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shall require. Money shall not be drawn from funds credited to the board of education in a city or village, nor paid by the treasurer in any other union school district, except in pursuance of a resolution of the board of education, and on a draft drawn by the president, and countersigned by the clerk, payable to the order of the person entitled to receive the same; and such draft must show on its face the purpose or service for which the moneys are authorized to be paid by the board.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, SS 24, 25, rewritten and consolidated. (Page 80, SS 24, 25.)]

$ 89. Adoption of academy.—The board of education, when authorized by a district meeting, may, with the consent of the regents and of the trustees of an existing academy, adopt it as the academic department of the district. Thereupon the trustees of such academy by resolution to be attested by the president and clerk of the board of education and filed in the office of the regents, shall declare their office vacant. Thereafter such academy shall be the academic department of the union school; and the board of education shall have the right to occupy, manage and control such academy, its site and appurtenances, for the purposes of an academic department, but not otherwise.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 27, rewritten. (Page 80, $ 27.)]

$ 90. Academy as academic department.--The board of educa. tion of a union school district, with the approval of the regents and the superintendent, may adopt an academy as the academic department thereof, and contract for the instruction therein of pupils of academic grade residing in the district. The academy thereupon becomes the academic department of the union school, and the district is entitled to the same rights and privileges, is subject to the same duties, and the apportionment and distribution of state school money shall be made to it, as if an academio department had been established in such school.


§ 91. Supervision of academic department.-An academic department in a union school is under the visitations of the regents, and is subject to the regulations made by them in regard to academies, as to its course of education and all matters pertain. ing thereto, except as to the buildings in which the school is con. ducted. In such a department the qualifications for the entrance of a pupil shall be as high as those established by the regents for participation in the literature fund of any academy under their supervision.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 26, rewritten without change in substance. (Page 80, § 26.)]

§ 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 upon 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 forthwith deliver to the superintendent copies of the call, notice, proceedings of the meeting and the order of the commissioner. A dissolution, if approved, shall take effect on the next succeeding thir. tieth day of June. The question of a dissolution can only be considered at a special meeting. Such meeting shall be called by the board of education upon 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 commissioner, a like proposition shall not be again considered within three years from the first meeting.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, part of § 5 and SS 32, 33 and part

of $ 40, rewritten and consolidated. (Pages 64, 82, 84, SS 5, 32, 33, 40).]

$ 93. Dissolution; distribution of property.-If a district so dissolved was composed of two or more common school districts, the commissioner may divide its territory into districts corresponding, so 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 upon the district, and shall be raised and paid in accordance with the order of the commissioner. The commissioner 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, SS 34, 36, 37 rewritten. (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 trustees or stockholders upon the application of a majority thereof who

reside in the district.

[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 35 rewritten. (Page 83, § 35).]

§ 95. Notice of proposed tax for school buildings, sites, etc.-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 upon 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 newspaper 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, part of $$ 9, 10, rewritten.

(Pages 68, 70, S8 9, 10).]

§ 96. Continuance and election of boards of education.—Each board of education in a union free school district heretofore constituted 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 continued as a union school district under this chapter. All elections of member 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 in form, but based on Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 6.

(Page 66, § 6.)]



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 fote.

120. When district may fix the hour of election.
121. Appointment of inspectors of election.

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

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