2013 Vermont Statutes
Title 16 Education
Chapter 11 UNION SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND JOINT SCHOOLS
§ 706c Consideration by local school district boards and approval by state board of education
706c. Consideration by local school district boards and approval by state board of education
(a) If a study committee prepares a report under section 706b of this chapter, the committee shall transmit the report to the school boards of each school district that participated in the study committee and any other school districts that the report identifies as necessary or advisable to the establishment of the proposed union school district for the review and comment of each school board.
(b) The study committee shall transmit the report to the commissioner who shall submit the report with his or her recommendations to the state board of education. That board after notice to the study committee and after giving the committee an opportunity to be heard shall consider the report and the commissioner's recommendations, and decide whether the formation of such union school district will be for the best interest of the state, the students, and the school districts proposed to be members of the union. The board may request the commissioner and the study committee to make further investigation and may consider any other information deemed by it to be pertinent. If, after due consideration and any further meetings as it may deem necessary, the board finds that the formation of the proposed union school district is in the best interests of the state, the students, and the school districts, it shall approve the report submitted by the committee, together with any amendments, as a final report of the study committee, and shall give notice of its action to the committee. The chair of the study committee shall file a copy of the final report with the town clerk of each proposed member district at least 20 days prior to the vote to establish the union. (Added 1967, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), 9; amended 2007, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), 24; 2011, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), 18.)
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