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123B.95 BOARDS OF COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    Subdivision 1. School board. The care, management and control of a common district is
vested in a board of three members to be known as the school board. The term of office of a
member shall be three years, and until a successor qualifies. The board of each common district
must consist of a chair, a treasurer, and a clerk. The board may by resolution establish a time and
place for regular meeting and no notice of such meeting need be sent to any members of the board.
    Subd. 2. Finances. The board must submit to the annual meeting an estimate of the expenses
of the district for the coming year for a school term as determined by the board and for such
other specified purposes as the board may deem proper. If the annual meeting fails to vote a
sufficient tax to maintain the district for such time, the board must levy such tax pursuant to and
within the limitations of sections 124D.22, 126C.40 to 126C.45, and 126C.48; but no board
shall expend any money or incur any liability for any purpose beyond the sum appropriated by
vote of the district for such purpose, or levied by the board pursuant to this subdivision, or on
hand and applicable thereto.
    Subd. 3. School visits. The board must visit each school at least once every three months.
    Subd. 4. Official newspaper. At its first meeting following July 1 each year, the board must
designate, by resolution, as the official newspaper of the district, some legal newspaper of general
circulation within the district, and contract with such newspaper for its publications. If there is
more than one such newspaper, the board must enter a contract with the lowest responsible bidder
at the earliest practicable date. All notices and proceedings required by law to be published by the
board must be published in the official newspaper so designated. The fees for such publication
must not exceed the fees for publication of legal notices as prescribed by Minnesota Statutes.
History: Ex1959 c 71 art 4 s 3; 1967 c 176 s 1; 1978 c 706 s 11; 1986 c 444; 1991 c 130 s 37;
1992 c 499 art 12 s 29; 1995 c 212 art 4 s 64; 1998 c 397 art 6 s 42,124; art 11 s 3; 2000 c 254 s 16