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The following are examples of language that has previously been used in waiver requests considered by the State Board of Education (SBE). [Brackets] are placed around the sections indicating the exact language being requested to be waived. To be certain you are requesting a waiver of the most current language, please check the California Education Code (EC) and Title 5, California Code of Regulations (5 CCR) sections you are seeking to waive.


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General Waiver Request Sample Strike-Out Language

The following are examples of language that has previously been used when the SBE has considered General Waivers on the listed topics.

The Authority for General Waivers is EC 33050.


Administrative/Teacher Ratio Example

The following section 41402 has [strike-outs] which indicate the entire section is being waived and is still valid.

EC 41402. [The maximum ratios of administrative employees to each 100 teachers in the various types of school districts shall be as follows:

(a) In elementary school districts—9.
(b) In unified school districts—8.
(c) In high school districts—7.

This section shall not apply to a school district that has one or fewer administrators.]

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Bond Indebtedness Example

Elementary and High School Districts

In the following sections, 15102 and 15268, the [strike-out] portion indicates the exact language that is being waived, with the sections otherwise remaining valid. Sections 15102 and 15268 are applicable to elementary and high school districts.

EC 15102. The total amount of bonds issued pursuant to this chapter and Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 15264) shall not exceed [1.25] percent of the taxable property of the school district or community college district, or the school facilities improvement district, if applicable, as shown by the last equalized assessment of the county or counties in which the district is located. For purposes of this section, the taxable property of a district for any fiscal year shall be calculated to include, but not be limited to, the assessed value of all unitary and operating nonunitary property of the district, which shall be derived by dividing the gross assessed value of the unitary and operating nonunitary property within the district for the 1987–88 fiscal year by the gross assessed value of all unitary and operating nonunitary property within the county in which the district is located for the 1987–88 fiscal year, and multiplying that result by the gross assessed value of all unitary and operating nonunitary property of the county on the last equalized assessment roll.

EC 15268. The total amount of bonds issued, including bonds issued pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 15100), shall not exceed [1.25] percent of the taxable property of the district as shown by the last equalized assessment of the county or counties in which the district is located. The bonds may only be issued if the tax rate levied to meet the requirements of Section 18 of Article XVI of the California Constitution in the case of indebtedness incurred by a school district pursuant to this chapter, at a single election, would not exceed thirty dollars ($30) per year per one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) of taxable property when assessed valuation is projected by the district to increase in accordance with Article XIII A of the California Constitution. For purposes of this section, the taxable property of a district for any fiscal year shall be calculated to include, but not be limited to, the assessed value of all unitary and operating nonunitary property of the district, which shall be derived by dividing the gross assessed value of the unitary and operating nonunitary property within the district for the 1987–88 fiscal year by the gross assessed value of all unitary and operating nonunitary property within the county in which the district is located for the 1987–88 fiscal year, and multiplying that result by the gross assessed value of all unitary and operating nonunitary property of the county on the last equalized assessment roll.

Unified School Districts

In the following sections, 15106 and 15270(a), the [strike-out] portion indicates the exact language that is being waived, with the sections otherwise remaining valid. Sections 15106 and 15270(a) are applicable to unified school districts.

EC 15106. A unified school district or community college district may issue bonds that, in aggregation with bonds issued pursuant to Section 15270, shall not exceed [2.5] percent of the taxable property of the school district or community college district, or the school facilities improvement district, if applicable, as shown by the last equalized assessment of the county or counties in which the district is located.

In computing the outstanding bonded indebtedness of a unified school district or community college district for all purposes of this section, any outstanding bonds shall be deemed to have been issued for elementary school purposes, high school purposes, and community college purposes, respectively, in the respective amounts that the proceeds of the sale of those outstanding bonds, excluding any premium and accrued interest received on that sale, were or have been allocated by the governing board of the unified school district or community college district to each of those purposes respectively.

EC 15270. (a) Notwithstanding Sections 15102 and 15268, any unified school district may issue bonds pursuant to this article that, in aggregation with bonds issued pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 15100), may not exceed [2.5] percent of the taxable property of the district as shown by the last equalized assessment of the county or counties in which the district is located. The bonds may only be issued if the tax rate levied to meet the requirements of Section 18 of Article XVI of the California Constitution in the case of indebtedness incurred pursuant to this chapter at a single election, by a unified school district, would not exceed sixty dollars ($60) per year per one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) of taxable property when assessed valuation is projected by the district to increase in accordance with Article XIII A of the California Constitution.

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Class Size Penalty (Grades 4-8) Example

Items (2), (5) and (6) from the following section have [strike-outs] which indicate the exact language being waived and is still valid.

