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§ 153A‑158.1.  Acquisition and improvement ofschool property.

(a)        Acquisition by County. – A county may acquire, by any lawfulmethod, any interest in real or personal property for use by a schooladministrative unit within the county. In exercising the power of eminentdomain a county shall use the procedures of Chapter 40A. The county shall useits authority under this subsection to acquire property for use by a schooladministrative unit within the county only upon the request of the board ofeducation of that school administrative unit and after a public hearing.

(b)        Construction or Improvement by County. – A county mayconstruct, equip, expand, improve, renovate, or otherwise make availableproperty for use by a school administrative unit within the county. The localboard of education shall be involved in the design, construction, equipping,expansion, improvement, or renovation of the property to the same extent as ifthe local board owned the property.

(c)        Lease or Sale by Board of Education. – Notwithstanding theprovisions of G.S. 115C‑518 and G.S. 160A‑274, a local board ofeducation may, in connection with additions, improvements, renovations, orrepairs to all or part of any of its property, lease or sell the property tothe board of commissioners of the county in which the property is located forany price negotiated between the two boards.

(d)        Board of Education May Contract for Construction. –Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 115C‑40 and G.S. 115C‑521, alocal board of education may enter into contracts for the erection of schoolbuildings upon sites owned in fee simple by one or more counties in which thelocal school administrative unit is located.

(e)        Scope. – This section applies in every county. (1868, c. 20, ss. 3, 8; 1879, c. 144, s. 1; Code, ss. 704, 707; Rev.,ss. 1310, 1318; C.S., ss. 1291, 1297; 1973, c. 822, s. 1; 1981, c. 919, s. 21;1991, cc. 120, 533; 1991, c. 1001, s. 2; 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 832, s.1;  c. 848, s. 1; c. 865, s. 1; c. 1001, s. 1; 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 611,ss. 1.1, 2; c. 612, ss. 1‑3; c. 614, ss. 1‑4; c. 622, ss. 1‑3;c. 623, ss. 1‑3; c. 642, s. 3(a), (c), (d); c. 655, ss. 1‑3; 1995,c. 17, ss. 15(a), (b), 16; c. 251, ss. 1, 2; 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 651,s. 1; c. 702, s. 1; c. 703, s. 1; c. 705, s. 1; c. 737, s. 1; 1996, 2nd Ex.Sess., c. 11, s. 1; 1997‑24, s. 1; 1997‑162, s. 1; 1997‑190,s. 1; 1997‑236, s. 3; 1997‑409, s. 1; 1998‑33, s. 1; 1998‑48,s. 1; 1998‑201, s. 1; 1999‑65, s. 1; 2001‑76, s. 1; 2001‑427,s. 7(a); 2003‑89, s. 1; 2003‑355, s. 1.)