AB(LEGAL) - COLLEGE DISTRICT NAME AND DEFINITIONS
The official name of a junior college district shall be the "________________ Junior College District" unless the board of trustees of the district elects to call the district a community college district, in which event the official name of the junior college district shall be the "________________ Community College District." The board shall designate an appropriate and locally pertinent descriptive word or words to be filled in the appropriate blank (and may change such designation when deemed advisable) by resolution or order; provided that no two districts shall have the same or substantially similar names. A college district may change its name under Education Code 130.005 or 130.0051.
All resolutions or orders designating or changing names shall be filed immediately with the Coordinating Board and the first name filed shall have priority, and the district shall be advised of any previous filing of any identical or substantially similar name.
Education Code 130.082(c)
Change of Name
The governing board of any public community or junior college district may by a duly adopted resolution change the name of the district by substituting the word "community" for the word "junior" in the name, or by eliminating the word "community" or "junior" from the name, unless the change would cause the district to have the same name as an existing district. A copy of the resolution duly certified by the secretary of the governing board shall be filed with the Coordinating Board. The name change shall become effective upon the filing of the resolution with the Coordinating Board and thereafter all references to the district shall be by use of the new name. Education Code 130.005(b), .0051; 19 TAC 9.30