(a) In addition to the positions authorized by Section 2.1 of Article IX of the California Constitution, the Governor, with the recommendation of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall appoint five deputy superintendents of public instruction and five associate superintendents of public instruction who shall be exempt from state civil service.
(b) Appointments to these exempt positions shall not result in any net increase in the expenditures of the State Department of Education.
(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 755, Sec. 1.)