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DRAFT Hollis & Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Districts SB2 Public Hearing February 22, 2012 1AHM Rev B 2/10/12.

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1 DRAFT Hollis & Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Districts SB2 Public Hearing February 22, AHM Rev B 2/10/12

2 DRAFT Agenda Pledge of Allegiance SB 2 presentation Petitioners School Boards & Budget Committees Public Input 2AHM Rev B 2/10/12

3 DRAFT Rules Public hearing ̶ we want your input Speak at podium State your name and address Address the chairman Keep it brief Keep it respectful Article cannot be amended 3AHM Rev B 2/10/12

4 DRAFT What is SB 2? Official Budget Referendum System RSA 40:13 4AHM Rev B 2/10/12

5 DRAFT School District Meeting For the choice of district officers and the transaction of all other district business SB 2 changes the process of the meeting 5AHM Rev B 2/10/12

6 DRAFT Current Process Official Ballot System Municipal Budget Law 6AHM Rev B 2/10/12

7 DRAFT Current Process Budget Committee School Board ◦ Governing body Voters at district meetings ◦ Legislative body 7AHM Rev B 2/10/12

8 DRAFT Budget Committee Prepares budget and gives budget guidance to governing body Holds public hearing on all money articles ◦ At least 25 days before meeting (Early February) Provides final budget number to warrant ◦ At least 20 days before meeting (Early February) 8AHM Rev B 2/10/12

9 DRAFT School Board Administers budget Prepares and posts warrant ◦ At least 14 days before district meeting Executive body of district 9AHM Rev B 2/10/12

10 DRAFT District Meeting Legislative body Elects officers by ballot ◦ Second Tuesday of March Debates and votes on warrant articles at meeting “10% rule” 10AHM Rev B 2/10/12

11 DRAFT SB 2 Process Budget public hearing ◦ Before third Tuesday in January Final budget numbers ◦ Late January Warrant posted ◦ Before last Monday in January 11AHM Rev B 2/10/12

12 DRAFT Deliberative Session Between first and second Saturdays after last Monday in January Decide final form of ballot questions including petitions Discuss and amend warrant articles Budget Committee may change recommendations after session “10% rule” applies to Budget Committee recommendations before session No final vote 12AHM Rev B 2/10/12

13 DRAFT Second Session 13AHM Rev B 2/10/12 Second Tuesday in March Same time and place as election of officers No debate or amendment Vote is by ballot Vote is up or down Default budget Bond articles require 60% to pass instead of 2/3

14 DRAFT Consider Adopting Article 1A Warrant article ◦ By petition Public hearing ◦ This meeting Vote ◦ By ballot on election day ◦ Not discussed at 2012 annual meeting ◦ Up or down vote ◦ 60% super majority to pass ◦ If passed, takes effect at next special or annual meeting after 2012 annual meeting 14AHM Rev B 2/10/12

15 DRAFT Implications Entire budget timeline pushed earlier by 3 to 4 weeks All deliberative sessions must be held in same 8-day period All-day voting on warrant on election day Deliberation and voting separated by 4 weeks Allows absentee ballots 15AHM Rev B 2/10/12

16 DRAFT Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 40:13 (known as SB 2) to allow official ballot voting on all issues before the Hollis/Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District on the second Tuesday of March? Warrant Article 1A 16AHM Rev B 2/10/12


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