(a) Any school district with an average daily attendance of less than 2,501 pupils may apply to the board for a loan to cover the project activities of the first or second phase, as those phases were defined on July 1, 1993, of a project funded under this chapter. The loan shall not be utilized for the purchase of real property and shall be repaid by the school district either through a dedication of fees or charges levied pursuant to Section 17620 until the loan is repaid or upon receiving the project funding at the construction phase, but, in any event, the loan shall be repaid within five years from the date on which the board makes the loan. In addition to the other methods of repayment specified in this subdivision, the board may also notify the Controller if a school district is 90 days late in making loan repayments, in which case the Controller shall reduce the apportionments to which the school district is otherwise entitled under Section 42238 as necessary to recover past due payments and any current payments.
(b) The board may make loans under this section to the extent that the board determines that funds are available for that purpose. The total annual maximum funds that may be loaned under this section is ten million dollars ($10,000,000) per fiscal year.
(c) The board may make loans under this section only for those projects and phases that have met all of the eligibility standards of the board and receive approval for an apportionment, but for which apportionment funds are not available. In any event, the amount of the loan shall not exceed the amount that would have been eligible for apportionment.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018