Article 3.5/ Fiscal Actions of Newly Organized or Reorganized School Districts
In addition to satisfying the requirements of subdivision (j) of Section 42127.6, upon the approval of a petition for reorganization and continuing after the certification of the election results for an action to reorganize a school district pursuant to Section 35763, or upon the appointment of an interim governing board pursuant to Section 35100, until the effective date of the reorganized district in accordance with Article 4 (commencing with Section 35530) of Chapter 3, an affected district is subject to all of the following:
(a) (1) The interim board or the governing board of the original district or districts, and, where applicable, the administrators of the original district or districts, shall notify the county superintendent of schools in writing, and provide relevant documents and information no less than 10 schooldays before taking any action on any matter that could have a material fiscal impact on, or impose a debt or liability on, the original, proposed, or reorganized school district.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law, failure to provide the notice and relevant documents and information required by paragraph (1) shall nullify the action taken by the board or administrator of the affected district or districts.
(3) As used in this section, "schoolday" means a day upon which the schools of the district are in session or nonholiday weekdays during the summer recess.
(b) The county superintendent of schools may review any action taken or proposed to be taken by any interim or existing governing board or school district administrators to determine whether that action would have a material fiscal impact, debt, or liability on the original, proposed, or reorganized school district. If, based on the review of the county superintendent of schools, the county superintendent of schools determines that the action or proposed action would have a material fiscal impact on the original, proposed, or reorganized school district, and that action is unnecessary for the immediate functioning of the original or reorganized school district, the county superintendent of schools may stay or rescind that action. The county superintendent of schools shall inform the original or interim reorganized school district governing board or the school district administrators in writing of his or her justification for the exercise of authority under this subdivision to stay or rescind any action of the interim or original school district governing board.
(c) A school district shall provide any documents or information requested by the county superintendent of schools in a timely manner related to proposed actions that are under review pursuant to this section.
(d) The provisions of this section shall apply irrespective of a school district's budget or certification status under Article 2 (commencing with Section 42120) or Article 3 (commencing with Section 42130) of Chapter 6 of Part 24.
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 30.)