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The control of the public school department of the City of Petaluma, including the whole of Petaluma school districts, shall be vested in a board of education, which shall consist of five members elected from the districts at large. They shall receive no compensation, and their term of office shall be for four years.

Members of the board of education shall be elected by the qualified electors of the districts at the regular municipal election and shall hold office for a term of four years and until their successors are elected and qualified.

The powers and duties of the board of education shall be such as are prescribed by the constitution and laws of the State of California covering city boards of education.

Territory may be annexed to the Petaluma school district under this Charter in the same manner as is provided by state law for the annexation of territory to cities for school purposes.

The board of education shall organize and act as a high school board as provided by the laws of the State of California.

All meetings of the board of education shall be public.