Frequently Asked Questions Regarding
1. How do I annex my land into another school district?
2. What will I be asked to do during the testimony part of the annexation hearing?
3. Do you have a sample agenda of an Annexation Hearing?
How will I know if my annexation is approved or denied?
How do I annex my land into another
There are some key stipulations to the law
that are required for you to annex your land.
You must live in the area to be annexed.
You must have a school age child or a child that
will attend school in the upcoming school year.
You must be connected or “contiguous” to the
school district you want to annex into.
You must have 2/3rds of the people living in the
area to be annexed sign the petition.
You must be a qualified elector or live in your
home for 30 days or longer and be over the age of 18 years.
What will I be asked to do during the
testimony part of the annexation hearing?
Guidelines for County Reorganization
meeting is a hearing for people to testify to this committee regarding the
petitions in annexation.
Turn cell phones off or to vibrate.
If you must take urgent calls on the cell phone,
take your conversation outside of this room.
You are only allowed to talk during the
testimony part of the meeting.
When you testify please print, then sign your
name like you sign a check and mark for or against on the sheet at the podium.
All testimony should be at the podium and please
speak into the microphone because the meeting is being recorded.
There is an agenda on page 5 of the packet and
we will have testimony for and against the petition and then later you will all
get a chance to testify again either for or against the annexation.
Talk only to the committee, do not address anyone in the audience or make
comments from the audience during testimony or committee deliberation
Please state only information pertinent to this
annexation. Try to stick to testimony
that is new and different. If you do not
have something new to add but want to show support sign in, introduce yourself,
state your support and ask to entertain any questions the committee may have.
Be respectful of other people’s testimony.
Do not talk amongst yourselves when the
committee is in deliberation or during testimony.
Address any concerns or clarification by
approaching the podium and addressing the committee.
Do you have a sample agenda of an
Petition Carrier Family) Annexation
Williams County Courthouse
Introduction of Lawyer from the William’s
County State Attorney’s Office
Determine if all the statutory requirements
regarding the petition have been met.
If no, the meeting is adjourned.
If yes, the petition is deemed
valid and the meeting continues.
Call to order of hearing by Chairman of the
Williams County Reorganization Committee.
of Williams County Committee Members present
of Petition: Williams County
Superintendent of Schools
FOR the petition
AGAINST the petition
relative to the equitable adjustment of all property, assets, debts &
liabilities among Districts involved if petition is approved.
additional testimony, either FOR or AGAINST the petition.
Findings of Facts form by the County Committee
County Superintendent of Schools & Secretary of Reorganization Committee
calls upon each member to read decision
Committee secretary writes motion and the reasons why on Findings
Committee members sign Findings
Announce State Board Meeting-if
11. Adjourn hearing
How will I know if my annexation is
approved or denied?
You will receive an answer to your petition
from the William’s County Reorganization Committee the same day you attend the
hearing. All documentary evidence will
be recorded and sent to the North Dakota State Board of Education in Bismarck,
ND. The State Board can either confirm
or deny the William’s County Reorganization Committee’s decision. The State Board usually meets on the third
Monday of each month. All annexations
are effective July 1st of each year following the State Board