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  162.867.  Candidate for board — qualifications — election process — terms — redistricting committee. — 1.  Board of education members of a special school district with a population of more than one hundred thousand persons in office on August 28, 1999, shall serve the remainder of their terms and shall serve until their successors are duly elected and qualified pursuant to this section.

  2.  On and after August 28, 1999, each new member of a board of education of a special school district with a population of more than one hundred thousand persons shall be elected pursuant to this section by the governing council established pursuant to section 162.856.

  3.  Pursuant to this section, each qualified candidate for the board of education of a special school district with a population of more than one hundred thousand persons shall:

  (1)  Be a voter of the district who has resided within the state for one year next preceding selection to the board and is resident in the subdistrict in which the candidate files;

  (2)  Be at least twenty-four years of age.

  4.  No member of the board of education of a special school district with a population of more than one hundred thousand persons shall:

  (1)  Vote on, solicit, transact, offer, or accept any contract between the special school district and any corporation, partnership, association, or other organization in which that member of the board of education has a financial interest, unless otherwise provided herein, excluding interests owned prior to such member's election;

  (2)  Hold any office or employment of profit from the board of education of the special school district while serving.  However, nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude a person from being elected to or serving on the board of education of the special school district on the basis that the person is related to a pupil of the special school district or to a pupil of any school district all or a portion of which is contained within the special school district; or

  (3)  Vote on, solicit, transact, offer, or accept any contract or procurement in which that board member shall have a direct or indirect beneficial interest, unless:

  (a)  The material facts as to such member's relationship or interest and as to the contract or transaction are disclosed in writing and are known to the board and governing council, and such governing council and board, in good faith, authorize the contract or transaction by the affirmative vote of the majority of the disinterested members; and

  (b)  Such member's relationship or interest in such contract or transaction shall not be voted upon by such interested member.

  5.  Beginning in April, 1997, and every third year thereafter, two members shall be elected.  Beginning in April, 1998, and every third year thereafter, two members shall be elected.  Beginning in April, 1999, and every third year thereafter, three members shall be elected.  A member shall be elected to fill each open seat on the board of education.

  6.  Board members shall serve three-year terms and shall serve until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

  7.  The board of education shall, upon formation and each decade within ninety days following the publication of the final decennial census figures thereafter, adopt a resolution calling for the formation of a redistricting committee.  Upon adoption of such resolution, the secretary of the board of education shall forward a certified copy thereof to the state board of education.  The redistricting committee shall consist of three residents within the district, appointed by the board of education of the special school district, plus three additional persons resident within the special school district, appointed by the state board of education.  Thereafter, the redistricting committee shall meet, organize itself with a chairman and secretary, and proceed with the adoption of a redistricting plan.  Any plan proposed to be adopted must receive approval of a majority of the whole redistricting committee.  Upon adoption, the redistricting committee shall forward a copy of the plan certified by the secretary of the redistricting committee to the state board of education for its approval or disapproval.  The state board of education shall approve any redistricting plan which divides the special district into seven subdistricts of equal population, taking into account insofar as possible existing school district boundary lines.  Upon approval by the state board of education, the redistricting plan shall become effective and all board members selected thereafter shall be selected from subdistricts in which they are resident.  If the plan is not approved, then it shall be returned to the redistricting committee for revision and resubmission.  If a redistricting plan has not been adopted within one year after the publication of the decennial census figures, the state board of education shall provide the redistricting plan.  No member of the redistricting committee shall serve on the board of education for a period of six years following such service on the redistricting committee.

  8.  The structure of the board of education and the selection of members of the board of education of a special school district with a population of more than one hundred thousand persons shall be as established pursuant to this section, except as may be otherwise approved by the voters of the special school district under section 162.858.

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(L. 1996 S.B. 687, A.L. 1999 H.B. 889)


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