Yukon Territory, Canada, local Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - Petitions according Education Act

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Yukon Territory, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
Petitions according Education Act
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Councils changing to School Boards
72(1) When a Council has been in existence for one or more school years
(a) the Council by resolution; or
(b) 20 per cent or more of the electors resident in the attendance area of the Council by petition may request the Minister to establish a School Board in substitution for the Council.
(2) Within 90 days of receipt of a request under subsection (1), the Minister shall conduct a vote of electors resident in the attendance area to determine if a School Board should be established
(3) The Minister shall establish a School Board and shall determine its education area to be effective the first of the next following school year if at least 50 per cent plus one of the voting electors vote in favour of the establishment of a School Board.
Combining Councils
73(1) When two or more Councils have been in existence for one or more school years
(a) the Councils by separate resolution; or
(b) 20 per cent or more of the electors resident in the attendance areas of the Councils by petition may request the Minister to establish a School Board in substitution for the Councils.
(2) Within 90 days of receipt of a request under subsection (1), the Minister shall conduct a vote of the electors in the attendance areas to determine if a School Board should be established.
(3) The Minister shall establish a School Board for the attendance area to be effective the first of the next following school year if at least 50 per cent plus one of the voting electors from each of the attendance areas vote in favour of the establishment of a School Board. S.Y. 1989

References: EDUCATION ACT, Chapter 61, revised statutes 2002 (2015)

Subject Matter:

To chang councils to school boards or combining councils

Actors

Author:
citizens
Initiator:
citizens
Decision maker:
electorate : Qualifications of electors 82(1) Every person is entitled to vote in an election for a school committee, School Board or Council who, on polling day (a) is a Canadian citizen; (b) has reached the age of 18 years; and (c) is (i) a resident pursuant to section 62 in the education area for the School Board or in the attendance area for the Council or school committee for the period of three months, or (ii) a parent of a child in attendance at a school in the education or attendance area. (2) A parent who has children attending more than one school may vote at the election for each School Board, Council, or school committee that is responsible for the school at which each child is in attendance. References: EDUCATION ACT, Chapter 61, revised statutes 2002 References: EDUCATION ACT, Chapter 61, revised statutes 2002

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
20+% of electors
Available Time:
No information in legal source
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
At least 50 per cent plus one of the voting electors
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Procedural Elements

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Practice

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