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SECTION 35000-35001.1

35000.  The first governing board of any new school district shall,
at the first meeting of the board or as soon as practicable
thereafter, name the district.
   The name of an elementary district shall be in the form of "____
District (using the name of the district), of ____ County" (using the
name of the county in which the district is situated). The name of
an elementary district shall not include a number.
   The name of a unified school district shall be in the form of
"____ (using the name of the district) Unified School District." A
number shall not be used as a part of the designation of any unified
school district.

35001.  (a) Whenever a petition is presented to the governing board
of a school district, signed by at least 15 qualified electors of
that school district, asking that the name of the district be changed
and stating the new name requested, the governing board shall
designate a day upon which it will act upon the petition, which shall
not be less than 10 days nor more than 40 days after the receipt of
the petition.
   The governing board shall give or cause to be given notice to all
parties interested by publication in a newspaper published within the
school district, or, if there is none, in any newspaper published in
the county, of the time set for the hearing of the petition. The
notice shall be published at least twice before the day set for
hearing. At the hearing the board shall by resolution either grant or
deny the petition, and, if granted, shall notify the county
superintendent of schools of the change of the name of the district.
The board shall also certify the name change to the county elections
official of each county in which any part of the school district is
situated. The name change shall also be entered in the records of the
governing board.
   (b) As an alternative to the procedures set forth in subdivision
(a), a petition may be presented to the superintendent of schools
having jurisdiction of any high school district signed by at least
two-thirds of the members of the governing board of the high school
district asking that the name of the district be changed and stating
the new name desired. The procedure shall thereafter be the same as
is provided for electors' petitions in subdivision (a).

35001.1.  Notwithstanding Section 35001, the Richmond Unified School
District is hereby renamed and shall be known as the "West Contra
Costa Unified School District."