particular relocatable facilities which were made available to the lessee pursuant to this chapter has ceased, the board may take possession of the relocatable facilities and may lease them to other eligible contracting agencies or, if there is no longer a need for the relocatable facilities, the board may dispose of them to public or private parties in the manner it deems to be in the best interests of the state.
Any revenue which is derived from a lease or other disposition of the relocatable facilities pursuant to this section is continuously appropriated to the board for the purposes of this section to fund the purchase of other relocatable facilities for child care and development programs.
(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1026, Sec. 1. Effective September 27, 1985.)