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State Status/Date Level Summary
AZSigned into law 04/2014P-12Creating Transporting School Districts By Election
H.B. 2438
Outlines the process for electors to call for an election to create a transporting school district, but only in counties with less than 15,000 residents. If voters approve, the school district will transport its entire school population to at least one other s...

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MESigned into law 02/2014P-12Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit
L.D. 783/H.P. 534
Allows a municipality to withdraw from a regional school unit by a majority vote and eliminates the requirement regarding the total number of votes cast. Senate amendment provides funds for one Education Specialist position and related costs to support the ant...

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MISigned into law 07/2013P-12Dissoluation of a School District
H.B. 4813
Puts in place the criteria and procedures for dissolution of a school district and the attachment of the dissolved district's territory to one or more school districts nearby (to be known as receiving districts).
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2...

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MISigned into law 06/2013P-12Funding Associated with Dissolution of School District
H.B. 4815
Provides for the implementation of school district dissolution, and provides $4.9 million in additional funding related to the dissolution and transfer of students to other districts. Determines the transfer of funds from the dissolved district to the intermed...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Petition for Detachment and Annexation After Consolidation
H.B. 2016
Provides that if a resolution to consolidate has been adopted by the board of trustees of each district proposed to be consolidated into a particular single district, none of those boards of trustees may receive or consider a petition requesting detachment and...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Unified School District Governing Boards
H.B. 2427
Stipulates that unified school district governing boards are constituted and permitted to conduct meetings for the purpose of necessary unified district operations after the adoption of
unification resolutions; allows a unified school district governing board ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Districts
S.B. 1354
Lifts the requirement that no more than three school districts exist in a county with a population of 25,000 or less.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB1354.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013P-12School District Creation
H.B. 1288
Lifts the ban on a municipality creating a school district.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/HB1288.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 04/2013P-12District Reorganization
H.B. 1146
Amends provisions related to per diem payments for the state board of public school education. Amends details of school district annexation, reorganization, and dissolution proceedings.
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/documents/13-0404-02000.pdf?20130...

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ARSigned into law 03/2013P-12District Consolidation; Sale of Real Property
H.B. 1310
Establishes procedures for use, sale of school buildings in consolidated districts. Provides that districts must provide space to publicly-supported postsecondary institutions, not-for-profit organization, local municipality, or county if real property not sol...

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ARAdopted 09/2012pre-K-12Repeals Rules Governing Administrative Consolidation or Annexation of Public School Districts
AR ADC 005.01.4-1.0 to AR ADC 005.01.4-8.0; AR ADC 005.01.7-1.0 toAR ADC 005.01.7-5.0
Repeal of Rules Governing Administrative Consolidation or Annexation of Public School Districts; Repeal of ADE 236 - Rules Governing Consolidation or Annexation of Public School Districts; Repeal of ADE 231 - Rules Governing Distribution of Consolidation/Annex...

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ARAdopted 09/2012pre-K-12Rules Governing Consolidation and Annexation of School Districts
AR ADC 005.01.4-1.00 to AR ADC 005.01.4-28.00
Establishes the requirements and procedures concerning the consolidation and annexation of school districts; the administrative consolidation and annexation of school districts; and the distribution of consolidation/annexation incentive funding.
http://170.94....

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Annexation of School Districts
A.B. 2662 - Annexation of School Districts
From bill summary: Existing law defines a "lapse" as an action to dissolve a school district and annex the entire territory of that district to one or more adjoining school districts. Existing law makes an action to lapse a school district subject to specified...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Local Tax Rates for Recently Consolidated Districts
S.B. 3252
Allows greater flexibility for recently consolidated districts when setting their local tax rate in the four years after consolidation. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/97/PDF/097-1022.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12School System Consolidation
S.B. 745
Requires an election to be called before consolidating two or more school systems, pursuant to an act of the legislature or a resolution adopted by each of the affected school boards. Provides consolidation is subject to approval by a majority of voters in eac...

