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3. Describe and number the school districts and joint districts, and deliver to the town clerk a written description thereof, together with all notices, consents and proceedings relating to the formation or alteration thereof. A joint district shall bear the same number in each school commissioner district of which

it forms a part.

[Con. School Law, tit. VI, § 1, rewritten. (Page 27, § 1.)]

§ 29. Alteration of districts upon consent.-With the written consent of the trustees of all the districts to be affected thereby, he may, by order, alter any school district within his jurisdiction, except a union school district conterminous with a city or village, and fix, by said order, a day when the alteration shall take effect.

[Con. School Law, tit. VI, § 2, rewritten. (Page 28, § 2.)]

§ 30. Alteration upon refusal to consent.-If the trustee of any such district shall refuse his consent, the commissioner may make and file with the town clerk his order making the alteration, but reciting the refusal, and directing that the order shall not take effect, as to a dissenting district, until a day therein to be named, not less than three months after the date of such


[Con. School Law, tit. VI, § 3, rewritten. (Page 28, $ 3.)]

§ 31. Notice of hearing.–The commissioner within ten days after making and filing such order shall give at least eight days' written notice to the trustee in each district affected, that at a specified time and place he will hear the objections to the alteration. Such hearing must be had in a town which embraces a part of the territory affected. The trustee of a district affected by the order may request the supervisor and town clerk of a town within which the district is wholly or partly situated to be associated with the commissioner on such hearing. Such officers shall attend accordingly.

[Con. School Law, tit. VI, part of § 4, rewritten. (Page 28,

§ 4.)]

§ 32. Hearing and decision.--At the time and place specified in the notice, the commissioner, with the supervisors and town clerk who attend and act, shall hear and decide the matter.

The decision must either affirm or reverse the order of the

commissioner, and must be filed with and recorded by the town clerk of each town in which any part of the district to be affected is situated. A tie vote shall be deemed an affirmance of the order, and a decision shall be made and entered accordingly.

[Con. School Law, tit. VI, part of § 4, rewritten. (Page 28, § 4.)]

§ 33. Dissolution by commissioner.-A school commissioner may dissolve a district, and from such territory form a new district. He may also unite a portion or all of such territory to an existing adjoining district.

[Con. School Law, tit. VI, § 9, rewritten. (Page 29, § 9.)]

$ 34. Disposition of property of dissolved district.-When a district is dissolved and annexed to other districts, its property shall be sold by the supervisor of the town within which its schoolhouse is situated, at public auction, after a notice of at least five days, posted in the dissolved district, and also in two / or more other public places in the town. The supervisor, after deducting the expenses of the sale, shall apply its proceeds to the payment of the debts of the district, and pay the residue, if any, to the owners of taxable property in the district, pro rata, according to the assessments thereof on the last corrected town

§ 36. Alteration or dissolution of joint district.—The commis-

sioners, or a majority of them, within whose districts a joint
district lies, may alter or dissolve it. Either commissioner may
separately institute a proceeding for that purpose, in respect to
the territory within his own district, by serving upon the other
commissioners a notice to the effect that he proposes the alter-
ation or dissolution of such district. If an alteration is proposed
the notice shall contain a description of the territory to be taken from or added to the district. Such notice shall require the other commissioners to attend a joint meeting at a specified time and place for the purpose of considering the question of such alteration or dissolution. If a majority of the commissioners do not attend, or if they attend and do not consent to the alteration as proposed by the notice, either commissioner may call a special meeting of the qualified voters of such district for the purpose of deciding whether it shall be dissolved. The determination by the meeting has the same effect as an order by the commissioners. If the district be dissolved, its territory shall be included in a new district or annexed to adjoining districts by the commissioner in whose district such territory is situated.

[Con. School Law, tit. VI, SS 7, 8, 9, rewritten and consoli

dated. (Page 29, $$ 7, 8, 9).]

$ 37. Annexing district to union school district.--A commis. sioner, with the consent of the district affected, expressed by a resolution adopted at a district meeting, may dissolve a district adjoining a union school district not conterminous with a city or village, and annex its territory to such district.

[Con. School Law, tit. VI, § 6, rewritten. (Page 28, § 6).]

§ 38. Consolidation of districts.— Two or more districts may

be consolidated by the commissioner upon his own motion, or upon the request of the districts affected. The districts may, at a district meeting, adopt a proposition for consolidation, and upon presentation of a copy thereof, certified by the clerk of the meeting, the commissioner shall forth with determine whether such consolidation should be effected. If his decision is adverse to

consolidation, it shall be filed with the clerk of each district affected. If it is in favor of consolidation, it shall be served upon the trustee or president of the board of education and filed in the office of the town clerk. The consolidation takes effect upon the filing of an order by the commissioner. He may, by the order, determine that the consolidated district shall be known as a new district, and that officers shall be elected accordingly;

or that the other districts shall be deemed annexed to and con

solidated with one aamed. When two or more districts shall be consolidated into one, the new district shall succeed to all the rights of property possessed by the dissolved districts, and shall be liable for all their debts. Upon the entry of the order of consolidation, the districts so consolidated shall be deemed abolished.


§ 39. Alteration of a bonded district.--A school district which has an existing bonded indebtedness shall not be divided; nof shall such district be altered by the addition of territory, except from a dissolved district, without the written consent of a major. ity of the persons residing in such territory, qualified to vote at a school meeting, and also of the owners of a majority in value of the property therein, assessed upon the last preceding town assessment-roll. Such consents must be filed in the office of the town clerk, and shall be in addition to any other consent herein required.

[Con. School Law, tit. VI, $ 6.
Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 30, rewritten and consolidated.

(Pages 29, 81, SS 6, 30).]

§ 40. Continuance of dissolved districts.—Though a district be dissolved, it shall continue to exist in law for the purpose of providing for and paying all its just debts; and to that end all officers

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