EC 41376. (a) The Superintendent, in computing apportionments and allowances from the State School Fund for the second principal apportionment, shall determine the following for the regular day classes of the elementary schools maintained by each school district:

(1) (A) For grades 1 to 3, inclusive, the Superintendent shall determine the number of classes, the number of pupils enrolled in each class, the total enrollment in all such classes, the average number of pupils enrolled per class, and the total of the numbers of pupils which are in excess of thirty (30) in each class.

(B) For those school districts that do not have any classes with an enrollment in excess of 32 and whose average size for all the classes is 30.0 or less, there shall be no excess declared. For those school districts that have one or more classes in excess of an enrollment of 32 or whose average size for all the classes is more than 30, the excess shall be the total of the number of pupils which are in excess of 30 in each class having an enrollment of more than 30.

[(2) For grades 4 to 8, inclusive, the Superintendent shall determine the total number of pupils enrolled, the number of full-time equivalent classroom teachers, and the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent classroom teacher. The Superintendent shall also determine the excess if any, of pupils enrolled in such grades in the following manner:

(A) Determine the number of pupils by which the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent classroom teacher for the current fiscal year exceeds the greater of the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent classroom teacher in all the appropriate districts of the state, as determined by the Superintendent for October 30, 1964, or the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent classroom teacher which existed in the school district on either October 30, 1964, or March 30, 1964, as selected by the governing board of the school district.

(B) Multiply the number determined in subparagraph (A) by the number of full-time equivalent classroom teachers of the current fiscal year.

(C) Reduce the number determined in subparagraph (B) by the remainder that results from dividing such number by the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent teacher for October 30, 1964, as determined by the Superintendent in subparagraph (A).]

(3) The Superintendent shall compute the product obtained by multiplying the excess number of pupils, if any, in paragraph (1) by ninety-seven hundredths.

(4) If the school district reports that it has maintained, during the current fiscal year, any classes in which there were enrolled pupils in excess of 30 per class pursuant to paragraph (1), and there is no excess number of pupils computed pursuant to paragraph (2), the Superintendent shall decrease the average daily attendance reported under the provisions of Section 41601 by the product determined pursuant to paragraph (3).

[(5) If the school district reports that it has maintained, during the current fiscal year, no classes in which there were enrolled pupils in excess of 30 per class determined pursuant to paragraph (1), and there is an excess number of pupils computed pursuant to paragraph (2), the Superintendent shall compute the product obtained by multiplying the excess number of pupils computed pursuant to paragraph (2) by ninety-seven hundredths. The Superintendent shall decrease the average daily attendance reported under the provisions of Section 41601 by the resulting product.]

[(6) If the school district reports that it has maintained, during the current fiscal year, any classes in which there were enrolled pupils in excess of 30 per class determined pursuant to paragraph (1), and there is an excess number of pupils computed pursuant to paragraph (2), the Superintendent shall add to the product determined pursuant to paragraph (3), the product determined pursuant to paragraph (5), and shall decrease the average daily attendance reported under the provisions of Section 41601 by this total amount.]

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Community Day School (Colocate Facilities) Example

The following section 48660 has [strike-outs] which indicate the exact language being waived and is still valid.

EC 48660. (a) The governing board of a school district may establish one or more community day schools for pupils who meet one or more of the conditions described in subdivision (b) of Section 48662. A community day school may serve pupils in any of kindergarten and grades 1 [to 6, inclusive, or any of grades 7] to 12, inclusive, or the same or lesser included range of grades as may be found in an individual middle or junior high school operated by the school district. If a school district is organized as a school district that serves kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, but no higher grades, the governing board of the school district may establish a community day school for any kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, upon a two-thirds vote of the governing board of the school district. It is the intent of the Legislature, that to the extent possible, the governing board of a school district operating a community day school for any of kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, separate younger pupils from older pupils within that community day school.

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Education Interpreter Example

The following section of 5 CCR has [strike-outs] which indicate the exact language being waived and is still valid.

5 CCR, Section 3051.16. [(c) An educational interpreter shall be certified by the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), or equivalent; in lieu of RID certification or equivalent, an educational interpreter must have achieved a score of 4.0 or above on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), the Educational Sign Skills Evaluation-Interpreter and Receptive (ESSE-I/R), or the National Association of the Deaf/American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (NAD/ACCI) assessment. If providing Cued Language transliteration, a transliterator shall possess Testing/Evaluation and Certification Unit (TECUnit) certification, or have achieved a score of 4.0 or above on the EIPA - Cued Speech]

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Election Requirement for Establishment of Trustee Areas Example

The following sections of EC 5019, 5020, 5021, and 5030 contain [strike-outs] which indicate the exact language being waived and is still valid.

