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Education Code - EDC

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

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

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

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

PART 28. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS [51000 - 53315]

  ( Part 28 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 10. Adult Schools [52500 - 52617]

  ( Chapter 10 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 4. Classes in Citizenship [52550 - 52556]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

52550.
  

In counties in which the U.S. district courts are located, the superintendent of schools of the county or city and county shall obtain monthly from the clerk of the U.S. district court the names and addresses of all persons filing their declarations of intention to become citizens of the United States or their petitions for naturalization.

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

52551.
  

The superintendent of schools of the county or city and county, after obtaining the names and addresses of the applicants, shall send a written or printed notice to the applicants, stating that this article authorizes the governing board of any school district to establish upon application classes in training for citizenship. The form of this notice shall be furnished by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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

52552.
  

Upon application of 25 or more persons desiring training for citizenship and residing in a high school district, the governing board shall establish special classes in training for citizenship. Upon demand the board may establish the classes with a lesser number of applicants.

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

52553.
  

Application for classes shall be made in time to permit the governing board to arrange to meet the expenses of the classes.

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

52554.
  

Upon satisfactory evidence that any school district required to do so has failed to establish and maintain classes in training for citizenship, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and county superintendent of schools may withhold 5 percent of state and county apportionments until the district has complied with the provisions of this article.

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

52555.
  

The course of study in training for citizenship shall consist of the teaching of U.S. history, state and community civics, and the Constitution of the United States, with special reference to those sections in the Constitution which relate directly to the duties, privileges, and rights of the individual, and such allied subjects, including English for foreigners, or activities as will properly prepare the applicants to understand and assume the responsibilities of citizenship.

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

52556.
  

The classes shall be held at least twice a week for three months. At the close of this period, if the enrollment in any class has fallen to 10 or less for the month, the governing board of the district may discontinue the class for that year.

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

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