(a) When two or more districts are consolidated, they become one district and are
governed as one district.
(b) Until the directors of the consolidated district are elected and qualify, the
directors of each district shall continue to act jointly as directors of the consolidated
district. A vacancy on the joint boards occurring before the permanent directors of the consolidated
district are elected may not be filled unless the number of members on the joint board
is three or fewer. If the number of members on the joint board is reduced to three or fewer, the consolidated
district shall be governed by three directors. If there are fewer than three directors, vacancies shall be filled in the same manner
as vacancies on elected boards until there are three directors.
(c) The joint board shall immediately order an election of directors of the consolidated
district to be held on the next available uniform election date as provided for election
of directors under Chapter 49.
(d) The consolidation agreement may provide that the directors of the original districts
continue to act jointly as directors of the consolidated district until the next election. The agreement may name persons to serve as directors of the consolidated district
until the next election if all directors of the original districts agree to resign.
(e) The joint board of the consolidated district shall approve the bond of each new
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