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PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

PUBLIC LAW 91-21-JUNE 3, 1969

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"D. POSTING AND PUBLICATION OF WARRANT.—The directors shall cause an attested copy of the warrant to be posted at the place of meeting, and a like copy at a public place in each member district at least twenty days (not counting the date of posting and the date of meeting) before the date of the meeting. I n addition, the directors shall cause the warrant to be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation on at least one occasion, such publication to occur at least t&n days (not counting the date of publication and not counting the date of the meeting) before the date of the meeting. Although no further notice shall be required, the directors may give such further notice of the meeting as they in their discretion deem appropriaite under the circumstances. " E. RETURN or WARRANT.—The warrant with a certificate thereon, verified by oath, stating the time and place when and where copies of the warrant were posited and published, shall be given to the clerk of the interstate school district at or before the time of the meeting, and shall be recorded by him in the records of the interstate school district. " F. ORGANIZATION MEETING.—The commissioners, acting jointly,

shall fix a time and place for a special meeting of the qualified voters within the interstate school district for the purpose of organization, and shall prepare and issue the warrant for the meeting after consultation with the interstate school district planning board and the members-elect, if any, of the interstate school board of directors. Such meeting shall be held within sixty days after the date of issuance of the certificate of formation, unless the time is further extended by the joint action of the state boards. A t the organization meeting the commissioner of education of the state where the meeting is held, or his designate, shall preside in the first instance, and the following business shall be transacted: "a. A temporary moderator and temporary clerk shall be elected from among the qualified voters who shall serve until a moderator and clerk respectively have been elected and qualified. "b. A moderator, a clerk, a treasurer, and three auditors shall be elected to serve until the next annual meeting and thereafter until their successors are elected and qualified. Unless previously elected, a board of school directors shall be elected to serve until their successors are elected and qualified. "c. The date for the annual meeting shall be established. "d. Provision shall be made for the payment of any organizational or other expense incurred on behalf of the district before the organization meeting, including the cost of architects, surveyors, contractors, attorneys, and educational or other consultants or experts. "e. Any other business, the subject matter of which has been included in the warrant, and which the voters would have had power to transact at an annual meeting. "G. ANNUAL MEETINGS.—An annual meeting of the district shall be held between January fifteenth and June first of each year at such time as the interstate district may by vote determine. Once determined, the date of the annual meeting shall remain fixed until changed by vote of the interstate district at a subsequent annual or special meeting. A t each annual meeting the following business shall be transacted: "a. Necessary officers shall be elected. "b. Money shall be appropriated for the support of the interstate district schools for the fiscal year beginning the following July first. "c. Such other business as may properly come before the meeting. " H. SPECIAL MEETINGS.—A special meeting of the district shall be held whenever, in the opinion of the directors, there is occasion therefor, or whenever written application shall have been made by five per cent or more of the voters (based on the check lists as prepared for