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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

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

DIVISION 3. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION [35000 - 45460]

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

PART 21. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES [35000 - 35787]

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

CHAPTER 1. School Districts [35000 - 35046]

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

ARTICLE 1. Naming [35000 - 35001.1]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

35000.
  

The first governing board of any new school district shall, at the first meeting of the board or as soon as practicable thereafter, name the district.

The name of an elementary district shall be in the form of “____ District (using the name of the district), of ____ County” (using the name of the county in which the district is situated). The name of an elementary district shall not include a number.

The name of a unified school district shall be in the form of “____ (using the name of the district) Unified School District.” A number shall not be used as a part of the designation of any unified school district.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1452, Sec. 178.)

35001.
  

(a) Whenever a petition is presented to the governing board of a school district, signed by at least 15 qualified electors of that school district, asking that the name of the district be changed and stating the new name requested, the governing board shall designate a day upon which it will act upon the petition, which shall not be less than 10 days nor more than 40 days after the receipt of the petition.

The governing board shall give or cause to be given notice to all parties interested by publication in a newspaper published within the school district, or, if there is none, in any newspaper published in the county, of the time set for the hearing of the petition. The notice shall be published at least twice before the day set for hearing. At the hearing the board shall by resolution either grant or deny the petition, and, if granted, shall notify the county superintendent of schools of the change of the name of the district. The board shall also certify the name change to the county elections official of each county in which any part of the school district is situated. The name change shall also be entered in the records of the governing board.

(b) As an alternative to the procedures set forth in subdivision (a), a petition may be presented to the superintendent of schools having jurisdiction of any high school district signed by at least two-thirds of the members of the governing board of the high school district asking that the name of the district be changed and stating the new name desired. The procedure shall thereafter be the same as is provided for electors’ petitions in subdivision (a).

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 2003.)

35001.1.
  

Notwithstanding Section 35001, the Richmond Unified School District is hereby renamed and shall be known as the “West Contra Costa Unified School District.”

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 57, Sec. 3. Effective June 30, 1993.)

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