Appeal of Finding that Transfer Will Not Adversely Affect Racial or Ethnic Integration
(a) A person questioning the finding of the county committee pursuant to Section 35709 or 35710 that the action to transfer territory or form one or more new districts will not adversely affect the racial or ethnic integration of the schools of the districts affected, may appeal a decision based on that finding. The appeal shall be made to the state board within 30 days. The appeal shall be based upon factual and statistical evidence.
(b) If the state board denies the appeal, the decision of the county committee shall stand. If the state board approves the appeal, it shall review the findings of the county committee at a regular meeting of the state board.
(c) The state board shall notify the county committee of its decision on the appeal. If the state board approves the appeal, the county committee shall transmit a copy of the proceedings to the state board within 30 days after receipt of notice. The state board shall review the transcript, considering all factors involved. The state board may reverse, or may affirm, the decision of the county committee, or if it appears that inadequate consideration was given to the effect of the transfer on integration of the schools of the school districts affected, it shall direct the county committee to reconsider its decision and for this purpose to hold another hearing.
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 27.)