N.Y. Education Law Section 1505
Dissolution, reformation and construction of districts


1.

Any district superintendent by order may dissolve one or more districts and may from such territory form a new district. He may also unite such territory or a portion thereof, by order, to any adjoining school district including a union free school district having a population of forty-five hundred or more and employing a superintendent of schools but excepting a city school district. He shall file such order with the clerks of the school districts affected and also with the town clerks of the towns in which the districts are located, and a copy with the commissioner of education. Such order shall designate the date upon which it shall take effect, which shall be not less than ninety days after the date of filing. If such action is to affect a district or districts within the territory of more than one superintendent, it shall be taken by a majority of them, at a meeting duly called by one or more of them.

2.

Within thirty days after the filing of the order any district affected thereby may at a meeting duly called, by a majority vote of the legally qualified voters thereof present and voting at such meeting, present to the county judge of the county in which the district is located, a statement in writing that such district objects to the order and requests the appointment of a committee as provided in this section. Such judge, within ten days after the filing of such statement and request, shall appoint a committee of three disinterested persons, residents of the county or counties in which the districts affected are located but nonresidents of such school districts, at least two of whom shall reside outside of an incorporated village or village district, and shall designate one of such committee to act as chairman thereof, and shall, at the time of the appointment, file with such chairman such statement and request and a certificate of such appointments and designation. Within thirty days after the receipt of such papers by the chairman, such committee shall call a hearing and decide the matter, and the decision shall be final unless duly appealed from as hereinafter provided. Such decision shall either affirm, vacate or modify the order of the district superintendent or superintendents, and, together with the papers and evidence in the matter, shall be filed with the commissioner of education by the chairman of such committee. Such committee also shall file a copy of its decision with the clerks of the school districts affected, and also with the town clerks of the towns in which the districts are located and with the district superintendent or superintendents who made the original order. In the event that such committee does not make and file its decision as hereinbefore provided, then the order of the district superintendent or superintendents shall become effective in accordance with its terms, and the members of such committee shall not be entitled to receive their fees as hereinafter provided. The members of such committee shall each be entitled to ten dollars for each day actually and necessarily spent in the business of the committee, and the amount thereof shall be a charge upon the school districts affected, in proportion to the actual valuation of such districts. Within twenty days from the making and filing of such decision, any district affected may at a meeting duly called, by a majority vote of the legally qualified voters thereof present and voting, appeal to the commissioner of education as provided in article 7 (Commissioner of Education)article seven of this chapter.

Source: Section 1505 — Dissolution, reformation and construction of districts, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/1505 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

1501
Existing school districts continued
1501‑A
Publication of minutes
1501‑B
Additional power of boards of education
1501‑C
Voting by residents of certain facilities
1502
Passengers on school buses
1502‑A
Power to provide for observance of Memorial day
1503
Application of funds obtained from sale of school property
1504
Formation of new district
1505
Dissolution, reformation and construction of districts
1505‑A
Teachers’ rights as a result of the dissolution of a school district
1506
Filing of certain orders of district superintendent
1507
Alteration by consent
1508
Alteration without consent
1509
Hearing of objections to order for alteration without consent
1510
Consolidation of districts by vote of qualified electors
1511
Request for meeting to consolidate districts
1512
Proceedings at meeting for consolidation
1513
Order creating consolidated district
1514
Property of districts consolidated
1515
Dissolution or alteration of joint district
1516
Special meeting of joint district to act regarding alteration or dissolution
1517
Indebtedness of certain dissolved districts
1518
Continuance of dissolved districts for payment of debts
1519
Deposit of records of dissolved district
1520
Sale of property of dissolved district and disposition of proceeds
1521
Collection and distribution of moneys due dissolved district
1522
Notice of meeting for establishment of union free school district
1523
Proceedings at meeting and effect of affirmative vote
1524
Consolidation with city school district
1525
Alteration of boundaries of city school district
1526
Enlarged city school districts
1527
Payroll deductions for deposit to employee bank accounts
1527‑A
Prohibit symbols of hate
1527‑C
Shared superintendent program

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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