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Education Code - EDC


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


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


  ( Part 20 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 4. State Educational Commissions and Committees [33500 - 33596]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [33500 - 33501]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


The Legislature hereby declares that there is further need to encourage the adoption of new or improved educational ideas, practices, and techniques in solving critical educational problems in preschool, elementary, and secondary schools throughout the state. In recognition of the need for the planning and developing of new programs involving a wide range of new approaches designed to improve the quality of education available in this state, this chapter is expressly enacted to foster innovation and create change in education, based on research and proven need. It is the purpose of this chapter to bring purposeful change and experimentation to schools throughout the state, through the use of all available resources of the state.

The Legislature further finds that there are in existence a large number of permanent commissions, committees, and councils, some of which have overlapping duties and functions, and some of which have been perpetuated beyond the original need or purpose for which created. In order to provide a more economical, efficient, and logical structure to educational policymaking, it is the intent of the Legislature to create three levels of educational advisory bodies: educational policy advisory commissions, educational advisory committees, and educational task forces.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 466, Sec. 24.)


The following definitions shall apply to educational advisory bodies created by this chapter:

(a) An “educational policy advisory commission” is an advisory body to the State Board of Education composed of professional and lay members, as defined by this code. Such groups are established to advise the State Board of Education within the general policy areas to which they are charged. The Superintendent of Public Instruction or his representative shall serve as executive secretary to each educational policy advisory commission.

(b) An “educational advisory committee” is an advisory body to the Superintendent of Public Instruction composed of educational specialists, technical experts, or specially qualified members of the public, or any combination thereof. Such committees are established to advise the Superintendent of Public Instruction on the administration of programs with which he is charged, and such committees serve at his pleasure.

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

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