The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 16: Education

Chapter 37: TECHNICAL TRAINING

Sub-Chapter 05A: Regional Technical Center School Districts

16 V.S.A. § 1572. Formation of a planning committee



§ 1572. Formation of a planning committee

(a) Any two or more of the following may establish a committee to plan the formation of a regional technical center school district with an alternative governance structure for governance of the regional technical center: either the school board of a school district which operates a regional technical center or all the school boards which operate a comprehensive high school which have been designated as the regional technical center; the majority of the school boards of the other school districts in the technical center region; or a workforce investment board in a technical center region. The planning committee shall consist of representatives of the school district which operates a regional technical center, the school districts which send students to the regional technical center, regional employers, and residents of the technical center region.

(b) The planning committee may determine that no change to the governance structure is needed, or it may prepare a report in the form of an agreement between the school districts which are located in the technical center region. The report shall describe:

(1) The makeup of the governing board. At least 60 percent of the board members shall be elected by direct vote of the voters, or chosen from member school district boards by the member school district boards, or a combination of the two. If the board is to have additional members, who may constitute up to 40 percent of the board, the additional members shall be appointed by the elected and chosen members from member school district boards for the purpose of acquiring expertise in areas they consider desirable. The appointed members may be selected from nominations submitted by the regional workforce investment board or other workforce organizations, or may be chosen without nomination by an organization. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a resident of an unorganized town, grant, or gore that sits within the regional technical center school district who is otherwise eligible to vote under 17 V.S.A. § 2121 may vote for the board members and may be elected to or appointed as a member of the governing board;

(2) [Repealed.]

(3) Proposed bylaws;

(4) A plan for transition from the existing governance structure;

(5) The disposition of the existing technical center land and facilities;

(6) How existing collective bargaining agreements and employee contracts will be addressed;

(7) Transportation to be provided;

(8) The term of office of the board members and other officers, how other officers are selected, and how board members will be replaced when a vacancy occurs;

(9) The date on which the proposal will be submitted to the voters and whether the votes will be commingled;

(10) A process for amending or dissolving the governance structure; and

(11) Any other matter which the committee considers pertinent. (Added 2001, No. 33, § 3; amended 2005, No. 32, § 3; 2005, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2011, No. 129 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. May 11, 2012.)