501.041 Sale of school lands by divestiture committee.

If the total value of the school and ministerial lands credited to a school district under the terms of an original grant exceeds fifty thousand dollars, the lands may be sold by a divestiture committee consisting of four members, including two members chosen by the board of education of the school district which would receive revenue from the sale of such land; the auditor of state or his representatives or, if two school districts receive revenues from the sale of such land, one member chosen by the board of education of each district; and one member chosen by the legislative authority of the municipal corporation or township in which the lands lie or, if the lands lie in two or more municipal corporations, townships, or municipal corporations and townships, by the board of county commissioners. The divestiture committee may sell the lands or any parts thereof or interests therein, upon affirmative vote by at least three members, at public auction or by the receipt of sealed bids in the manner provided in sections 501.07 and 501.08 of the Revised Code, or at private sale, negotiated by the committee with any prospective buyer. No land, part thereof, or interest therein shall be sold for less than its value as appraised. The buyer shall make all payments for the purchase of lands sold by the divestiture committee to the school district, and the auditor of state shall prepare deeds conveying the lands and interests sold by the divestiture board, in accordance with section 501.11 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 06-29-1988

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4