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Article 5. Instructions From Electors
The governing board of a school district, except a district having a city board of education, may, and upon a petition signed by a majority of the electors resident in the district shall, call meetings of the qualified electors of the district for consultation in regard to any affairs in the district. A meeting so called shall be competent to instruct the governing board, and the board shall, in all cases, be bound by such instructions upon the following subjects:
(a) The location or change of location of the schoolhouse, if the proposal to instruct the board in regard to changing the location of the schoolhouse is passed by a vote of two-thirds of all the electors voting at the meeting upon the proposition.
(b) The use of the schoolhouse for other than school purposes, but in no case shall the schoolhouse be used for purposes which necessitate the removal of any school desks or other school furniture.
(c) The sale and purchase of school sites.
(d) The prosecution, settlement, or compromise of any litigation in which the district is engaged, or is likely to become engaged.
The meeting may vote money not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) in any one year, for any of these purposes in addition to any amount which may be raised by the sale of district school property, and the insurance of property destroyed by fire, except that the proceeds of the insurance of the library and apparatus shall be paid into the library fund. All funds raised by the sale of school property may be disposed of by direction of a district meeting.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)