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33-2104.  Formation of community college districts. A community college district may be organized by the vote of the school district electors of the proposed district, voting at an election called and held as herein provided:
a.  A petition or petitions, signed by not less than one thousand (1,000) qualified electors as defined in section 34-104, Idaho Code, residing in the proposed community college district, giving the name of the proposed community college, describing the boundaries of the proposed district and praying for the organization of the territory therein described as a community college district, together with a true copy thereof, shall be filed with the clerk of the board of county commissioners of the county in which such proposed district is to be located;
b.  Said petition or petitions shall be presented to the clerk of the board of county commissioners. An examination to verify whether or not the petition signers are qualified electors shall be conducted by the county clerk as provided in section 34-1807, Idaho Code;
c.  In the event the petition is found by the county clerk to contain the required number of signatures, the clerk shall file the original in his office, and forthwith mail the copy thereof to the state board of education for its consideration and recommendation. The state board of education shall consider the existing opportunities for education beyond grade twelve (12) in the proposed district, the number of prospective students for such community college, the financial ability of the proposed district to maintain such college and furnish the standard of education contemplated by this chapter with income from tuition and other sources as herein provided. If the state board approves the establishment of such community college, it shall so advise the board of county commissioners within thirty (30) days after the receipt of such petition or petitions, and recommend that an election be called as herein provided for the organization of such district;
d.  Upon receipt by the board of county commissioners of the written approval of the state board of education, the board of county commissioners shall enter an order that a special election be called within the proposed new district for the purpose of voting on the question of the creation of such district on one (1) of the election dates enumerated in section 34-106, Idaho Code. No notice of election need be posted, but notice shall be published, the election shall be conducted and the returns thereof canvassed as required in chapter 14, title 34, Idaho Code. The ballot shall contain the words "Community College District–Yes" and "Community College District–No," along with a voting position in which the voter may express his choice. If two-thirds (2/3) of all votes cast be in the affirmative, the board of county commissioners shall enter an order declaring such community college district established, designating its name and boundaries. A certified copy of such order shall forthwith be filed with the state board of education;
e.  If the proposed district embraces an area in two (2) or more counties, the county in which it is proposed to locate the community college shall be considered the home county, in which the proceedings for the organization of the district shall be conducted, taken and had. Before calling an election on the creation of the proposed district, the board of county commissioners of the home county shall advise the board or boards of county commissioners of such other county or counties of the proposed election, to the end that a date may be agreed upon and the election be held in all counties affected on the same day. The board of county commissioners in any such other county shall give notice of the election, conduct the same and canvass the returns thereof as though it were the only county in which such election were being held. The returns of the election so canvassed shall be certified promptly to the board of county commissioners of the home county. The result of the election shall in turn be certified by the board of county commissioners of the home county to such board in each county in which the proposed district may lie, and if the result of the election be in the affirmative, a certified copy of the order creating the district shall be filed with the clerk of the board of county commissioners of such other county or counties, and entered into the minutes of the board therein.

[33-2104, added 1963, ch. 363, sec. 4, p. 1037; am. 2007, ch. 241, sec. 1, p. 713.]

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