School board elections, combination of at-large and
representative districts permitted.
be amended to read as follows:
Any school board may establish school board member representation areas. The
electors of any school district may also establish school board representation areas by a majority
vote of all electors voting at an election called and held as set forth in §§ 13-8-3 to 13-8-5,
inclusive. The representation areas, if established, shall become effective January first of the
following year. Each representation area shall include a population with a variance of not more
than five percent and shall be reapportioned at least once every ten years.
The number of
representation areas shall be the same as the number of board members.
If board member
representation areas are established, the school board member candidate shall be a resident voter
and reside within the representation area to qualify. Before the school board member representation
areas are established, the entity responsible for establishing the school board member
representation areas shall state whether the board members will be elected at large or elected by
the voters who reside within the representation area
or elected by any combination thereof