(Sp. Laws 1913, No. 352, § 166; Sp. Laws 1915, No. 198, § 1; Sp. Laws 1921, No. 189, § 6; Sp. Laws 1929, No. 103; Sp. Laws 1967, No. 197, § 7; Charter Amendment 11-3-1970, effective 7-1-1971; Charter Amendment 9-12-2000.)
There shall be in said city a Department of Education which shall be under the control of nine members, who shall be electors of the City of Norwalk, and shall be known as the Board of Education. Its members shall be elected as hereinbefore provided. Said Board shall hold a regular meeting each month. The Mayor of said city shall be, ex officio, Chairman of said Board of Education and shall preside at all meetings of said Board. He shall have no vote in any meeting of said Board except in case of a tie vote among the regular members of said Board. Said Board shall, at its first meeting and annually thereafter, elect from its number a Chairman pro tempore, who shall preside at all meetings of said Board in the absence of the Mayor. It shall also elect from its number a Secretary, who shall keep a record of all votes, acts and transactions of said Board and shall perform all duties imposed by said Board or by law. Said Board shall appoint a Superintendent of Schools and such number of assistants, principals, teachers, nurses and janitors as it may deem necessary and prescribe their respective terms of office and duties. Said Board shall, so far as practicable, on or before the first day of March of each year, make such appointments before any appropriation has been made to cover the salaries of the persons appointed, and § 1-213 of said act of consolidation shall not apply to such obligations. Should a vacancy occur in the membership of said Board, the vacancy shall be filled by the town committee of the political party to which the Board of Education member whose office has become vacant had been a registered member at the time of his election. If the vacancy occurs during the first 16 months of any four-year term of office, the person so chosen shall serve until the next municipal election following the person’s appointment. At said municipal election, such vacancy shall be filled by election in accordance with the general statutes, and the member so elected shall serve for the final two years of the term. If the vacancy occurs after the first 16 months of any four-year term of office, the person so chosen shall serve until the completion of said four-year term. The Council of said city shall not have the power to fill any vacancy in said Board of Education.
(Sp. Laws 1931, No. 315, § 1.)
The Board of Education of the City of Norwalk shall have charge and direction of the public schools in said city and of the expenditure of moneys appropriated for the support of the same. This authority shall not include erection of new schools or additions to the present buildings. Said Board shall keep all the school buildings and apparatus used therein in good condition and repair, and shall have the powers and be subject to the general duties and limitations of Boards of Education. School Committees and school visitors in this state, so far as the same are consistent with the provisions of §§ 1-517 to 1-519. It shall make its by-laws, define the duties of its officers and committee and prescribe rules and regulations for discipline in said public schools.
(Sp. Laws 1931, No. 315, § 2; Sp. Laws 1933, No. 174; Sp. Laws 1967, No. 197, § 8; Sp. Laws 1969, No. 264, § 3; Charter Amendment 8-17-1976; Charter Amendment 8-29-1978.)
Said Board of Education shall submit to a special meeting of the Board of Estimate and Taxation, which shall be held on the third Monday of December in each year, an estimate of the amount required for salaries of the Superintendent of Schools and the assistants, principals, teachers, nurses, clerks, janitors and secretary, and the Board of Estimate and Taxation shall consider such estimate, and, on or before the fifteenth day of March next following, shall determine the total amount it will appropriate for such salaries at its annual sessions in March and April. If the Board of Education, in any year, by a majority vote, shall consent, such determination of the amount to be appropriated for salary purposes for the next year may be deferred until a date not later than the first Monday of April in such year. If the amount to be appropriated for such salaries has been determined upon, it shall be included by the Board of Education in the budget required to be submitted to the Treasurer of the city annually, but, if such amount has not been determined when such budget shall be submitted, the amount of the estimate submitted to the Board of Estimate and Taxation shall be included in such budget. The amount determined upon by the Board of Estimate and Taxation shall be appropriated by it for school salary purposes at its regular meeting in April.
Editor's Note: Approved by the electorate at the general election held 11-2-1976.
Editor's Note: Approved by the electorate at the general election held 11-7-1978.
Editor's Note: This date was corrected by resolution of the Common Council 3-8-1977.
(Sp. Laws 1931, No. 315, § 3.)
The salaries of all persons appointed by the Board of Education under the provisions of an act concerning the Board of Education of the City of Norwalk, approved April 18, 1929, shall be as fixed by said Board, but the aggregate amount of such salaries, together with the salaries of persons thereafter appointed, shall not exceed the amount determined by the Board of Estimate and Taxation under § 1-518, unless an additional amount shall be appropriated for that purpose.
(Sp. Laws 1913, No. 352, § 168; Sp. Laws 1921, No. 189, § 5.)
Said Board . . . . . . shall at the end of each fiscal year, transmit to the Mayor a full report of its proceedings during said year, with a statement showing the total amount of money received and expended for the support of said schools, and, at least once in each month, shall transmit to the Mayor a detailed statement of expenses incurred during the preceding month, and said expenses shall be paid in the same manner as other expenses of said city.