The Regional Board of School Trustees is an elected board comprised of seven members. This elected board hears petitions for annexations, detachments and changes in school boundaries. The Regional Superintendent acts as Ex-Officio Secretary to the Board. The Regional Office maintains all records of petitions heard in the region. The main responsibilities of the Regional Board of School Trustees are:
- The hearing and disposal of petitions for change of school district boundaries.
- The hearing and disposal of petitions by school districts to withdraw from Joint Agreements/Cooperatives.
- The appointment of appraisers and approval of final settlements in the division of assets when new districts are formed.
- Per statute, meetings are regularly held on July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1st. Meetings will be rescheduled or cancelled if necessary per OMA.
Superintendent Larry Pfeiffer from ROE # 40 put together an excellent video explaining School Annexation and Detachment. To watch this informative video please click here.
Detachments are a form of reorganization where a portion of one school district is incorporated into one or more other school districts. This may consist of one or more families or an area within the district wanting to attend another district.