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MSSigned into law 05/2012P-12Authorizes Consolidation of Low-Performing Schools and School Districts in Emergency Situations
S.B. 2737
Relating to low-performing schools and school districts: Provides that if a local school district violates accreditation standards determined to be the basis for immediate withdrawal of accreditation, there shall be a show cause hearing conducted by the commis...

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VTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Incentives for Mergers of Supervisory Unions and District Mergers
S.B. 113 - Mergers Section
Provides fiscal incentives for supervisory unions that decide to merge and for regional districts and district mergers.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2012/Acts/ACT156.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 04/2012P-12School District Consolidation; Requires in Certain Counties
S.B. 2330
Provides that in any mississippi county having three school districts, all of which are under conservatorship by the mississippi department of education, there shall be an administrative consolidation into one countywide school district. Provides for a new cou...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Withdrawal from Joint School District
S.B. 1253
Authorizes an elementary school district that is not within the boundaries of a union high school district to withdraw from a joint district with a majority vote of its school board. Stipulates if the school board approves the withdrawal, the question for with...

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INSigned into law 02/2012P-12Creation of Education Issues Study Committee
H.B. 1047
Establishes the education issues interim study committee to study the feasibility of establishing a process by which residents of a part of an existing school corporation may elect to disannex from the existing school corporation and either annex to another ex...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12School District Reorganization
S.B. 821
From bill summary: With respect to a school district involved in a reorganization, requires the interim or governing board of the existing school district or districts, and, where applicable, the administrators of the existing school district or districts, to ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12School District Realignment and Consolidation Commission
H.B. 1216
Establishes the School District Realignment and Consolidation Commission. Provides the purpose of the commission is to make recommendations to the governor and general assembly on the number of school districts in the state, the optimal amount of enrollment fo...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Consolidation
H.B. 3298
Provides that the governing body of the county is district boundary board for purposes of boundary changes and mergers of school districts.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measpdf/hb3200.dir/hb3298.en.pdf...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Amends the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws
H.P. 311
Amends the laws governing school administrative unit reorganization to eliminate the penalties set forth for nonconforming school administrative units. Eliminates the authority of the Commissioner of Education to give final approval of a regional school unit, ...

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TNPassed 06/2011P-12Study of Statutes Related to Consolidation
H.R. 30
Directs the comptroller, in conjunction with the department of education, to study present statutes relating to the consolidation or merger of school districts.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HR0030.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12School Consolidation Assistance Fund
H.B. 2115
Allows expenditure from School Consolidation Assistance Fund to school districts that have entered into a mutual contract for a superintendent; establishes amount of assistance, including maximum. Total assistance paid over three years from the School Consoli...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Consolidation
H.B. 2219
Creates 16-member Joint Legislative Study Committee on School District Unification and Consolidation. Specifies the appointment process and qualifications for each member. Specifices that the chairpersons of the House and Senate Education Committees will act ...

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UTSigned into law 04/2011P-12Divided School District Assets and Liabilities
H.B. 262
From bill summary: Specifies how the assets and liabilities of a divided school district shall be allocated between the new district and the remaining district when a school district is created pursuant to a proposal made by a city or interlocal agreement part...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Small Transportation School District Dissolution
S.B. 1205
Outlines the process for an election to dissolve a small transporting school district. Specifies that upon the approval of the majority of a governing board of a small transporting school district the county school superintendent will call an election to disso...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Districts with Fewer than 350 Students
S.B. 383
Requires the Department of Education to annually publish a List of all school districts with fewer than three hundred 350 students according to the school district average daily membership in the school year immediately preceding the current school year. Prohi...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Consolidation
S.B. 1263--School Closure
Shortens the timeframe for a school governing board to provide written notice of a public meeting to discuss closing a school from 30 days to 10 days prior to the public meeting. Shortens the minimum timeframe required between conducting a public meeting on a ...