Trustee areas and size of school district governing boards; powers of county committee; proposal and hearing

EC 5019. (a) (1) In any school district or community college district, the county committee on school district organization may establish trustee areas, rearrange the boundaries of trustee areas, abolish trustee areas, and increase to seven from five, or decrease from seven to five, the number of members of the governing board, or adopt one of the alternative methods of electing governing board members specified in Section 5030.

(2) For any school district whose average daily attendance during the preceding year was less than 300, the county committee on school district organization may decrease from five to three the number of members of the governing board, or adopt one of the alternative methods of electing governing board members specified in Section 5030.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the county committee on school district organization shall not rearrange trustee area boundaries in a school district or community college district that has established a hybrid or independent redistricting commission for this purpose pursuant to Section 23003 of the Elections Code, the charter of a city or city and county, or a legal settlement.

(b) The county committee on school district organization may establish or abolish a common governing board for a high school district and an elementary school district within the boundaries of the high school district. The resolution of the county committee on school district organization approving the establishment or abolition of a common governing board shall be presented to the electors of the school districts as specified in Section 5020.

(c) (1) A proposal to make the changes described in subdivision (a) or (b) may be initiated by the county committee on school district organization or made to the county committee on school district organization either by a petition signed by 5 percent or 50, whichever is less, of the qualified registered voters residing in a district in which there are 2,500 or fewer qualified registered voters, by 3 percent or 100, whichever is less, of the qualified registered voters residing in a district in which there are 2,501 to 10,000 qualified registered voters, by 1 percent or 250, whichever is less, of the qualified registered voters residing in a district in which there are 10,001 to 50,000 qualified registered voters, by 500 or more of the qualified registered voters residing in a district in which there are 50,001 to 100,000 qualified registered voters, by 750 or more of the qualified registered voters residing in a district in which there are 100,001 to 250,000 qualified registered voters, or by 1,000 or more of the qualified registered voters residing in a district in which there are 250,001 or more qualified registered voters or by resolution of the governing board of the district. For this purpose, the necessary signatures for a petition shall be obtained within a period of 180 days before the submission of the petition to the county committee on school district organization and the number of qualified registered voters in the district shall be determined pursuant to the most recent report submitted by the county elections official to the Secretary of State under Section 2187 of the Elections Code.

(2) When a proposal is made pursuant to paragraph (1), the county committee on school district organization shall call and conduct at least one hearing in the district on the matter. At the conclusion of the hearing, the county committee on school district organization shall approve or disapprove the proposal.

(d) If the county committee on school district organization approves pursuant to subdivision (a) [the rearrangement of] the boundaries of trustee areas for a particular district, then [the rearrangement of] the trustee areas shall be effectuated for the next district election occurring at least 120 days after its approval, [unless at least 5 percent of the registered voters of the district sign a petition requesting an election on the proposed rearrangement of trustee area boundaries. The petition for an election shall be submitted to the county elections official within 60 days of the proposal's adoption by the county committee on school district organization. If the qualified registered voters approve pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) the rearrangement of the boundaries to the trustee areas for a particular district, the rearrangement of the trustee areas shall be effective for the next district election occurring at least 120 days after its approval by the voters.]

EC 5020. [(a) The resolution of the county committee approving a proposal to establish or abolish trustee areas, to adopt one of the alternative methods of electing governing board members specified in Section 5030, or to increase or decrease the number of members of the governing board shall constitute an order of election, and the proposal shall be presented to the electors of the district not later than the next succeeding election for members of the governing board.

(b) If a petition requesting an election on a proposal to rearrange trustee area boundaries is filed, containing at least 5 percent of the signatures of the district's registered voters as determined by the elections official, the proposal shall be presented to the electors of the district, at the next succeeding election for the members of the governing board, at the next succeeding statewide primary or general election, or at the next succeeding regularly scheduled election at which the electors of the district are otherwise entitled to vote, provided that there is sufficient time to place the issue on the ballot.

(c) If a petition requesting an election on a proposal to establish or abolish trustee areas, to increase or decrease the number of members of the board, or to adopt one of the alternative methods of electing governing board members specified in Section 5030 is filed, containing at least 10 percent of the signatures of the district's registered voters as determined by the elections official, the proposal shall be presented to the electors of the district, at the next succeeding election for the members of the governing board, at the next succeeding statewide primary or general election, or at the next succeeding regularly scheduled election at which the electors of the district are otherwise entitled to vote, provided that there is sufficient time to place the issue on the ballot. Before the proposal is presented to the electors, the county committee on school district organization may call and conduct one or more public hearings on the proposal.

