N.Y. Education Law Section 404
Acquisition of real property


Real property may be acquired in any school district and in any city having less than seventy thousand inhabitants, for school purposes and for any other purpose for which such property may be acquired as provided in this chapter, as follows:

1.

By gift, grant, devise or purchase.

2.

By involuntary acquisition, if an agreement cannot be made with the owner for the purchase thereof. Such proceedings shall be instituted and conducted by the trustee or board of education, in the name of the district under the provisions of the eminent domain procedure law.

3.

This section does not permit the acquisition by condemnation of less than the whole of a city or village lot with the erections and improvements thereon.

Source: Section 404 — Acquisition of real property, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/404 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

401
Sites
402
Sale of former schoolhouse or site
402‑A
Procedures for closing a school building
403
Application of proceeds of sale
403‑A
Leasing of school property
403‑B
Leasing of school buildings and facilities
404
Acquisition of real property
405
Conveyance of property to public corporations
406
Vesting of title of lands in certain cases
407
Application to certain districts
407‑A
Authorization for dormitory authority financing of capital facilities for special act school districts
407‑B
Authorization for dormitory authority financing of capital facilities for state-supported schools for blind and deaf students
408
Plans and specifications of school buildings must be approved by commissioner of education
408‑A
Plans and specifications for construction of new school buildings
408‑B
Submitting plans and specifications of school buildings with local fire and law enforcement officials
409
School building regulations in relation to health and safety
409‑A
Eye safety devices for certain students and teachers
409‑B
Use of mercury vapor or metal halide lamps within school buildings
409‑C
Athletic safety equipment
409‑D
Comprehensive public school building safety program
409‑E
Uniform code of public school buildings inspection, safety rating and monitoring
409‑F
Electrically operated partition and door safety
409‑G
Purchase and use of paradichlorobenzene deodorizers
409‑H
Requirements for notification of pesticide applications
409‑I
Procurement and use of environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products
409‑J
Emergency alert notification system in public schools
409‑K
Pesticide alternatives
409‑L
Posting child abuse hotline telephone number
409‑M
Gender neutral single-occupancy bathroom facilities
410
Officials not to be interested in sales, leases or contracts
412
Condemnation of schoolhouse and erection of new schoolhouse in place thereof
413
Use of school buildings for examinations
414
Use of schoolhouse and grounds
415
No schoolhouse shall be built on town line
416
School taxes and school bonds
417
Allocation of moneys by regents for extraordinary relief to school districts
418
Purchase and display of flag
419
Display of flags in assembly rooms
419‑A
Display of flags in classrooms
420
Rules and regulations

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 404’s source at nysenate​.gov

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