Except in a city and county, there shall be a county board of education, which shall consist of five or seven members to be determined by the county committee on school district organization. Each member of the board shall be an elector of the trustee area which he represents and shall be elected by the electors of the trustee area. In chartered counties the manner of selection of the county board of education shall be prescribed in the county charter, or by the county board of supervisors. In a county unified school district or in a unified or elementary school district which includes all of the territory over which a county superintendent of schools has jurisdiction, the governing board of the district shall serve as the county board of education.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

Terms Used In California Education Code 1000

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.