(d) The resolution of the county committee approving a proposal to establish or abolish a common governing board for a high school and an elementary school district within the boundaries of the high school district shall constitute an order of election. The proposal shall be presented to the electors of the district at the next succeeding statewide primary or general election, or at the next succeeding regularly scheduled election at which the electors of the district are otherwise entitled to vote, provided that there is sufficient time to place the issue on the ballot.

(e) For each proposal there shall be a separate proposition on the ballot. The ballot shall contain the following words:"For the establishment (or abolition or rearrangement) of trustee areas in ____ (insert name) School District --Yes" and "For the establishment (or abolition or rearrangement) of trustee areas in ____ (insert name) School District--No."

"For increasing the number of members of the governing board of ____ (insert name) School District from five to seven--Yes" and "For increasing the number of members of the governing board of ____ (insert name) School District from five to seven--No."

"For decreasing the number of members of the governing board of ____ (insert name) School District from seven to five--Yes" and "For decreasing the number of members of the governing board of ____ (insert name) School District from seven to five--No."

"For the election of each member of the governing board of the ____ (insert name) School District by the registered voters of the entire ____ (insert name) School District--Yes" and "For the election of each member of the governing board of the ____ (insert name) School District by the registered voters of the entire ____ (insert name) School District--No."

"For the election of one member of the governing board of the ____ (insert name) School District residing in each trustee area elected by the registered voters in that trustee area--Yes" and "For the election of one member of the governing board of the ____ (insert name) School District residing in each trustee area elected by the registered voters in that trustee area--No."

"For the election of one member, or more than one member for one or more trustee areas, of the governing board of the ____ (insert name) School District residing in each trustee area elected by the registered voters of the entire ____ (insert name) School District--Yes" and "For the election of one member, or more than one member for one or more trustee areas, of the governing board of the ____ (insert name) School District residing in each trustee area elected by the registered voters of the entire ____ (insert name) School District--No."

"For the establishment (or abolition) of a common governing board in the ____ (insert name) School District and the ____ (insert name) School District--Yes" and "For the establishment (or abolition) of a common governing board in the ____ (insert name) School District and the ____ (insert name) School District--No."

If more than one proposal appears on the ballot, all must carry in order for any to become effective, except that a proposal to adopt one of the methods of election of board members specified in Section 5030 which is approved by the voters shall become effective unless a proposal which is inconsistent with that proposal has been approved by a greater number of voters. An inconsistent proposal approved by a lesser number of voters than the number which have approved a proposal to adopt one of the methods of election of board members specified in Section 5030 shall not be effective.]

EC 5021. (a) If a proposal for the establishment of trustee areas formulated under Sections 5019 [and 5020] is approved [by a majority of the voters voting at the election,] any affected incumbent board member shall serve out his or her term of office and succeeding board members shall be nominated and elected in accordance with Section 5030. In the event two or more trustee areas are established [at such election] which are not represented in the membership of the governing board of the school district, or community college district the county committee shall determine by lot the trustee area from which the nomination and election for the next vacancy on the governing board shall be made.

(b) If a proposal for rearrangement of boundaries is approved by [a majority of the voters voting on the measure, or by] the county committee on school district organization [when no election is required,] and if the boundary changes affect the board membership, any affected incumbent board member shall serve out his or her term of office and succeeding board members shall be nominated and elected in accordance with Section 5030.

(c) If a proposal for abolishing trustee areas is approved by [a majority of the voters voting at the election,] the incumbent board members shall serve out their terms of office and succeeding board members shall be nominated and elected at large from the district.

EC 5030. Except as provided in Sections 5027 and 5028, in any school district or community college district having trustee areas, the county committee on school district organization and the registered voters of a district, pursuant to Sections 5019 [and 5020,] respectively, may at any time recommend one of the following alternate methods of electing governing board members:

(a) That each member of the governing board be elected by the registered voters of the entire district.

(b) That one or more members residing in each trustee area be elected by the registered voters of that particular trustee area.

(c) That each governing board member be elected by the registered voters of the entire school district or community college district, but reside in the trustee area which he or she represents.

The recommendation shall provide that any affected incumbent member shall serve out his or her term of office and that succeeding board members shall be nominated and elected in accordance with the method recommended by the county committee.

Whenever trustee areas are established in a district, provision shall be made for one of the alternative methods of electing governing board members.

