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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 16 : Education

Chapter 009 : School Districts

Subchapter 004 : Other Provisions

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 561)
  • § 561. Election of school board members; oath; chair; clerk

    (a) School board members shall be sworn before entering upon the duties of their office. At the meeting next following the election of a school board member, the school board shall elect one of its number to serve as the chair and one other of its number to serve as the clerk. The clerk may be paid upon order of the school board. The clerk shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of the school board. In the clerk’s absence, another member of the school board shall assume the clerk’s duties.

    (b) At least annually, the chairs of each school board within a supervisory union, the chair of the supervisory union board, and the superintendent shall jointly participate in at least eight hours of professional training that, at a minimum, addresses:

    (1) educational leadership;

    (2) the relative roles and responsibilities of the supervisory union board, the school district boards, and the superintendent;

    (3) the Vermont Open Meeting Law, 1 V.S.A. §§ 310-314;

    (4) Vermont law regarding access to public records, 1 V.S.A. §§ 315-320;

    (5) collective bargaining; and

    (6) education funding and school finance laws. (Added 1969, No. 298 (Adj. Sess.), § 38; amended 2007, No. 66, § 4; 2013, No. 56, § 13, eff. May 30, 2013; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 67, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)