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TNSigned into law 02/2011P-12Consolidation That Results in 100% or More Enrollment Increase
S.B. 25
From the Fiscal Note: Requires any consolidation of school systems between a special school district and a county school district, resulting in an increased enrollment in the county local education agency (LEA) of 100 percent or more, to follow the plan establ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Eligibility for School Construction Grants
H.B. 5633
Amends the School Construction Law. Requires the grant index to be calculated for each of the school districts forming a reorganized school district or cooperative high school if certain conditions are satisfied within the current or prior 2 fiscal years. Requ...

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CASigned into law 07/2010P-12Merging of Elementary and High School District
A.B. 2081
From Legislative Counsel's Digest: Existing Section 35542 provides that whenever the boundaries of an elementary school district and a high school district become coterminous, the districts are merged into a new unified district. Existing law also authorizes a...

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VTto governor 05/2010P-12Incentives for District Mergers, Study of Tuition Vouchers
H.B. 66 - Two Sections
The first part of this bill relates to incentives for voluntary school district merger, virtual merger, and supervisory union duties. The second part directs the commissioner of education to request the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-...

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MESigned into law 04/2010P-12Mandatory School Consolidation Law Amendments
H.B. 408
Amends law governing the mandatory school consolidation process, as originally enacted in 2007 to either achieve or allow the following:
(1) An "Alternative Organizational Structure" (AOS) to meet the requirements of the school consolidation law. An AOS is a m...

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SDSigned into law 03/2010P-12Consolidation
H.B. 1181
Eliminates the consolidation financial incentives for any school districts that consolidate after July 1, 2010.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2010/Bills/HB1181ENR.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12School District Organization
A.B. 174
Revises and clarifies the definition of an action to reorganize a school district. Authorizes a county committee to approve a petition to form school districts if specified conditions are met, including the granting of approval authority by each county superin...

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ORSigned into law 07/2009P-12Consolidation
S.B. 64
Clarifies the distribution and expenditure of certain amounts of local revenues, including property tax revenues, received by component school districts of education service districts; allows certain elementary schools that merge to qualify as a remote small e...

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WISigned into law 06/2009P-12School Consolidation Funding
A.B. 75
Creates 121.91 (2m) (t) to provide exceptions to methods of determining the revenue limit of two or more districts that consolidate.
Page 481 of 692: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act28.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Bonds
H.B. 3646 - Sections 69-72
Section 69: Adds new section 45.0531. Authorizes the state board by rule to establish a percentage of the cost value of the permanent school fund to be reserved from use in guaranteeing bonds.
Section 70: Requires districts seeking state guarantee of eligible ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2009P-12Consolidation and Disorganization
S.B. 41
Relates to certain school districts involved in consolidation and disorganization. Concerns powers and duties. In situations where a school district disorganizes and the territory of the disorganized disrict is attached to more than one district, the state fin...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Consolidation
S.B. 1169
Establishes a formula for awarding educational building grants to school districts that have struggled to maintain quality educational facilities. Allows building grants to be awarded to schools where local per pupil property values are less than the state a...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12School Districts Boundaries
S.B. 1078
Revises provisions relating to the correction or alteration of school district boundaries; revises provisions relating to school districts and the excision and annexation of territory; revises consolidation provisions; revises provisions relating to division o...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12Finance
H.B. 1254
Revises the funding of elementary and secondary education and to increase the required minimum size of a school district. Excludes any federal stimulus funds received under the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 when determining a...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12Consolidation
S.B. 174
Requires a school district to which a former contracting school district is annexed to assign certain resident students to a school district in a bordering state; temporarily exempts certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enroll...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12consolidation
S.B. 39
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education to reimburse certain school districts for consolidation incentives.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/SB39ENR.pdf...

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MTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Clarifies District Consolidations and Annexations
H.B. 57
Clarifies District Consolidations and Annexations
http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2009/billpdf/HB0057.pdf...

