AB 2234 – Allows Personnel Commission Members To Declare Conflict

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Nov 12, 2020

Existing law requires a school district or community college district that adopts a merit system to appoint a personnel commission. Legal counsel of the governing board must represent the commission in all legal matters, except in circumstances in which the legal counsel knows, or has reason to know, that a conflict exists between the interests of the commission and the interests of the governing board of the school or community college district.

This bill authorizes a member of the personnel commission to declare that there is a conflict and authorizes the commission to employ its own attorney if the commission approves that declaration of a conflict by majority vote.

(AB 2234 amends Sections 45313 and 88132 of the Education Code.)