4012.3 – Personnel – All Personnel – Oath or Affirmation

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Adopted – 7/16/1998
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All public employees are disaster service workers. As such, before beginning employment with the district, employees must take the oath or affirmation required by law. In the event of natural, manmade or war-caused emergencies which result in conditions of disaster or extreme peril to life, property and resources, all district employees are subject to disaster service activities as assigned to them by their supervisors. (Government Code 3100-3102)

The Superintendent or designee shall administer the above oath when district employees are hired.

Legally employed noncitizens shall be exempt from taking this oath. (Government Code 3101)

***Note: To receive their credentials, all certificated employees must affirm that they support the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of the State of California, and the laws of the United States and the State of California. This oath or affirmation is a licensing requirement of Education Code 44334 and must be filed with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This oath is somewhat different from the oath required by Government Code 3102 for all public employees; thus districts may wish to require all employees to take the Government Code oath.***

At the advice of legal counsel, the Superintendent or designee may exempt a prospective employee from taking the above oath if he/she raises a valid religious objection.

“I, _______________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.


Certified by: _________________________________________
(Person who administers the oath)

(CSBA 4112.3) EC 60, 44334, 44354; GC 3100-3109; US CODE TITLE 42 2000bb; CONSTITUTION OF STATE OF CALIF. Article 20, Section 3, Oath of Office.
CSBA Date – 10/95

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