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SDVetoed 02/2009P-12Consolidation
H.B. 1171
Exempts a school district from the minimum size requirement if it operates the only remaining public high school located within the boundaries of any county.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?File=HB1171ENR.htm...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12School district structure
A.B. 2243
Authorizes a county committee to approve a petition to form one or more new school districts, if specified conditions are met. Applies these requirements to transfer territory, notification of the county superintendent, and calling an election to petitions to ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Conversion and Formation of School Districts
S.B. 2487
Makes modifications to district consolidations and the establishment of collaborative high schools. Makes adjustments to how revenues are established. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/09500SB2487lv.pdf...

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HIVetoed 07/2008P-12Facilities Alignment Commission
H.B. 2972
Creates the facilities alignment commission to establish criteria for the selection of public schools to be consolidated or closed, and to recommend to the board of education a list of schools for consolidation or closure. By June 30, 2009, requires the depart...

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KSSigned into law 05/2008P-12School Finance
S.B. 531
Provides that a student enrolled in a district and attending both a non-virtual school and a virtual school must be counted as that proportion of one pupil (to the nearest one-tenth) that the student's attendance at the non-virtual school bears to full-time at...

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AZSigned into law 05/2008P-12school district finance
S.B. 1443
Concerns the School District Redistricting Commission; relates to rules and procedures regarding an election to approve or reject the unification of a school district; provides a method for calculating financing and budget limitations for a unified district wh...

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MESigned into law 04/2008P-12School District Reorganization Policies
S.B. 931A
Relates to school administrative unit reorganization; relates to school budgets, the election and terms of unit board members, the apportionment process, local school committees, regional planning committees, tuition where there is no elementary or secondary s...

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MESigned into law 04/2008P-12School District Reorganization
H.B. 1658A
Corrects the laws governing the reorganization of school administrative units; corrects the laws pertaining to the authority of school administrative units to raise and appropriate funds for adult education programs; replaces provisions that were repealed purs...

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MESigned into law 04/2008P-12School District Consolidation - Collective Bargaining
S.B. 738
Removes language from the regional school unit authorization laws requiring the merger of bargaining units on a regional school unit-wide basis and enacts new provisions preserving existing bargaining units, existing collective bargaining agents and existing c...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Creation of a New School District
S.B. 71
Modifies provisions relating to the creation of a new school district. Lengthens the time in which transition teams must be appointed. Extends the deadline for the existing school district to prepare an inventory of existing school district property. Defines a...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12District Dissolution
S.B. 6183
Adds first-class school districts to the provisions of existing law that allow the dissolution of a directors' school district, which requires a signed petition of 20% of eligible voters to pose the question of dissolution to the voters. If approved, first-cla...

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MISigned into law 01/2008P-12School District Consolidation
S.B. 703 (sec. 605)
Specifies requirements and procedures for district consolidation with respect to types of schools, finances, special education students, approval, etc.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/publicact/pdf/2008-PA-0001.pdf...

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NJTo governor 12/2007P-12County Vocational and Special Services Districts
S.B. 460
Permits the consolidation of a county vocational school district and a county special services school district into a single school district.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/PL07/222_.PDF...

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NYSigned into law 08/2007P-12School Library System Mergers
S.B. 4476
Relates to state aid for school library systems; provides additional aid to school library systems affected by boards of cooperative education services (BOCES) mergers. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S04476&sh=t...

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UTSigned into law 08/2007P-12New School District: Interlocal Agreements
H.B. 1002
This bill modifies a provision relating to requirements imposed on interlocal agreement participants that enter into an interlocal agreement to create a new school district.
http://le.utah.gov/~2007S1/bills/hbillenr/hb1002.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 08/2007P-12Modifies Provisions for School District Creation
H.B. 1004
Modifies 53A-2-118.1. This bill: lowers the population threshold for cities that are allowed to create a school district matching city boundaries; and modifies a provision relating to the allocation of school buildings and associated property.
http://le.utah.g...

