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    Subdivision 1. Dissolution. Any organized district not maintaining a classified school within
the district, except those districts which have a contract with a state university or with the Board
of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the education of all the children of the district, shall
hereby be dissolved as of the date the district ceases to maintain a classified school. Any such
district not maintaining a classified school must be attached by order of the county board to
such district maintaining classified elementary or secondary schools upon notice and hearing as
provided in section 123A.46 for the attachment of dissolved districts.
    Subd. 2. Special election. Prior to the order of the county board, the board may direct the
county auditor to call a special election in the manner and form in which district elections are
held. The purpose of the election shall be to determine to which district or districts the dissolved
district shall be attached. The county board after hearing must determine the form of question as it
should appear on the ballot. The results of the election shall be advisory in nature only.
    Subd. 3. Order; asset and liability transfer. The county auditor shall certify the results of
the election to the county board. Within 45 days after such election, the county board must issue
its order dissolving the district. The order must also attach the dissolved district to a proper district
as determined by the county board, and a copy of such order must be filed with the commissioner.
Title to all the property, real and personal, of the district dissolved passes to the district to which
such dissolved district is attached. If a district is divided by virtue of the proceedings the county
board shall issue its order providing for the division of the current assets and liabilities according
to such terms as it may deem just and equitable. If the order of the county board attaches any land
area to a district with bonded debt, the taxable property in such area assumes its proportionate
share of the authorized and outstanding debt of the district to which it is attached.
History: 1963 c 547 s 2; 1965 c 280 s 1; 1975 c 162 s 14; 1975 c 321 s 2; 1Sp1995 c 3 art
16 s 13; 1996 c 412 art 13 s 9; 1998 c 397 art 5 s 47,104; art 11 s 3