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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. § 706k)
  • § 706k. Election of district officers

    (a) A school director representing a member district who is to serve on the union school district board after the expiration of the terms provided for school directors in the final report shall be elected by that member district at an annual or special meeting. Such election shall be by Australian ballot in those member districts that so elect their town school district directors. Union district officers elected at an annual meeting shall enter upon their duties on July 1 following their election and shall serve a term of one year or until their successors are elected and qualified, except that if the voters at an annual meeting so vote, moderators elected at an annual meeting shall assume office upon election and shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are elected and qualified. School directors elected at an annual meeting shall assume office upon election and shall serve a term of three years or until their successors are elected and qualified. The clerk of the union district shall, within ten days after the election or appointment of any officer or director give notice of the results to the Secretary of State.

    (b) In any member district that elects its representative directors to the union school district board, or other union district officers, by Australian ballot, statements of nomination for officers to be elected by Australian ballot shall be signed by at least 30 voters in that district or one percent of the legal voters in the district, whichever is less. The statement of nomination shall be accepted in writing by the nominee. The statement shall be filed with the clerk of the town school district no later than 5:00 p.m. on the sixth Monday preceding the day of the election.

    (c) In a union district that elects one or more at-large directors by Australian ballot, a nomination shall be made by filing a statement of nomination signed by at least 60 voters from one or more member districts with the clerk of the union school district no later than 5:00 p.m. on the sixth Monday preceding the day of the election. (Added 1967, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 17; amended 1973, No. 2, § 3; 1975, No. 48, § 8, eff. April 15, 1975; 1991, No. 12; 1999, No. 64 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Feb. 3, 2000; 2003, No. 36, § 7.)