The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 16: Education

Chapter 1: ADMINISTRATION GENERALLY

Sub-Chapter 1: General Provisions

16 V.S.A. § 11. Classifications and definitions



§ 706d. Vote to establish union school districts

Each school district that is designated in the final report as necessary to the proposed union school district shall vote, and any school district designated in the final report as advisable to be included may vote on the establishment of the proposed union school district. The vote shall be held on the date specified in the final report. The vote shall be warned in each proposed member school district by the school board of that district, and the vote shall be by Australian ballot, at separate school district meetings held on the same day and during the same hours. The polls shall remain open at least eight hours. Early or absentee voting as provided by 17 V.S.A. §§ 2531 to 2550 shall be permitted. The meetings shall be warned as a special meeting of each school district voting on the proposal. The school board of a school district designated as "advisable" in the proposed union school district may choose not to hold a meeting to vote on the question of establishing the union school district; provided, however, it shall warn and conduct the meeting on application of ten percent of the voters in the school district. (Added 1967, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; amended 1987, No. 228 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 2001, No. 6, § 12(c), eff. April 10, 2001; 2007, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 25.)