(a)The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall apportion state aid equal to the amount necessary for each school district to meet its energy service contract obligation determined pursuant to this chapter. It is the intent of the Legislature that these funds be appropriated annually as a part of the state’s general apportionment funds for kindergarten through grade 12 schools.
(b)If a school district enters into an energy service contract with the Public Works Board pursuant to this chapter, the district shall, as a part of that energy service contract, authorize the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Controller to withhold from its annual apportionment the amount of funds necessary to satisfy its annual energy service contract obligation to the Public Works Board. The agreement shall include authorization to withhold the additional apportionment amount and the amount determined to be the district’s proportional share of the energy service contract obligation as determined pursuant to subdivision (a). The superintendent shall certify the amounts, by county, to the Controller. The Controller shall withhold the amount so reported for each county and shall, acting on behalf of each county, transfer the appropriate amount from Section A of the State School Fund to the Public Works Board for the purpose of payment of the debt service obligation for the bonds sold to finance the projects. Any payment made from an apportionment by the Controller pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be an allocation to a school district for purposes of subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution for purposes of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 41200) of Part 24 of the Education Code.