«INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS SCHOOL FACILITY PROGRAM REGULATIONS Section 1859.2. Definitions. Specific Purpose of the Regulation To provide the ...»
Page 6, Certification, first column, Section 12, bullets 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, and 20: It was necessary to replace the words “charter school” and “district” with “applicant” in order to maintain consistency throughout the SAB’s regulations and with the Education Code. These regulatory amendments allow both charter schools and school districts to apply for CSFP funding.
Office of Administrative Law Regulations, Title 1, Section 20(c)(1) The State Allocation Board’s School Facility Program Forms are maintained and readily accessible through our Web site. Therefore, it is not necessary to publish the Forms in the California Code of Regulations.
Office of Administrative Law Regulations, Title 1, Section 20(c)(2) The State Allocation Board’s School Facility Program Forms are made available upon request and through our Web site, and continue to be made available upon request and through our Web site.
Anticipated Benefits and Economic Impact of the Proposed Regulations The proposed regulations promote fairness and assists in the State’s general welfare by aligning the supplemental grants for CSFP rehabilitation projects with Education Code requirements in order to ensure that the calculations for state and local contributions are correctly distributed for these types of projects. Without these proposed regulations, the funding structure of existing SFP regulations would continue to provide excess funding for the State’s contribution to CSFP rehabilitation projects, resulting in a gift of public funds which is not consistent with the Legislative and voter intent of the school bonds.
The proposed regulations are therefore determined to be consistent and compatible with existing State laws and regulations. Proceeding with the implementation of these proposed regulations will have a positive impact on the State’s general welfare while carrying out the Legislative and voter intent that the school bonds will be used for charter school purposes.
The proposed regulations will directly impact the State’s economy as well as the local economies because school bond apportionments affect local businesses, manufacturing, and construction industries such as architects, engineers, trades and municipalities, along with the potential creation of an unspecified number of jobs. This is in direct alignment with the Governor’s directive.
Further, the proposed regulations provide a positive impact to the creation of jobs, the creation of new businesses, and the expansion of businesses in California. It is not anticipated that the proposed regulations will result in the elimination of existing businesses or jobs within California.
DOCUMENTS RELIED UPON AND STATEMENTS REGARDING THE RULEMAKINGTechnical Documents Relied Upon The SAB’s Action Item, dated May 28, 2014, entitled “Charter School Facilities Program Rehabilitation Supplemental Grants.” The Economic Impact Assessment prepared pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.3(c).
Alternatives to the Proposed Regulatory Actions that would be as Effective and Less Burdensome to Private Persons The SAB finds that no alternatives it has considered would be more effective in carrying out the purpose of the proposed regulations or would be as effective and less burdensome to affected private persons than the proposed regulations or would be more cost-effective to affected private persons and equally effective in implementing the statutory policy or other provision of law.
Alternatives to the Proposed Regulatory Actions that would Lessen any Adverse Economic Impact on Small Business The SAB has determined that the proposed regulations do not affect small businesses.
Finding of Significant Adverse Economic Impact on Businesses The SAB has determined that the adoption of the regulations will not affect small businesses because they are not required to comply with or enforce the regulations, nor will they be disadvantaged by the regulations.
Impact on Local Agencies or School Districts The SAB has determined that the proposed regulations do not impose a mandate or a mandate requiring reimbursement by the State pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of the Government Code. It will not require local agencies or school districts to incur additional costs in order to comply with the proposed regulations.