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§ 80. Filing papers.-Copies of the request, notice of meeting, order of the commissioner or superintendent, directing the call of the meeting, if any, and of the minutes of the meeting, duly certified by the chairman and secretary thereof, shall be by them or either of them transmitted to and filed with the town clerk, commissioner and superintendent.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, part of § 5, rewritten. (Page 65, § 5).]

$ 81. Powers and duties of boards of education. Each board of education of a union school district shall have power, and it shall be its duty:

1. To adopt such rules for its government as it shall deem proper for the discharge of the duties required under this chapter.

2. To establish such rules concerning the order and discipline of the school in the several departments thereof as it may deem necessary to secure the best educational results.

3. To prescribe the course of study by which the pupils of the schools shall be graded and classified, and to regulate the admis. sion of pupils and their transfer from one class or department to another as their scholarship shall warrant.

4. To have the superintendence, management and control of such schools and to establish in the same an academic department, whenever in its judgment the same is warranted by the demand for such instruction. Whenever an academic department shall be established, the board of education shall possess all the privileges and enjoy all the immunities now possessed by the trustees of academies.

5. To fill any vacancy which may occur in the board, otherwise than by expiration of term. The person so appointed shall

hold his office during the remainder of the term. If the vacancy is not so filled within thirty days, it may be filled by the commissioner.

6. To hold a regular meeting at least once in each quarter, and at such meeting to appoint one or more committees to visit every school or department under the supervision of the board. Such committee shall visit such school at least twice in each quarter, and report its condition at the next regular meeting of the board. Meetings of the board shall be open to the public, except that it may hold executive sessions, at which sessions only its members. or persons invited shall be present.

7. To purchase real property for the use of the district and erect schoolhouses or additions thereto as may be determined by a district meeting.

8. The board of education in a village or district which contains a population of five thousand may appoint a superintendent of schools. Such superintendent shall be under the direction of the board of education, which shall prescribe his powers and


9. To present at each annual district meeting, besides any other rf port or statement required by law, a detailed statement in writ. ing of the amount of money which it is estimated will be required for the ensuing year for school purposes, exclusive of state school moneys, specifying the several purposes for which it will be required, and the amount for each. Such a statement may also be presented by the board at a special meeting called for that pur. pose and a supplementary or amended statement or estimate may be presented at any time.

10. To publish once in each year, at least twenty days before the annual district meeting, in a newspaper printed in the dis

trict, if any, an itemized account of all moneys received by the board or the treasurer for the district, and the disbursement thereof. If a newspaper is not published in the district, the account shall be posted in five public places therein.

11. To report to the superintendent upon any matter required by him in such form and with such authentication as he may pre scribe.

12. To take and hold for the use of the said schools or of any department of the same, any real estate transferred to it by gift, grant, or devise, or any gift, legacy or annuity, of whatever kind, given or bequeathed to the said board, and apply the same, or the interest or proceeds thereof, according to the instructions of

the donor or testator.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, SS 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 27, rewritten and consolidated. (Pages 74-81, $S 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 27).]

§ 82. Visitation and supervision by superintendent.—Each union school in all its departments is subject to the visitation of the superintendent, and he is charged with the general supervision of the board of education, and its management, and the conduct of the several departments of instruction.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, first two sentences of $ 28 re

written. (Page 81, § 28.)]

§ 83. Powers of district.-A union school district and its offi. cers possess the powers and are subject to the duties, liabilities and responsibilities vested in or imposed upon a common school district and its officers by this chapter, except as otherwise specifically provided. The provisions of this chapter in relation to the powers, duties and liabilities of a trustee of a common school district apply so far as practicable to a board of education of a union

school district.

[New. But § 16 of tit. VIII, of Con. School Law embodied in

part some of the provisions of this section. (Page 77, § 16).]

$ 84. Power of meeting to vote taxes.-A district meeting in a anion school district not conterminous with a city or village may authorize such acts and vote such taxes as shall be deemed expedient for making additions, alterations or improvements to or on the sites or structures belonging to the district, or for the purchase of other sites or structures, or for a change of sites, or for the erection of new buildings, or for buying apparatus or fix tures, or for other purposes. The designation of a site must be by a written resolution, containing a description thereof by metes

and bounds.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, first sentence of g 10 rewritten.

(Page 69, first sentence of $ 10).]


$ 85. Municipal authorities to raise school money8.—The corporate authorities of a city or village in which a union school has been established shall raise from time to time by tax such

as may be necessary to defray the expenses of supporting the schools therein required by the board of education. All sums so required shall be set forth in a detailed statement in writing addressed to the corporate authorities by the board of education, giving the various pnrposes of anticipated expenditure and the amount necessary


may be

for each.

Taxes shall also be raised for such other sums as may

be set forth in a written statement by the board authorized by a district meeting for making additions, alterations or improvements to or on the site or structures belonging to the district, or for the purchase of other sites or structures, or for a change of sites, or for the erection of new buildings, or for buying apparatus or fixtures, or for other purposes.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, part of § 9 rewritten. (Page 68,

part of $ 9).]

§ 86. Increase and reduction of board.—A board of education which has more than three or less than nine members may be reduced to three or increased to nine by a resolution adopted at an annual district meeting. If the number is increased, additional trustees shall be elected and classified as the meeting may deter. mine. If the number is diminished an election shall not be held to fill the vacancies of the outgoing trustees until the number shall correspond to the number fixed by the meeting.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, part of § 31, rewritten. (Page 82, § 31).]

§ 87. Member of board not to be interested in contracts.-A member of a board of education shall not be personally interested in any contract made by the board.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, part of § 18 unchanged in substance. (Page 78, § 18).]

§ 88. Moneys; how paid by the board of education. In a district conterminous with a city or village all moneys apportioned to a union school from the income of the literature fund, or free school fund, or otherwise, shall be paid to the municipal treasurer, to the credit of the board of education, and he shall keep such moneys separate and distinct from any other fund. The treasurer shall give such additional security for the money 80 apportioned as the corporate authorities of the city or village

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