Skip to content
nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends
Go to the Department of Public Instruction Home Page
About DPI Kirsten Baesler's Homepage DPI Contact Information DPI Employment opportunities DPI News DPI Forms Search the DPI website


Programs and Services
21st Century Community
   Learning Centers

Academic Standards
Adult Education & Literacy,
   GED Services,
   Displaced Homemakers,
   ELCivics

Assessment
Child Nutrition & Food Distribution
Credentialing/Paraprofessional
Early Childhood Education
English Language
    Learner Programs

Federal Title Programs
Fiscal Management
Human Resources
Information, Communications &
   Research

Management Information Systems
Native American Education
Safe & Healthy Schools
School Counselor Programs
School Finance & Organization
Section 504
Special Education
Supplemental Programs
Teacher and Sch Effectiveness
Testing & Assessment
Title 1 Programs
ND Vision Services/
    Sch for the Blind

ND Sch for the Deaf/Resource
    Center for Deaf and
    Hard of Hearing

ND State Library
Resources
Grants
State Standards
Education Legislation
Administrative Rules
Links
Frequently Asked Questions
School Finance & Organization Home Page School Finance & Organization Home Page jerry Robert Don Cyndy

Dissolution Process

Description of Process:

Voluntary dissolution is a process provided for in North Dakota Century Code Chapter 15.1-12, through which a school district can determine “that it is in the best interest of its students to dissolve the school district and become attached to surrounding school districts”.  The process provides a vehicle for a school district, as a North Dakota political subdivision, to end its existence and become attached to other contiguous school districts. 

Threshold Criteria:

The board of the school district involved must adopt a motion which puts the district into dissolution.

Process Steps:

After the school board has decided to dissolve the district, the school board is encouraged to consult with its patrons to determine where the patrons want their children to go to school and what part of the school district’s land should be attached to those school districts. 

That division of the land and its taxable valuation should be proportionate to where the resident students of the district have indicated where they will attend school after the dissolution. 

The county superintendent or designee schedules a hearing before the county committee.  At the hearing, the board of the dissolving district is encouraged to propose a particular manner of dissolution.

The county committee approves the dissolution and decides which land of the dissolving school district will be attached to which contiguous high school districts.  The county committee’s decision is then submitted to the State Board of Public School Education for approval.  

After the State Board’s consideration and approval, the dissolution becomes effective on the following July 1 or on another date specified by the county committee.  

The preferred dissolution date is August 15.

 
 
 
horizonal rule

Home    |    Programs & Services    |    Resources    |    Grants    |    State Standards    |    Education Legislation

Administrative Rules    |    Links    |    Frequently Asked Questions    |    Site Map   

This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher

Get FireFox    Get Google Chrome   Get Microsoft Internet Explorer     Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

Visit the Adobe website for PDF accessibility tools.

Send mail to dpi@nd.gov if you have any questions or comments.

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0440
701/328-2260

Disclaimer Statement