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Volunteer Transfer of Property to
School District Information
(Century Code 15.1-12-07.1)
Summary: The boards of 2 school districts may initiate a voluntary transfer of property between the districts if each board agrees.
If there are people living in an area that is contiguous to the school district they want to be transferred to then they can contact the school district they want to leave to see if they would work with them. If so, then the people contact the school district they want to transfer into to see if they would work with the other school district. The school districts work together to agree on the transfer of property. The property has to be contiguous to the school district transferring into.
Next steps in this process:
•Both school district boards vote to pursue the transfer.
•Both school district boards vote to approve the proposed adjustment of the district boundaries.
•If passes by both school district boards then they file with the county superintendent a document that lists the information for this transfer and is signed by majority of both school district boards.
The County Superintendent will schedule a meeting with the Williams County Reorganization Committee and follow the guidelines with this process.
After the county meeting and if the transfer is approved the information will go directly to the North Dakota State Board of Education. If the transfer is not approved at the county meeting the school boards can appeal to the North Dakota State Board of Education. ND State Board of Education makes the final decision if it passes or not.
Any property transfer approved by the county committee and the state board becomes effective on July first following the approval.