SB 532 Amends Education Code § 35012 Regarding Student Board Members

Effective January 1, 2016, Education Code section 35012 regarding student representation on governing boards maintaining one or more high schools is amended to provide:

1. The governing board has 60 days after receipt of a petition for pupil representation to include the nonvoting student within the membership of the governing board. The board may include more than one nonvoting pupil member.

2. The governing board may only eliminate the nonvoting or preferential voting pupil member by approving an agendized motion in open session.

3. SB 532 does not substantively amend the use of “preferential voting” as defined in section 35012.

4. If the Commission on State Mandates determines that SB 532 contains costs mandated by the state, the District shall receive reimbursement pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

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