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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
[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.
[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.)
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.
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
§ 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;
2. The owner, lessee, or in possession under a contract of pur
chase, of real property in the district liable to taxation for school
3. The owner of personal property exceeding fifty dollars in
value, assessed on the last preceding assessment-roll of the town;
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.