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Title 16 : Education


Subchapter 004 : Union School Districts

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 706g)
  • § 706g. Designation of districts as union school district, recording by Secretary of State

    Within 45 days after the vote or 15 days after an unsuccessful vote to reconsider or rescind the original vote under 17 V.S.A. § 2661, whichever is later, the clerk of each district voting on the proposal to establish a union school district shall certify the results of the vote to the Secretary of Education. If a majority of the voters voting in each district that is designated in the final report as necessary to the establishment of the proposed union vote to establish the proposed union district, those districts, together with any district designated in the final report as advisable to be included in the proposed union, that voted by a majority of those voting to establish the proposed union district shall constitute a union school district. The Secretary of Education shall designate all such districts as a union school district and shall so certify to the Secretary of State, who shall record such certification. Upon this record, the union school district shall become a body politic and corporate with the powers incident to a municipal corporation, shall be known by the name or number given in the certificate, by that name or number may sue and be sued, and may hold and convey real and personal estate for the use of the district. The record shall be notice to all parties of the establishment of the union school district with all the powers incident to such a district as provided in this subchapter. A certified copy of the record in the Office of the Secretary of State shall be filed by him or her in the office of the clerk of each school district to be included within the union school district within 15 days from the date the Secretary of Education certified the existence of the union district to him or her. This filing shall be prima facie evidence of full compliance with the requirements for the creation of a union school district as set forth in this subchapter. (Added 1967, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; amended 2013, No. 56, § 1, eff. May 30, 2013; 2019, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 66.)