Education

ยง 2006. Special meeting in common school district. 1. A special district meeting of a common school district shall be held whenever called by the trustees or whenever called for by petition of the voters pursuant to subdivision three of this section. The notice thereof shall state the purposes for which it is called, and no business shall be transacted at such special meeting, except that which is specified in the notice; and the district clerk, or, if the office be vacant, or the clerk be sick or absent, or shall refuse to act, a trustee, or some taxable inhabitant, by order of the trustees, shall serve the notice upon each inhabitant of the district qualified to vote at district meetings, at least six days before the day of the meeting, in the manner prescribed in section two thousand one of this part or the trustees shall give notice of the time and place of such special meeting, and the notice shall be published once in each week within the four weeks next preceding the special meeting, the first publication to be at least twenty-two days before said meeting, in two newspapers if there shall be two, or in one newspaper if there shall be but one, having general circulation within such common school district. But if no newspaper shall then have general circulation therein, the said notice shall be posted in at least twenty public places in said district twenty-two days but not more than twenty-eight days before the time of such meeting.

  2. The inhabitants of a district may, at any annual meeting, adopt a resolution prescribing some other mode of giving notice of special meetings, which resolution and the mode prescribed thereby shall continue in force until rescinded or modified at some subsequent annual meeting.

  3. Whenever the voters shall have defeated the budget of the school district at the annual meeting and election, the trustees may call a special district meeting for a school budget revote to be held on the third Tuesday of June, provided, however that such budget revote shall be held on the second Tuesday in June if the commissioner at the request of a local school board certifies no later than March first that such vote would conflict with religious observances. The trustees shall give the notices required by subdivision one of section two thousand three of this part and this section by publishing such notices once in each week within the two weeks next preceding such special meeting, the first publication to be at least fourteen days before such meeting, with any required posting to be fourteen days before the time of such meeting.