ERIC Number: ED366061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The School District Organization Handbook.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This handbook describes procedures for school-district reorganization in California. Following the introductory chapter, chapter 2 offers a historical overview of school-district reorganization in California. Chapters 3 and 4 outline the organization and responsibilities of the county committee and the role and responsibilities of the State Board of Education. The fifth chapter provides a step-by-step process of forming or abolishing school districts, consolidating school districts, transferring territory, and unifying school districts. A series of flowcharts explain the 25 percent petition, the 10 percent petition, the state criteria for approvals, and the guidelines for administering the California Environmental Quality Act regulations. Chapter 6 details the requirements of the Education Code Section 35753 governing reorganization proposals. Chapter 7 lists the various effects of a district organizational change on a school district and its employees, property, funds, obligations, bond indebtedness, and revenue limit. The requirements for elections and public hearings are listed in the eighth chapter. Chapters 9 and 10 describe the new governing board and its operations and other functions of the county committee. The final two chapter summarize the appeals process related to transfers of territory and procedures for reorganizing community colleges. Appendices contain state regulations; a list of chartered counties, cities, and school districts; and sample forms. (LMI)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Consolidated Schools, Counties, County School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Governing Boards, Guidelines, Local Government, School District Reorganization, School Districts, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, State Standards
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($16 plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Note: Prepared cooperatively by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association.