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H.136

Introduced by   Representative LaVoie of Swanton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Education; school board members; training

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require that each school board member take a training course during the first term of office.

AN ACT RELATING TO TRAINING FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

Sec. 1.  16 V.S.A. § 561 is amended to read

§ 561.  CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD

            MEMBERS, OATH, CHAIRMAN CHAIR, CLERK; TRAINING

(a)  Within ten days of the date a school board member is elected, the superintendent shall notify the commissioner.  School directors 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 their its number chairman chair and one other of their its number clerk.  The clerk may be paid upon order of the school board.  He The clerk shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of the school board.  In his the clerk’s absence, another member of the school board shall assume his the duties.

(b)  A school board member serving for the first time shall take at least one‑half day of training in state school law, or roles and responsibilities of school boards, or both.  It shall be the responsibility of the member to locate and participate in a training opportunity.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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