Bylaws of the Board





The Board of Education of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District may execute any power delegated by law to it or to the district and shall discharge any duty imposed by law upon it or upon the district.

On and after January 1, 1976, the board may initiate and carry on any program, activity, or may otherwise act in any manner which is not in conflict with or inconsistent with, or preempted by, any law and which is not in conflict with the purposes for which school districts are established.

The powers and duties of the board include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. To contract for goods and services
  2. To employ and to discharge
  3. To sue and to be sued
  4. To hold and to convey property
  5. To call elections
  6. Eminent domain
  7. To cause taxes to be levied
  8. To set policy for the district
  9. To establish its own mode of procedures
  10. To enter into joint power agreements with other public bodies

These are powers to the extent they can and may be exercised by the board within the limits of law.

These are duties to the extent they must be exercised by the board within the limits and mandates of law in pursuing the interests of the district and its students, electors, employees, and purposes as guided by law, sound management practices, and a commitment to quality education.

In all cases, the powers of the board shall be used as its duties thus broadly defined may require.



Legal Reference:

Education Code

Section 14200 et seq.


Cross Reference:


Section 35010 et seq.




Section 35161 et seq.




Section 39600 et seq.



Government Code

Section 6500 et seq.



Code of Civil Procedure

Section 1237 et seq.




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