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Title 16 : Education

Chapter 017 : NEW YORK-VERMONT INTERSTATE SCHOOL COMPACT

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 796)
  • § 796. Appropriation and Apportionment of Funds—Article VI

    A. Budget. Before each annual meeting, the interstate board shall prepare a report of expenditures for the preceding fiscal year, an estimate of expenditures for the current fiscal year, and a budget for the succeeding fiscal year.

    B. Appropriation. The interstate board of directors shall present the budget report of the annual meeting. The interstate district shall appropriate a sum of money for the support of its schools and for the discharge of its obligations for the ensuing fiscal year.

    C. Apportionment of appropriation. Subject to the provisions of article VII hereof, the interstate board shall first apply against such appropriation any income to which the interstate district is entitled, and shall then apportion the balance among the member districts in accordance with one of the following formulas as determined by the articles of agreement as amended from time to time:

    a. All of such balance to be apportioned on the basis of the ratio that the fair market value of the taxable property in each member district bears to that of the entire interstate district; or

    b. All of such balance to be apportioned on the basis that the average daily resident membership for the preceding fiscal year of each member district bears to that of the average daily resident membership of the entire interstate school district; or

    c. A formula based on any combination of the foregoing factors.

    The term "fair market value of taxable property" shall mean the last locally assessed valuation of a member district in New York, as last equalized by the New York State Tax Commission.

    The term "fair market value of taxable property" shall mean the equalized grand list of a Vermont member district, as determined by the Vermont Department of Taxes.

    Such assessed valuation and grand list may be further adjusted (by elimination of certain types of taxable property from one or the other or otherwise) in accordance with the articles of agreement, in order that the fair market value of taxable property in each state shall be comparable.

    "Average daily resident membership" of the interstate district in the first instance shall be the sum of the average daily resident membership of the member districts in the grades involved for the preceding fiscal year where no students were enrolled in the interstate district schools for such preceding fiscal year.

    D. Share of New York member district. The interstate board shall certify the share of a New York member district of the total appropriation to the school board of each member district which shall add such sum to the amount appropriated by the member district itself for the ensuing year and raise such sum in the same manner as though the appropriation had been voted at a school district meeting of the member district. The interstate district shall not set up its own capital reserve funds; but a New York member district may set up a capital reserve fund in accordance with Education Law §§ 3651 and 3652, to be turned over to the interstate district in payment of the New York member district's share of any anticipated obligations.

    E. Share of Vermont member district. The interstate board shall certify the share of a Vermont member district of the total appropriation to the school board of each member district which shall add such sum to the amount appropriated by the member district itself for the ensuing year and raise such sum in the same manner as though the appropriation had been voted at a school district meeting of the member district. (Added 1975, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)