The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 16: Education

Chapter 37: TECHNICAL TRAINING

Sub-Chapter 05A: Regional Technical Center School Districts

16 V.S.A. § 1579. Incurring debt



§ 1579. Incurring debt

(a) If authorized by a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question in accordance with this section, a regional technical center school district may incur indebtedness for improvements or the acquisition of capital assets for the purposes for which the district is established as provided in this chapter.

(b) Each town school district, incorporated school district, unified union school district and city school district within the regional technical center school district shall vote on a decision to incur indebtedness for improvements as provided by chapter 53, subchapter 1 of Title 24. The vote shall be determined by Australian ballot or voting machine on the same day and during the same hours at each regular polling place in each town school district, incorporated school district, unified union school district and city school district within the regional technical center school district. Absentee voting in accordance with chapter 51, subchapter 6 of Title 17 shall be permitted. The board of civil authority of each town within the regional technical center school district shall be responsible for determining the eligibility of persons to vote, the supervision of the election and the transportation of ballots in its district to a central point designated by the governing board of the regional technical center school district. The ballots shall be commingled. Counting of ballots by representatives of the boards of civil authority of the towns in the regional technical center school district shall be supervised by the regional technical center school district clerk or his or her designee.

(c) Obligations incurred under chapter 53, subchapter 1 of Title 24 shall be the joint and several obligations of the regional technical center school district and of each of the town school districts, incorporated school districts, the member towns of unified union school districts and city school districts within the technical center region. Any joint or several liability incurred by a town school district, incorporated school district, the member towns of a unified union school district or city school district within the technical center region under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be considered in determining its debt limit for its own separate purposes. (Added 2001, No. 33, § 3.)