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(a) (1) The governing board of a community college district may employ academic employees, including educational administrators, in programs and projects to perform services conducted under contract with public or private agencies, or other categorically funded projects of indeterminate duration under terms and conditions mutually agreed upon by the employee and the governing board. The agreement shall be reduced to writing.

(2) Service pursuant to this section shall not be included in computing the service required as a prerequisite to attainment of, or eligibility to, classification as a regular employee of a community college district unless both of the following occur:

(A) The person has served as a faculty member pursuant to this section for at least 75 percent of the number of days in regular schools of the district by which he or she is employed are maintained.

(B) The person is subsequently employed as a contract employee in a faculty position.

(3) Persons may be employed for periods that are less than a full college year, and may be terminated at the expiration of the contract or specially funded project without regard to other requirements of this code respecting the termination of contract or regular employees.

(b) This section shall not be construed to apply to any faculty member who has been employed in the regular educational programs of the district as a contract employee before being subsequently assigned to any one of these programs, nor shall it apply to those employees employed in programs operated pursuant to, or funded pursuant to, Article 8 (commencing with Section 69640) of Chapter 2 of Part 42, or Section 84850.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon termination or expiration of employment under this section, a person employed as an educational administrator shall not be entitled to the rights set forth in Section 87458 unless those rights are provided pursuant to his or her contract of employment.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 144, Sec. 2.)

Reference:

Education Code 84850