[In counties with a population of less than 25,000,] the county committee on school district organization or the county board of education, if it has succeeded to the duties of the county committee, may at any time, by resolution, with respect to trustee areas established for any school district, other than a community college district, amend the provision required by this section without additional approval by the electors, to require one of the alternate methods for electing board members to be utilized.

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Extended School Year Example

The [strike-out] on the following 5 CCR, 3043(d) indicates the exact language being waived but is still valid.

5 CCR, Section 3043(d). (a) Extended year special education and related services shall be provided by a school district, SELPA, or county office offering programs during the regular academic year.

(b) Individuals with exceptional needs who may require an extended school year are those who:

(1) Are placed in special classes; or

(2) Are individuals with exceptional needs whose IEPs specify an extended year program as determined by the IEP team.

(c) The term “extended year” as used in this section means the period of time between the close of one academic year and the beginning of the succeeding academic year. The term “academic year” as used in this section means that portion of the school year during which the regular day school is maintained, which period must include not less than the number of days required to entitle the district, special education services region, or county office to apportionments of state funds.

[(d) An extended year program shall be provided for a minimum of 20 instructional days, including holidays.]

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Physical Education Testing Example

The [strike-out] on the following portion of EC 60800 indicates the exact language being waived but is still valid.

EC 60800. [(a) During the month of February, March, April, or May, the governing board of each school district maintaining any of grades 5, 7, and 9 shall administer to each pupil in those grades the physical performance test designated by the state board. Each pupil with a physical disability and each pupil who is physically unable to take all of the physical performance test shall be given as much of the test as his or her condition will permit.]

(b) Upon request of the department, a school district shall submit to the department, at least once every two years, the results of its physical performance testing.

(c) Pupils shall be provided with their individual results after completing the physical performance testing. The test results may be provided orally as the pupil completes the testing.

(d) The governing board of a school district shall report the aggregate results of its physical performance testing administered pursuant to this section in its annual school accountability report card required by Sections 33126 and 35256.

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Sale or Lease of Surplus Property Example

The [strike-out] on the following portions of EC 17455, 17466, 17468, 17469, 17470, 17472, 17473, 17474, and 17475 indicates the exact language being waived but is still valid.

EC 17455. The governing board of any school district may sell any real property belonging to the school district or may lease for a term not exceeding 99 years, any real property, together with any personal property located thereon, belonging to the school district which is not or will not be needed by the district for school classroom buildings at the time of delivery of title or possession. The sale or lease may be made without first taking a vote of the electors of the district, [and shall be made in the manner provided by this article.]

Rationale: The language indicating that the sale of the property is to be made in the manner provided by this article is to be waived since the District is asking that several provisions of the article be waived and consequently, the sale will not be made in the manner provided in Article 4.

EC 17466. Before ordering the sale or lease of any property the governing board, in a regular open meeting, by a two-thirds vote of all its members, shall adopt a resolution, declaring its intention to sell or lease the property, as the case may be. The resolution shall describe the property proposed to be sold or leased in such manner as to identify it [and shall specify the minimum price or rental and the terms upon which it will be sold or leased] and the commission, or rate thereof, if any, which the board will pay to a licensed real estate broker [out of the minimum price or rental. The resolution shall fix a time not less than three weeks thereafter for a public meeting of the governing board to be held at its regular place of meeting, at which sealed proposals to purchase or lease will be received and considered.]

Rationale: The stricken language to be waived provides for the governing board to establish a minimum price and receive sealed proposals for the purchase of the property at an identified meeting of the District’s governing board. The District is requesting that the requirement of sealed proposals to purchase the property be waived, allowing the District to negotiate the sale of the former school site with an interested purchaser. As the District cannot predict in advance the timing of negotiations with interested purchasers, it cannot at the time of adopting the resolution contemplated by this Section 17466 know when proposals must be brought back to the governing board for consideration. The District intends to utilize the services of a broker to advertise and solicit proposals for the purchase of the former school site, and bring proposals to the governing board when necessary to consider the approval of a sale.

EC 17468. If, in the discretion of the board, it is advisable to offer to pay a commission to a licensed real estate broker who is instrumental in obtaining any proposal, the commission shall be specified in the resolution. No commission shall be paid unless there is contained in or with the [sealed] proposal [or stated in or with the oral bid,] which is finally accepted, the name of the licensed real estate broker to whom it is to be paid, and the amount or rate thereof. Any commission shall, however, be paid only out of money received by the board from the sale or rental of the real property.

Rationale: The stricken language to be waived provides for the District to receive sealed proposals and oral bids to purchase the property at an identified meeting of the District’s governing board. The District is requesting that the requirement of sealed proposals and oral bidding to purchase the property be waived, allowing the District to negotiate the sale of the former school site with an interested purchaser.

