SB 583
Creates provisions allowing the division of seven-director school districts and urban school districts into subdistricts
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Last Action:
3/11/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 583 - This act allows seven-director school districts and urban school districts to divide into seven subdistricts for the purposes of the election of board members or directors.

The county election authority may divide the school district into subdistricts by December 1st of the year prior to the election. The subdistricts shall be contiguous, compact, and as nearly equal in population as is practicable. The act provides procedures for reapportionment of subdistricts based on population changes reflected in the federal census.

Any resident of the school district may challenge the division or reapportionment of subdistricts in state court by filing a petition within ten business days of the election authority giving notice of the division or reapportionment.

The act provides procedures for subdistrict elections. If no candidate who is a resident of a subdistrict files for candidacy in that subdistrict, the ticket will be extended to candidates who are residents of other parts of the school district, in which case the seat will be elected at large by all voters in the district.

Board members and directors shall serve terms of three and six years, respectively, except for initial appointments of candidates to even-numbered subdistricts, who shall serve terms of two and five years, respectively.

This act is similar to HB 164 (2021).



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