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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS [1. - 446]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 1 General Provisions [1. - 95]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 7. Definitions [70 - 95]
  ( Article 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

70.
  

Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement, or record is required or authorized by this code, it shall be made in writing in the English language unless it is expressly provided otherwise.

Wherever any notice or other communication is required by this code to be mailed by registered mail by or to any person or corporation, the mailing of such notice or other communication by certified mail shall be deemed to be a sufficient compliance with the requirements of law.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

71.
  

“Section” means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

72.
  

The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future, the present.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

73.
  

The masculine gender includes the feminine.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

73.2.
  

“Spouse” includes “registered domestic partner,” as required by Section 297.5 of the Family Code.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 50, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 2017.)

74.
  

The singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the singular.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

75.
  

“Shall” is mandatory and “may” is permissive.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

76.
  

“Oath” includes affirmation.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

77.
  

“State” means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. In the latter case, it includes the District of Columbia and the territories.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

78.
  

“Governing board” means board of school trustees, community college board of trustees, and city, and city and county board of education.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

79.
  

“City superintendent of schools” includes the superintendent of schools of a district lying wholly or partly within a city and county.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

80.
  

“Any school district” and “all school districts” mean school districts of every kind or class, except a community college district.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

81.
  

“Union school district” means a district composed of two or more school districts situated in the same county.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

82.
  

“Joint union school district” means a district composed of two or more school districts situated wholly or in part in different counties.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

83.
  

A unified school district means a district maintaining grades kindergarten or 1 through 12. A unified district may comprise territory in more than one county.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

84.
  

“City school district” includes a school district lying wholly or partly within a city and county.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

85.
  

Whenever “high school district” is used in this code, unless a contrary intent appears, it includes union high school districts, joint union high school districts, and county high school districts.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

86.
  

A high school district, other than a city high school district, comprising two or more elementary school districts lying wholly in the same county is a union high school district, and such designation shall be part of its name.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

87.
  

A school district lying in more than one county is a joint school district.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88.
  

“State Board” or “state board” whenever used in this code means the State Board of Education, unless the context requires otherwise.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 118, Sec. 1. Effective July 25, 2005.)

89.
  

The word “department” whenever used in this code, unless the context otherwise requires, means the State Department of Education.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1059, Sec. 1. Effective September 26, 1980.)

90.
  

With respect to the personnel of school districts and other educational agencies, the terms “certificated” and “certified” have the same meaning.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

92.
  

“County” or “counties” as used in Sections 2300, 12300 to 12307, inclusive, 41000 to 41964, inclusive, 42100 to 42128, inclusive, 46000 to 46392, inclusive, 84000 to 84850.5, inclusive, and 85000 to 85430, inclusive, whichever are in effect, includes a city and county.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 7.)

93.
  

Wherever, pursuant to this code, any state department, officer, board, agency, committee, or commission is authorized to adopt rules and regulations, such rules and regulations which are building standards, as defined in Section 18909 of the Health and Safety Code, shall be adopted pursuant to the provisions of Part 2.5 (commencing with Section 18901) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code unless the provisions of Sections 18930, 18933, 18938, 18940, 18943, 18944, and 18945 of the Health and Safety Code are expressly excepted in the provision of this code under which the authority to adopt the specific building standard is delegated. Any building standard adopted in violation of this section shall have no force or effect. Any building standard adopted prior to January 1, 1980, pursuant to this code and not expressly excepted by statute from such provisions of the State Building Standards Law shall remain in effect only until January 1, 1985, or until adopted, amended, or superseded by provisions published in the State Building Standards Code, whichever occurs sooner.

(Enacted by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1152.)

95.
  

“Superintendent” or “superintendent” whenever used in this code means the Superintendent of Public Instruction, unless the context requires otherwise.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 896, Sec. 1. Effective September 29, 2004.)

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