EC 17469. Notice of the adoption of the resolution [and of the time and place of holding the meeting] shall be given by posting copies of the resolution signed by the board or by a majority thereof in three public places in the district, [not less than 15 days before the date of the meeting,] and by publishing the notice not less than once a week for three successive weeks [before the meeting] in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the district or any part thereof is situated, if any such newspaper is published therein.

Rationale: The stricken language to be waived assumes that the Board would be setting a specific meeting to receive proposals for the purchase of the former school site. Such a requirement, however, will be removed pursuant to the language stricken within EC Section 17466. As modified, the District would still be required to provide notice of its adoption of a resolution of intent to sell the property, but the posting of that resolution and notice in a newspaper would no longer be tied to an established date to receive proposals.

EC 17470. (a) The governing board of a school district that intends to sell real property pursuant to this article shall take reasonable steps to ensure that the former owner from whom the district acquired the property receives notice [of the public meeting prescribed by Section 17466,] in writing, by certified mail, [at least 60 days prior to the meeting.]
(b) The governing board of a school district shall not be required to accord the former owner the right to purchase the property at the tentatively accepted highest bid price nor to offer to sell the property to the former owner at the tentatively accepted highest bid price.

Rationale: The stricken language to be waived assumes that the Board would be setting a specific meeting to receive proposals for the purchase of the former school site. Such a requirement, however, will be removed pursuant to the language stricken within EC Section 17466. As modified, the District would still be required to take reasonable steps to provide notice to the former owner, but the provision of such notice would no longer be tied to an established date to receive proposals.

EC 17472. [At the time and place fixed in the resolution for the meeting of the governing body, all sealed] proposals which have been received shall, in public session, be [opened,] examined, and declared by the board. Of the proposals submitted which conform to all terms and conditions specified in the resolution of intention to sell or to lease and which are made by responsible bidders, the proposal which is the highest, after deducting therefrom the commission, if any, to be paid a licensed real estate broker in connection therewith, shall be finally accepted, [unless a higher oral bid is accepted] or the board rejects all bids.

Rationale: The stricken language to be waived provides for the District to receive and open sealed proposals and oral bids to purchase the property at an identified meeting of the District’s governing board. The District is requesting that the requirement of sealed proposals and oral bidding to purchase the property be waived, allowing the District to negotiate the sale of the former school site with an interested purchaser.

EC 17473. [Before accepting any written proposal, the board shall call for oral bids. If, upon the call for oral bidding, any responsible person offers to purchase the property or to lease the property, as the case may be, upon the terms and conditions specified in the resolution, for a price or rental exceeding by at least 5 percent, the highest written proposal, after deducting the commission, if any, to be paid a licensed real estate broker in connection therewith, then the oral bid which is the highest after deducting any commission to be paid a licensed real estate broker, in connection therewith, which is made by a responsible person, shall be finally accepted. Final acceptance shall not be made, however, until the oral bid is reduced to writing and signed by the offeror].

Rationale: The entire section is to be waived because the District, in negotiating an agreement to sell the former school site, will not be accepting oral bids.

EC 17474. [In the event of a sale on a higher oral bid to a purchaser procured by a licensed real estate broker, other than the broker who submitted the highest written proposal, and who is qualified as provided in Section 17468 of this code, the board shall allow a commission on the full amount for which the sale is confirmed. One-half of the commission on the amount of the highest written proposal shall be paid to the broker who submitted it, and the balance of the commission on the purchase price to the broker who procured the purchaser to whom the sale was confirmed.]

Rationale: The entire section is to be waived because the District, in negotiating an agreement to sell the former school site, will not be accepting oral bids.

EC 17475. The final acceptance by the governing body may be made [either at the same session or] at any [adjourned] session [of the same meeting held within the 10 days next following.]

Rationale: Modification of the section would remove the requirement that the governing board accept a proposal at the same meeting received, and would instead allow the governing board to consider proposals received and, as desired and appropriate, direct further negotiation.

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Specific Waiver Request Sample Strike-Out Language

The following are examples of language that has previously been used when the SBE has considered Specific Waivers on the listed topics. 

The Authority for Specific Waivers varies.  Be sure to check the preceding and following sections of the Education Code you are seeking to waive.


Algebra 1 (Special Education Students) Example

The Authority for a Specific Waiver of Algebra 1 is EC Section 56101.

The [strike-out] on the following portions of EC 51224.5 indicates the exact language being waived but is still valid.

