116. The Government may, by order, at the request of a school service centre or of a majority of parents of students or electors, as applicable, domiciled in the territory of a same school service centre, or of its own motion after consulting with the interested school service centres, make any change to the school service centre territories concerned.
The Government shall determine the school service centre having jurisdiction over any changed or new territory and may, to that end, prescribe that a school service centre cease to exist or establish a new school service centre. It shall determine, after consulting with the interested school service centres, the name of the new school service centre, if applicable.
The order comes into force on 1 July following the date of its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date indicated in the order.
Until the coming into force of the territorial changes, a school service centre established under the second paragraph shall exercise only the functions necessary to prepare its first school year. On the coming into force of the territorial changes, it shall acquire all the attributes conferred on a school service centre under this Act.
Similarly, until the coming into force of the territorial changes, an existing school service centre whose territory is changed in accordance with the first paragraph or that acquires jurisdiction over a new territory in accordance with the second paragraph shall exercise, with respect to the new territory, only the functions necessary to prepare the school year as of which the territorial changes come into force. On the coming into force of the territorial changes, it shall fully exercise its jurisdiction over the entirety of the new territory.
The termination of a school service centre ordered pursuant to the second paragraph takes effect on the date of coming into force of the territorial changes.
1988, c. 84, s. 116; 2020, c. 1, s. 312; 2020, c. 1, s. 471.