When a petition for reorganization of a district is received in the office of the secretary of the State Board of Education, the secretary shall set the petition for hearing at a regular or special meeting of the board. At least 30 days prior to the date of the hearing, he or she shall send by registered mail a notice containing a general statement of the purpose of the petition and the time and place of the hearing to each of the following persons or agencies:
(a) The governing board and district superintendent of each school district whose boundaries would be affected.
(b) The county superintendent and county committee of each county which has jurisdiction over any of the districts whose boundaries would be affected.
(c) The persons designated in the petition as "chief petitioners."
(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1192, Sec. 3.)