|Once the proposed
RSU is approved by voters and certified by the Commissioner of Education,
existing SAU school boards will meet to elect an interim secretary in
accordance with State law. Concurrent
with this election, school board members from each municipality shall appoint
from their membership one representative or in the case of Ellsworth three
representatives to serve on an interim RSU Board until the election of the
permanent RSU Board. The
responsibilities of the interim RSU Board shall be to initiate (1) the
superintendent search process; (2) the 2009-2010 budget process; and (3) the
drafting of the 2009-2010 school calendar.
The interim secretary shall serve as secretary to the interim RSU
secretary will also initiate the process of electing the permanent RSU board.
The election of directors shall occur as soon as practicable, but likely not
before March. Since the RSU board members have staggered three-year terms,
with no more than a third of the members up for election in any given year,
the terms of the first board members will vary. Five will be elected for one-year terms,
five for two, and five for three year-terms.
The Ellsworth board terms shall include a one-year, a two-year and a
three-year term . The length of term
for each of the other municipalities shall be determined by the drawing of
date for the new RSU is July 1, 2009.