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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 35720-35724



35720.  Each county committee on school district organization shall,
under the direction of the State Board of Education, formulate plans
and recommendations for the organization of the districts in the
county or any portion thereof including, if appropriate, a portion of
one or more adjacent counties.


35720.5.  (a) The county committee shall adopt a tentative
recommendation following which action it shall hold one or more
public hearings in the area proposed for reorganization at least 30
days prior to submission of a final recommendation for unification or
other reorganization to the State Board of Education.
   (b) The public hearing required by this section shall be called
when both of the following conditions are met :
   (1) Notice is sent to the governing board of each school district
involved at least 10 days before the hearing.
   (2) Notice of the hearing is either published in a newspaper of
general circulation or posted in every schoolhouse and at least three
public places in the affected territory, district, or districts.
   (c) The notice shall contain information as to the time, place,
and purpose of the hearing.



35721.  (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.



35721.5.  Before initiating proceedings to consider any
reorganization plan, the county committee on school district
organization shall provide written notice of the proposed action to
the local agency formation commission for the affected area.




35722.  Following the public hearing, or the last public hearing,
required by Section 35720.5 or subdivision (d) of Section 35721, the
county committee may adopt a final recommendation for unification or
other reorganization and shall transmit that recommendation together
with the petition filed under subdivision (a) or (b) of Section
35721, or with the resolution filed under subdivision (c) of Section
35721, if any, to the State Board of Education for hearing as
provided in Article 4 (commencing with Section 35750); or shall
transmit the petition to the State Board of Education and order the
reorganization granted if the requirements of Section 35709 are
satisfied; or shall transmit the petition to the State Board of
Education and order that an election be held if the requirements of
Section 35710 are satisfied.



35723.  When a county committee selects an area for study for
possible recommendation for reorganization which includes territory
of one or more school districts under the jurisdiction of the county
superintendent of schools of another county, the county committee
shall so notify the members of the county committee of such other
county. Thereafter, the members of the county committee of such other
county shall be notified by mail of each public hearing or meeting
of the county committee at which the proposed reorganization will be
considered at least 10 days prior to the day of such hearing or
meeting.


35724.  If plans and recommendations adopted by a county committee
propose changes in the boundaries or status of school districts under
the jurisdiction of the superintendent of any adjacent county, the
county committee of each such adjacent county shall be requested in
writing to concur in the plans and recommendations.
   If the county committee of an adjacent county concurs in the plans
and recommendations, the concurrence shall accompany the
recommendations transmitted to the State Board of Education.
   If the county committee of an adjacent county fails to respond to
the request for concurrence within 90 days of the date of the
request, such failure shall be deemed to be a concurrence in the
plans and recommendations.
   If a county committee of an adjacent county does not concur in the
plans and recommendations, it shall so notify the other county
committee in writing and accompany the notification with plans and
recommendations for the reorganization of school districts of its
county including territory that would be affected by the plans and
recommendations of the other county committee. After 60 days from the
notification of nonconcurrence, if the county committees are still
unable to agree upon plans and recommendations for reorganization of
the territory, the county committees, or any of them, may submit
plans and recommendations to the State Board of Education, and the
board may approve or reject the plans, or any of them, in the same
manner as other plans and recommendations.