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Public Hearing on Petition   

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(a) On receipt of a petition signed by at least 10 percent of the qualified electors residing in any district for a consideration of unification or other reorganization of any area, the county committee shall hold a public hearing on the petition at a regular or special meeting.

(b) On receipt of a petition signed by at least 5 percent of the qualified electors residing in a school district with over 200,000 pupils in average daily attendance in which the petition is to reorganize the district into two or more districts, the county committee shall hold a public hearing on the petition at a regular or special meeting.

(c) On receipt of a resolution approved by a majority of the members of a city council, county board of supervisors, governing body of a special district, or local agency formation commission that has jurisdiction over all or a portion of the school district for consideration of unification or other reorganization of any area, the county committee shall hold a public hearing on the proposal at a regular or special meeting.

(d) Following the hearing conducted pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), or (c), the county committee shall grant or deny the petition. If the county committee grants the petition, it shall adopt a tentative recommendation following which action it shall hold one or more public hearings in the area proposed for reorganization. The provisions of Sections 35705 and 35705.5 shall apply to any such public hearing.

(Amended by Stats 2000, Ch. 761, Sec. 1.5)

Reference:

Education Code 35705

Education Code 35705.5