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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 22. SCHOOL OPERATIONS [37060 - 37712]

  ( Part 22 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 5. Continuous School Programs [37600 - 37644]

  ( Chapter 5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 2. Establishment and Maintenance [37610 - 37620]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

37610.
  

The governing board of any school district may, after notification to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, establish and operate in one or more of the schools within the district, or in all schools within the district, a continuous school program pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

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

37611.
  

Whenever the governing board of any school district, pursuant to Section 37610, determines to operate one or more schools of the district on a continuous school program in such a manner as to require any pupil to enroll in a continuous school program, it shall publish, not later than November 1st of the school year preceding the commencement of such a program, its intention to operate a continuous school program in such a manner as to require any pupil to enroll in a continuous school program in a newspaper of general circulation within the district, or if there is no such newspaper, then in any newspaper of general circulation that is regularly circulated in the district.

Publication of notice pursuant to this section shall be once each week for three successive weeks. Three publications in a newspaper regularly published once a week or oftener, with at least five days intervening between the respective publication date not counting such publication dates, are sufficient.

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

37612.
  

If after notice of intention has been given to establish and operate a continuous school program in a manner so as to require any pupil to enroll in a continuous school program, a petition signed by 25 percent of the registered voters of the district may be presented to the county superintendent of schools requesting that the school district not establish that program. This petition shall be presented no later than December 10th of the year in which the notice is given.

The county superintendent of schools shall examine the petition and, if he or she finds it to be sufficient and signed as required by law, order a ballot proposition, as provided by Section 37614, to be placed upon the ballot of the appropriate election as provided in Section 37613.

The governing board of the school district may request that an election be called and conducted irrespective of whether or not a petition is presented.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 970, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1993.)

37613.
  

An election ordered or requested to be held pursuant to Section 37612 may be consolidated with the next districtwide election held 80 or more days after the order or request for an election is made or the county superintendent of schools may order a special election to be held at least 80 days after the election is ordered or requested.

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

37614.
  

(a) The ballot proposition used in an election called pursuant to Section 37613 shall contain the words “For the continuous school program of the (name of district) District to be operated in such a manner as to require any pupil to enroll in a continuous school program” followed by the words “Yes” and “No” so placed that the voter may clearly indicate his choice.

(b) If a majority of those voting for the ballot proposition, as provided by subdivision (a), at the election vote “yes” then the school district shall be permitted to commence the continuous school program so designated on the ballot and to continue operating any such program in the district until all such programs are terminated.

(c) If a majority of those voting for the ballot proposition, as provided by subdivision (a), at the election vote “no” then the school district shall not be permitted to commence the continuous school program so designated on the ballot.

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

37615.
  

If a continuous school program operated in such a manner as to require any pupil to enroll in the program is terminated by the governing board or prohibited pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 37614, the governing board shall not determine to operate one or more schools of the district on a continuous school program in such a manner as to require any pupil to enroll in a continuous school program for at least two years following termination or election.

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

37616.
  

Prior to implementing a continuous school program in any school of the district, the school district governing board shall consult in good faith in an effort to reach agreement with the certificated and classified employees of the school, with the parents of pupils who would be affected by the change, and with the community at large. Such consultation shall include at least one public hearing for which the board has given adequate notice to the employees and to the parents of pupils affected.

In school districts where a continuous school program is implemented in fewer than all of the schools maintained by the school district, the governing board of such a school district shall make every reasonable effort to assign certificated employees who prefer the regular school schedule to schools of the same level retaining the regular school schedule.

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

37617.
  

The governing board of any school district operating pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall divide the students of each selected school into as many groups as necessary to adequately accommodate a continuous school program so established and conducted. Students of the same family shall be placed in the same group unless one or more of such students is enrolled in a special education class or unless the parent or guardian of such students requests that the students be placed in different groups.

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

37618.
  

The governing board of any school district operating pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall establish a school calendar whereby the teaching sessions and vacation period during the school year are on a rotating basis.

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

37619.
  

Each selected school shall be closed for all students and employees on regular school holidays specified in Article 3 (commencing with Section 37220) of Chapter 2.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 159, Sec. 65. Effective January 1, 2002.)

37620.
  

The teaching sessions and vacation periods established pursuant to Section 37618 shall be established without reference to the school year as defined in Section 37200. The schools and classes shall be conducted for a total of no fewer than 175 days during the academic year.

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

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