School District Reorganization is a process provided for in North Dakota Century Code Chapter 15.1-12, which allows two or more contiguous school districts, or parts of two or more contiguous school districts, to complete the reorganization process and become a single new reorganized district.
The school boards of the involved districts must initiate the process.
- After the districts involved have voted to pursue the development of a reorganization plan, they move forward with the process of actually developing a proposed reorganization plan.
- When the plan is complete and board members have voted to approve the completed plan, it is forwarded to the County Superintendent or Designee who schedules a hearing before the county committee.
- If the plan is approved by the county committee, the plan is submitted to the State Board of Public School Education, who must also review and approve the plan.
- If the plan is approved by the State Board of Public School Education, the plan must be voted on and approved by a majority vote in each school district involved in the reorganization plan.
- Approved reorganizations are always effective on July 1 in the year following the approval of the reorganization.