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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. § 706n)
  • § 706n. Amendments to agreements reached by establishment vote, organization meeting, or final report

    (a) A specific condition or agreement set forth as a distinct subsection under Article 1 of the warning required by section 706f of this chapter and adopted by the member districts at the vote held to establish the union school district, or any amendment subsequently adopted pursuant to the terms of this section, may be amended only at a special or annual union district meeting; provided that the prior approval of the State Board of Education shall be secured if the proposed amendment concerns reducing the number of grades that the union is to operate. The warning for the meeting shall contain each proposed amendment as a separate article. The vote on each proposed amendment shall be by Australian ballot. Ballots shall be counted in each member district, and the clerks of each member district shall transmit the results of the vote in that district to the union school district clerk. Although the results shall be reported to the public by member district, an amendment is effective if approved by a majority of the electorate of the union district voting at that meeting.

    (b) Any decision at the organization meeting may be amended by a majority of those present and voting at a union district meeting duly warned for that purpose.

    (c) Any provision of the final report that was included in the warning required pursuant to section 706f of this chapter for the vote to form the union by reference to or incorporation of the entire report but that was not set forth as a distinct subsection under Article 1 of the warning may be amended by a simple majority vote of the union board of school directors, or by any other majority of the board as is specified for a particular matter in the report. (Added 1967, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1969, No. 298 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2003, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. July 1, 2006; 2007, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 28; 2011, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 19.)