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Reorganization Process

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The process of School District Reorganization allows for two or more contiguous school districts, or parts of two or more contiguous school districts, to become a single new reorganized district. This process must be initiated by the boards of the school districts that will be affected.

Process

  1. After the districts involved have voted to pursue the development of a reorganization plan, they move forward with the process of actually developing a proposed reorganization plan.
  2. When the plan is complete and board members have voted to approve the completed plan, it is forwarded to the County Superintendent or Designee who schedules a hearing before the county committee.
  3. If the plan is approved by the county committee, the plan is submitted to the State Board of Public School Education, who must also review and approve the plan.
  4. If the plan is approved by the State Board of Public School Education, the plan must be voted on and approved by a majority vote in each school district involved in the reorganization plan.
  5. Approved reorganizations are always effective on July 1 in the year following the approval of the reorganization.

Source: ND Department of Public Instruction

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