SB 371 Allows a lapsed school district to be divided and attached to adjoining accredited school districts
Sponsor: Cunningham
LR Number: 1782S.01I Fiscal Note: 1782-01N.ORG
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 3/8/2011 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S General Laws Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 371 – This act provides the State Board of Education an additional option to address the lapse and lack of accreditation of a school district. The State Board of Education may divide the territory of the district and attach seventy-five percent of it to adjoining accredited school districts. If the district becomes accredited and remains accredited for five consecutive years, the State Board may return the attached portion back to the district.

This act also removes the requirement that a portion of a lapsed school district with more than five thousand students cannot be attached to another district without the approval of the receiving district's school board.