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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters



(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 107, § 6.06)
  • § 6.6. General powers and responsibilities of the School Directors

    The School Directors are responsible for the administration and maintenance of the public schools and, in addition to other duties specifically assigned by law (See 16 V.S.A. § 563), shall:

    (1) determine the educational policies of the School District and prescribe rules and regulations for the conduct and management of the public schools in the District;

    (2) take any action that is required for the sound administration of the School District;

    (3) subject to the authority vested in the electorate or any School District official, have the possession, care, control, and management of the property of the School District;

    (4) adopt regulations at scheduled School Board meetings;

    (5) keep the school buildings and grounds in good repair, suitably equipped, insured, and in safe and sanitary conditions at all times;

    (6) have discretion to furnish more than 12 years of instruction to pupils;

    (7) have the power to relocate or discontinue use of a school house or facility;

    (8) examine claims against the District for school expenses and draw orders for payment thereof;

    (9) establish, with the advice and consent of the Vermont Auditor of Accounts and Secretary of Education, an accounting system for the proper control of school district finances and for stating the annual financial condition of the School District;

    (10) prepare and publish a report of the condition and needs of the schools, including the Superintendent’s and Treasurer’s annual reports, and contract with a certified public accountant, licensed in Vermont, to perform an annual financial audit report on the condition of all school funds as required by Vermont statutes;

    (11) prepare an annual budget;

    (12) on prior recommendation of the Superintendent, employ such persons as may be required to carry out the work of the School District;

    (13) prepare an annual report detailing the receipt and expenditures of the School District;

    (14) provide, at the expense of the District, all text books, learning materials, equipment, and supplies;

    (15) [Repealed.]

    (16) execute contracts on behalf of the School District;

    (17) when so authorized by the Town School District Meeting, employ a public accountant to audit the financial affairs of the School District. (Amended 2003, No. M-6, § 2; 2011, No. M-10 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 27, 2012; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 273, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)