An Act concerning school districts; relating to boundary changes of board member districts; amending K.S.A. 72-6769 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 72-6769 is hereby amended to read as follows:
72- 6769. The board of education of any school district may change
the boundaries of board member districts, if any, within
its the school district, including any
territory added thereto. The board is directed to make any
appropriate changes in the member districts of the school district
by res- olution duly adopted at a meeting of the board in the month
of October next preceding every regular election of board members
of the school district. Such resolution shall be published one time
in a newspaper hav- ing general circulation in the district, and
such publication shall be made within two (2)
weeks after the adoption of such resolution. No action shall be
brought in any court to contest the location of the boundaries of
any member district except within sixty (60)
60 days immediately following the publication of such
resolution. Any such action shall be filed in the name of the state
by a county or district attorney or the attorney general in
a district court of competent jurisdiction. Such a court is
authorized to advance any such action on its docket for early
determination to facilitate the conduct of elections to be held in
the unified district.
Amendments to member district boundaries may be made to correct
errors therein or to make the territory thereof more practicable.
In the event of transfer of any territory into a school district,
such territory shall be assigned to one or more member districts,
if any, by the board of education by resolution duly adopted no
sixty (60) 60 days prior to any
regular election in the school district. In the event of transfer
of any territory out of the school district, member districts shall
be adjusted, if needed, by the board by resolution duly adopted no
later than sixty (60) 60 days prior to any
regular election in the school district.
Whenever the boundaries of any member district are changed, the
board of education shall immediately notify, in writing, the county
elec- tion officer of the home county of the school district
and the state board of education. Such notice
shall describe the boundaries as changed.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 72-6769 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.
Approved February 19, 1996.