2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-4403. Election - Order - Appointment of governing board - Annexation of territory.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-4403 (2018)

(a) If, after considering any such application, the State Regents determine as result of a survey that there is a need for a junior college in the community and that a junior college meeting the criteria and standards fixed by the State Regents can be maintained in the community, they shall issue a proclamation calling an election to be held in the community, to allow legal voters residing in the community to vote on the question of whether a junior college shall be established and maintained in the community. The State Election Board shall cause such election to be held in the same manner as elections on state questions and shall certify the results to the State Regents; and if a majority of the legal voters residing in the community, voting on the question, shall have voted in favor of establishing and maintaining the proposed junior college, the State Regents shall issue an order authorizing the junior college, designating the name by which it shall be known and describing the boundaries of the community in which the junior college will be established and maintained as set forth in the application. Thereupon the Governor shall appoint four members of the governing board of the junior college hereinafter provided for, by and with the advice and consent of the State Senate, such appointments to be to Position No. 1, Position No. 2, Position No. 3, and Position No. 4, respectively, which four members so appointed by the Governor shall appoint three other members of the governing board, to Position No. 5, Position No. 6, and Position No. 7, respectively.

(b) The territory comprising a county, municipality or school district, or any part thereof, may, upon petition of the governing board of the county, municipality or school district, or upon petition of not less than ten percent (10%) of the legal voters residing therein, be annexed to an adjoining community or school district maintaining or authorized to maintain a community junior college, if (1) the State Regents determine that the annexation is feasible, and (2) the annexation is approved by the legal voters in the territory proposed to be annexed, as hereinafter provided. The petition shall be filed with the State Regents, which shall thereupon cause a study to be made as to the feasibility of the proposed annexation, and if the State Regents determine that it is feasible, they shall issue a proclamation calling an election to be held in such territory, to allow legal voters in the territory to vote on the question of whether the territory shall be annexed to such community or school district maintaining or authorized to maintain a community junior college. The State Election Board shall cause such election to be held in the same manner as elections on state questions, and certify the results to the State Regents; and if a majority of the legal voters residing in such territory, voting on the question, shall have voted in favor of annexing the territory to such community or school district, the State Regents shall issue an order annexing the territory to such community or school district maintaining or authorized to maintain a community junior college, and give notice thereof to the board of trustees of the college.

Laws 1967, c. 100, § 2 (Section 1403); Laws 1968, c. 166, § 1.

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