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Title XI EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES

Chapter 178

Effective - 28 Aug 1978 bottom

  178.800.  Petition to establish district — election on proposal. — 1.  Whenever a petition, signed by voters in each component school district within a proposed community college district area, equal in number to five percent of the number of votes cast for the director receiving the greatest number of votes within each component school district at the last preceding school election in each school district at which a director was elected, is presented to the state board of education, praying that a community college district be organized for the purpose of offering community college (13th and 14th year) courses, if the state board of education determines that the area proposed to be included within the district meets the standards established by it under the provisions of sections 178.770 to 178.890, it shall order the submission of the question within the proposed district to vote on the question and to elect trustees, at the next following annual municipal election.

  2.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall there be organized within the area comprising the school districts of ______, state of Missouri, a community college district for the offering of 13th and 14th year courses, to be known as the "Community College District of ______, Missouri", having the power to impose a property tax not to exceed the annual rate of ______ cents on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation of taxable property without voter approval and such additional taxes as may be approved by vote thereon, as prayed in petition filed with the state board of education at Jefferson City, Missouri, on the ______ day of ______, 20______?

  3.  Within fifteen days after the submission, the results shall be transmitted by those receiving them under law in each component district to the state board of education, by certificates attesting to the total number of votes cast within each district on the question, the votes cast for and against the question, and the votes cast for each candidate for trustee.  The proposal to organize the community college district, to carry, must receive a majority of the total number of votes cast thereon, and the secretary of the state board of education, from the results so certified and attested, shall determine whether the proposal has received the majority of the votes cast thereon and shall certify the results to the state board of education.  If the certificate of the secretary of the state board of education shows that the question to organize the community college district has received a majority of the votes cast thereon, the state board of education shall make an order declaring the community college district organized and cause a copy thereof to be recorded in the office of recorder of deeds in each county in which a portion of the new district lies.  If the question carries, the board shall also determine which candidates have been elected trustees under section 178.820. If the question to organize the district fails to receive a majority of the votes cast thereon, no tabulation shall be made to determine the candidates elected trustees.

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(L. 1963 p. 200 § 13-80, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971)

(Source: L. 1961 p. 357 § 4)


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