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UTSigned into law 08/2007P-12Creation of New School District
H.B. 1001
Amends Section 53A-2-118. Relates to the creation of a new school district; adds an exception to the requirement that a proposed new school district include the entire boundaries of each city or town that participates in an interlocal agreement for the creatio...

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RIPassed 07/2007P-12Consolidation Study
H.B. 5766
(Joint Resolution)Would create an eleven (11) member special legislative commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study of the consolidation of Rhode Island's school districts, and who would report back to the General Assembly no later than...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12School District Consolidation
H.B. 685
Allows a school administrative unit that is a municipality or school administrative district to combine with another school administrative district to create a larger school administrative district; permits public schools in the Lower Kennebec River area to ac...

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AZSigned into law 06/2007P-12redistricting
S.B. 1164
Relates to the new school facilities fund; provides that a unified school district may be eligible under certain circumstances; provides that the commission shall review all school districts that transport all their pupils to another school district for instru...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12School District Consolidation
H.B. 685; LD 216
Allows a school administrative unit that is a municipality or school administrative district to combine with another school administrative district to create a larger school administrative district.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billpdfs/LD091001...

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NEVetoed 05/2007P-12Creation of Class I School Districts
L.B. 658
Provides for the creation of new Class I school districts. Class I districts may be created pursuant to a plan submitted by an individual or group of individuals. The plan is required to meet specified criteria and must be filed with the school board of the af...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12Budget
H.B. 1001
From Center for Evaluation & Education Policy: Appropriates money for state agencies and makes other distributions. Specifies a school funding formula. Requires a study of the efficiency and effectiveness of charter schools. Changes references from vocational ...

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MESigned into law 04/2007P-12School District Reorganization
H.B. 35
(Resolve) Provides for legislative review of portions of Chapter 28: Closing a School in the Unorganized Territory, a major substantive rule of the Department of Education....

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IDSigned into law 03/2007P-12District Consolidation
S.B. 1067
Revises school district consolidation plan requirements; provides for payment of costs for feasibility studies and plans per school district that proposes to consolidate; provides that the board of school districts newly formed through consolidation may make s...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Rural School Boards
H.B. 1305
Relates to membership on rural school boards; for districts that have undergone reorganization, the reorganization plan may provide for school board membership
requirements that are different from those specified for other rural boards.
http://www.legis.nd.go...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Fiscal Incentives for District Reorganization
H.B. 1178
Relates to the payment of school district reorganization bonuses; provides a formula for determining the amount of the bonus: (1) Fifty thousand dollars per one hundred-square-mile [259-square-kilometer] block, or a major portion therof, included within the re...

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SDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Funding Formula and Consolidation Incentives
S.B. 157
Revises the state aid to education formula and sets funding amounts to reimburse districts that choose to consolidate.
http://www.legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2007/bills/SB157CNF.pdf...

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NELegislation Repealed by Voters 11/2006P-12District Consolidation
L.B. 126
Gives voters the option of retaining or repealing legislation pertaining to certain dissolved school districts.
http://www.unicam.state.ne.us/pdf/FINAL_LB126_1.pdf...

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LAApproved by voters 09/2006P-12Central Community School System
Amendment 8
Proposes a Constitutional amendment to grant to the Central Community School System in East Baton Rouge Parish the same authority granted parishes, including funds for the minimum foundation fund, school books, instructional materials and the raising of local ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12School District Conversion and Formation
S.B. 2795
Amends the School Code. Creates a new Article concerning the conversion and formation of school districts. Contains provisions concerning school district conversions, combined school district formation, unit school district formation, partial elementary unit s...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Additional State Aid for Cooperative High Schools
H.B. 4365
Allows cooperative high schools to receive some of the same supplementary state aid that new districts receive; relates to multiple agreements. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4365lv.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Central Community School System
H.B. 815
Relates to deconsolidation. Creates Central Community School System and separate governing board as separate from East Baton Rouge Parish School System. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=398044...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Consolidation Incentives
S.B. 481
Concerns school districts; relates to consolidation, state aid and the assessed valuation of districts and the levying of school taxes; provides for revenue transfers. Increases from two to three years the amount of time that school districts that consolidate ...

