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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 011 : CITY OF ST. ALBANS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 11, § 31)
  • § 11-31. St. Albans Academy

    (a) No. 157 of the Acts of 1892, the act incorporating the St. Albans Academy and graded school, also known as the St. Albans City School, and all acts amendatory thereof, shall remain in full force with the following modifications: the boundaries of St. Albans Academy and graded school, also known as the St. Albans City School, shall thereafter be the same as the boundaries of the City of St. Albans.

    (b) The Board of school commissioners shall consist of seven school commissioners. At the next annual meeting of the City, three school commissioners shall be elected for terms of three years, two school commissioners for terms of two years, and two school commissioners for terms of one year; provided, however, that incumbent school commissioners shall continue to serve their remaining terms. Thereafter at each annual City meeting, such number of school commissioners will be elected to terms of three years as are necessary to succeed those whose terms shall expire in the year in which the election is held; each of the school commissioners shall be a legal voter in and elected by the voters of the City and shall hold office until the commissioner's successor is duly elected.

    (c) The Board of school commissioners, so constituted, shall have the same powers, discharge the same duties, and be subject to the same liabilities as are prescribed for school board members or school boards under the laws of this State. The Board shall have the exclusive management and control of the public schools of the City and of all the school property of the City. The Board shall annually in the month of March and subsequent to annual election elect one of its members Chair of the Board of school commissioners, and such election shall be certified to the City Clerk who shall record the same in the City records. The Board of school commissioners shall employ a Superintendent of the City Schools who shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Board or required by law.

    (d) The Board of school commissioners shall make an annual report of its doings and expenditures to the City Council on or before the first day of April in each year, in which report it shall make estimates of the necessary expenditures for the support of the School District for the ensuing year. The commissioners shall include in their report the amount of income derived from all sources for school purposes other than by taxation and the amount of money to be raised by taxation for the support of the School District, which report shall be published with the report of the City officials.

    (e) The Board of school commissioners shall annually notify the City Council on or before the first day of April of the amount of money required for the support of the School District to be raised by taxation, and the City Council shall include such tax in its annual rate bill; but such tax shall not in any year exceed the maximum school tax rate set forth in section 23 of this charter unless an additional school tax is specially voted by the City. (Amended 2009, No. M-23 (Adj. Sess.), § 32, eff. May 20, 2010.)