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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

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

DIVISION 7. COMMUNITY COLLEGES [70900 - 88922]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 45. DISTRICTS AND GOVERNING BOARDS [72000 - 72701]

  ( Part 45 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2. Meetings and Members [72101 - 72129]

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

ARTICLE 1. Membership [72101 - 72104]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

72101.
  

In newly formed districts for which an interim governing board is appointed by the county superintendent of schools, a governing board member election shall be held:

(a) When the action necessary for the formation of a new community college district is completed on or before the first of January of any odd-numbered year, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of such year.

(b) When the action necessary for the formation of a new community college district is completed after the first of February of any year, whether even-numbered or odd-numbered, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of the next succeeding year.

The terms of the members elected at the initial election shall begin on the first day of April, and the terms of their predecessors shall expire on the 31st day of March, following the election.

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

72102.
  

When a member of the governing board of a community college district which is being reorganized and which will cease to exist takes office as a member of the initial or interim governing board of a newly formed community college district, he or she shall cease to be a member of the governing board of the district being reorganized.

The governing board of a community college district which is being reorganized shall then appoint another person who is eligible to serve on the governing board of the district being reorganized to the vacant position for the duration of the existence of the district being reorganized, but in no case for longer than 12 months.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 304.)

72103.
  

(a) Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the community college district, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed a member of a governing board of a community college district without further qualifications.

(b) (1) An employee of a community college district may not be sworn into office as an elected or appointed member of that community college district’s governing board unless and until he or she resigns as an employee. If the employee does not resign, the employment will automatically terminate upon being sworn into office.

(2) For any individual who is an employee of a community college district and an elected or appointed member of that community college district’s governing board prior to January 1, 1992, this subdivision shall apply when he or she is reelected or reappointed, on or after January 1, 1992, as a member of the community college district’s governing board. This section does not apply to an individual who is usually employed in an occupation other than teaching and who also is employed part time by the community college district to teach no more than one course per semester or quarter in the subject matter of that individual’s occupation.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the governing board of a community college district may adopt or the residents of the community college district may propose, by initiative, a proposal to limit or repeal a limit on the number of terms a member of the governing board of the community college district may serve on the governing board of a community college district. Any proposal to limit the number of terms a member of the governing board of a community college district may serve on the governing board of a community college district shall apply prospectively only and shall not become operative unless it is submitted to the electors of the community college district at a regularly scheduled election and a majority of the votes cast on the question favor the adoption of the proposal.

(d) (1) An initiative measure proposed pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be subject to the procedures set forth in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 9300) of Division 9 of the Elections Code.

(2) A proposal submitted to the electors by the governing board pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be subject to the procedures set forth in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 9500) of Division 9 of the Elections Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 432, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

72104.
  

No member of the governing board of a community college district shall, during the term for which he or she was elected, be eligible to serve on the governing board of a high school district whose boundaries are coterminous with those of the community college district.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 654, Sec. 3. Effective October 7, 2005.)

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