Title 16: Education
Chapter 129: SCHOOL PROPERTY
16 V.S.A. § 3822. Proceeding in superior court
§ 3822. Proceeding in superior court
(a) An incorporated academy, institute, seminary, or other educational institution, and the town school district or incorporated school district, having so voted, shall, before such transfer is made, apply to the superior court of the county where the same is located setting forth such votes and such other facts as may be material.
(b) The court shall issue an order stating the substance of the bill and fixing the time and place of hearing on the same. The plaintiff shall cause such order to be published in a newspaper named therein, three weeks successively, the last publication to be at least ten days prior to the date fixed for the hearing. The plaintiff shall give such further notice as the court in its order shall direct.
(c) Upon hearing, the court shall determine what portion, if any, of the real and personal property to be transferred is held in trust and may order the transfer thereof subject to the terms of the trust, or may make such other orders and decrees for the protection and disposition of the same as it deems proper, and shall order the remainder of the real and personal property to be transferred in accordance with the votes authorizing such transfer for use for school purposes. (Amended 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974.)