SB 549
Modifies how school districts maintain vacant or unused school buildings
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Last Action:
5/18/2012 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 549-Lembke
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 549 – This act requires any school district that owns school buildings that have been vacant or unused for classroom instruction for two consecutive school years to make them available to other public schools free of any rent or lease charge. Any public school that uses them is responsible for maintenance, upkeep, repairs, and utility charges. If no public school makes use of them, the district must sell the buildings at fair market value or make them available for lease at fair market value. A school district may retain up to twenty percent of its vacant buildings.

The terms of sale of any school facilities must not include a restriction in the deed that would prohibit the use of the facilities for educational purposes.