Community Colleges

ORS 341.025
Petition for formation of district


Whenever the electors registered in contiguous territory desire the formation of a community college district, they may sign a petition requesting the formation of such a district and present it to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.


The petition must be substantially in the form established by the commission, which shall furnish the petition form. The petition:


Must contain the minimum number of signatures fixed by the commission of 500, or 10 percent of the electors registered in each county or part of a county within the designated territory, whichever is the lesser;


Must designate the boundaries of the territory to be included in the proposed district, which may include all or part of the territory lying within the boundaries of a school district and may be located in more than one county;


Must request that the territory be organized into a district;


May specify or reserve the right to specify the location for the proposed community college or may request the commission to determine the location;


Must specify the method of nomination and election of the board of education of the proposed district from among the methods described in ORS 341.327 (Method of electing board); and


Must contain any other information required by rules of the commission. [Formerly 341.710; 1967 c.465 §5; 1969 c.220 §1; 1969 c.673 §1; 1971 c.513 §73; 1983 c.83 §71; 1983 c.350 §194; 1989 c.261 §1; 1995 c.67 §5; 2013 c.747 §48]


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