Senate Votes to Consolidate Unaccredited School Districts

Language excerpted from Senate Bill No. 2737

Upon the declaration of a state of emergency for any school district in which the Governor has previously declared 3 a state of emergency, the State Board of Education may either establish a conservatorship or abolish the school district 5 and administratively consolidate the school district with one or more existing school districts or reduce the size of the district and administratively consolidate parts of the district, as determined by the State Board of Education; provided, however, that no school district which is not under conservatorship shall be required to accept additional territory over the objection of the district.