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$ 92. Limitation on dissolution.-A union school district shall

not be dissolved within one year from the first day of July next fol

lowing its establishment.

A district may be dissolved at any other

time on the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the qualified vot

ers of the district, with the written approval of the commissioner.

Such approval shall be by an order of the commissioner, filed in the

office of the clerk of the town in which the principal schoolhouse of

the district is located, and a duplicate copy of such order shall be

delivered to the clerk of the board of education, who shall forth

with deliver to the superintendent copies of the call, notice, pro

ceedings of the meeting and the order of the commissioner. A dig.

solution, if approved, shall take effect on the next succeeding thir

tieth day of June. The question of a dissolution can be con

sidered only at a special meeting. Such meeting shall be called by

the board of education on the written request of fifteen qualified

voters. If a proposition to dissolve a district be determined in the

negative, or in the affirmative and is not approved by the commis

sioner, a like proposition shall not be again considered within three

years from the first meeting.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, part of § 5 and S$ 32, 33 and part of $ 40, rewritten and condensed with the following change: By present law, tit. VIII, § 5, when a district has been established it shall not be changed within one year from the following first Tuesday in August. This we have changed to the first of July, as by revision the school year is to begin at that time. See $ 8 of revision.

(Pages 66, 82, 83, 84, SS 5, 32, 33, 40.)

$ 93. Dissolution; distribution of property.-If a district so dis

solved was composed of two or more common school districts, the

commissioner may divide its territory into districts corresponding,

.80 far as practicable, with the original districts, and if in any such

district property has been purchased, or a new schoolhouse erected,

or other improvements made, the commissioner shall apportion the

benefits thereof equitably between the districts, and shall direct

the amount, if any, to be paid by one district to another. Such

amount shall be a charge on the district, and shall be raised and

paid in accordance with the order of the commissioner. The com

missioner shall also apportion among the several districts moneys

remaining in the hands of the district treasurer after payment of

all district obligations, and he shall pay over such moneys

accordingly.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, SS 34, 36, 37, rewritten and condensed without intended change of substance.]

(Page 83, SS 34, 36, 37.)

$ 94. Re-transfer of academies.-If in such dissolved district an

academy was adopted as its academic department, the board of

education shall transfer such academy to its surviving former trus

tees or stockholders on the application of a majority thereof who

reside in the district.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 35, rewritten without intended change of substance.]

(Page 83, § 35.)

§ 95. Notice of proposed tax for school buildings and sites. In

a union school district an addition to or change of site or purchase

of a new site or structure or the purchase of an addition to a site

of any schoolhouse or for the erection of an addition to a school.

house shall not be voted, except at a special meeting called on

a notice by the board of education, stating that a tax therefor

will be proposed and specifying the amount and object thereof,

and which must be published once in each of the four weeks next

preceding such meeting in two newspapers, if there be two, or in

one if there be but one, published in such district. If no news

paper is then published therein, notice shall be posted in at least

twenty public places in the district twenty days before the meet.

ing.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, parts of $$ 9, 10, rewritten and condensed without intended change of substance.]

[Pages 68, 70, SS 9, 10.)

§ 96. Continuance and election of boards of education. Each

board of education in a union free school district heretofore con

stituted is continued, and the members of such board in office

when this chapter takes effect shall continue therein until the

thirtieth day of June of the calendar year in which such terms

would otherwise expire. Each union free school district is con.

tinued as a union school district under this chapter. All elections

of members of boards of education of union school districts shall

be for a full term of three years, commencing on the first day of

July next following such election. In such a district contermin

ous with a city or village, members of the board of education shall

be elected annually at the charter election in the same manner · as the charter officers, by a separate ballot to be endorsed "school

trustee” to supply the places of those whose terms will expire on

the next following thirtieth day of June. Not more than one

member of a family shall be a member of a board of education.

[New. Except the last sentence, which is taken from Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 8, last sentence.]

(Page 67, § 8.)

ARTICLE V.

DISTRICT MEETINGS.

Section 105. Definition. ,

106. Qualifications of voters at a school meeting.

107. Right of qualified voter.

108. Annual district meeting.

109. Notice of an annual meeting.

110. Notice of an adjourned meeting.

111. Special meetings.

112. Special meetings in default of annual meeting.

113. Notice of special meeting; how served.

114. Powers of district meeting.

115. Election to be by ballot.

116. Votes upon propositions to be by ballot.

117. Challenges.

118. Penalty for illegal voting.

119. Chairman must receive vote.

120. When district may fix the hour of election.

121. Appointment of inspectors of election.

Section 122. Canvass of votes.

123. When vote may be rescinded. [General note. This article contains general provisions relating to district meetings. The law relating to the qualification of voters has been rewritten, but not with intentional alteration. It is applicable to all school districts. It is believed that the provisions relating to meetings, annual and special, are made more clear and definite, and that the powers of the distriot meeting are defined with sufficient certainty.]

$ 105. Definition.-A “ district meeting” means the qualified

voters of a district lawfully assembled for the transaction of its

business. :

[New.]

§ 106. Qualifications of voters at a school meeting.-A person

entitled to vote at a school meeting must be:

1. An adult citizen of the United States, who has resided in

the district during the thirty days next preceding such meeting;

and also,

2. The owner, lessee, or in possession under a contract of pur

chase, of real property in the district liable to taxation for school

purposes; or,

3. The owner of personal property exceeding fifty dollars in

value, assessed on the last preceding assessment-roll of the town;

or,

4. A parent or guardian of a child of school age, or other per

son with whom such a child permanently resides, and which

child has attended the school in such district for at least eight

weeks within one year next preceding such meeting.

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