EC 51224.5.  [(a) The adopted course of study for grades 7 to 12, inclusive, shall include algebra as part of the mathematics area of study pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 51220.

(b) Before receiving a diploma of graduation from high school, a pupil shall complete at least one course, or a combination of the two courses required for graduation pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 51225.3, that meets or exceeds the rigor of Algebra I or Mathematics I, that is aligned to the content standards adopted by the state board pursuant to Sections 60605.8 and 60605.11.]

(c) A pupil who, before enrollment in grade 9, completes a course in Algebra I or Mathematics I, or mathematics courses of equal rigor, that is aligned to the content standards adopted by the state board, is exempt from subdivision (b), but is not exempt from the requirement that the pupil complete two courses in mathematics while enrolled in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, as specified in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 51225.3.

(d) A pupil who has completed a course or courses that meet or exceed the content standards for Algebra I adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605, as that section read on June 30, 2011, shall be deemed to have satisfied the graduation requirement specified in subdivision (b).

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Class Size Penalty (Kindergarten) Example

The Authority for this Specific Waiver is EC 41382.

Items (a) through (e) from the preceding section have [strike-outs] which indicate the exact language being waived and is still valid.

EC 41378. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, in computing apportionments and allowances from the State School Fund for the second principal apportionment, shall determine the following for the kindergarten classes maintained by each school district maintaining kindergarten classes.

[(a) The number of pupils enrolled in each kindergarten class, the total enrollment in all such classes, and the average number of pupils enrolled per class.

(b) The total number of pupils which are in excess of thirty-three (33) in each class having an enrollment of more than thirty-three (33).

(c) The total number of pupils by which the average class size in the district exceeds 31.

(d) The greater number of pupils as determined in (b) or (c) above.

(e) He shall compute the product obtained by multiplying the excess number of pupils computed pursuant to subdivision (d) of this section by ninety-seven hundredths (0.97). He shall decrease the average daily attendance reported under the provisions of Section 41601 by the resulting product.]

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Class Size Penalty (Grades 1-3) Example

The Authority for this Specific Waiver is EC 41382.

Items (1), (3) and (4) from the preceding section have [strike-outs] which indicate the exact language being waived and is still valid.

EC 41376. (a) The Superintendent, in computing apportionments and allowances from the State School Fund for the second principal apportionment, shall determine the following for the regular day classes of the elementary schools maintained by each school district:

[(1)(A) For grades 1 to 3, inclusive, the Superintendent shall determine the number of classes, the number of pupils enrolled in each class, the total enrollment in all such classes, the average number of pupils enrolled per class, and the total of the numbers of pupils which are in excess of thirty (30) in each class.

(B) For those school districts that do not have any classes with an enrollment in excess of 32 and whose average size for all the classes is 30.0 or less, there shall be no excess declared. For those school districts that have one or more classes in excess of an enrollment of 32 or whose average size for all the classes is more than 30, the excess shall be the total of the number of pupils which are in excess of 30 in each class having an enrollment of more than 30.]

(2) For grades 4 to 8, inclusive, the Superintendent shall determine the total number of pupils enrolled, the number of full-time equivalent classroom teachers, and the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent classroom teacher. The Superintendent shall also determine the excess if any, of pupils enrolled in such grades in the following manner:

(A) Determine the number of pupils by which the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent classroom teacher for the current fiscal year exceeds the greater of the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent classroom teacher in all the appropriate districts of the state, as determined by the Superintendent for October 30, 1964, or the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent classroom teacher which existed in the school district on either October 30, 1964, or March 30, 1964, as selected by the governing board of the school district.

(B) Multiply the number determined in subparagraph (A) by the number of full-time equivalent classroom teachers of the current fiscal year.

(C) Reduce the number determined in subparagraph (B) by the remainder that results from dividing such number by the average number of pupils per each full-time equivalent teacher for October 30, 1964, as determined by the Superintendent in subparagraph (A).

[(3) The Superintendent shall compute the product obtained by multiplying the excess number of pupils, if any, in paragraph (1) by ninety-seven hundredths.

(4) If the school district reports that it has maintained, during the current fiscal year, any classes in which there were enrolled pupils in excess of 30 per class pursuant to paragraph (1), and there is no excess number of pupils computed pursuant to paragraph (2), the Superintendent shall decrease the average daily attendance reported under the provisions of Section 41601 by the product determined pursuant to paragraph (3).]

