(a) If a regional library network wishes to divide into two or more regional library networks, a notice of intent approved by its regional network council shall be filed with the state board no later than September 1 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the July 1 effective date of the division. Regional library network affiliation authorizations approved by the institutional or public library jurisdictional governing body of each member of the new regional library networks, and a new regional library network plan as specified in Education Code 18840 for each regional library network resulting from the division, shall be filed with the state board no later than January 15 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the July 1 effective date of the division.
(b) The state board's approval of requests for regional library network divisions shall be based on the criteria for the establishment of regional library networks specified in Section 20316 of this subchapter and upon the state board's determination that the division provides at least as effective a way of carrying out the purposes of the Act as would be the case if the division did not occur.
(c) For purposes of determining the eligibility of the regional library networks and their members to receive services and funds under other provisions of the Act, a division approved by the state board shall be considered effective beginning July 1 of the fiscal year immediately following the fiscal year in which the division request is filed. The state board may approve an earlier effective date if it determines that such action would best serve the purposes of the Act.
Education Code 18821
Education Code 18821(e)
Education Code 18840
(Added by Register 2000, No. 19)