What is the procedure for a school board to participate in the instructional support program by board resolution?
The board must follow these steps:
- Put the proposal to implement the instructional support program including the funding method in the form of a board resolution.
- Publish the notice of the time and place for a public hearing on the resolution not less than ten days or more than twenty days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the district.
- Take action at the public hearing or later, but no later than thirty days after the date of the hearing. to
- adopt a resolution to participate in the instructional support program for a period not exceeding five years; or,
- direct the county commissioner of elections to submit the question of participation in the program for a period not exceeding ten years to the register voters of the district.
- If the question is submitted to the voters and a majority favor participation in the program, the board shall adopt a resolution to participate and shall certify the results of the election to the Department of Management.
- If the question was not submitted to the voters, but the resolution was adopted by the board, the board shall participate in the program unless within 28 days after the board takes action on the resolution a petition is submitted to the board secretary with the required number of signatures requesting that the question be submitted to the voters. At the expiration of the 28-day period, if no petition is received, the board shall certify its action to the Department of Management.