(a) The consolidated district is an independent school district.
(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c) or by a local consolidation agreement under
Section 13.158, the board of trustees of the school district having the greatest membership on the
last day of the school year preceding the consolidation serves as the board of trustees
of the consolidated district until the next regular election of trustees, at which
time the consolidated district shall elect a board of trustees.
(c) Except as provided by a local consolidation agreement under Section 13.158, if the membership on the last day of the school year preceding the consolidation
in the district with the largest membership is more than five times that of the other
district or districts consolidating with it, the trustees of the district with the
largest membership continue to serve for the terms for which they have been elected
and only the vacancies, as they occur, are filled from the consolidated district.
(d) The powers, duties, and terms of office of the trustees are governed by Chapter
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