M.S. 122.23; 122.532; 122.533; 124.2726
renumbered as M.S. 123A.48; 123A.75;
Allows two or more school districts to consolidate into a
single independent school district. Consolidation
proceedings may be initiated by:
- a resolution of the school board, or
- a petition of 25% of voters (or 50 voters, whichever is
less) in area proposed for consolidation
The county auditor must prepare a plat with the new district
boundaries, and a plan showing disposition of debt and
reasons for consolidation. After approval by the state board
of education, voters in either district may request a
referendum on the question of consolidation.
Detachment and Annexation of Land
M.S. 122.21 renumbered as M.S. 123A.45
|Allows the owner of land to petition the county board to
detach the land from the school district where it is located and
attach it to an adjoining district.
Dissolution and Attachment
M.S. 122.22; 122.532; 122.533
renumbered as M.S. 123A.46; 123A.75;
|Allows a school district to be dissolved and attached to
another school district or districts. This process is seldom
used. On July 1, 1993, the Verdi school district was dissolved
and attached to two other school districts which was the first
dissolution for many years.
Nonoperating School District
M.S. 122.31repealed 1975; 122.32 -
122.35 renumbered as M.S. 123A.60 -
|By July 1, 1965, all districts that don't operate an elementary
or secondary school must be attached to or consolidated with
a district that maintains either an elementary or secondary
Duty to Maintain Grades K-12
M.S. 122.31 repealed 1975; 122.41 -
122.52 renumbered as M.S. 123A.64 -
|By July 1, 1970, all districts without an elementary and a
secondary school must be attached to or consolidated with an
adjoining district that maintains schools for all grades. |
M.S. 122.84 repealed 1985; 122.85
|Authorized specific school districts to discontinue any of the
grades K-12 and provide for those grades in the other district.|
Expenses of Transition
M.S. 122.533 renumbered as M.S.
|Authorizes the school board of a consolidated district to levy
for costs of consolidation.|
M.S. 122.541 renumbered as M.S.
|Allows school districts to establish agreements to
discontinue grades or portions of grades. Students in
discontinued grades attend school in a cooperating district.|
Agreements for Secondary
M.S. 122.535 renumbered as M.S.
|Allows two or more districts to jointly provide education for
Interdistrict Cooperation Aid
M.S. 124.272 repealed 1987
|Provides revenue to school districts outside the metropolitan
area that have a cooperation plan approved by the
Commissioner of Education. The revenue is based on $50 per
pupil unit or the instructional cost of the plan. State aid is
equal to the revenue less the levy authority.
Cooperative Secondary Facilities
M.S. 124.491-124.495 renumbered
as M.S. 123A.44 - 123A.446
|Provides incentive grants to groups of districts for building,
improving, or expanding secondary facilities.
Appropriations have funded grants for specific projects and
for remodeling and improvement grants to consolidated or
combined districts. |
Extra Capital Expenditure Levy for
M.S. 124.91, subd. 4 renumbered as M.S.
126C.40, subd. 3
|Allows a district to levy for the repair costs of a building in a
cooperating district. Eligible districts must have an
interdistrict cooperation agreement or an agreement for
Cooperation and Combination
M.S. 122.241 - 122.247 renumbered as
M.S. 123A.35 - 123A.41
|Establishes procedures for qualifying districts to develop a
five-year written agreement to: (1) cooperatively provide
secondary instruction for two years; and (2) combine into one
district. Authorizes the combined district to seek a
referendum levy, to levy for bonded debt, and to levy over
three years for transitional expenses. The legislature has
approved specific combinations that did not meet the statutory
Cooperation and Combination Revenue
M.S. 124.2725 repealed 1998 except subd.
15 - Retirement and Severance levy -
renumbered as M.S. 123A.39, subd. 3
|Provides aid and levy of $100 per pupil to districts that
cooperate prior to combining. The revenue was available for
four years after combining. The aid portion declined each
year. In addition, districts received $100 in per pupil aid the
first year of cooperation and another $100 the first year of
combination. Districts that combine without prior cooperation
receive revenue for two years after combining.|
Grants for Cooperation and Combination
M.S.129B.12 renumbered as M.S.
124C.02; repealed 1991
|Provides a maximum $250,000 grant to two or more districts
with a plan to cooperate and combine. The grant award may
be used for any purpose of combining school districts.|
Discontinuing Grades in
M.S. 122.92, subd. 8 renumbered as M.S.
|Authorizes member school boards of an education district to
discontinue grades and provide instruction within the
Joint Powers Agreements for
M.S. 121.155 renumbered as M.S.
|Authorizes districts to form a joint powers district to build or
acquire instructional facilities. Provides for state review, voter
approval of debt, and repayment. Amended in 1991 to
include other shared facilities.|
School District Cooperation
M.S. 124.2727 subd. 1-6 -- intermediate
district revenue -- repealed 1992 and
1994; Subd. 6a-6d renumbered as M.S.
126C.22, subd. 1-5
|Provides district with revenue for cooperative efforts to
replace the state funding for education organizations,
including service cooperatives, regional management
information centers, intermediate districts, and secondary
Obligations of Reorganizing Districts
M.S. 122.5311 renumbered as M.S.
|Provides for the payment of capital loan and energy loan
obligations of reorganizing districts by the taxable property of
the combined district unless the reorganization plan specifies
that the debt remains with a pre-existing district.
Capital Facilities Grants for
Cooperation and Combination
M.S. 124C.60 renumbered as M.S.
|Allows districts to apply for grants of up to $100,000 for
capital facilities. The grant award can only be made after the
M.S. 124.2726 renumbered as M.S.
|A state aid program that provides $300 per pupil to districts
that consolidated after June 30, 1994. The revenue must be
used first for the cost of early retirement incentives and then
to retire any operating debt from the reorganization.
Special Consolidation Aid
M.S. 124.2728 renumbered as M.S.
|Provides aid to a reorganizing school district if the effective
date of the consolidation is July 1, 1994. Aid is based on
early childhood education aid and community education aid
for the separate and combined districts. The proportion of
state aid declines over three years.