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Antelope Valley Union HSD |  BB  9220  Board Bylaws

Governing Board Elections   

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Any person is eligible to be a Board of Trustees member, without further qualifications, if he/she is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and not legally disqualified from holding civil office. (Education Code 35107)

A district employee elected to the Board shall resign his/her position before being sworn in or shall have his/her employment automatically terminated upon being sworn into office. (Education Code 35107)

(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)

When possible, Board election procedures shall be conducted in accordance with the California Education Code and Elections Code.

(cf. 9110 - Terms of Office)

Statement of Qualifications

The district shall assume no part of the cost of printing, handling, translating, or mailing candidate statements filed pursuant to Elections Code 13307. Candidates may be required to pay their pro rata share of these costs to the district in advance as specified in Elections Code 13307.

The Board secretary shall notify the county clerk of this policy on or before the 125th day before each Board member election. (Elections Code 10509)

Candidate statements shall be limited to no more than 400 words. (Elections Code 13307)

Limitation of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures

The Board believes that the district and community will be best served by imposing reasonable limitations on the amount of money that may be contributed to or spent by any campaign for election to district office. The Board, therefore, establishes a voluntary campaign expenditure ceiling for candidates for district office of ten cents ($.10) per district resident. (Government Code 85400)

Tie Votes in Board Member Elections

Whenever a tie makes it impossible to determine which of two or more candidates has been elected to the Board, the Board shall immediately notify the candidates who received the tie votes of the time and place where lots shall be cast to determine the winner. (Education Code 5016)

Legal Reference:


1006 Qualifications for holding office, county board of education

5000-5033 Elections

5220-5231 Elections

5300-5304 General provisions (conduct of elections)

5320-5329 Order and call of elections

5340-5345 Consolidation of elections

5360-5363 Election notice

5380 Compensation (of election officer)

5390 Qualifications of voters

5420-5426 Cost of elections

5440-5442 Miscellaneous provisions

7054 Use of district property

35107 Eligibility; school district employees

35177 Campaign expenditures or contributions

35239 Compensation of governing board member of districts with less than 70 ADA


1302 Local elections, school district election

2201 Grounds for cancellation

4000-4004 Elections conducted wholly by mail

10400-10418 Consolidation of elections

10509 Notice of election by secretary

10600-10604 School district elections

13307 Candidate's statement

13309 Candidate's statement, indigency

20440 Code of Fair Campaign Practices


1021 Conviction of crime

1097 Illegal participation in public contract

12940 Nondiscrimination, Fair Employment and Housing Act

81000-91014 Political Reform Act


68 Bribes

74 Acceptance of gratuity

424 Embezzlement and falsification of accounts by public officers

661 Removal for neglect or violation of official duty


Article 2, Section 2 Voters, qualifications

Article 7, Section 7 Conflicting offices

Article 7, Section 8 Disqualification from office


Randall v. Sorrell, (2006) 126 S.Ct. 2479


85 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 49 (2002)

83 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 181 (2000)

81 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 98 (1998)

69 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 290 (1986)

Management Resources:


California Secretary of State's Office:

Fair Political Practices Commission:

Institute for Local Self Government:


adopted: August 20, 1997 Lancaster, California

revised: September 5, 2001

revised: December 12, 2001