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Title 16 : Education

Chapter 011 : UNION SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND JOINT SCHOOLS

Subchapter 004 : UNION SCHOOL DISTRICTS

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 706e)
  • § 706e. Election of directors

    (a) Each school district, at the meetings warned to vote on establishment of the union shall also elect directors by Australian ballot to represent the district on the union school board in the event the union is approved by the voters. Directors so elected shall serve from the date of the organization meeting for terms as provided in the final report.

    (b) Nominations for the office of union school director representing any district shall be made by filing with the clerk of that school district proposed as a member of the union, a statement of nomination signed by at least 30 voters in that district or one percent of the legal voters in the district, whichever is less and accepted in writing by the nominee. A statement shall be filed not less than 30 nor more than 40 days prior to the date of the vote. Each person so nominated shall have his or her name placed on the ballot. Each district shall elect as many directors as it is then entitled to have represent it on the union school board. The candidates for directors receiving the largest numbers of votes shall be elected to the union school board. In the event of a tie that, if unbroken, will result in more directors being elected than a district is entitled to, the town board of school directors shall, by majority vote, cast one vote for one of the candidates tied, and so create a plurality for that candidate. Nothing contained in this subchapter shall be construed to prohibit the election of school directors by at-large voting.

    (c) Nominations for the office of a union school director at-large shall be for a person who is a resident of a school district that is proposed as necessary to the establishment of the union. The nomination shall be made by filing with the clerk of any of the school districts proposed as necessary to the establishment of the union not less than 30 nor more than 40 days prior to the date of the vote, a statement of nomination signed by at least 60 voters from one or more districts proposed as necessary to the establishment of the union. Upon receipt of a petition for an at-large union school director, a clerk shall place the name of the person on the ballot and shall notify each clerk of every other school district proposed as a member of the union that the person is to have his or her name placed on each ballot in each district. Each district shall vote on candidates for member at-large. The candidates receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected to the union school board. (Added 1967, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; amended 1971, No. 11; 1975, No. 48, § 7, eff. April 15, 1975; 1999, No. 64 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Feb. 3, 2000; 2003, No. 36, § 6.)