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ARRule Adoption 04/2006P-12Consolidation or Annexation of Public School Districts
AAC 005.23.06
Sets rules governing consolidation or annexation of public school districts and boards of directors of local school districts.
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/ar_rules/rule_proposed/005.23.06-001P.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12Creation of a New School District
H.B. 77
Modifies the procedures relating to the creation of a new school district; allows the governing body of certain cities to establish a school district with boundaries contiguous with city boundaries; imposes requirements for the filing and processing of a petit...

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OKDied 02/2006P-12Constitutional Amendment -- to Ballot
S.J.R. 35
Directs the Secretary of State to refer to the people for their approval or rejection a proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution; requires a majority vote of all affected school district electors prior to annexation or consolidation; prohibits subsequen...

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SDSigned into law 02/2006P-12Incentives for Consolidation
H.B. 1243
Makes an $552,209 appropriation to the Department of Education to reimburse school districts for consolidation incentives.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/bills/HB1243enr.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12School District Reorganization and Consolidation Requirements
H.B. 1642
This bill specifies requirements and procedures that follow from school district reorganization and consolidation, including school board elections and tax revenue and state aid....

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CASigned into law 06/2005P-12County Committees on School District Organization
A.B. 835
Existing law authorizes a county committee on school district organization, except as specified, to establish, rearrange the boundaries of,
and abolish trustee areas, and to make specified changes to the governing boards of school districts. Existing law autho...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Establishment of School Districts in Unorganized Territory
S.B. 1199
States that if more than 150 students from a single unorganized territory are attending an adjacent district through open enrollment, the residents of the unorganized territory must be notified that the residents' children no longer qualify for open enrollment...

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MTSigned into law 04/2005P-12SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION AND ANNEXATION;
MT H.B. 681
AN ACT REVISING THE LAWS ON SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION AND ANNEXATION; ESTABLISHING A SINGLE PROCEDURE FOR THE ANNEXATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR AN INTERIM BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF A CONSOLIDATION ELECTION; CLARIF...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Districts
S.B. 1068
Establishes the 13-member School District Redistricting Commission to design a proposal to unify school districts in Arizona based on certain criteria. Requires the commission to submit a preliminary report on the proposed school district unification plan to ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Districts
S.B. 1028
Ensures the continuation of efforts to close the achievement gaps in school districts subject to reorganization or reclassification. Requires a receiving or resulting school district in a school consolidation to obtain and retain all student and historical rec...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Consolidation Provisions
S.B. 1044 (sections 21-27)
Deletes definitions of "consolidated average daily membership," "consolidated national school lunch student total" and "national school lunch students" from consolidation/reorganization provisions. Deletes provision that no school facility in a school district...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School District Debt Relief
H.B. 2734
Assists resulting school districts with debt relief resulting from a consolidation required by law. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2734.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Arkansas Supreme Court Decision
H.B. 2646
Conforms the Arkansas Code to comply with the Arkansas Supreme Court decision in the Lake View case. Requires any school district that was administratively consolidated or administratively annexed under 6-13-1601 32 through 6-13-1605 to file a written report...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Buildings in Consolidated School Districts
H.B. 2936
Establishes procedures for the preservation, sale and/or disposal of school buildings in school districts that have been consolidated. Allows a district that determines any real estate it owns or controlls is not required for the district's present or anticipa...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Closure of Isolated Schools
H.B. 1289
Allows a school district to close an isolated school or part thereof following an annexation or consolidation. Specifies that the state board may approve a motion to close such a school if the closure is in the best interest of the students in the school distr...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Facilities Program Act
S.B. 593
Establishes the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program Act. Requires the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
Transportation to develop a comprehensive Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program that includes an academic facili...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Academic Progress of Students
H.B. 1888
Provides for monitoring of the academic progress of specified subgroups of students from schools that were consolidated or annexed under act 60 of the second extraordinary session of the eighty-fourth general assembly. Also requires the receiving or resulting ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Comprehensive Financial Review of School Districts Prior to Annexation or Consolidation
H.B. 2560
Requires a comprehensive financial review of school districts prior to consolidation, annexation, or otherwise reorganization. Requires any district involved in consolidation or annexation to have an audit begun within 30 days of the closing of the district's ...

