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HF 1007

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/28/2013 11:34am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

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A bill for an act
relating to education; creating a new intermediate school district in Carver, Scott,
and LeSeuer counties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 136D.


Section 1.

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new text begin Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, two or more of the Independent School
Districts Nos. 108, 110, 111, and 112 of Carver County, Independent School Districts Nos.
716, 717, 719, 720, and 721 of Scott County, and Independent School District No. 2905 of
LeSeuer County, whether or not contiguous, may enter into agreements to accomplish
jointly and cooperatively the acquisition, betterment, construction, maintenance, and
operation of facilities for, and instruction in, special education, career and technical
education, adult basic education, and alternative education. Each school district that
becomes a party to such an agreement is a "participating school district" for purposes
of sections 136D.41 to 136D.49. The agreement may provide for the exercise of these
powers by a joint school board created as set forth in sections 136D.41 to 136D.49.
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Sec. 2.

new text begin [136D.42] JOINT SCHOOL BOARD; MEMBERS; BYLAWS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Board. new text end

new text begin The agreement shall provide for a joint school board
representing the parties to the agreement. The agreement shall specify the name of the
board, the number and manner of election or appointment of its members, their terms and
qualifications, and other necessary and desirable provisions.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bylaws. new text end

new text begin The board may adopt bylaws specifying the duties and powers of
its officers and the meeting dates of the board, and containing such other provisions as
may be usual and necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the board.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [136D.43] STATUS OF JOINT SCHOOL BOARD.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Public agency. new text end

new text begin The joint school board shall be a public agency of the
participating school districts and may receive and disburse federal and state funds made
available to it or to the participating school districts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Liability. new text end

new text begin No participating school district shall have individual liability
for the debts and obligations of the board, nor shall any individual serving as a member
of the board have such liability.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Tax exempt. new text end

new text begin Any properties, real or personal, acquired, owned, leased,
controlled, used, or occupied by the board for its purposes shall be exempt from taxation
by the state or any of its political subdivisions.
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Sec. 4.

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new text begin To effectuate the agreement, the joint school board shall have all the powers granted
by law to any or all of the participating school districts with the exception of bond and
levy authority beyond lease-levy.
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Sec. 5.

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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Resolution. new text end

new text begin The agreement shall, before it becomes effective, be
approved by a resolution adopted by the school board of each school district named therein.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin When effective. new text end

new text begin Each resolution shall be published once in a newspaper
published in the district, if there is one, or in a newspaper having general circulation in the
district, and shall become effective 30 days after publication, unless within the 30-day
period a petition for referendum on the resolution is filed with the school board, signed by
qualified voters of the school district equal in number to five percent of the number of
voters voting at the last annual school district election. In such case, the resolution shall
not become effective until approved by a majority of the voters voting thereon at a regular
or special election. The agreement may provide conditions under which it shall become
effective even though it may not be approved in all districts.
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Sec. 6.

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new text begin The participating school districts may contribute funds to the board. Disbursements
shall be made by the board in accordance with sections 123B.14, 123B.143, and 123B.147.
The board shall be subject to section 123B.52, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 5.
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Sec. 7.

new text begin [136D.47] TERM OF AGREEMENT.
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new text begin The agreement shall state the term of its duration and may provide for the method of
termination and distribution of assets after payment of all liabilities of the joint school
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Sec. 8.

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new text begin The board may also provide any other educational programs or other services
requested by a participating district. However, these programs and services may not be
postsecondary programs or services. Academic offerings shall be provided only under the
direction of properly licensed academic supervisory personnel.
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Sec. 9.

new text begin [136D.49] OTHER MEMBERSHIP AND POWERS.
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new text begin In addition to the districts listed in sections 136D.21, 136D.41, 136D.71, and
136D.81, the agreement of an intermediate school district established under this chapter
may provide for the membership of other school districts and cities, counties, and other
governmental units as defined in section 471.59. In addition to the powers listed in
sections 136D.25, 136D.73, and 136D.84, an intermediate school board may provide the
services defined in section 123A.21, subdivisions 7 and 8.
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