THE REVISED SCHOOL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1976
380.404 Approval of ballot question; applicability of section to first class school district; establishment of voting districts; redetermination of voting district boundary lines.
(1) This section applies to a first class school district only if the question under section 410 is approved in the first class school district.
(2) The local elections official of the city with the greatest population located within the boundaries of the first class school district shall establish 9 voting districts within the school district boundaries in the manner provided in this section not later than 90 days after the date the question under section 410 is presented to the school electors of the first class school district. The local elections official may establish the voting districts before the date of the election under section 410. The local elections official shall submit the voting districts to the state board for approval, and the voting districts shall be established as voting districts upon approval by the state board. If the state board fails to act to approve or disapprove the voting districts under this subsection within 30 days after the date they are submitted by the local elections official, the voting districts are considered to be approved by the state board.
(3) After the initial establishment of voting districts under subsection (2), the local elections official of the city with the greatest population located within the boundaries of a first class school district shall redetermine the boundary lines of its voting districts after each federal decennial census, but in no event later than April 15 of the first year in which board members are to be elected following the official release of the federal decennial census figures. If the local elections official fails to redetermine the voting district boundary lines by that April 15, the state board shall convene within 10 days to make the redetermination. The redetermination of the state board shall be the voting district boundary lines until the redetermination is made following the next succeeding federal decennial census as provided in this section. The voting districts redetermined under this subsection shall be established as voting districts upon approval by the state board.
(4) Voting districts established under this section shall be compact, contiguous, and as equal as possible in population.
History: Add. 2004, Act 303, Imd. Eff. Aug. 10, 2004
Compiler's Notes: Former MCL 380.404, which pertained to establishment of regions, was repealed by Act 96 of 1981, Eff. Mar. 15, 1982 and by Act 71 of 1982, Eff. Jan. 1, 1983.
Popular Name: Act 451
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