Process for the SBE to Follow in Merging Units that have Abandoned their Charter
|Policy Title||Process for the SBE to Follow in Merging Units that have Abandoned their Charter|
|Policy Category||Merger (MERG)|
Should a city school system abandon its character and it becomes incumbent upon the State Board to develop the merger plan, the board must first accomplish the purposes of GS 115C-67 which is the existing legislation and is required of all merger plans regardless of source. The following steps are recommended to develop a merger plan should the State Board of Education be required to do that.
Upon notice of surrender of a city school system charter:
- The State Superintendent will appoint a management team to develop the merger plan. The team will consists of one representative from the Department of Public Instruction and one representative from the Attorney General's Office.
- The team will obtain all necessary information regarding the merger including consultations with representatives of the school systems involved.
- Team drafts plan and submits proposed plan to the State Board of Education.
- State Board approves plan as the proposed merger plan.
- A public hearing is held on the proposed merger plan.
- State Board of Education adopts plan of merger including any modifications necessitated by public hearings.
- Plan is submitted to the Justice Department for approval if that is required because of the 1964 Voting Rights Act.