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SDSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Boards Reorganization
S.B. 66
Provides certain options to school boards in reorganization. Boards may decide by resolution to reorganize or may accept or decide based on petitions. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/SB66enr.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2005P-12Continuity of School Boards Protection Act
H.B. 1266
An act to protect the continuity of school boards by amending the procedure for election of school boards following annexation; allows certain districts to return to at-large elections. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1266.pdf...

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CAVetoed--in Senate to unfinished business 10/2004P-12Grant Joint Union High School District
S.B. 1271
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for costs mandated by the state and incurred by a local agency or school district to implement a new program or higher level of service. Existing law creates certai...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School Districts: Reorganization
A.B. 780
Establishes a program in the counties of Fresno, Humboldt, and Ventura to place the duties of approval and disapproval of petitions for the unification of school districts on the county committee. Merges an elementary school district and a high school district...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12School Division Consolidation
H.B. 978
Relates to School division consolidation; provides for a process whereby school divisions may submit proposals for the consolidation of school divisions to include holding public hearings regarding the proposal, consolidation of and the election of a board to ...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Smaller School Divisions
S.B. 518
Creates a mechanism whereby any school board of a school division in which fewer than 350 students (Highland County) were included in average daily membership (ADM) for the preceding school year, upon entering into certain cost-savings agreements with a contig...

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NESigned into law 04/2004P-12Incentives for Districts to Consolidate
L.B. 1091
One part of this bill creates the School District Reorganization Fund. From the fiscal note: AM 3480 provides that the state will fund incentive payments to encourage Class II and III school districts with less than 390 students to reorganize into Class II, I...

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KSSigned into law 04/2004P-12Consolidation of School Districts
S.B. 373
Authorizes districts to discuss issues relating to consolidation of such districts. Specifies that such meetings may be held within the boundaries of any of the districts proposing to form the consolidated district. (Under previous statute, districts were auth...

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AREmergency Rule Adoption 04/2004P-12Consolidation/Annexing/Public School Districts
ADE 165
Establishes emergency rules regarding the administrative consolidation or annexation of public school districts. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/condensed%20version.pdf...

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AREmergency Rule Adoption 04/2004P-12Consolidation/Annexing/Public School Districts
005.01.04-001
Establishes emergency rules regarding the administrative consolidation or annexation of public school districts. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/condensed%20version.pdf...

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12Department of Education Consolidation Incentives
S.B. 49
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education to reimburse certain school districts for consolidation incentives....

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Administratively Consolidated School Districts
H.B. 1177
Allows students in administratively consolidated school districts to attend classes and programs in other schools in the district. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1177.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12School District Administrative Consolidation
H.B. 1161
Provides administrative consolidation assistance to school districts that administratively consolidate. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1161.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Reorganized School Districts
H.B. 1157
Allows all consolidated, annexed, or otherwise reorganized school districts to enjoy the benefit of fund balances accrued by the affected school district prior to consolidation, annexation, or reorganization. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Isolated School Districts
H.B. 1018
Provides for the continued funding support of isolated school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1018.pdf...

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ARBecame law without governor's signature 01/2004P-12Public Education Reorganization
H.B. 1109
Relates to the public education re-organization act; to ensure equal opportunities for an adequate education to all students; provides for administrative annexation and administrative consolidation of school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bil...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12School Districts Consolidation
S.B. 35
Encourages larger school districts to voluntarily merge with smaller school districts; concerns the establishment of an interim board; provides for annexation and school elections. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB35.pdf...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12Changing District Boundary Lines
S.B. 686 ( 162.431)
Requires that, in determining whether it is necessary to change the boundary line between seven-director districts, the board of arbitration must base its decision upon the following:
(1) The presence of school aged children in the affected area;
(2) The prese...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Voluntary Consolidation
H.B. 1153
Renames and updates the Oklahoma Voluntary Consolidation and Annexation Act and Fund. Provides various financial incentives for district consolidation or annexation. Beginning July 1, 2003, any school district that participates in consolidation or annexation...

