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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 65001]

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

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 65001]

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

PART 38. SCHOOLSITE COUNCILS [65000 - 65001]
  ( Part 38 added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 471, Sec. 7. )

65000.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent possible, the members of the schoolsite council represent the composition of the school’s pupil population. It is also the intent of the Legislature that, notwithstanding the size of the school, the composition of the schoolsite council ensure parity between the groups referenced in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (c).

(b) A school that operates a program that requires a School Plan for Student Achievement, pursuant to Section 64001, shall establish a schoolsite council.

(c) (1) At an elementary school, the schoolsite council shall consist of both of the following groups:

(A) The principal of the school or his or her designee; classroom teachers employed at the school, selected by classroom teachers employed at the school; and school personnel employed at the school who are not teachers, selected by school personnel employed at the school who are not teachers. The classroom teachers selected pursuant to this subparagraph shall constitute a majority of the persons selected pursuant to this subparagraph.

(B) Parents of pupils attending the school, or other members of the school community, selected by parents of pupils attending the school. The number of persons selected pursuant to this subparagraph shall equal the number of persons selected pursuant to subparagraph (A).

(2) At a secondary school, the schoolsite council shall consist of both of the following groups:

(A) The principal of the school or his or her designee; classroom teachers employed at the school, selected by classroom teachers employed at the school; and school personnel employed at the school who are not teachers, selected by school personnel employed at the school who are not teachers. The classroom teachers selected pursuant to this subparagraph shall constitute a majority of the persons selected pursuant to this subparagraph.

(B) Parents of pupils attending the school, or other members of the school community, selected by parents of pupils attending the school; and pupils attending the school, selected by pupils who are attending the school. The number of persons selected pursuant to this subparagraph shall equal the number of persons selected pursuant to subparagraph (A).

(d) An employee of a school who is also a parent or guardian of a pupil who attends a school other than the school of the parent’s or guardian’s employment is not disqualified by this employment from serving as a parent representative on the schoolsite council established for the school that his or her child or ward attends.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 471, Sec. 7. (AB 716) Effective January 1, 2019.)

65001.
  

(a) Schools with a common site administration may operate a shared schoolsite council if the schoolsite has a pupil population of less than 300.

(b) Up to three schools with a combined pupil population of less than 1,000 may operate a shared schoolsite council if the schools have at least one of the following characteristics:

(1) A shared campus.

(2) Geographic proximity to one another with similar pupil populations.

(c) In the case of a shared schoolsite council, each council shall be composed of members in a manner consistent with subdivision (c) of Section 65000.

(d) (1) If the requirement in paragraph (2) is met, a school with a population of fewer than 300 pupils may operate a schoolsite council that has the representation of all of the following:

(A) One principal.

(B) One teacher, selected by the teachers.

(C) One school staff member representing the other school personnel, selected by the other school personnel.

(D) If the school is an elementary school, three parents or community members selected by parents, or if the school is a secondary school, two parents or community members selected by parents and one pupil selected by the pupils.

(2) The local governing board or body of the local educational agency shall obtain approval from its local bargaining unit, if applicable.

(e) The state board may grant a waiver of any provision of this part to a school district or county office of education. A school district governing board or county board of education, on behalf of a schoolsite council, may request that the state board grant a waiver of any provision of this part.

(f) The state board may adopt rules and regulations as necessary to implement the provisions of this part.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 51, Sec. 57. (SB 75) Effective July 1, 2019.)

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