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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 2. COUNTY EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES [1000 - 2603]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2. County Superintendents of Schools [1200 - 1350]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. Staff [1290 - 1302]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

1290.
  

Except as otherwise provided by law, every county superintendent may appoint a deputy.

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

1292.
  

The compensation of each deputy school superintendent of a city and county shall be not less than the minimum received by any high school principal in the city and county.

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

1293.
  

A county superintendent of schools may enter into contracts of employment with persons employed by him in positions requiring certification qualifications for periods of not to exceed the end of the school year in which the term for which the county superintendent of schools was elected or appointed expires and in no event, for more than four years and six months.

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

1294.
  

Each person employed by a county superintendent of schools in a position requiring certification qualifications, except employees included in the civil service system or in any merit system, or any person who holds an office by virtue of an election conducted under the Elections Code or the Education Code, and whose salary is paid from the county school service fund, has the same right with respect to leaves of absence, sick leave, and bereavement leave as a person employed by a school district or a community college district in a position requiring certification qualifications.

Sections 22724, 44845, 44922, 44949, 44955, 44962 to 44976, inclusive, 44977, 44978, 44979, 44983, 44984, 44985, 44987, 87413, 87414, 87740, 87743, 87763 to 87779, inclusive, 87780, 87781, 87782, 87786, 87787, and 87788 apply to persons so employed by a county superintendent of schools and so paid from the county school service fund. Whenever, in those provisions, a duty or power is imposed upon or granted to the governing board of a school district or community college district or an employee thereof, the power or duty shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to be granted to or imposed on the county superintendent of schools or his or her employee, respectively. When “district” is used in those provisions, it shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to mean “county superintendent of schools.” Compensation paid to employees during those leaves shall be paid from the county school service fund.

The granting of leaves of absence to employees pursuant to Section 44966 or 87767 shall be by the county superintendent of schools, upon approval by the county board of education.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 22.)

1294.1.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, a county superintendent of schools may employ substitute or temporary employees in a position requiring certification requirements to serve for periods of less than one year to provide instructional and related educational services in county community schools operated pursuant to Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 1980) of Part 2 and juvenile court schools operated pursuant to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 48645) of Chapter 4 of Part 27 if a temporary increase in enrollment exists.

(b) The number of employees hired under this section shall not exceed the number necessary to accommodate the temporary increase in enrollment and shall not increase established class size or pupil-to-teacher ratios, or both.

(c) If a substitute or temporary employee serves more than 60 schooldays, the employee is deemed to have been hired as a substitute or temporary employee for the duration of the semester in which the employee renders the substitute or temporary service.

(d) Notwithstanding Sections 44917 and 44920, it is not required that substitute or temporary employees employed under this section replace regularly employed persons absent from service.

(e) For purposes of this section, a temporary increase in enrollment exists when the number of pupils enrolled is more than the average enrollment of the preceding two fiscal years prior to the year in which the substitute or temporary employee was hired under this section.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 255, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1995.)

1294.5.
  

Any county superintendent of schools may employ persons possessing an appropriate credential as certificated employees in programs and projects to perform services conducted under contract with public or private agencies, or other categorically funded projects of indeterminate duration. The terms and conditions under which such persons are employed shall be mutually agreed upon by the employee and the county superintendent and such agreement shall be reduced to writing. Service pursuant to this section shall not be included in computing the service required as a prerequisite to attainment of, or eligibility to, classification as a permanent employee unless (1) such person has served pursuant to this section for at least 75 percent of the number of days the regular schools of county superintendent by which he is employed are maintained, and (2) such person is subsequently employed as a probationary employee in a position requiring certification qualifications. Such persons may be employed for periods which are less than a full school year and may be terminated at the expiration of the contract or specially funded project without regard to other requirements of this code respecting the termination of probationary or permanent employees.

This section shall not be construed to apply to any regularly credentialed employee who has been employed in the regular educational programs of the county superintendent of schools as a probationary employee before being subsequently assigned to any one of these programs.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 36.)

1295.
  

The county superintendent of schools, with the approval of the county board of education, may grant leaves of absence, with or without pay, to persons employed by him in positions not requiring certification qualifications in the same manner and to the same extent as is permitted of school district governing boards by Section 45190 and Section 88190.

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

1296.
  

(a) If the average daily attendance of the schools and classes maintained by a county superintendent of schools is 250 or more, each person who, after being employed for three complete consecutive school years by the superintendent in a teaching position in those schools or classes requiring certification qualifications and whose salary is paid from the county school service fund, is reelected for the next succeeding school year to such a position in those schools or classes, shall be classified as and become a permanent employee of the county superintendent of schools.

Such an employee shall have the same rights and duties as employees of school districts to which Section 44882 applies. Sections 44841, 44842, 44882, 44948.3, and 44948.5 are applicable to these employees.

This subdivision shall apply only to probationary employees whose probationary period commenced prior to the 1983–84 fiscal year.

