In newly formed districts for which an interim governing board is appointed by the county superintendent of schools, a governing board member election shall be held:
(a) When the action necessary for the formation of a new school district is completed on or before the first of January of any odd-numbered year, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of such year.
(b) When the action necessary for the formation of a new school district is completed after the first of February of any year, whether even numbered or odd numbered, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of the next succeeding year.
The terms of the members elected at the initial election shall begin on the first day of April, and the terms of their predecessors shall expire on the 31st day of March, following the election.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)