Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 177
School Property and Equipment
Section 177.091

August 28, 2014


Elementary and high schools, establishment--acquisition of additional grounds--sale of property, distribution of proceeds--use of property purchased, city of Corder in Lafayette County.

177.091. 1. The school board in each seven-director district, as soon as sufficient funds are provided, shall establish an adequate number of elementary schools, and if the demands of the district require more than one elementary school building, the board shall divide the district into elementary school wards and fix the boundaries thereof. The board shall select and procure a site in each ward and erect and furnish a suitable school building thereon.

2. The board may also establish high schools and may select and procure sites and erect and furnish buildings therefor.

3. The board may acquire additional grounds when needed for school purposes. If the directors of both school districts involved agree, such grounds may be located outside of the boundaries of the district and operated for school purposes.

4. If there is any school property, the ownership of which is vested in the district, that is no longer required for the use of the district, the board, by an affirmative vote of a majority of the whole board, may authorize and direct the sale or lease of the property, except that, property outside the boundaries of the school district may not be leased. Real property may be sold or leased by listing the property with one or more real estate brokers licensed by the state of Missouri and paying a commission upon such sale or lease. Real property not sold or leased through a real estate broker and all personal property, unless sold or leased to a public institution of higher education, shall be sold or leased to the highest bidder. If real property is not sold or leased through a real estate broker, notice that the board is holding the property for sale or offering it for lease shall be given by publication in a newspaper within the county in which all or a part of the district is located which has general circulation within the district, once a week for two consecutive weeks, the last publication to be at least seven days prior to the sale or lease of the property; except that, any real or personal school property may be sold or leased to a city, state agency, municipal corporation, or other governmental subdivision of the state located within the boundaries of the district, for public uses and purposes, by the giving of public notice as herein provided and at such sum as may be agreed upon between the school district and the city, state agency, municipal corporation, or other governmental subdivision of the state. The lease or deed of conveyance shall be executed by the president and attested by the secretary of the board. If the district has a seal, it shall be affixed to the deed or lease. The proceeds derived from the sale of real property or nonrealty by districts identified as financially stressed pursuant to section 161.520 shall, until July 1, 1998, be placed to the credit of the incidental fund or the capital projects fund of the district, with notice of any such sale to be included in the budget and education plan submitted to the department of elementary and secondary education, and, on and after July 1, 1998, any such proceeds shall be placed to the credit of the capital projects fund. The proceeds from the sale of real property or nonrealty and from leases, by any other district, shall be placed to the credit of the capital projects fund.

5. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 4 of this section to the contrary, after twenty-five years from the date of purchase, any city of the fourth classification with more than four hundred but fewer than five hundred inhabitants and located in any county of the fourth classification with more than thirty-two thousand nine hundred but fewer than thirty-three thousand inhabitants located within the boundaries of a school district that has purchased any real or personal school property from the school district for public uses and purposes, as provided in subsection 4 of this section, may sell the property or use the property for whatever purpose such city deems necessary.

6. The school board of a seven-director district may also list real property for sale on which a building has been constructed by an approved vocational education class with a real estate broker licensed by the state of Missouri and pay a commission thereon.

7. Other provisions of this section to the contrary notwithstanding, bids for the purchase of any building constructed by students as part of an approved vocational education class may be accepted prior to completion of such construction.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 12-9, A.L. 1972 S.B. 552, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1043, A.L. 1990 S.B. 525, A.L. 1993 S.B. 380, A.L. 1994 S.B. 442, A.L. 1997 H.B. 410 merged with S.B. 310, A.L. 2006 S.B. 751)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.370)


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