(b) If the average daily attendance of the schools and classes maintained by a county superintendent of schools is 250 or more, each person who, after being employed for two complete consecutive school years by the superintendent in a teaching position in those schools or classes requiring certification qualifications and whose salary is paid from the county school service fund, is reelected for the next succeeding school year to such a position in those schools or classes, shall be classified as and become a permanent employee of the county superintendent of schools.

The county superintendent of schools shall notify the employee, on or before March 15 of the employee’s second complete consecutive year of employment by the superintendent in a teaching position in schools or classes maintained by the superintendent requiring certification qualifications, of the decision to reelect or not reelect the employee for the next succeeding school year to such a position in those schools. In the event that the county superintendent does not give notice pursuant to this section on or before March 15, the employee shall be deemed reelected for the next succeeding school year.

Such an employee shall have the same rights and duties as employees of school districts to which Section 44882 applies. Sections 44841, 44842, 44882, 44948.3, and 44948.5 are applicable to these employees.

This subdivision shall apply only to probationary employees whose probationary period commenced during the 1983–84 fiscal year or any fiscal year thereafter.

(c) As used in this section, “teaching position” means any certificated position designated as of January 1, 1983, by the county board of education or the county superintendent of schools as a teaching position for the purpose of granting probationary or permanent status.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1115, Sec. 1.)

1297.
  

For the purpose of insurance under the workers’ compensation laws of this state, any person employed by a county superintendent of schools to supervise instruction or to give instruction in the school districts or community college districts located in the territory under the jurisdiction of the county superintendent of schools shall be deemed an employee of the county. The cost of insuring any person employed to supervise instruction shall be paid by the county superintendent of schools from the county school service fund. The cost of insuring any person employed by the county superintendent of schools to give instruction shall be paid by the county superintendent of schools from the county school service fund.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 23.)

1298.
  

By agreement between the county board of education and county board of supervisors, in counties in which the provisions of Article 4 (commencing with Section 1310) have become operative and in which functions and duties have been transferred from the county board of supervisors to the county board of education in accordance with Sections 1043 and 1080, the county superintendent of schools may be authorized to employ an administrative adviser as part of the classified service. His or her compensation shall be as fixed by the county board of education, and shall be paid from that part of the single budget prepared by the county board of education for which a county tax is levied pursuant to Section 1623. His or her duties shall be the administrative duties established by the county board of education, and to counsel with and act as a coordinator between, the district attorney or county counsel, the county board of education, the county committee on school district organization, the personnel commission, the county superintendent of schools, school districts, and community college districts which request his or her services. The district attorney or county counsel shall continue to have and to discharge all of the authority and duties imposed upon him or her by law in the schools and education fields; however, the administrative adviser may be deputized by the district attorney or county counsel, in his or her discretion, if the adviser is admitted to practice law in this state.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 24.)

1299.
  

A supervisor of health employed by the county superintendent of schools shall perform such duties in connection with the supervision of the health of pupils as are prescribed by the county superintendent of schools.

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

1300.
  

(a) A county superintendent of schools may award consultancy contracts to retired certificated employees of the county superintendent of schools or a school district or community college district of the county who were employed by the county superintendent of schools or a school district or community college district of the county for at least 10 years and who are at least 55 years of age.

(b) A county superintendent of schools may enter into a contract with a retired certificated employee who has been employed by the county superintendent of schools or a school district or community college district of the county at least 10 years and who is at least 55 years of age whereby the retired employee is granted a consultancy contract with the county superintendent of schools, which contract is renewable on an annual basis for up to five years or until the retired employee reaches age 65, whichever comes first.

(c) Persons hired by a consultancy contract as authorized by this section are considered employees and are subject to the earnings limitation provided in Section 23919.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 355.)

1301.
  

The county superintendent of schools, in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the county board of education, may provide for the payment of the costs of replacing or repairing property of an employee, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, watches, articles of clothing necessarily worn or carried by the employee, or vehicles when any such property is damaged in the line of duty without fault of the employee or if such property is stolen from the employee by robbery or theft while the employee is in the line of duty. If the property is damaged beyond repair or stolen, the actual value of such property may be paid. The determination of the value of such property shall be equal to its value at the time of the damage, destruction, or theft. Limits may be established for the payment for such damaged or stolen property.

In the event the employee is paid the costs of replacing or repairing such property, or the actual value of such property, the county superintendent of schools shall, to the extent of such payments, be subrogated to any right of the employee to recover compensation for such damaged or stolen property. The county superintendent of schools may file and prosecute an action to enforce its subrogation right in the small claims court if the amount of the claim is within that court’s monetary jurisdiction or may enforce its subrogation right in any other court of competent jurisdiction.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 838.)

1302.
  

(a) The county superintendent of schools shall not increase by ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more the salary or bonus of any employee of the county office of education unless the matter is brought to the attention of the county board of education for its discussion at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the county board of education.

(b) The county superintendent of schools shall not increase the retirement benefits of any employee of the county office of education unless the matter is brought to the attention of the county board of education for its discussion at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the county board of education and the county board of education approves the increase.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 838, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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