13-6-62. Election of board for new district--Notices and declarations of candidacy--Costs.

If under the provisions of this chapter a new school district entity is created, the voters shall elect a new school board to govern the school district as hereinafter provided. The county auditor of the county having jurisdiction shall conduct the election under the existing statutory provisions for conducting regular elections in school districts. The county auditor shall perform the duties specified for the business manager as provided in chapter 13-7, as amended and shall also give the notice of the number of school board vacancies and residency requirements for school board membership as may be set forth in the plan approved by the voters. The declaration of candidacy shall be filed in the office of the county auditor, and the date of election may be fixed on or before the first Monday in May. Costs of conducting the election shall be paid by the new school district.

Source: SL 1955, ch 41, ch 8, § 24; SL 1957, ch 62, § 5; SDC Supp 1960, § 15.2021; SL 1961, ch 74, § 1; SL 1968, ch 41, § 2; SL 1971, ch 103, § 12; SL 1973, ch 85, § 26; SL 2023, ch 55, § 6.