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IAAdopted 05/2003P-12Attendance Center Closure and Grade Realignment
281 IAC 19.1, 19.2, 19.3
Promulgates administrative rules regarding attendance centers. Specifies that local board of a school district has discretion as to the number of attendance centers to be operated within the district, and that any determination to close an attendance center mu...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12District Reorganization
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes from March to December 1 the date by which a petition to reorganize districts must be filed with the affected area education agency board. Changes from November 1 to July 15 the date by which the affected boards must submit the completed reorganization...

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MTSigned into law 03/2003P-12School District Territory Transfer
S.B. 16
Revises the laws related to school boundary transfers; establishes criteria, a standard of proof and procedures for territory transfer hearings; provides for appeals in district court; authorizes an appeal of the county superintendent's decision to the distric...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Creation of New School Districts
H.B. 169
Provides a process for creating new school districts. The act provides for the transfer of school property to the new school district, a tax on property within the new school district to pay for the new district's proportionate share of the existing district's...

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SDSigned into law 02/2003P-12School Districts
H.B. 1040
Defines the consolidation of school districts. (1) "Joint district," a school district having territory in two or more adjoining counties. Jurisdiction within a joint district is determined as provided in 13-5-14; (2) "Party," any person or municipality i...

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SDSigned into law 02/2003P-12School Districts
H.B. 1039
Makes an appropriation to fund consolidation incentive payments to certain school districts....

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12School District Unification and Consolidation Commission
S.B. 1180
Establishes state-level school district unification and consolidation commission; establishes required membership and duties. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/45leg/2r/laws/0316.htm ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Education Code Re-Write: Small Schools
S.B. 20E
To reduce the anonymity of students in large schools, encourages local boards to adopt policies to encourage any school that does not meet the definition of a small school to subdivide into schools-within-a-school. Beginnning July 1, 2003, all plans for new e...

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LASigned into law 04/2002P-12District Consolidation
S.B. 65A
Allows parish governing authorities to consolidate certain precincts; relates to the redistricting and reapportionment of a parish, city, or other local public school board....

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NMVetoed 02/2002P-12Redistricting District Boundaries
H.B. 153
A school district with membership that is greater than thirty-five thousand students is required to redistrict. The state board must adopt and promulgate rules setting forth procedures for the redistricting of the school district. ...

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IDSigned into law 01/2002P-12Elections on Proposed Closures of Secondary Schools
S.B. 1485
Provides that in proposed closure of public secondary schools which are thirty miles or more distant from another public secondary attendance school, that only patrons resident in this attendance area shall be eligible to vote in an election regarding the clos...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12School District Consolidation Agreements
H.B. 488
Allows school districts that consolidate to each retain their basic entitlement for 6 years; retains 100% of the entitlement for the 1st 3 years; reduces the entitlement over the next 3 years by 25% each year....

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TNSigned into law 04/2001P-12Consolidation Authorization
H.B. 465
Authorizes counties with metropolitan governments in which principal city is not county seat to adopt consolidation plan for school systems with approval of governing body of metropolitan government and approval by all affected school boards. - Amends TCA Titl...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12
S.B. 896
This bill completely revamps the way that school districts are consolidated in the state. The relevant sections of the legislation are below:

THERE SHALL NOT BE ANY CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH ANY OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT IN T...

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Unification of Districts
H.B. 2264
States that unification of a common school district and a high school district is not authorized if any of the high school district facilities owned by the new unified school district are not located within its boundaries; stipulates that only unifying school ...

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