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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.176

Introduced by Senator Nitka of Windsor District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Education; supervisory union; budget vote; school board

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require that all school board members in each member district of a supervisory union have an opportunity to vote on the supervisory union budget.

AN ACT RELATING TO VOTING FOR A SUPERVISORY UNION BUDGET; BOARD MEMBERS

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

Sec. 1.  16 V.S.A. § 261a(11) is amended to read:

(11)  on or before June 30 of each year, adopt a budget for the ensuing school year annually, prepare a budget for presentation to all members of the school boards of those districts assigned to the supervisory union pursuant to section 305 of this title.

Sec. 2.  16 V.S.A. § 305 is added to read:

§ 305.  ESTABLISHMENT OF A SUPERVISORY UNION BUDGET

Annually, the board of the supervisory union shall present an estimate of the expenses for the ensuing year.  The school board of each district in the supervisory union shall then vote to appropriate the sum deemed necessary for the expenses, together with the amount required to pay any balance left unpaid from the preceding year, expressing the sum in dollars in the vote.  The budget votes shall be warned and held on the same date and at the same times at separate school board meetings in each member district.  The votes of each board shall be certified by its chair and reported to the chair of the supervisory union board.  The votes of all board members shall be commingled. 



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The Vermont General Assembly
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