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NO. M-12. AN ACT RELATING TO WINOOSKI INCORPORATED SCHOOL DISTRICT CHARTER.

(H.711)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. APPROVAL OF CHARTER AMENDMENT

The charter of the Winooski Incorporated School District is amended as provided in this act. Proposals of amendment were approved by the voters on January 20, 1998.

Sec. 2. Section 2B of the Charter is amended to read:

SECTION 2B *[The Annual Meeting for the election of said school trustees shall be held at the same time and place and shall be warned and conducted in the same manner as the Annual Meeting of the City of Winooski. (APPENDIX A)]* The Annual District Meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday of March and the immediate preceding Monday as follows:

(1) Monday: At 7:30 p.m. at a place to be selected by the Board of Trustees. The Moderator shall convene the Annual District Meeting with the following agenda:

(A) The District shall elect a Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer. Term of office to start July 1.

(B) The Board of School Trustees shall present the annual reports of the district to the assembled voters, answer any questions, and ask for approval.

(C) Authorize the Board of School Trustees to allow appropriate groups and agencies to use school facilities and equipment in accordance with District policy and Vermont law.

(D) Informational public session for the Board of Trustees to present the budget for the following fiscal year and answer any questions regarding same.

(E) Conduct any other business of the district which may be legally conducted, except as provided in Section 6 of this charter.

(2) Tuesday: The voters shall at this continued Annual District Meeting, to be held on the first Tuesday in March from seven o'clock in the forenoon to seven o'clock in the afternoon and conducted at the same place and manner as the annual meeting of the City of Winooski (Appendix A):

(A) Vote a sum of money necessary for the support of the public schools as is required by law. Such sum shall include the amounts anticipated from state education aid and other sources of revenue. The Board of School Trustees shall determine how the voted funds shall be expended.

(B) Elect Trustees as set forth in Section 2A of this Charter.

(C) Conduct any other business of the District which may legally be conducted as set forth in Section 6 of this Charter.

Sec. 2. REPEAL

Sections 5A and 5C of the Charter, relating to a special district meeting on the second Tuesday in June and election of officers at the annual meeting, are repealed.

Sec. 3. REDESIGNATION

Section 5B of the Charter is redesignated as Section 5 of the Charter.

Sec. 3a. VALIDATION

The action taken at the January 20, 1998 meeting of the Winooski Incorporated School District is validated.

Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

Approved: February 26, 1998