(5) If the school district reports that it has maintained, during the current fiscal year, no classes in which there were enrolled pupils in excess of 30 per class determined pursuant to paragraph (1), and there is an excess number of pupils computed pursuant to paragraph (2), the Superintendent shall compute the product obtained by multiplying the excess number of pupils computed pursuant to paragraph (2) by ninety-seven hundredths. The Superintendent shall decrease the average daily attendance reported under the provisions of Section 41601 by the resulting product.

(6) If the school district reports that it has maintained, during the current fiscal year, any classes in which there were enrolled pupils in excess of 30 per class determined pursuant to paragraph (1), and there is an excess number of pupils computed pursuant to paragraph (2), the Superintendent shall add to the product determined pursuant to paragraph (3), the product determined pursuant to paragraph (5), and shall decrease the average daily attendance reported under the provisions of Section 41601 by this total amount.

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Instructional Time Examples

See also Reducing Instructional Time.

Charter Schools Instructional Minutes

The Authority for a Specific Waiver of instruction time audit penalty for the required instructional time is EC 47612.6.

The [strike-out] on the following portions of EC 47612.5 indicates the exact language being waived but is still valid.

EC 47612.5.(a) Notwithstanding any other law and as a condition of apportionment, a charter school shall do all of the following:

[(1) For each fiscal year, offer, at a minimum, the following number of minutes of instruction:

(A) To pupils in kindergarten, 36,000 minutes.

(B) To pupils in grades 1 to 3, inclusive, 50,400 minutes.

(C) To pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, 54,000 minutes.

(D) To pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, 64,800 minutes.]

(2) Maintain written contemporaneous records that document all pupil attendance and make these records available for audit and inspection.

District or County Office of Education Instructional Minutes

The Authority for a Specific Waiver of instruction time audit penalty for the required instructional time is EC 46206(a).

The [strike-out] on the following portions of EC 46201 indicates the exact language being waived but is still valid.

EC 46201. [(a) For each school district that received an apportionment pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section, as it read on January 1, 2013, and that reduces the amount of instructional time offered below the minimum amounts specified in subdivision (b), the Superintendent shall withhold from the school district’s local control funding formula grant apportionment pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented by Section 42238.03, for the average daily attendance of each affected grade level, the sum of that apportionment multiplied by the percentage of the minimum offered minutes at that grade level that the school district failed to offer.]

(b) Commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year:

(1) Thirty-six thousand minutes in kindergarten.

(2) Fifty thousand four hundred minutes in grades 1 to 3, inclusive.

[(3) Fifty-four thousand minutes in grades 4 to 8, inclusive.]

(4) Sixty-four thousand eight hundred minutes in grades 9 to 12, inclusive.

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State Meal Mandate Example

The Authority for a Specific Waiver of the State Meal Mandate is EC 49548.

The [strike-out] on the following portions of EC 49550 indicates the exact language being waived but is still valid.

EC 49550. [(a) Notwithstanding any other law, a school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, shall provide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each schoolday, except for family daycare homes that shall be reimbursed for 75 percent of the meals served.]

(b) To comply with subdivision (a), a school district or county office of education may use funds made available through any federal or state program the purpose of which includes the provision of meals to a pupil, including the federal School Breakfast Program, the federal National School Lunch Program, the federal Summer Food Service Program, the federal Seamless Summer Option, or the state meal program, or may do so at the expense of the school district or county office of education.

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Federal Waiver Request Sample Strike-Out Language

The following is an example of language that has previously been used when the SBE has considered Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins Act) waivers.

Perkins Act Example

The Authority for Federal Waivers of the Perkins Act is Public Law (PL) 115-224 Section 131(c)(2).

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (PL 115-224) Section 131(c)(1) requires local agencies whose allocations are less than $15,000 to enter into a consortium with other agencies for the purpose of meeting the $15,000 minimum grant requirement.

The [strike-out] on the following portions indicates the exact language being waived but is still valid.

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c) Minimum allocation

(1) In general

Except as provided in paragraph (2), [a local educational agency shall not receive an allocation under subsection (a) unless the amount allocated to such agency under subsection (a) is greater than $15,000. A local educational agency may enter into a consortium with other local educational agencies for purposes of meeting the minimum allocation requirement of this paragraph.]

(2) Waiver

The eligible agency shall waive the application of paragraph (1) in any case in which the local educational agency—

(A)(i) is located in a rural, sparsely populated area; or

(ii) is a public charter school operating secondary school career and technical education programs or programs of study; and

(B) demonstrates that the local educational agency is unable to enter into a consortium for purposes of providing activities under this part.

(3) Redistribution

Any amounts that are not allocated by reason of paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) shall be redistributed to local educational agencies that meet the requirements of paragraph (1) or (2) in accordance with the provisions of this section.

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