Subchapter 2: DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND DISTRICT SCHOOL COMMITTEE
§1651. District board of trustees
The following provisions shall apply to the community school district board of trustees. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
1.Terms of office.
The terms of office of trustees are as follows.
A. When a community school district has been formed the municipal officers of each of the member municipalities shall appoint
3 residents from each municipality to serve on the board of trustees of the community school district. The 3 trustees shall
be appointed as follows: One for one year; one for 2 years; and one for 3 years. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
B. Thereafter, one trustee from each municipality shall be elected each year for a term of 3 years by the voters of each of
the participating municipalities. The elections shall take place at the annual municipal meetings and the trustees elected,
or appointed, shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
C. Vacancies, whether caused by death, by resignation or by being absent from the municipality for more than 90 days, shall
be filled by appointment by the municipal officers of the municipality which the former trustee represented until a successor
trustee is elected for the unexpired term, if any, at the next annual meeting. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
The district board of trustees shall:
A. Meet on call of one of its members after reasonable notice; [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
B. Elect a chairman, treasurer and a secretary. The district board of trustees may authorize the district's superintendent
to act as its secretary and treasurer; [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
C. Determine the representation of each municipality on the district school committee. The representation of each municipality
shall be in approximately the same ratio to the total membership of the district school committee as the municipality's latest
Federal Decennial Census is to the latest Federal Decennial Census of all of the member municipalities. Federal Estimated
Census figures shall be used if they are more recent than the Federal Decennial Census figures; [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
D. Handle requests of petitions for reapportionment in the manner provided for school administrative districts under section
1255; and [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
E. Borrow funds as provided in section 1702. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
3.State board return.
When the trustees have fulfilled the requirements of subsection 2 they shall file a return to that effect with the state
1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW)
4.District school committee to act as district board of trustees.
A community school district may vote at any time on the article in section 1602, subsection 1, paragraph C, to see if the
district school committee shall be authorized to perform the function of the district board of trustees. If the municipalities
vote affirmatively on that article, the district school committee shall perform the duties of the district board of trustees
under this chapter.
1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW)
1981, c. 693, §§5,8 (NEW).
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