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Education Code - EDC


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


  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


  ( Part 21 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. Reorganization of School Districts—General Provisions [35500 - 35586]

  ( Chapter 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 4. Completion and Effective Dates for Action [35530 - 35537]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2. )


An action to reorganize districts is complete when the board of supervisors makes the order required pursuant to Section 35765.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2.)


An action to form a unified school district pursuant to Section 35542 is complete upon the date of completion of the action by which the boundaries of the school districts comprising the unified school district become coterminous.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 5. (AB 2659) Effective January 1, 2017.)


Except as otherwise provided in this article, in any school district which is created or whose boundaries or status is changed by an action to reorganize districts, the changes shall be effective on the date when all of the following are completed:

(a) The determination of the assessed valuation of any district or districts affected by the action.

(b) The appointment or election of members of the governing board.

(c) The preparation and submission of the school district budgets.

(d) The election or appointment of an executive officer and other employees required to service the immediate needs of the district.

(e) The election or appointment of employees for the ensuing school year.

(f) The calling and conducting of any elections authorized by law relative to the financing of the district, including bonded indebtedness, tax rates, and State School Building Fund.

(g) The expenditure of funds available to the district.

(h) The exercise by the governing board of the school district of other powers and duties vested in governing boards of the districts of the same type of class and not inconsistent with other provisions of this code.

(i) The receipt and expenditure of funds transferred pursuant to Section 42623.

(j) The issuing and selling of bonds.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2.)


Any district which is reorganized so as to be wholly absorbed into one or more other districts shall, after the date the action is complete and until the action is effective for all purposes, continue to have all of the powers and duties vested in governing boards of the same kind and not inconsistent with other provisions of this code.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2.)


Except as provided in Sections 35536 and 35786 and subject to compliance with Section 54900 of the Government Code, any action to reorganize a school district shall be effective for all purposes on July 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the action is completed.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 89, Sec. 7. (AB 2081) Effective January 1, 2011.)


At any time after the appointment or election of the governing board of a school district and the naming of the school district, the board may secure an option to purchase land for school purposes for which school district bonds may be issued. The board may proceed, thereafter, in accordance with the provisions of this code, governing the issuance of school district bonds, with the same effect as though control of the property of the district had already been vested in the board.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 2.)


Notwithstanding Section 35534, where a petition for reorganization and change of boundaries of one or more school districts involves a transfer of territory and the territory is uninhabited land and all districts involved consent to the transfer of territory, the effective date of the reorganization relating to the formation of a community facilities district and all matters relating to the authorization of a special tax pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code, as well as bonds and the sale thereof, shall be the date agreed upon by the respective school districts, which, in any event, shall be no earlier than the date of the last resolution approved by a school district governing board pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 35709.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 968, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

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