If a petition signed by a majority of the qualified electors of specifically described
territory of an existing school district shall be filed with the school board requesting
that said described territory be taken from such existing district and annexed to
an adjacent district, or reorganized into a new school district, the said school board,
after consideration thereof, and with the consent and approval of the school board
of the district to which such territory is to be annexed, if such be the case, shall
have the power and authority, in its discretion, to take such territory from the existing
district and annex same to the adjacent district, or to create a new school district
of such specifically described territory. However, before doing so, the school board must find and determine that the taking
of the territory from the existing school district will not seriously interfere with
or impair the efficiency of such school district, and all orders adopted under the
provisions of this section shall be invalid unless such finding and determination
be made. Any order adopted under the provisions of this section shall become final without
publication thereof upon such date as may be fixed by the school board but not later
than the first day of July next succeeding the date of such order. The taking of territory from existing school districts under the provisions of this
section shall not release the property in such territory from assessment and liability
for the payment of the outstanding bonds or other indebtedness of the district from
which the territory is taken and it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors
to continue to levy taxes on such territory in an amount sufficient to pay such territory's
pro rata part of all outstanding bonds or other indebtedness existing at the time
the territory is taken from such district. In addition thereto, the territory involved shall become liable for its pro rata
part of the outstanding bonds or other indebtedness of the district to which it is
annexed and taxes shall be levied thereon for the payment thereof to the same extent
as taxes are levied upon the other territory of such district.
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