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§ 2400.7. Number and election in districts; terms of office

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. Education

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 2. Miscellaneous Laws Relating to Schools
Administrative Units Comprised of School Districts (Refs & Annos)
24 P.S. § 2400.7
§ 2400.7. Number and election in districts; terms of office
(a) On and after July 1, 1969, in each school district established hereunder, there shall be a board of nine (9) school directors, who, except as otherwise provided in this act, shall be elected at large for terms of six (6) years. The terms of three (3) of the members shall expire on the first Monday of December of each odd numbered year, as now provided by law. At each municipal election, three (3) school directors, except as otherwise provided in this act, shall be elected at large for terms of six (6) years. Their terms of office shall begin on the first Monday of December following their election.
(b) The interim operating committee or after the date of establishment the board of school directors of a newly established school district, may, if it so chooses, develop a plan to divide the school district into either three (3) or nine (9) regions. The boundaries of the regions shall be fixed and established in such manner that the population of each region shall be as nearly equal as possible and shall be compatible with the boundaries of election districts. Such plan for the division of the school district shall be submitted for approval to the court of quarter sessions. If approved by such court, the clerk thereof shall certify the regional boundaries contained therein to the county board of elections. In the event of any division, redivision, alteration, change or consolidation of election districts which renders regional boundaries incompatible with the boundaries of election districts, a new plan shall be developed and submitted for court approval in like manner. Any proposed change in an approved plan, including abolition of regional representation, shall be submitted for approval to the court of quarter sessions by the board of school directors. Where a three (3) region plan is approved, three (3) school directors who reside in each region shall be elected or appointed as hereinafter provided by and from each region and at all times each region shall be represented by three (3) directors elected or appointed as hereinafter provided from that region. Where a nine (9) region plan is approved, one (1) school director who resides in each region shall be elected or appointed as hereinafter provided by and from each region and at all times each region shall be represented by a director elected or appointed as hereinafter provided from that region.
(c) In any case where the newly established school district is situated in two (2) or more counties, the plan for regional representation provided for herein shall be submitted for approval to the court of quarter sessions of the county in which the largest part in area of the land affected is situated, which court shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the matter.

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1968, July 8, P.L. 299, No. 150, § 7.
24 P.S. § 2400.7, PA ST 24 P.S. § 2400.7
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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